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  • I am a Powertex Certified Tutor so you can be assured that you will receive expert tuition as well as hints and tips obtained from Powertex UK's national network of tutors.

  • Each technique and each step of the process will be demonstrated first and I will then be on hand to assist participants as they get stuck in themselves.

  • All materials are provided for each workshop so you don't need to bring anything except your imagination.

  • Whilst it is possible to work cleanly with Powertex, to be on the safe side I ask that you wear old clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. Powertex is a fabric hardener and dye (that is why we are using it after all) so it won't wash out of clothing completely. I will also provide you with an apron and gloves during the workshop.

  • Disclaimer: This is a truly addictive craft and once you have the bug no wooden or fabric item is safe. As your tutor, I take no responsibility for what you might do with Powertex once you leave my workshop!!

  • If you are from outside the North East and would like to find workshops in your area, please visit the tutor directory: Powertex UK Tutor Directory.

  • If you have any questions about any of my workshops or would like to arrange a workshop for a group, please contact me.

General workshop information

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Workshop payment and cancellation policy

Payment for workshops must be made in full at the time of booking.


If you need to cancel your booking for any reason please contact me as soon as possible.  

Depending on the amount of notice given, you will be eligible for either a full or partial refund as follows:

Over 28 days before the workshop date - full refund given

Between 14 and 28 days before the workshop date - 75% refund given

Between 7 and 14 days before the workshop date - 50% refund given

Less than 7 days before the workshop date - no refund given

Any refund due will be paid to the original payee only and by the original payment method.


If you do not turn up for your workshop, you will not be eligible for a refund nor will you be eligible to move your booking to an alternative date.


In the unlikely event that a workshop has to be cancelled by Curiously Contrary, you will be offered the choice of a full refund or the opportunity to book onto an alternative workshop. You will be given as much notice as possible if a workshop has to be cancelled.


This policy may be subject to change so please check at the time of booking. The policy in place at the time of booking a place on a workshop will apply in the event of a cancellation - this will be included in your booking confirmation email.


Group workshops

If you would like to arrange a workshop specifically for a group that you are a member of, a price will be quoted upon enquiry which will take into account the number of participants, material costs, the length of the workshop and any travel costs. This assumes that a suitable venue is available to the group and any venue hire costs are covered by the group.


Once agreed, payment must be made in full at least 21 days before the date of the workshop (unless agreed otherwise).


If the workshop is cancelled by the requesting group at least 14 days before the workshop date, a full refund will be given less a £10 administration fee. If less than 14 days notice is given, and a suitable date cannot be rearranged, the group will be refunded 75% of the total cost.

See below for information about my Powertex workshops. These run across the South Durham area in the North East of England. Click on the workshop titles or images for more information.

If you would like to be kept updated about new workshops, dates and venues, please sign up to my workshop mailing list.

book workshops Statuette workshop Fairy house workshop Mirror workshop Journal workshop gift certificates and vouchers - terms and conditions

Other workshops

Look out for new dates coming soon - some are being run as part of my Open Studio event in March 2019

Seahorse workshop Goblet workshop Goblets and Bottle Wrap - Powertex workshops in County Durham, UK by Curiously Contrary gift vouchers Garden gnome workshop Mixed media owl workshop Mixed Media Owl Workshop - Powertex workshops in County Durham, UK by Curiously Contrary Powertex workshops in County Durham, UK - Notebook, Journal, Sketchbook. By Curiously Contrary Heart plaque workshop Hanging Heart Plaques - Powertex workshops in County Durham, UK by Curiously Contrary Treasure chest workshop Powertex Fairy houses Mirror Gnomes Children's workshops Spell book and wand Bronze Statue

Various projects, dates and venues - please click on the image for more details

Easter holiday sessions now available to book

Bottle wrap workshop Bottle Wrap Workshop by Curiously Contrary Garden ball sculpture workshop Garden balls
Flower stake workshop
Garden Flower Stake by Curiously Contrary

Thursday 18th July 2019 -

The Dairy Barn, Crook

10am - 1pm

Tuesday 9th July 2019 -

From Loft to Loved, Sedgefield

10.30am - 1.30pm

Seahorse Treasure Chest Powertex Workshop by Curiously Contrary