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Welcome to Curiously Contrary

...the enchanted world of Abigail Lagden, artist, tutor and creator of curiosities

Here you can find my online workshops, find information about in-person creative workshops, purchase my curious creations or get creative with one of my kits. You will also find information about the other creative services I provide.


I offer a range of creative workshops that can be provided around the Hertfordshire and County Durham areas

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Access some of my most popular workshops from the comfort of your own home, at a time to suit you

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Fancy owning your very own piece of handcrafted magic - browse my curious creations for something quirky and unique

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Browse my workshop project kits or add some magic to your own creations with my little packs of loveliness, full of embellishments and texture

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Craft Parties

Children's parties, birthday parties, hen do's - if you fancy something a bit different I can provide crafty activities for your events.

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Demonstrations, Workshops and Courses for Groups

Are you part of a craft group, WI or other organisation that would like to learn about or try something different?

I can provide demonstrations, workshops and courses tailored to suit your needs.

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Participatory Art 

I provide and facilitate creative activities to get people involved in the creative process. 

Designed to meet the specified outcomes, I can deliver a range of participatory activities, such as creative projects for families, collaborative arts projects for groups or the creation of pieces for exhibition. 

I also provide the following services. Please contact me for more information.

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