It feels great to learn something new doesn’t it?  That’s why I love to share my creative passions and processes with you. The following events will take place at the Creative Twists and Turns studio/gallery at Patchings Art Centre, Oxton Road, Calverton, Nottingham NG14 6NU.

Class sizes are limited to six people so you’ll get plenty of one-to-one advice to help you create something wonderful. All tools, materials and tea/coffee are provided. There is a lovely cafe on site serving lunches and cakes etc. or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch to eat in the studio or garden.

Please contact me to book your space on any of the workshops below. Full payment must be made at time of booking to secure your place. Should you wish to cancel your booking, refunds can only be given if I am able to re-allocate your place. In the unlikely event that I need to cancel the event for any reason I will contact you as soon as possible to arrange a refund.

If an event you’re interested in is fully booked please contact me to be added to the waiting list.

I look forward to helping you create something wonderful soon!




Workshop  –  Jewellery Making Essentials

Tools, materials, tea/coffee/cake provided

10am – 4pm


This full day workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those with a little experience of jewellery making. Limited to six participants so there’s plenty of time for one-to-one guidance. I’ll be teaching you about basic hand tools and materials, how to create perfect loops and links and exploring design ideas in your choice of colour. By the end of this enjoyable and relaxing day you’ll have created a full set of earrings, bracelet and necklace to take home with you.


The Jewellery Making Essentials workshop will run on the following dates in 2017:

Wednesday 13th September  ~  Limited Availability

Saturday 16th September  ~  Limited Availability

Sunday 24th September  ~  Fully Booked

Saturday 14th October  ~  Fully Booked

Thursday 9th November  ~  Fully Booked

Please contact me to book your space on any of the workshops above.



What others have to say about Creative Twists and Turns workshops……

‘Wonderful day! Great booklet and explanations, I really enjoyed it.’

‘I have had the most fabulous day. What a wonderful teacher Linda is….. I’m hooked!’

‘The workshop has been great fun. Thank you, I didn’t think we’d learn so much!’

‘Absolutely amazing! Thought I couldn’t do the loops. Indeed I couldn’t. Then when you showed me where I was going wrong it was liberating. I will do more, very inspiring.’

‘Good, clear instructions for every process needed. Plenty of time given to make each piece. Very competent tutor – calm, relaxed teaching style – really enjoyed the session.’

‘You’ve really inspired me, can’t wait to order some pliers and start making lots of gifts.’

‘It feels great to have learnt so much, looking forward to showing off my earrings.’

‘Thank you so much for your patience and humour, we all had a really fab day.’

‘Wow what a great day, I was worried I wouldn’t be able to do it but you explained things so well, and I love what I’ve made.’


© Linda Alton