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    Chatty Crafters: Applique Tote Bag

    at the Monastery

    *** Please note, the Monastery remains temporarily closed at the moment ***

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    9th April 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    £2 – £3 £2 – £3

    In this workshop we will embellish some flowers and a butterfly with beads and sequins then applique them to a tote bag. This lovely bag would be great as a craft bag or to pop in your handbag as a shopping bag. All materials are supplied. £3/£2 concession.

    Please note, this session is now full. Please call (0161) 223 3211 if you would like to be added to the waiting list or if you would like to book for May’s Chatty Crafters session. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

    Our Chatty Crafters sessions are ideal for beginners, an opportunity to learn how to make exciting crafts and gifts, and a chance to make new friends. Chatty Crafters sessions usually run on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 1-3pm. Please book in advance by calling 0116 223 3211 or emailing




    9th April 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    £2 – £3
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    April 09 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £2 – £3

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