Silk and Leather Maple Leaf Brooch – Live Online Workshop


Price includes a kit of materials with free delivery (see below for details).

This Zoom workshop will run for 3 hours, and is limited to eight places.

Sunday 13th December 2020 – 11:00-14:00 GMT

These are UK times – to find the time in your timezone you can use this time zone calculator.

We can meet for a virtual coffee 15 minutes before the workshop starts, and we’ll have 15 minutes at the end for any questions and discussion.

Fully booked

SKU: ZOOM-04 Category:


In this workshop you will make a realistic maple leaf from a choice of templates.

    You will:

  • hand paint silk satin and we will talk about colour and using dyes
  • make a framework of wires for structure
  • insert a brooch pin
  • back the leaf with leather
  • use heated tools for leaf veining and shaping
  • add wax for sheen and protection.

The price also includes a recording of our Zoom workshop, and a catch-up Zoom session, where you can share your completed work.

Includes a kit of materials
(with free delivery – please allow plenty of time).

Kit Contains: templates, dyes, silk satin and leather, wires, brooch pin, and some guidelines. Click on the More Information tab for a detailed list.

You will also need some basic flower-making tools:

  • An arrow or knife-shape flower tool
  • A hard pad or folded-up piece of cotton fabric
  • Some small paint brushes for shading and adding detail
  • Pot of water, plus extra pots with lids, or jam jars, for diluting the dye paste
  • PVA or similar tacky water-based glue
  • An iron, and a pair of small, sharp scissors

The kit contains all the materials you need to follow the Maple Leaf Brooch workshop:

Dyes in the form of paste*
Silk satin stiffened and backed
Piece of leather
Brooch pin

*Please let me know if you already have dyes.