Welcome to the all-new Christie Lloyd Bee Creative!
We're so excited to be sharing this... Victoria and I have been extremely busy bees - utilising our lockdown time wisely - and preparing our fantastic new Manor Barns Studio for the all-new 'Christie Lloyd Bee Creative' brand. We are SO excited that this is open with plenty of space to comply with the latest social distancing guidelines to ensure that any talks, workshops & demonstrations we deliver are safe for everyone.
Dovetailing perfectly with the homeware ranges that you know & love Christie Lloyd for, we have developed and meticulously planned a motivating range of imaginative talks, demonstrations and interactive workshops. Designed to inspire your own creative home projects, these events and products are under the banner Christie Lloyd Bee Creative with Christie's gorgeous little Beatrice Bee adorning our logo.
We are totally blessed with the Manor Barns Studio space, which has evolved into a larger, more spacious area to host our events and crucially allow distanced & safe small gatherings. It's designed complete with three stunning French windows, which open out to incorporate the outdoor space with picturesque countryside views of the surrounding farm.
Check out our Summer/Autumn events schedule, which you will be able to find and book online very soon - details & new dates are confirmed regularly.
Events on offer:
Learn to Paint your Pet Workshop (£44)
A fantastic, fun & practical watercolour painting workshop. Throughout the day Christie will demonstrate every stage for you to follow along with so you can paint a portrait of your pet in a fun & quirky style. The aim of the day is to complete the majority of your painting within the workshop time, and you will then take your artwork home to finalise. On the day we'll spend some time gridding your photo and canvas paper, simplifying a photograph of your pet into a stylistic design, then you'll get started on the stages of building up your watercolour painting. The stages involved are: Composition and design, background, shapes and blocking, eyes and nose, hair and shading, additional & final finishing touches.
This workshop is suitable for enthusiastic beginners & beyond, all materials including a mount for your artwork are provided! You'll leave with your own original artwork ready to adorn your home. Tea, coffee, soft drinks & light snacks will be served. The 'Learn to Paint your Pet' Workshop takes place at Manor Barns Studio and there will be time for a distanced browse through the Christie Lloyd Shop with special discounts available on the day. (Approx. 3-4 hours) BOOK NOW
Reupholstering Dining Chairs Demonstration (£35)
A practical & useful demonstration on how to reupholster your dining chairs. In this class Victoria & Christie teach you the basics of reupholstering a drop-in seat dining chair. We will take you through the basic tool kit you will need for this kind of project. Following that, you learn how to strip the chair, and rebuild it using modern upholstery techniques. Finally we will finish the look using one of Christie Lloyd's gorgeous fabrics. Through this fun and informative talk, we will demonstrate how you can achieve a totally new look for your existing chairs, and give you the inspiration to tackle your own upcycle project at home.
This talk & demonstration is suitable for all. You'll leave with a ready confidence to get moving on those home projects. Tea, coffee, soft drinks & light snacks will be served. The 'Reupholstering Dining Chairs' Demonstration takes place at Manor Barns Studio and there will be time for a distanced browse through the Christie Lloyd Shop with special discounts available on the day, and a voucher for a discount for the sumptuous Christie Lloyd fabric range. (Approx. 3 hours) BOOK NOW
Home Interior Design Secrets and Gin Sampling (£22)
This home interior design evening talk is suitable for anyone, including complete beginners — whether you want to build a basic knowledge of interior design, or to add a professional finish to a specific home design project, or just in need of some inspiration and insider secrets.
Christie will take you step-by-step through the key principles of interior design. She will give you a sound basic knowledge of interior design and equip you with the insights and practical skills you need to confidently produce beautiful and cost-effective schemes.
You will learn how to use colour, how to design lighting schemes and how to think through the design a room of your own. The know-how to create the right mood and style for you & your family.
We will also include a sampling of our delicious gins during this evening event.
Tea, coffee, soft drinks & light snacks will be served. The 'Home Interior Design Secrets' Talk takes place at Manor Barns Studio and there will be time for a distanced browse through the Christie Lloyd Shop with special discounts available on the night. Included in the price is a post-course 15 minute online one-to-one Interiors Consultation with Christie, to include colour & lighting advice for your own room. (Approx. 90 mins) BOOK NOW
Lampshade Making Workshop (£49)
A wonderful fun & practical workshop. During this Lampshade Workshop you'll learn how to make a your own professional 30cm drum lampshade, a versatile size suitable for both pendant or lamp fixtures. You'll be able to select from a range of gorgeous Christie Lloyd fabrics for your lampshade, and Victoria & Christie will take you through the creative process step by step. This workshop is suitable for beginners, and all materials are provided! You'll leave with your own 30cm lampshade ready to adorn your home. Tea, coffee & soft drinks will be served. The 'Lampshade Making' Workshop takes place at Manor Barns Studio and there will be time for a distanced browse through the Christie Lloyd Shop with special discounts available on the day. (Approx. 2 hours) BOOK NOW
Gin Talk & Tasting Evening (£22)
From ‘mother’s ruin’ in the slums of 18th Century London, to the prized ingredient of the city’s smartest cocktail bars, gin has always carried a whiff of allure & danger. In this exclusive, fun-filled talk and tasting event hosted by Christie & Victoria, you’ll learn secrets surrounding this intriguing spirit as you journey through its colourful history. Discover the world of gin with friends during an evening interactive tasting. Taste a selection of seven beautiful flavoured gins, plus a welcome gin cocktail. Tasting takes place at Manor Barns Shop & Studio and there will be time for a distanced browse through the Christie Lloyd shop with special discounts available on the night. (Approx. 2 hours) BOOK NOW
Christie and Victoria share a passion for nature and the English countryside, beautiful homewares, restoring old into new and being creative. Together they embrace the Christie Lloyd brand and all its ideals. Utilising their honed skills, they have developed this new range of positive & fun talks, demonstrations and workshops under the banner Christie Lloyd Bee Creative. Their enthusiasm for art and all things creative is infectious.
BOOK NOW for the above courses - places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. All events hosted at Christie Lloyd, Manor Barns Studio, Yelvertoft Road, Lilbourne, Rugby, CV23 0SZ - Search for 'Christie Lloyd' on Google Maps.
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