Who are we?

We are a circle of friends, crafters and teachers, who are working together on Gower, an area of outstanding natural beauty, to make sure you have fun. And we can help you make eco friendly, vintage and hand made presents for the ones you love.


Our Team

At Gower Hen Parties we feel it’s important to give our clients a slightly more personal touch, by putting a face to a name and to allow you get to know a little about your crafters before you meet them.


Felicity Ball - Mosaic Workshops, Bristol

Felicity Ball makes amazing origninal mosaics from her beautiful studio in Bristol overlooking her lovely garden. She uses colourful, vibrant tiles as her palette, and makes really original mosaics to order. She runs 1 day workshoops for anyone who wants to make a mosaic - no experience needed, just the desire to have a go.
You will take a finished mosaic home with you after having had a really inspiring time. Beginners usually choose to make a mosaic heart or flower wall hanging.  Please come to one of Felicitiy's workshops soon and have fun! Book soon.
 


New Crafters Wanted to Run New Wedding Craft Workshops

We are currently looking for skilled crafters to help us run art and craft workshops on Gower and throughout the UK. If you are interested in joining our co-operative please ring us on:
07970 059869


Natalie Dennis
Natalie Dennis

Natalie has a background in textiles and design and she helps us run our DIY wedding workshops.

She is also in the process of setting up The Urban Village, 213 High St, Swansea for the Gower Crafts and Artisans group, selling a variety of crafts, textiles and up cycled furniture.


 Ginty's Paper Artisans and Crafters
Ginty's Paper Artisans and Crafters

Our paper artisans and crafters at Ginty's shop, Newton Road, Mumbles are great teachers and fun!


Jane Haines driftwood instructor
Jane Haines - Driftwood, Hearts and Garlands Workshops Gower and anywhere in the UK

Jane has lived on Gower all her life and is at the heart of British Coastal Crafts on Gower. Jane makes amazing driftwood hearts, mirrors and mobiles and sells other amazing beach art on www.downthebeach.co.uk. Jane is now delighted to be running driftwood workshops for people who share her love of the sea.
Hen Parties are especially welcome as Jane is very romantic! Please book a driftwood party/workshop soon. ps beachcombing is best from Sep - March.


Patricia Hodge
Patricia Hodge

Patricia Hodge has been planning parties and events for over thirty years for the rich and famous. She was Director of Press and PR for many years at Operation Raleigh, a youth development and conservation charity and then worked for the British Red Cross, where she planned hundreds of very high-profile fundraising events. Fifteen years ago, she fell in love with a local teacher and surfer. She is now running a craft co-operative and has brought together a group of friendly artists, crafters and teachers from Bristol, Devon, Gower and Yorkshire  under one umbrella, to provide fun and interesting workshops. She is passionate about art, crafting, her family and being by the sea.


Hat making work shops on Gower, South Wales for hen parties
Donna Isherwood - Hair Fascinator Workshops on Gower, South Wales

 Fun Loving Tiara/fascinator Maker
Donna has been making amazing things to wear on her head for years .... she is Gower's own "sewing bee" and makes quirky tiara/wedding fascinators for all ages out of bits and bobs from remnant boxs and car boot sales. Uses feathers, flowers, beads and wool. Ideal for slightly eccentric hens who want to laugh as they sew and produce something really different!
Please come and meet Donna in her special yellow hat at the Gower Show, Penrice Estate, Gower - Sunday 04 August 2013.


Sue Kershaw
Sue Kershaw - Mosaic Workshops, Yorkshire and anywhere in the UK

Sue facilitates great mosaic workshops and community art projects in Yorkshire. Sue's exhibitions are also very popular.
She is happy to run mosaic workshops at a venue of your choice anywhere in the UK, during the school holidays,
especially by the sea!


Alexandra Martin - Herbalist Workshops and Walks, Gower

Alex Martin qualified as an aromatherapist in 1992 and as a Master Herbalist in 2000. She has been running her own private therapy practice from home home on the Gower. 

She also writes books;  e.g. "The Twisted Vine" and"Daffodils". She loves being outside in the wild, in all weathers, gathering to plants to make medicine and loves people.

Her workshops are fun, inspiring and life changing and often take place at the Wildflower center, in the heart of Gower.

 


Pippa Neilson potter ceramicist
Pippa Neilson

Pippa Neilson is a trained potter/ceramicist, a regular exhibitor and she also sells her crafts. She loves making gorgeous, one-of-a-kind; boats, framed mirrors, chalk and pin boards, hearts, garlands and mobiles out of driftwood, ceramics and other materials found on the beach.


Poppy
Poppy

Poppy runs amazing felt workshops out of her kitchen studio on Gower. She is also amazing at knitting, quilting and tile making.


Sewing Teachers and Sewing Workshops
Sewing Teachers - We have 6 different sewing teachers who are now helping  us run fun sewing workshops
They all have a background of art, design and textiles and can help you make accessories and home furnishings; aprons, bags, cushions and purses after just  a few hours.
Hen Parties love the quilting workshop. Our new sewing workshops include; Learn How to Use a Sewing Machine , Follow A Basic Pattern and Upcycle Clothes Workshops.