Imagine by Samantha, textiles teacher

Imagine by Samantha

Imagine by Samantha 5.0 (7)

I have been creating costumes and props for the last 15 years for school theatre productions with a wonderful team of volunteers. As part of this, I ran a craft group to create the many props, costumes and craft pieces. I've now started my own business - Imagine by Samantha.

After the 2020 Covid interrupted year, I really wanted to bring back that feeling of getting together in a craft workshop and enjoy some face to face contact. My first Class Bento workshops last year were designed to create some festive cheer, so I set about designing some easy beginner Christmas gnome sets to make in a workshop and take them home for decorating your home or giving them as a beautiful handmade gift.

One of my other favourite activities over the years has been creating handmade fabric and cardboard flowers which I used in embellishments in various costumes and props. With Mother's Day coming up, I have created some beautiful Mother's Day gifts with an array of 3 dimensional fabric flowers presented in a shadow box to show that special appreciation for your Mum with the option of including a photo or Mother's Day wishes.

I love creating using recycled items and up-cycling items where possible. For the Festive gnomes I approached a local company to obtain 100% recycled plastic pellets from their manufacturing process and have used some vintage jumpers to make some of the hats too.




Shelly Hamblin Aug 2021

Festive Christmas Gnome Making Class for Beginners

The class was brilliant. The teacher Samantha was patient, kind and very helpful. Her class preparation was so good that the class ran very smoothly. I have only the highest praise for her, her teaching skills and the class. The venue was my shop so it was great

Jessica Douglass Aug 2021

61 ClassBento workshops attended • 58 reviews

DIY Mothers Day Gift Craft Box / Kit

A delightful little craft box full of fun and hours of creativity. So much detail and effort has been put into this.

Textiles workshop review by Jessica Douglass

Kristen Downie Dec 2020

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Festive Christmas Gnome Making Class for Beginners

This was such a fabulous class. Samantha was fantastic; very well organised, knowledgeable and friendly. It was great to be able to get into the festive spirit over a glass of wine and make some adorable Christmas gnomes.

Textiles workshop review by Kristen Downie

Suzanne O’Shea Dec 2020

Festive Christmas Gnome Making Class for Beginners

Samantha was great. Fabulous instructions that were easy to follow, very good kit options, and relaxed group environment. Fun evening Love my gnomes.

Festive Christmas Gnome Making Class for Beginners review by Suzanne O’Shea Sydney

Sue Evans Dec 2020

Festive Christmas Gnome Making Class for Beginners

Had a great evening. Samantha was so good at explaining how to make the gmomes, and made us all very welcome.

Peta Leboydre Dec 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Festive Christmas Gnome Making Class for Beginners

My mum and I had a great time at Samantha’s xmas Gnome class. Samantha was lovely, the class kits were great value for money and class was a fun evening out. The Bowls club boardroom was perfect size for the ladies who attended and the glass of bubbly on arrival was a nice touch. Thanks Samantha!

Textiles workshop review by Peta Leboydre

Karen Austin Dec 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Festive Christmas Gnome Making Class for Beginners

Samantha was a fabulous teacher. She was friendly and very helpful. The venue was perfect for the class. The kits were excellent and the course was good value.

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