Inky Escapades

Inky Escapades

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Welcome To

Inky Escapades

Passionate Certified Tutor in Powertex Creative Workshops

Welcome To

Inky Escapades

Passionate Certified Tutor in Powertex Creative Workshops

Powertex Creative Workshops

Using recycled fabrics and recycled packaging

Small Friendly Workshops or 1 2 1 tuition.

Weekly Project Club  – Video Tutorials.

Demonstrations.

Powertex Stockist.

Fabric Sculpting.

Mixed Media, Stone Art and Easy 3D Flex.

What I Offer

Workshops & Tutorials

Workshops to suit all tastes and abilities, led by an extremely passionate and knowledgeable tutor.

Step by Step Instruction or free reign, whichever you prefer.

One to One tuition from £75. 

Small groups to enable maximum learning experiences.

Excellent creative experience in a cosy peaceful setting.

Breakout spaces undercover in both sun and shade.

Video Tutorials for Home Learning with or without Craft Project Kits.

Project craft packs available to make the experience complete.

Talks or Demonstrations.

Commissioned Art.

Creative Workshops using Powertex Universal Medium.

Fabric Sculpting.

Mixed Media.

Stone Art and 3D Flex.

Studio Workshop

Taster Workshops

Shaped Wall Hung Plaques, Decorated Gin or Wine Glasses, Decorated Journals, Decorated Recycled Bottles & much more!

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Garden Sculptures Workshops

Wall Hung Sculptures, Bird Boxes, Free Standing Sculptures, Woodland or Mythical Creatures & much more!

Booking is as
easy as 1 2 3

1. Choose a date

2. Choose a project

3. Email me the details and I will try to facilitate

Powertex

Powertex Certified & Stockist

Free delivery over £60. £5 postage for orders under this value. 10% discount for existing customers - please contact me for details.

Example

Video Tutorials

For those who cannot attend Face to Face Workshops. Step By Step clear instructions that you can follow in your own time at home.

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Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers can be purchased from £40 to £150. Valid for 12 months. Vouchers can be personalised upon request.

Membership Club

Join my Membership Club and get access to video tutorials and materials on a monthly basis. I have 3 different Clubs to choose from.

Powertex Project Club

Now available to book every Monday Evening 7pm until 9pm. There are only 4 places so book early to avoid disappointment!

Exhibiting

Fayres, Shows & Exhibits

Keep an eye on my Facebook page to find out where I will be exhibiting and what shows and fayres you can find me at!

Studio Workshop

Taster
Workshops

Shaped Wall Hung Plaques, Decorated Gin or Wine Glasses, Decorated Journals, Decorated Recycled Bottles & much more!

20230721_141149ssddddd

Garden Sculptures Workshops

Wall Hung Sculptures, Bird Boxes, Free Standing Sculptures, Woodland or Mythical Creatures & much more!

Booking is as easy as 1 2 3

Booking is as easy
as 1 2 3

1. Choose a date

2. Choose a project

3. Email me the details and I will try to facilitate

Powertex

Powertex Certified & Stockist

Free delivery over £60. £5 postage for orders under this value. 10% discount for existing customers - please contact me for details.

Example

Video
Tutorials

For those who cannot attend Face to Face Workshops. Step By Step clear instructions that you can follow in your own time at home.

Gift
Vouchers

Gift Vouchers can be purchased from £35 to £150. Valid for 12 months. Vouchers can be personalised upon request.

Membership
Club

Join my Membership Club and get access to video tutorials and materials on a monthly basis. I have 3 different Clubs to choose from.

Powertex Project Club

Now available to book every Monday Evening 7pm until 9pm. There are only 4 places so book early to avoid disappointment!

Exhibiting

Fayres, Shows & Exhibits

Keep an eye on my Facebook page to find out where I will be exhibiting and what shows and fayres you can find me at!

Taster Workshops

Shaped Wall Hung Plaques, Decorated Gin or Wine Glasses, Decorated Journals, Decorated Recycled Bottles & much more!

Garden Sculptures Workshops

Wall Hung Sculptures, Bird Boxes, Free Standing Sculptures, Woodland or Mythical Creatures & much more!

Booking is as easy as 1 2 3

Booking is as easy
as 1 2 3

1. Choose a date

2. Choose a project

3. Email me the details and I will try to facilitate

Powertex Certified & Stockist

Free delivery over £60. £5 postage for orders under this value. 10% discount for existing customers - please contact me for details.

Video Tutorials

For those who cannot attend Face to Face Workshops. Step By Step clear instructions that you can follow in your own time at home.

Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers can be purchased from £35 to £150. Valid for 12 months. Vouchers can be personalised upon request.

Membership Club

Join my Membership Club and get access to video tutorials and materials on a monthly basis. I have 3 different Clubs to choose from.

Powertex Project Club

Now available to book every Monday Evening 7pm until 9pm. There are only 4 places so book early to avoid disappointment!

Exhibiting

Fayres, Shows & Exhibits

Keep an eye on my Facebook page to find out where I will be exhibiting and what shows and fayres you can find me at!

About Me

Hi I'm Karen Hewitt,
The face behind Inky Escapades!

I have always been an artist and crafter. I like nothing more than getting messy and creative and I love to introduce people to the amazing world that is Powertex!
 
What is Powertex? I hear you ask.
Powertex is a universal medium which is both glue and paint combined and is a fabric hardener which enables you to create the most marvellous creations from fabric or natural fibres.
Mixed with other products Powertex can create two types of clay and a myriad of textures which makes it a dream for mixed media projects.
 
Powertex is Non Toxic, Water Based and Environmentally friendly.
 
It has the capacity to introduce the child back into the adult with “Messy Play”! 
Powertex is a messy, but very creative process.
 
In this fast paced stressful world we live in it gives us the opportunity to just stop and breathe, and engage ourselves in the creative process and forget all the other things on our minds for a few hours.
 
 I positively encourage you to “give yourselves the gift of Play!”

Follow me on Facebook to keep up-to-date with workshops and upcoming shows and exhibitions

Facebook & Google Reviews

What my customers are saying

Jessica Wilton
Jessica Wilton
2023-06-07
Absolutely brilliant time, Karen is a fantastic person and so patient!!! Wonderful teacher. Would recommend 100%.
David & Denise Knight
David & Denise Knight
2023-04-22
It was well worth the trip down to Portsmouth for our Green Man Powertex workshop. We had such a good day down the bottom of the garden, getting our hands dirty in the morning and then learning new decorating techniques in the afternoon. Everything was well planned and well resourced. Karen was both knowledgable and pragmatic: she kept the processes simple and encouraged us to be creative and make decisions about how our design evolved. We were really pleased with how our projects turned out and left knowing how to ensure that they can be enjoyed in the garden for years to come. Inspired! We will be back!
Tracy Ash
Tracy Ash
2023-01-23
Karen is an amazing teacher, so enthusiastic , thorough in her explanations but also managed to created a relaxed atmosphere to her class. We learn so much from her and would highly recommend her class. We have never done anything like this before and came away with some fantastic garden wall hangings. Thanks so much for all the fun Karen.
Margaret Burnham
Margaret Burnham
2022-12-04
Karen is a fabulous teacher, she makes it possible to create a stunning work of art whilst relaxing and having a fun day out. Her workshops are impeccably timed to allow you to create at your own pace but complete your piece within the timeframe. Karen very generously opens her house to you during your workshop so lunchbreak is very comfortable and you get to see even more of this talented artists work on display-very inspirational! The only problem I have found is trying to decide which project I would like to do next!!
Carol Weaver
Carol Weaver
2022-10-24
I had a fabulous day with Karen and was very happy with the butterfly I created with her expert help clear instructions with explanations and reasons for doing things. I think I may have found my new craft obsession!!
Angela Waller
Angela Waller
2022-10-22
I have attended two of Karen's workshops now. Creating a dog and a robin on a handle. I've already booked on to another one next month. I am truly hooked and the expert tutelage from Karen combined with her passionate and enthuastic attitude really inspires you to be creative. The space she uses to host her workshops is full of inspiration while being fully equiped to make your creations. Upon arrival you get a very warm welcome and all materials and equipment are supplied. A must visit for the creative sole.
Natalie Haigh
Natalie Haigh
2022-05-04
What a wonderful craft course with such an incredible teacher. Her artistic flair is something special and the way that she can get a beginner to achieve something beautiful is outstanding. 100% will recommend and go again.
kara crocker
kara crocker
2022-03-23
My friend and I recently attended one of Karen’s workshops and had a thoroughly wonderful day. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough. Extremely welcoming, very talented, helpful and generally super lovely. We were guided through the use of powertex which is something I’ve never worked with before. I even shocked myself at how good my end result was, I LOVE the turtle I made.
Jo Little
Jo Little
2022-02-25
Mum and I had an amazing day creating our own suggestion of a wall hung dragon. Karen had thought of everything, was covid safe and made us feel so welcome. We thoroughly enjoyed her work space and will without doubt be visiting again. Thank you Karen!
Kerri Jenkins
Kerri Jenkins
2022-02-23
Had the best day at a Mixed Media Workshop with Karen yesterday. This was my second visit and this time 3 friends came with me. We all created 2 different pieces with different themes and had such a great time. Karen is an excellent and enthusiastic teacher giving exactly the right amount of input and support. I can thoroughly recommend a workshop with her and am already trying to decide which one I will do next.