Workshops

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We aim to inspire & empower you to “have a go” at all those things you quite fancied doing, but never got to! Our workshops are small, generally max of 6 so they are informal thus offering plenty of opportunity to interact with each other & the tutor. We have sewing machines that can be hired for the day should you not have your own.

Our Crafternoons are taster sessions, guidance is given but these are more social occasions with unlimited tea & cake rather than a Workshop.  Please see our accomodation page if you are not local & would like to combine a break in a The Lakes with one of our courses.  We can also help plan a day away for your other half while you are with us.

Refreshments & 3 course home cooked lunch are included on the day courses as are some, if not most of the materials. There is plenty of private parking at the Workshop, the craft room is accessed by a flight of stairs so please ask if you require any assistance.

If you are a small group, we can happily arrange a workshop especially for you – be it corporate, to celebrate a Birthday/Anniversary or simply a girly getogether!

To book please either use the “Book a Workshop or Buy a Kit” page from the drop down menu – phttp://www.theedenworkshop.co.uk/?page_id=68 or email enquiries@theedenworkshop.co.uk. Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

our workshops provided by fabulous tutors are growing increasingly popular, partly we feel that we only take 6 on each workshop for a cosy, informal feel – if there is one that you are interested in which is full please drop me a line – I can put you on a list should there be a last minute cancellation or if there are a few interested we may be able to squeeze in an extra one!

 

 

WEAVE YOUR OWN  HERRINGBONE TWEED with Jan Beadle

Friday 2 June 10-4pm £55 incl materials & lunch

this one is a wider weave than Jan’s other sessions with the plan that you may wish to create a cushion or even a Bag on one of Hole House’s Workshops.

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WILLOW OBELISKS with Jane Bradley

Wednesday 7 June 10-4pm £59.95 incl materials & lunch

Make 2 obelisks with Jane, Jane began basket making in 1999, (she was taught how to make Maori flax baskets while in New Zealand) and after 15 years of weaving she was awarded first prize in the Basket of the Year competition in 2014, organised by the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers. She works in English willow and rushes, working to commission and exhibiting at local shows.

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LANTERN MAKING

Thursday 8 June 6-8pm £20 incl light supper and all materials

make a pair of these fabric covered lanterns lit by battery powered  tea lights.

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SHOULDER SLOUCH with Hole House

Sunday 11 June 10-4pm £69.95 incl all bag hardware and lunch (sewing machine required)

Emma returns with one of her best patterns – the shoulder slouch. Bring your own fabric or fabrics if you fancy a two tone bag and create a stylish yet practical bag.

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LAMPSHADE MAKING

Tuesday 20 June  £35 incl all materials & light lunch/supper (two sessions)

10-1pm or 6-9pm

come and learn how to make a drum lampshade – a 25cm with a choice of metallic coloured liners.  There is a selection of fabrics to choose from, from tweeds to cottons but feel free to bring your own, additional kits are available to purchase. Add a flourish with feathers if you choose.

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ASSISTED DRESSMAKING with Carole McPhillips

Thursdays 22, 29 June & 6 July 6-9pm incl a light supper £75 when booking all three or £35 each

This is a series of three, three hour sessions to help would be dressmakers gain confidence & skills with their machines – (this is not suitable for total beginners a basic knowledge or previous experience of reading and following patterns is required)
Over the three weeks Carole McPhillips will be on hand to assist you in your project – you may need help with type of seam, zip insertion, darts, pockets etc. Just pick a pattern and fabric and bring along.

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INTRO TO WATERCOLOURS with Julia Barclay

Saturday 24 June 10-1pm £30 incl lunch and materials

suitable for total beginners or those wishing to gain a bit more confidence. Very much led by what you want to get out of it – landscapes, still life, washes, pen & paint.

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NEEDLE FELTED FRAMED PICTURE with Sarah Louise designs

Sunday 25 June  10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials, frame and lunch

Sarah is back this time it’s not cushions but a needle felted picture of a hare gazing at the moon, all materials are included and you will take away a framed picture at the end of the day.

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FABRIC TAXIDERMY – TWEEDY HARE HEAD

monday 24 July 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials & lunch (sewing machine required)

We will make a hare head from tweed and mount on driftwood or chalk painted reclaimed timber.

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CHALK PAINTED FURNITURE with Paula from Muster in Penrith

wednesday 2 August 10-4pm £75 incl everything to transform your chosen piece & lunch

or Sunday 3 September

Pamela uses Frenchic chalk paint to transform from drab to shabby chic. Chairs, small tables, mirrors, metal chandeliers, etc can be brought and transformed with a bit of effort, paint and finishing waxes. All while enjoying refreshments & lunch.

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APPLIQUE LAMPSHADE with handmade designs by Sarah Louise

Saturday 5 August 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials and lunch

Sarah has scaled down her popular hare pattern to allow it to be appliquéd onto a panel then made into a lampshade – learn two skills in one workshop!

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We tend to take a break in July & August but if you would like to book a private workshop – there is no extra cost though min numbers may apply (3-6 persons) please do get intouch.

 

NEW FROM OLD

Sunday 6 August 1-4pm £35 incl all materials, light lunch and scones

create a tactile piece of material from fabric offcuts, feel free to bring your own fabric if you wish to create a memory piece using fabrics from a loved one or from a special occasion. This new fabric can then be made into something – such as a small bag – or mounted on a canvas or frame as a piece of art.

You will need a sewing machine for this one.

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BEAR MAKING with Anne from Monkey Tales

Saturday 2 September 10-4pm £55 incl all bear bits and lunch

choose to make a bear out of baby clothes, sentimental fabric or just your favourite bits. Anne will help with pattern placing and placing of motifs (if using baby clothes). The bears are wonderful they develop personalities as the day progresses. We get a lot coming back to make another on this one as it’s such a lovely one – though you do get the pattern to take away!

This is Harrison - the bear I made with Harris Tweed.

This is Harrison – the bear I made with Harris Tweed.

 

CHALK PAINTED FURNITURE with Paula from Muster in Penrith

Sunday 3 September 10-4pm £75 incl everything to transform your chosen piece & lunch

Pamela uses Frenchic chalk paint to transform from drab to shabby chic. Chairs, small tables, mirrors, metal chandeliers, etc can be brought and transformed with a bit of effort, paint and finishing waxes. All while enjoying refreshments & lunch.

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More Autumn dates being added soon.

 

OVER SHOT WEAVES  with Jan Beadale

Tuesday 12 September 10-4pm £55 incl all materials and lunch

DETAILS & PICS TO FOLLOW

 

PRIVATE BOOKING

saturday 16 September

 

LEATHER HANDLED TOTE with Hole House

sunday 17 September 10-4pm £69.95 incl all bag hardware & lunch (sewing machine required)

my favourite of all Emma’s Bags – stylish, roomy – a real statement!

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MACHINE EMBROIDERY & APPLIQUÉ with Delicate Stitches

Wednesday 20 September 1-4pm £59.95 incl all materials & lunch

Discover the limitless possibilities of drawing with a sewingmachine. Local artist Helen Walsh will take you through the process of creating beautiful machine embroidered and appliquéd textile drawings.

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INTRO TO UPHOLSTERY with Upholstery by Maud

Friday 22 September 10-4pm £70 incl lunch

Join one of the newest members of The Wool Clip (Jan Beadle & Hole House Emma are also members) for a days introduction to upholstery, learn different approaches to recovering a simple item such as a stool, blanket box, foot stool – let us know and we will let you know if it’s suitable. this is an introduction we will be running a two day which will cover basic restoration and more complex items such as chairs with arms. Depending on your choice and ability more than one item may be brought.tools are provided you will need to bring your chosen material for recovering

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HIGHLAND COW HEAD

Saturday 23 September 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials and lunch

bring your sewing machine and create your very own wee beastie, mounted on reclaimed wood ready to take pride of place when you take him or her home. A fun day with textiles and yarn.

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MESSENGER BAG with Hole House

Sunday 24 September 10-4pm £69.95 incl lunch & all bag hardware (sewing machine required)

Emma’s back with her popular messenger  bag. Bring your sewing machine & enjoy a day of sewing.

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BECOME A WEAVER with Jan Beadle

Thursday 28 & Friday 29 September 10-4pm £110 incl all materials & lunch on both days

If you know the basics, maybe set up your own loom but still struggling or never woven before this is the course for you. The 2 day course will take you through the whole process of winding a warp, dressing a loom to weaving cloth. Jan will provide you with all the tips, tricks and techniques to ease your path into weaving,  places are limited to 6 so book early!

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WEAVE YOUR OWN  TWEED with Jan Beadle

Monday 12 October 10-4pm £55 incl materials & lunch

this one is a wider weave than Jan’s other sessions with the plan that you may wish to create a cushion or even a Bag on one of Hole House’s Workshops.

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EMBELLISHING PRINTED FABRIC with Delicate Stitches

Sunday 15 October 1-4pm £59.95 incl all materials and lunch

learn how to use printed fabric as a starting point for your own unique piece of textile art. Artist Helen Walsh will show you step by step using a variety of techniques including hand embroidery, textile markers and other embellishment.

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TWO DAY UPHOLSTERY WORKSHOP with Upholstery by Maud

monday/Tuesday 16/17 october 10-4pm £140

A basic understanding of upholstery is required, not for total beginners. bring a simple chair in good condition (this is to recover not restore webbing/springs or stuffing) – an upholstered dining chair or nursery/cocktail chair and Maud will guide you through stripping back, measuring to make a pattern, pattern matching, piping, stitching, corners, fixing, different techniques and plenty of tips along the way.

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BOXY CLUTCH WITH INTERNAL ZIPPY THING – with Hole House

sunday 12 November 10-4pm £65 incl all bag hardware & lunch (sewing machine needed)

this is an update on the old boxy clutch – an internal zipped divider has been added to add another dimension to this quirky bag.

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We will be at Calthwaite School’s Christmas Fayre Thursday 16 November

 

CHRISTMAS THEMED RAG WREATH

Saturday 18 November 1-4pm £25 incl all materials and cake

make a rag wreath using a metal frame then embellish with ribbons, feathers, beads – whatever takes your fancy!

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CHRISTMAS DOOR WREATHS with Jean Farkins

Monday 4 December 6-9pm £35 incl spiced cider & mince pies

Tuesday 5 December (as above)

I’ve got the dates early this year from Jean – this is for the traditional mossed door wreath which does not blow around due to its weight and lasts well into January without watering.

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PRIVATE BOOKING

Saturday 9 December