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!

 

 

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KIDS CRAFTERNOON

Friday 21 July 1-4pm £15 incl all materials & refreshments

start the hols off with a fun session – there will be at least five crafts to try as well as  freedom of the shelves.

 

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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SEW-A-NOON with Carole McPhillips

Tuesday 25 July 1-4pm £30 incl all materials & scones

suitable for complete beginners who wish to learn to use a machine or those who wish to gain confidence – we will be making a cushion so you can try your hand at a concealed zip if you fancy.

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MAKE A SQUARE FOR THE CUMBRIAN QUILT.

Friday 28 July 10-12pm FREE

join Helen from Delicate Stitches and myself to create a square which shows off something Cumbrian – all the squares from various venues will be incorporated into a giant quilt to be unveiled in November

 

CHALK PAINTED FURNITURE with Paula from Muster in Penrith

wednesday 2 August 10-4pm £75 incl everything to transform your chosen piece & lunch & 10% off Frenchic paints at Muster, Penrith

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 & 10% off Frenchic paint at Muster Penrith

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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GET TO KNOW YOUR SEWING MACHINE

Thursdsy 7 September £35 incl all materials & lunch  10-1pm

suitable for complete beginners who wish to learn to use a machine or those who wish to gain confidence – we will be making a cushion so you can try your hand at a concealed zip if you fancy.

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INTRO TO DRESSMAKING

sunday 10 September 10-4pm £75

come and learn how to measure yourself, read, cut & place patterns and stitch a skirt or pyjarma pants.

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ASSISTED DRESSMAKING with Carole McPhillips

Mondays 4, 11 & 18 September 6-9pm incl a light supper £30 each when booking all three or £35 each

Or Tuesdays 26 September, 3 & 10 October 10-1pm incl lunch

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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OVER SHOT WEAVES  with Jan Beadale

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

overshot creates beautiful bold curved patterns on a 4 shaft table loom – this traditional technique is suitable for beginners & the more experienced.

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CHARITY CRAFTERNOON – all proceeds to The Tea Pot Trust

Thursday 14 September 2-4pm suggested donation £15

come and join us for a crafty few hours and cake

 

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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CRAFT CLUB

Thursday 21 September 12-3pm or 5.30-8.30pm £2.50

bring your own craft and chat to other crafters, add on £2.50 for a cheese platter &/or £3.50 to try the featured craft – tea light lantern.  Please email directly to book this one.

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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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NEEDLE FELTED FRAMED PICTURE with Sarah Louise designs

Sunday 1 October 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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APPLIQUE LAMPSHADE with handmade designs by Sarah Louise

monday 2 October 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! Choose from moo gazing hare or pheasanr

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LEARN TO MAKE A ROMAN BLIND with Sew it Seams

Thursday 5 October 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials & lunch

or Saturday 14 October

join Pamela as she takes you through the process of correct measuring of window spaces, working out measurements, cutting, stitching and finishing a sample blind, full set of notes are included.

An example of Pamela's Work

An example of Pamela’s Work

 

PRINTING WORKSHOP with Jane Clark Textiles

Saturday 7 October 10-4pm £65 incl all materials & lunch

a full day where you will experiment with a variety of different print techniques including using commercial blocks, found objects, minor into and stencilling. You will take home a lot of samples of  all the different techniques.

 

WEAVE YOUR OWN  TWEED with Jan Beadle

Monday 9 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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TWO DAY BASKET WEAVING WORKSHOP with Jane Bradley

wednesday 11 & Thursday 12 October 10-4pm £130

accomplished weaver Jane Bradley returns for a two day workshop to create a traditional  round basket with a handle. Over the two days you will learn traditional willow basketry techniques and weave a string round basket with a handle.

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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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CRAFT CLUB

Thursday 19 October 12-1pm or 5.30-8.30pm £2.50

bring your own project and enjoy a cuppa & chat, adid on £2.50 for soup & homemade bread & £3.50 to try the featured craft – fun with self adhesive fabric.

 

APPLIQUED CUSHION with Handmade designs by Sarah Louise

saturday 4 November 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials & lunch

Sarah’s back again with her hare, Labrador or pheasant design – these make great presents as Christmas is on its way! The pattern is yours to take home and make more.

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We will be at Kirkoswald’s Christmas Shopping event on Thursday 9 November

 

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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INTRO TO WATERCOLOURS & ACRYLICS Julia Barclay

Tuesday 14 November 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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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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WILLOW BEASTIE with Jane Bradley

Sunday 19 November  10-4pm £65.00 incl all materials & lunch

Details & pics to follow

 

CRAFT CLUB

Thursday 23 November 12-3pm or 5.30-8.30pm £2.50

bring your own craft, add on £2.50 for soup and homemade bread, £3.50 for featured craft – clay decorations

 

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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CRAFT CLUB

Thursday 7 December 10-3pm or 5.30-8.30pm £2.50

bring your own project, add on £2.50 for soup & homemade bread – featured craft TBA

 

KIDS CHRISTMAS CRAFTERNOON

Saturday 16 December 1-4pm £15

start the hols with a bit of crafty fun.