Workshops


‏About our Workshops

All the sewing ones do require you to bring your sewing machine though we do have a couple here that you may use.

As our workshops provided by fabulous tutors are growing increasingly popular and because we only take a max of 6 or 7 on each workshop for a cosy, informal feel they do tend to fill up rather quickly – 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 workshop or tell you first when we get new dates.

We can arrange bespoke workshops or Crafternoons just for you, crafty hen parties are popular as are our Eventful Evenings so please get intouch to discuss further.

We also can do payment by instalments at no extra charge.

 

 

 

BEGINNERS INTRODUCTION TO LINO PRINTING with Liz Jones

Saturday 22 June 10-2pm £45 incl lunch and all materials

you will receive guidance notes prior to the workshop and you will  bring a design idea on the day, Liz will show you how to transfer to lino and you will create a number of prints and be able to take your printing block home.

 

SEWING SKILLS with Carole McPhillips (MONTHLY EVENT)

Monday 24 June 6-9pm £35.00 incl supper

 

Join Carole as she takes on a new sewing skill every month.

 

WIREWORK CHICKEN, DUCK or PHEASANT with Chris Moss Wirework

Tuesday 25 June 10-4pm £75 incl all materials and lunch

Super excited to have Chris here, I’ve admired her work for a while so am looking forward to seeing it in real life. You may choose one from the three birds and create a sculpture for your garden or house. please wear old clothes and bring gloves and an old pair of secateurs.

 

TWO DAY TOTE with Hole House

Wednesday  26 – Thursday 27 June £155 incl all bag bits and lunches

This is based on our earlier one day tote but has the additions of a recessed zip closure, feet and a reinforced bottom. You will need your sewing machine, chosen fabrics and threads.

 

MINDFUL PILATES – with Sally’s Pilates

Friday 9.15am-10.15am, 10.30am-11.30am & 12.30-1.30pm

 

PORTRAIT IN FELT with Boo & The Noodle

Saturday 29 june 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials and lunch

Join new tutor Jenny to create a fabulous felt family portrait – photo of group and sewing machine are required.

 

PLUMPTON with Hole House

Sunday 30 June 10-2pm £45 including all bag bits and lunch

Emma is back her own designed Plumpton  Just bring your sewing machine and chosen fabrics

 

BOXY CLUTCH with Hole House

Tuesday 2 July 10-1pm £45 incl all bag bits

This is a no-sew bag, bring your chosen fabric and using a frame with a hard shell create a stylish lined clutch bag

SOCIAL SEW

Wednesday 3 July 10-1pm & 1-3pm £5

self led session where you can spread out on a table use our iron, cutting mats etc and stitch the time away. Soup is available to order and tea/coffee on tap.

 

VINTAGE BUTTON NECKLACE with Playne Jayne Vintage

Thursday 4 July 1-3pm £20

Drop in to make a lovely unique necklace from vintage buttons. It is double sided so is rather robust, once you have the knack you can go onto make bracelets or wire onto wire shapes such as hearts. All materials and cream scone provided – allow c1.5 hours to make your necklace.

MINDFUL PILATES – with Sally’s Pilates

Friday 9.15am-10.15am, 10.30am-11.30am & 12.30-1.30pm

CRAFT AFTERNOON

Sunday 7 July 1-3 £5 incl cream scone & a cuppa – add on crafts from £4.50 – message me direct to book this one please

HOUNDSTOOTH & PINWHEEL PATTERNS with Jan Beadle

Monday 8 – Tuesday 9 July 10-4pm £120

Jan  brings her looms back – all warped up and ready for you to try out these designs – one day on a four shaft and the other day try an eight shaft to create these stunning patterns

 

MINDFUL PILATES – with Sally’s Pilates

Friday 9.15am-10.15am, 10.30am-11.30am & 12.30-1.30pm

 

SILVER RING WORKSHOP

Sunday 14 July 10-4pm £79.95 incl all materials & lunch

Amanda Hunter from Passion Flower Studios returns – make a spinner, stacking or stone set ring from silver.  you will learn how to measure, cut, emboss, shape, solder, polish and professionally finish your ring. no experience necessary.

 

POWERTEX PICTURE/MIRROR FRAME with NSJ Powertex

Tuesday 16 July 10-1.30pm £30 incl all materials & lunch

Michelle returns with the bronze & black powertex to upcycle a frame. Please bring a frame cA4 size and all embellishments, fabric are included but if there is anything you wish to include please do bring along.

 

 

WEAVE YOUR OWN TWEED & MAKE A BAG with Jan Beadle & Hole House

Monday 22-Tuesday 23 July £125 incl all materials and lunches

Day one will be spent with Jan weaving a wider than normal width of tweed, this is suitable for beginners to weaving and sewing (as long as you have used a sewing machine) the morning will be experimenting with colour then weaving a piece in the afternoon of your chosen colour and pattern.

Day two will be making your tweed into a bag – a wooden framed clutch bag with Hole House

 

SILVER RING WORKSHOP with Amanda Hunter

Sunday 4 August £79.95 incl all materials & lunches

Amanda returns for a day’s ring making – choose from spinner, stacking or stone set. You will be guided through all the stages and leave with a polished, unique piece of jewellery



 

MINI NCW PURSE with Still Indie

Tuesday 6 August 10-5pm £75 incl all purse interfacings, stiffners and fastenings & lunch

Join Ange as she returns to help you create the mini NCW with its zipped pocket, dividers & card pockets. Just bring your machine and one long quarter of an outer fabric & 1/2 metre of lining fabric (this can be made up of two designs.

 

POTTERY SHEEP with Pinfold Pottery

Thursday 8 August 10-1pm £45.00 incl all materials and lunch

Claire is back after the popular cane toppers and sheep. join us for a morning creating these lovely creatures which will be suitable for inside or outside. No experience is necessary and you will need to return at a later date to collect your fired and glazed PAIR of sheep.

 

FELTED FOXY GENT with Archies Attic

Saturday 17 August 10-5pm £65.00 incl all materials and lunch

looking forward to welcoming new tutor Belinda to the workshop. Her work is amazing and I hope it will be the first visit of many.  She will show you how to create this positionable foxy gent and will provide an assortment of accessories to dress him with.

 

3 DAY SUMMER SCHOOL – DESIGN AND WEAVE YOUR OWN TARTAN with Jan Beadle

Monday 19 – Wednesday 21 August 10-4pm £180 incl all materials & lunches

A fantastic opportunity to design your own tartan, choosing colours, warping up the loom then weaving a length of your very own unique tartan.

 

NCW PURSE & SATCHEL STYLE BAG  with Still Indie & Hole House

Saturday 31 August – Sunday 1 September  10-4pm £155 incl all purse & bag hardware

Join fellow tutors Ange & Emma for a new collaboration that will give you a matching purse & bag

 

VINTAGE LOOK MOHAIR ELEPHANT with Suzie

Wednesday 4-Thursday 5 September 10-4pm £125 incl all materials

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a weightedelephant from quality mohair with cotter joints on limbs and head, learn how to distress the mohair to make a treasured ellie.

 

POWERTEX BOOT with NSJ Powertex

Saturday 7 September 10-4pm £59.95 incl materials & lunch

Michelle is back to show you how to transform a boot into a piece of art for your home or garden using the medium of Powertex which is a glue, fabric stiffener and paint all in one.

 

BARREL BAG with JuJu Creations

Tuesday 10 September 10-4pm £79.95 incl all bag hardware

Join Julie to create a wonderful barrel style bag. You will need your sewing machine for this one and its not suitable for beginners.

WIRE FRAMED BAG with Hole House

Saturday 14 September 10-4pm £85 incl all bag bits and lunch

This is a new design from Hole House.

 

BECOME A WEAVER  with Jan Beadle

Monday 16 – Tuesday 17 September 10-4pm £125 incl lunch and all materials

Jan will teach you how to dress a loom so you are ready to get weaving and experiment with pattern and colour, suitable for those wishing to learn to get started weaving on an Ashford four shaft tabletop loom or for those wishing to try out patterns and colours.

 

CRAFT CLUB (monthly event)

Thursday 19 September 12-3pm or 5.30-8.30pm

Come along for £2.50 add ons include cheese board £3.50, taster crafts from £3.50

 

HANDSTITCHED MOHAIR JOINTED BEAR BROOCH, mounted on a quality card & boxed

Saturday 21 September 10-5pm £65 incl all materials & lunch

Susie returns after her Elephant workshop at the beginning of the month to make this delightful bear.  Keep it yourself or would make a lovely keepsake gift.

 

LINO PRINTED LANTERN with Liz Jones

Sunday 22 September  10-4pm £65.00 incl all materials & lunch

Printmaker Liz is back to help you create a panel which will finally be printed onto fabric and made into a lantern using a NeedCraft kit. Two skills in this one – lino cutting, printing and lampshade making.

 

FELTED BAG with Erika, Textile Arts

Tuesday 24 September 10-3pm £75 incl all materials & lunch

Join Erika as she will teach you how to create a bag with no seams – all created by wet felting. Erika brings a huge selection of wools to choose from but please let us know if there’s a particular colour combo you would like.

 

CHRISTMAS TREE DECS with Lynne Dare

Sunday 29 September 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials, lunch and pattern book

its never too early to start! Lynne has designed a series of decs and produced a book (incl in the course fee) so come and choose a theme and get creating – these look amazing on the tree.

LINO PRINTED CHRISTMAS CARDS & PAPER with Liz Jones

Sunday 6 October 10-3pm £49.95 incl all materials and lunch

Liz is here to help you create a lino cut which will then be used to print a selection of Christmas Cards and sheets of gift wrap. you will take the lino cut home and be able to print more – Liz will show you how you can without using a press.

pics to follow

SHED HANDCRAFTED KEEPSAKE BOOK

Monday 7 October 10-5pm £65.00 incl all materials & lunch

Susie returns to share her skills on creating a book from scratch – ideal for the gardener in your life as its shed shaped with handcrafted, upcycled papers & fabrics used as pages that can be customised to make pockets for seeds, photos etc.

NUNO  FELTED SCARF with Erika, Textile Arts

Tuesday 8 October 10-4pm £69.95 incl lunch and all materials

Join textile artist Erika and let your imagination loose as you create a piece of art you can wear or a wall hanging using silks, wool tops and chiffons to make a statement scarf, this can also be embellished with beads – if you like a bit of sparkle.

 

SHOULDER SLOUCH BAG with Hole House

Saturday 12 October 10-4pm £79.95 incl all bag bits and lunch.

Join Emma as she makes an old favourite  – the roomy shoulder slouch.

 

ULVESTON TOTE with JuJu Creations

Monday 14 October £79.95 ncl all bag bits and hardware

Just bring your chosen fabric and machine & Julie will guide you through how to make her bag – not suitable for beginners.

CRAFT CLUB (monthly event)

Thursday 17 October 12-3pm or 5.30-8.30pm

Come along for £2.50 add ons include cheese board £3.50, taster crafts from £3.50

HOW TO PAINT YOUR DOG with Sam Morris

Saturday 26 October 10-4.30pm £99.00 incl all materials & lunch

Join www.samantha-morris.com on her tour to create a cartoon image of your dog. Sam is organising this one so please book via her website.

 

HOW TO PAINT A COW with Sam Morris

Sunday 27 October 10-4.30pm £95.00 incl all materials & lunch

A visit to Sam’s page www.samantha-morris.com is well recommended to see more images of workshops in progress and their amazing results. She is also on social media – search Sam Morris Cow Art. Please book direct with Sam for this one.

WEAVE YOUR OWN TWEED with Jan Beadle

Wednesday 30 October 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials and lunch

Jan returns with the looms all dressed and ready to weave with a variety of yarns to choose from.

 

WHITE MOHAIR VINTAGE STYLE JOINTED RABBIT

Saturday 2-Sunday 3 November 10-4pm  £125.00

Susie is back to make this adorable hand stitched rabbit from mohair. Once made it is distressed to give a vintage look.

 

MR & MRS CHRISTMAS with Lynne Dare

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

PICS & DETAILS TO FOLLOW

 

CLASPED PURSE with Hole House

Tuesday 12 November 10-1pm £49.95 incl all bag bits and lunch

The popular clasped purse just got bigger and has grown a strap.

 

M&W TWILLS with Jan Beadle

Tuesday 19 November 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials

The looms are all dressed and ready to go to create these fantastic twills.

 

LUNCH WITH DAVID RYLAND

Tuesday 14 November 12-3pm £35

Come and enjoy our Christmas dinner with a twist; fizz on arrival, two course lunch with coffee then upstairs to join David for a festive demo of floral arrangements, finishes with coffee and warm mince pies.

 

CRAFT CLUB (monthly event)

Thursday 21 November 12-3pm or 5.30-8.30pm

Come along for £2.50 add ons include cheese board £3.50, taster crafts from £3.50

 

ANGEL TREE TOPPER with Lynne Dare

Sunday 24 November 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials and lunch

PICS & DETAILS TO FOLLOW

 

BOXY CLUTCH WITH ZIPPY INSERT with Hole House

Saturday 30 November 10-4pm £65.00

This versatile bag is ideal for all those Christmas outings.

 

CHRISTMAS FLORAL WORKSHOP with David Ryland

Thursday 12 December 10-2pm £55 incl all materials and lunch

Come and enjoy a demo by David in the morning, lunch then have a go at creating your own table arrangement or centrepiece.