Workshops

‏About our Workshops

As our workshops provided by fabulous tutors are growing increasingly popular and because we only take 6 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.

 

CRAFT CLUB

Thursday 15 March 12-4pm or 5.30-8.30pm £2.50

bring your own project and enjoy a cuppa & chat, add on £3.50 for a Cheese platter & £3.50 to try the featured craft

 

APPLIQUÉD LAMPSHADE with handmade designs by Sarah Louise

Saturday 17 March 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials and lunch

Sarah has scaled down her popular cushion patterns to allow it to be appliquéd onto a panel then made into a lampshade – learn two skills in one workshop! Choose from moon gazing hare or pheasant

 

2 day TOTE WITH FEET, REINFORCED BOTTOM & RECESSED ZIP FASTENING with Hole House

sunday 18-Monday 19 March 10-4pm £145 incl all bag hardware and lunches

Emma joins us for this classic but with a few extras – feet and a reinforced bottom and a recessed zip fastening.

You will need to bring your machine and chosen fabric, this is not suitable for total beginners.

 

2 Day BECOME A WEAVER or SHIBORI with Jan Beadle

Tuesday  20 & Wednesday 21 March  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.

 

WATERCOLOURS & ACRYLICS with Julia Barclay

Thursday 22 March 6-9pm £35 incl supper 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, etc – Julia will share her knowledge and tips, below are examples of her work – you will experiment on various papers of varying sizes and canvases.

 

EASTER THEMED RAG WREATH

Saturday 24 March 1-4pm £25 incl all materials & cream scones

 

FUN WITH TEXTILES – animal heads choose Highland Cow, unicorn or hare

Sunday 25 March 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.

 

TWO DAY WORKSHOP SIMPLE CHAIR UPHOLSTERY  with Upholstery by Maud & Muster

Tuesday 27 – Wednesday 28 March  10-4pm £150

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. There are two tutors present on this one – Paula & Maud.

TOTE BAG – with Hole House

Sunday 8 April 10-4pm £79.95 incl all bag bits and lunch

we slotted this extra one in due to demand –

 

THE SHOULDER SLOUCH BAG – with Hole House

Saturday 14 April 10-4pm £79.95 incl all bag hardware & lunch

Bring along your machine and chosen fabric and Emma will share her own pattern with you to create this v practical & eye catching bag

 

MACHINE EMBROIDERY with Delicate Stitches

Sunday 15 April 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials and 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.

You will need your sewing machine, a free motion/darning foot and know how to drop the feed dogs.

 

WILLOW OBELISKS  with Jane Bradley

Wednesday 18 April 10-4pm £65 incl all materials, use of tools & lunch

jane returns for this hugely popular workshop – just in time for you to use in the garden for sweet peas, beans, clematis or maybe just as a feature.

 

CRAFT CLUB

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

bring your own project and enjoy a cuppa & chat, add on £3.50 for a Cheese platter & £3.50 to try the featured craft

APPLIQUÉ CUSHION with Handmade designs by Sarah Louise

Saturday 21 April  10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials & lunch

come and make an eye catching cushion of either an owl, hare, pheasant or Labrador- choose your materials from our stash or feel free to bring your own. Sewing machine is required for this and ability to wind bobbin, thread and change stitch size.

TRANSFORMATION BY CHALK PAINT – with Paula from Muster

Sunday 22 April 10-3pm incl lunch & all paints, finishes and equipment

This will be our third workshop for painting with Frenchic Paint – the results are always amazing – learn how to prep, paint and finish your chosen piece – a chair, small table, chest, etc if you fancy totally reworking your piece you can combine with tomorrow’s workshop to upholster – a discount of 10% if both booked together. Paula also demonstrates metallic finishes, stencils and different methods.

 

2 DAY – WEAVE YOUR OWN TWEED THEN MAKE A BAG with Jan Beadle & Hole House

Wed 25- thurs 26 April  or Friday 27-Saturday 28 April 10-4pm, 10-2pm £125 incl all materials & lunches

Very excited about this one, we’ve been working towards it for a year. Day one is spent weaving your tweed then day two making it into a delightful wooden Handled clutch bag.

 

KEEPSAKE BEAR with Monkey Tales

Sunday 29 April 10-4pm £59.95 incl all bear bits and lunch

This is one of our popular ones – a jointed teddy that can be made from any fabric dear to you – baby clothes, fabric from a missed one or just some rather nice fabric that needs using.

 

MACHINE EMBROIDERY with Delicate Stitches

Wednesday 2 May 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials and 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.

You will need your sewing machine, a free motion/darning foot and know how to drop the feed dogs.

 

WEAVE YOUR OWN TARTAN with Jan Beadle

Thursday 3 May 10-4pm £55 incl all materials & lunch

Jan is back for the third time in one week for a Tartan Weaving Workshop – think muted colours and patterns rather than the red Tam’ Shanter novelty hats!

 

2 day ADVANCED CHALK PAINTING TECHNIQUES with Muster, Penrith

Tuesday 8 -Wednesday 9 May £150 incl all Paint, finishes & lunches

Using Frenchic Paint Paula will show you all the finishes you can achieve- forget the two coat distressed look covered in the one day workshop – these effects require many coats, sanding & waxing – bohemian, ethnic, layering and heavy distressing are a few techniques you can do, but feel free to pop over to Frenchic’s FB page (you don’t need a FB account to view business pages – just google) to see pics of what can be achieved.

Bring your chosen object in – let us know what it is and Paula will confirm and finishes/colours can be selected.

 

TOTE BAG with Hole House

Saturday 12 May 10-4pm £79.95 incl all bag hardware & lunch

This one is one of my favourites – the classic tote bag with coloured leather handles – this can be as bold as you dare! Bring your chosen fabrics & machine and prepare for a day of stitching!

 

LEARN TO MAKE A ROMAN BLIND with Sew it Seams

Sunday 13 May 10-4pm £59.95

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

 

CRAFT CLUB

Thursday 17 May 12-1pm or 5.30-8.30pm £2.50

bring your own project and enjoy a cuppa & chat, add on £3.50 for a Cheese platter & £3.50 to try the featured craft

 

CURTAIN MASTERCLASS with Sew it Seams

Saturday 19 May 10-4pm £65 incl all materials to make sample curtains, printed instructions and lunch

Learn how to cut fabric easily including patten matching and joining fabric. You will make one small sample pair of curtains. One curtain will be all machine stitched including pinch pleat heading tape the other will be hand sewn in and buckram heading tape used.

 

BOXY CLUTCH with Hole House

Sunday 20 May 10-1pm £45 incl Bag frame and lunch

This hard shelled clutch bag requires no sewing – just pattern positioning & gluing!

it is great for summer nights out or covered in matching fabrics for wedding guests or bridesmaids.

 

MINI QUILTS with Jane Clark Textiles

Monday 21 May 10-4pm & Wednesday 10 October £59.95 incl lunch & all materials

Join Jane and she will share her passion for textiles and knowledge and you will create a lovely quilted wall hanging using Jane’s fantastic stash of Quilting weight cottons and choice of designs.

 

SILVER JEWELLERY

Saturday 9 June Or Sunday 10 June  20-4pm £75 includes all materials, use of tools and lunch

Enjoy a day learning about silver jewellery making, the history of silver and the guilds & Assay Offices. You will work with a sheet of silver to create a ring inset with a stone or a 3D pendant.  You will cut, shape, solder, file, polish to create an unique piece of jewellery.

 

2 DAY BASKET WEAVING with Jane Bradley

12-13 June 10-4pm £145

The Talented & award winning Jane returns for a two day masterclass into how to create a basket with a handle – the design is upto you, trug, shopping basket or make a taller one with integrated handles suitable for logs.

 

MIXED MEDIA with Jane Clark Textiles

monday 18 June 10-4pm £59.95 incl lunch and all materials.

join Jane and explore the different textures and layering effects to create a unique piece – you may use our materials or bring your own such as a selection of materials from a holiday, wedding, christening or those belonging to someone dear.

 

CRAFT CLUB

Thursday 21 June 12-1pm or 5.30-8.30pm £2.50

bring your own project and enjoy a cuppa & chat, add on £3.50 for a Cheese platter & £3.50 to try the featured craft

 

FELTING FUN

saturday 23 June 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials and lunch

join me for a days messing around with wool – try a bit of wet felting, needlefelting, create a picture or a 3D piece such as a bird. A great chance to try out a variety of techniques and imagination.

 

FABRIC PICTURE – with Delicate Stitches

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

Textile artist Helen will help you create a picture made from fabric, think patchwork landscape with hand embellishing, maybe machine embroidery and general textile fun!

 

SWING CAPE with Carole McPhillips

Saturday 30 June 10-3pm £65 incl lunch & pattern

Bring your chosen fabric & sewing machine and learn how to make a pattern for this stylish wrap – a great cover up for summer evenings or make in a thicker wool for autumn.

 

3 DAY SUMMER SCHOOL – With Jan Beadle

Tuesday 31 July – Thursday 2 August £175 incl all materials & lunches 10-4pm each day

learn how to create many patterns incl pinwheels and mini houndstooth on 4 & 8 shaft looms

 

MIXED MEDIA with Jane Clark Textiles

Wednesday 5 September 10-4pm £59.95 incl lunch and all materials.

join Jane and explore the different textures and layering effects to create a unique piece – you may use our materials or bring your own such as a selection of materials from a holiday, wedding, christening or those belonging to someone dear.

 

HUCK LACE WEAVING with Jan Beadle

Thursday 6 September 10-4pm £55 incl all materials and lunch

Using a 4 shaft loom, this technique creates warp and weft floats that once off the loom wriggle into a lace effect. We’ll be combining silk and lambswool on this workshop to create a truly luxurious scarf

 

CURTAIN MASTERCLASS with Sew it Seams

Saturday 8 September 10-4pm £65 incl all materials to make sample curtains, printed instructions and lunch

Learn how to cut fabric easily including patten matching and joining fabric. You will make one small sample pair of curtains. One curtain will be all machine stitched including pinch pleat heading tape the other will be hand sewn in and buckram heading tape used.

 

LEATHER HANDLED MESSENGER BAG with Hole House

Sunday  9 September 10-4pm £85 incl all bag bits & lunch

join emma for this new take on an old favourite- funky coloured leather straps transform this into a statement piece.

 

APPLIQUÉ CUSHION with Handmade designs by Sarah Louise

Monday 10 September  10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials & lunch

come and make an eye catching cushion of either an owl, hare, pheasant or Labrador- choose your materials from our stash or feel free to bring your own. Sewing machine is required for this and ability to wind bobbin, thread and change stitch size.

 

MACHINE EMBROIDERY with Delicate Stitches

Wednesday 12 September 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials and 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. there’s a variety of patterns to choose or you can create your own.

You will need your sewing machine, a free motion/darning foot and know how to drop the feed dogs.

 

WILLOW BEASTIE with Jane Bradley

wednesday 19 September 10-4pm £65 incl all materials & lunch

last year’s was amazing – we had pigs, dog, sheep  and a hare – jane is a fantastic tutor – you learn how to create a creature, the design and structure rather than just follow step by step instructions- the result is that a range of creatures can be made and they all have their own personalities.

2 day TOTE WITH FEET, REINFORCED BOTTOM & RECESSED ZIP FASTENING with Hole House

Saturday 29-Sunday 30 September  10-4pm £145 incl all bag hardware and lunches

Emma joins us for this classic but with a few extras – feet and a reinforced bottom and a recessed zip fastening.

You will need to bring your machine and chosen fabric, this is not suitable for total beginners.

 

TEXTILE BANNER with Delicate Stitches

wednesday 3 October 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials and lunch

create a lovely wall hanging using layering of fabrics, hand appliqué,  hand/machine embroidery and embellishment.

 

2 DAY – WEAVE YOUR OWN TWEED THEN MAKE A BAG with Jan Beadle & Hole House

Friday 5 – Saturday 6 October  10-4pm, 10-2pm £125 incl all materials & lunches

Very excited about this one, we’ve been working towards it for a year. Day one is spent weaving your tweed then day two making it into a delightful wooden Handled clutch bag.

 

MINI QUILTS with Jane Clark Textiles

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

Join Jane and she will share her passion for textiles and knowledge and you will create a lovely quilted wall hanging using Jane’s fantastic stash of Quilting weight cottons.

 

CLUTCH BAG with Hole House

Sunday 14 October 10-2pm £45 incl all bag bits and lunch

join Emma to make this fantastic wooden framed clutch bag, bring your own fabrics and sewing machine, Emma will supply the rest.

 

WEAVE YOUR OWN TARTAN with Jan Beadle

Tuesday 16 October  10-4pm £55 incl all materials & lunch

Jan is back for the third time in one week for a Tartan Weaving Workshop – think muted colours and patterns rather than the red Tam’ Shanter novelty hats!

BOXY CLUTCH WITH INTERNAL ZIPPY THING – with Hole House

sunday 18 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.

 

DOUBLE WEAVES with Jan Beadle

wednesday 21 November 10-4pm £55 incl all materials and lunch