Workshops

**** How Covid 19 affects this business – we have undertaken risk assessments and are confident in our actions and those of our customers to behave sensibly and be mindful of others and their own actions. Workshops take place in the spacious Bennett Room with plenty of space for social distancing and sanitiser a plenty – we follow government guidelines & implement any changes as required  ****

All Craft workshops booked and craft items bought in our shop directly support Right2Work, part of The Oaklea Trust Charity with their valuable work in local communities.  All our tutors are local to the area and are happy to share their knowledge with you throughout the day.

Here are details of our current workshops,  if you would like more pics/information then please use the contact form or email jane.farkins@right2work.org.uk . To book please pop over to the http://www.theedenworkshop.co.uk/event-tickets – our cancellation policy is there too.  You can book by phoning/messaging us too, we will reply as soon as we can but can’t guarantee places will still available at that time.

As our workshops provided by fabulous tutors are growing increasingly popular, and because we only take a max of  7 on most workshops for so there is plenty of space to work and adequate tutor time for each attendee,  some 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 – suited to visiting groups such as WI’s so please get intouch to discuss further.

KNIT, STITCH & NATTER on the sofa’s in The Hub Cafe

Thursdays – 10-12pm – self led group just bring your current small project and refreshments can be purchased from the cafe.

INTRODUCTION TO WEAVING – exploring colour and texture with Jan Beadle

Tuesday 18 May 10-4pm in The Bennett Room £65 including all materials and lunch.

This is a lovely introduction if you are new to weaving and considering buying a loom or if you have a loom and would like to experiment with a range of colours, textures and patterns under Jan’s watchful eye. The table top Ashford 4 shafts loom are warped up ready to go & Jan is an amazing teacher and will share tips and demos with you during the day – you will weave a scarf length over the day.

MAKE A LAMPSHADE with Jane Farkins

Saturday 22 May or Tuesday 20 July 11 – 1pm in The Bennett Room includes refreshments, lampshade kit and light lunch.

Bring your own fabric to create a bespoke 25cm drum lampshade – if you have an old base bring it in and transform it using chalk paints (£5 extra cost). You can create a flourish and add feathers or just leave plain. We have a selection of vintage tweeds in the shop which are large enough to make a lampshade and coordinating applique cushion.

HEART RAG WREATH with Jane Farkins

Tuesday 25 May  10-1pm £35 in The Bennett Room including refreshments, all materials and a light lunch.

Relax making a lovely full heart shaped rag wreath full of colour & texture – we have a great selection of fabrics but please feel free to bring any bits you wish to incorporate – it can be used as a lovely keepsake.  This is a lovely easy workshop with plenty of opportunity to chat – so why not bring a friend?

BREAD MAKING WORKSHOP with Patrizia

Wednesday 26 May 11-3pm in The Bennett Room £55 incl all materials, refreshments and lunch

Join our Kitchen Supervisor Patrizia to learn the secrets of good bread making – you will learn a basic pizza dough, our Hub Loaf recipe and a sweet dough

CRAFT & WELLBEING with Jane Farkins

Wednesday 26 May 1-3pm £20 including refreshments, soup and our popular Hub bread.

Our new monthly (the last Wednesday of the month) craft and wellbeing group. There will be a selection of materials and crafts to try out – this is not a tutored workshop – guidance will be given but the emphasis is on mental wellbeing through chat, switching off for a couple of hours for some valuable me time with other like minded people, to relax, craft & inspire each other along with a wholesome soup to nourish the body.

KIDS PIZZA WORKSHOP with Patrizia & Jane

Tuesday 2 June 10.30-12pm £15 in the Bennett Room includes refreshments and all materials and ingredients.

PICS TO FOLLOW

Bring your little chef along and we will decorate a pizza box and chef’s hat and make the dough, knead and shape then add the toppings of your choice. Lunch will be made – just take home to cook. you will need to stay with your child.

DROP IN CRAFTERNOON with Jane Farkins

Thursday 3 June 1-3pm 

There will be a selection of crafts for you to try – suitable for all ages, why not make a day of it –  there is a lovely walk along the river next door to us and a play area.

LINO PRINTING with Liz Jones 

Saturday 5 June or Sunday 1 August or  Saturday 6 November 10am – 2pm in The Bennett Room £59 incl all refreshments, materials & lunch

Liz, is part of EVAN a local artistic network, is a talented lino & screen printer based in the Eden Valley she regularly exhibits locally. On this workshop you will be given the size of block prior to attending so you can get together some ideas – maybe a rough sketch, a photo or picture. On the day you will have a practice carving using the various tools then you will transfer your image to a block, carve and print in a choice of colours using professional inks and the printers press. This workshop is ideal for total beginners and those wishing to hone their skills, you can expect to go home not only with your block to create more at home but also with a few prints that you can frame and keep or give as a unique handmade by you with love gift.

MAKE A HIGHLAND COW HEAD with Jane Farkins

Tuesday 8 June 10-4pm £59.95 in the Bennett Room including refreshments, all materials and lunch.

You will need your sewing machine for this one or please advise when booking if you would like to use one of ours.  we have a great selection of fabrics and wools so you can make a traditional coloured beastie or make a whimsical one.  It is suitable for beginners as the sewing method is very forgiving.  Once finished the head will be mounted on a piece of driftwood or reclaimed wood ready for hanging when you return home.

PORCELAIN SPOON with Gwen Bainbridge

Wednesday 9 June 10-1pm £59 in The Bennett Room including soup to start, refreshments, all materials and cream scones to finish.

Suitable for complete beginners or those wishing to experiment – Porcelain has a great capacity to show fabulous detail, so you really will surprise yourself at how effective the techniques will be in helping you achieve a beautiful spoon c13cm or the option to upgrade to c20cm.

By following Gwen’s very clear demonstrations throughout, you will be lead through a series of techniques, step by step, to create a spoon, using lace for intricate and delicate textural marks, alongside decoration variations including impressing, sprigging, carving and piercing.

Finally you’ll be shown how to clean up the edges of your piece to give it a really professional finish. Your spoon will then be taken away, to be fired in Gwen’s kiln. To give it the real ‘Gwen Bainbridge’ finish, the spoons will need to be fired 3 times. This includes a lustre firing, that Gwen will do for you, to embellish and enhance your spoon, before they will be ready for collection either from The Hub or Gwen’s studio at Brougham Hall.

SILVER SPINNER RING with Amanda Hunter

Saturday 12 June 10-4pm £95 including refreshments, all materials and lunch

We are thrilled to have Amanda back with us – I never fail to be amazed at how a group with no prior experience of silver working can turn the flat sterling silver strips into the most unique & beautiful rings – Amanda is an amazing tutor. You will design, measure & cut, emboss, solder, hammer, file, anneal and finish your own sterling silver ring.

BECOME A WEAVER with Jan Beadle

Tuesday 15  – Wednesday 16 June 10-4pm £130 incl all materials, refreshments and lunch

This popular two day workshop with Jan is designed to teach you how to warp up or dress your loom on the first day before moving on to experimenting with colour, texture and pattern on the second day. It is aimed at both those who have bought looms and would like to learn to warp up or those thinking of buying. Jan will have the warps prepared but will explain how you prepare a warp using a warping board. if you have an Ashford table top four or eight shaft loom or similar and you would like to bring it please check direct with Jan that it is suitable.

SATCHEL BAG with Hole House

Saturday 19 June 10-4pm in the Bennett Room £85 incl all bag bits, refreshments and lunch – just bring your chosen fabric.

Join our favourite bag designer Emma – this is a another new pattern.  You will make a bag similar to one in the picture – though the fabric strap will be a high quality coloured webbing type – with an option to upgrade to coloured leather if the quality is good when it arrives in the new year.  You do need a sewing machine and sewing kit for this one and be competent in using a machine – this is not recommended for beginners. You also need to bring your chosen outer fabric and lining – We do stock a range of vintage tweeds in our shop so please message if you are looking for a particular colour or would like me to send pictures of what we have instock.

LUNCH & FLORAL ART DEMO with David Ryland

Tuesday 22 June 12-4pm £35 including welcome glass of fizz & lunch.

Be welcomed by a glass of fizz, enjoy a leisurely luxurious lunch then make your way upstairs to enjoy a floral art demo from David Ryland – David is an international floral demonstrator and judge – as he arranges upto five displays he will keep you regale you with many a humorous tale. After the demo there will be a chance to purchase the arrangements then it will be back downstairs for tea and cream scones along with a browse of our craft & gift shop. If coming with friends we will seat you together to eat.

INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE EMBROIDERY with Delicate Stitches

Wednesday 23 June 10-4pm in The Bennett Room 10-4pm £65 including refreshments, all materials and lunch

Helen Walsh of Delicate Stitches joins us for an introduction into the amazing art of Machine Embroidery – with or without a bit of applique. You do need your sewing machine and free motion or darning foot and also know how to drop the feed dogs or have a darning plate to cover them – 9please try & fit it prior to arriving). The first part of the day is spent experimenting  – you will find you can draw and write with your machine. Then templates are chosen – Helen has a keen interest in birds but as a talented artist she can help you create your own template – just let us know beforehand and bring a photograph.

FABRIC PORTRAIT with Boo and The Noodle

Saturday 26 June 10-4pm £65 including refreshments, all materials and lunch

Join Jenny to recreate a family portrait in felt and fabric – just bring a photo/s of those who you want to immortalise and rummage through our stash of fabrics – you will need a sewing machine for this one and your sewing kit – scissors, pins, thread, etc all interfacings and frame will be provided – if the clothes in the photo you have have been outgrown – you could bring a snipet to use in the fabric portrait.

MAKE A PAIR OF POTTERY SHEEP with Pinfold Pottery

Tuesday 29 June 1-4pm in The Bennett Room £58 including soup to start, all materials and a cream scones to finish.

Claire returns for this popular tactile workshop to make a pair of sheep. Working step by step with Claire and the clay you will mould the body before adding legs and a head. The finished sheep will need to be dried and fired then glazed and fired again – You will choose the colour you wish your sheep to be glazed and Claire will finish them off – they will be ready to collect from The Hub or Claire’s studio a few weeks after the workshop.

CRAFT & WELLBEING with Jane Farkins

Wednesday 30 June 1-3pm £20 including refreshments, soup and our popular Hub bread.

Our new monthly (the last Wednesday of the month) craft and wellbeing group. There will be a selection of materials and crafts to try out – this is not a tutored workshop – guidance will be given but the emphasis is on mental wellbeing through chat, switching off for a couple of hours for some valuable me time with other like minded people, to relax, craft & inspire each other along with a wholesome soup to nourish the body.

NEEDLEFELTED HARES with Archie’s Attic

Saturday 3 July in The Bennett Room 10-4pm £75 includes refreshments, all materials and lunch

Join the hugely talented Belinda as she returns to us,  to make one of these characterful hares  – starting with a metal form so the finished hare is positionable you will start with the wire form and carefully build up the layers and see your hare take on it’s own personality. Belinda provides a selection of props for you to finish off your hare, though please feel free to bring anything you wish to use.

SCONE MASTERCLASS with Patrizia

Wednesday 6 July 1-3.30pm £35 includes all ingredients and will finish with cream scones.

Join Patrizia for an afternoon’s scone masterclass – if you enjoy the scones in the cafe you can now learn our secrets – she will show you our method and share recipes for both our sweet and savoury scones.  At the end you will be able to sample your work and then take the rest home to share.

“PAINT” WITH WOOL – NEEDLEFELT HERDWICK RAM PORTRAIT with Jane Makes

Wednesday 7 July or Wednesday 8 September 10-2.30pm £59 incl all materials, refreshments and lunch.

Learn how to “paint with wool” using needlefelt techniques you will use real wool fibres to create your picture on a hessian background. Suitable for beginners and no drawing skill involved – it’s all there ready for you. The tools used will be yours to keep and Jane will share her love & knowledge of felting as the day progresses.

NEEDLEFELTED FOXY GENT with Archie’s Attic

Tuesday 13 July 10-4pm in The Bennett Room £75.00 incl all materials, refreshments & lunch

Join the hugely talented Belinda to make one of these foxy gents or ladies – starting with a metal form so the finished fox is positionable you will start with the wire form and carefully build up the layers and see your fox take on it’s own personality. Belinda provides a selection of props for you to finish off your fox.  

PORCELAIN UTENSIL POT OR VASE with Gwen Bainbridge Ceramics

Wednesday 14 July 10-4pm in The Bennett Room £85 includes refreshments, all materials and lunch.

Ever fancied making your very own Utensil Holder (c18cm) for your kitchen or you could use as a vase if you don’t put holes in the bottom! Well, this workshop could be the one for you.

By following Gwen’s very clear demonstrations throughout, you will be lead through a series of techniques, step by step, to create your own Utensil Holder. Make up your own design, and create it using a variety of techniques that get really effective results that will wow your friends.

Finally you’ll be shown how to give it a really professional finish. Your Holder will then be taken away, to be fired in Gwen’s kiln. To give it the real ‘Gwen Bainbridge’ finish, the Holders will need to be fired 3 times. This includes a lustre firing, that Gwen will do for you, to embellish and enhance, before they will be ready for collection either from The Hub or Gwen’s studio at Brougham Hall.

MAKE A LAMPSHADE with Jane Farkins

Tuesday 20 July 11 – 1pm in The Bennett Room includes refreshments, lampshade kit and light lunch.

Bring your own fabric to create a bespoke 25cm drum lampshade – if you have an old base bring it in and transform it using chalk paints (£5 extra cost). You can create a flourish and add feathers or just leave plain. We have a selection of vintage tweeds in the shop which are large enough to make a lampshade and coordinating applique cushion.

CRAFT & WELLBEING with Jane Farkins

Wednesday 28 July 1-3pm £20 including refreshments, soup and our popular Hub bread.

Our new monthly (the last Wednesday of the month) craft and wellbeing group. There will be a selection of materials and crafts to try out – this is not a tutored workshop – guidance will be given but the emphasis is on mental wellbeing through chat, switching off for a couple of hours for some valuable me time with other like minded people, to relax, craft & inspire each other along with a wholesome soup to nourish the body.

LINO PRINTING with Liz Jones 

Sunday 1 August or  Saturday 6 November 10am – 2pm in The Bennett Room £59 incl all refreshments, materials & lunch

Liz, is part of EVAN a local artistic network, is a talented lino & screen printer based in the Eden Valley she regularly exhibits locally. On this workshop you will be given the size of block prior to attending so you can get together some ideas – maybe a rough sketch, a photo or picture. On the day you will have a practice carving using the various tools then you will transfer your image to a block, carve and print in a choice of colours using professional inks and the printers press. This workshop is ideal for total beginners and those wishing to hone their skills, you can expect to go home not only with your block to create more at home but also with a few prints that you can frame and keep or give as a unique handmade by you with love gift.

SOAP MAKING with Begin with Nature

Tuesday 3 August or Tuesday 19 October £55 incl all materials, refreshments and lunch

 

Join Sandra to learn how to make your own soaps and the role that essential oils can play in making up a soap to suit you.  This is a technique workshop where you will learn how to safely make soaps at home, on the day you will create your own soap with natural ingredients using the essential oils for scent as well as vegetable and herb powders to colour and dried flowers and herbs for decoration. Everyone will make A 1lb block of soap will can be sliced and upto three mini soaps

 

 

 

KEEPSAKE MEMORY BEAR with Monkey Tales

Saturday 7 August 10-4pm £65 in The Bennett Room includes refreshments, lunch and all bear bits – just bring your treasured fabric/cloth

Join Anne and her assistant Fargo for a lovely day making memories – the bears are lovely keepsakes – I’ve made one – he lives at The Hub (I admit I made mine from different coloured Harris Tweed as I’m such a bad mother I never kept any baby clothes!) so see, you can make from anything including your granny’s curtains or other half’s sports kit – just stay away from shiny materials.  You do need a sewing machine for this (and basic knowledge of how to thread and use it) and your sewing kit – thread, scissors, pins etc Anne will provide all the interfacings and bear bits.

TREATS FOR YOUR PIC NIC with Patrizia

Tuesday 10 August 11-3pm £55 incl all ingredients and lunch

details to follow

SILVER SPINNER OR STONE SET RING with Amanda Hunter

Wednesday 18 August 10-4pm £95 including refreshments, all materials and lunch

We are thrilled to have Amanda back with us – I never fail to be amazed at how a group with no prior experience of silver working can turn the flat sterling silver strips into the most unique & beautiful rings – Amanda is an amazing tutor. You will design, measure & cut, emboss, solder, hammer, file, anneal and finish your own sterling silver ring.

FELT YOUR PET PORTRAIT with Jane Bardgett

Tuesday 24 August or Wednesday 17 November 10-4pm £75 incl refreshments, lunch and all materials

Jane does our Herdwick Portraits too, whilst the Herdwick is suitable for complete beginners this one requires you to have had experience of needlefelting before, ideal if you have done a herdwick with Jane. Bring in a photo of your pet and it will be transferred onto the fabric then you will start to add colour and texture under Jane’s expert tutition.

CRAFT & WELLBEING with Jane Farkins

Wednesday 25 August 1-3pm £20 including refreshments, soup and our popular Hub bread.

Our new monthly (the last Wednesday of the month) craft and wellbeing group. There will be a selection of materials and crafts to try out – this is not a tutored workshop – guidance will be given but the emphasis is on mental wellbeing through chat, switching off for a couple of hours for some valuable me time with other like minded people, to relax, craft & inspire each other along with a wholesome soup to nourish the body.

GET STARTED WITH A SEWING MACHINE with Lake & Fells Workshop Retreats’ Lucy

Saturday 4 September 10-4pm in the Bennett Room £75 incl all materials, refreshments and lunch.

Join Lucy (her other half Liam is our Ministry of Upholstery trained tutor here in May for a foot stool workshop) – she is also to be found in Just Sew in Penrith so if you come along and develop a need to create a fabric stash you might be seeing a lot of her!

This is aimed at those who would like to get started with their sewing machine, those returning to sewing who have bought a new machine and are feeling a bit overwhelmed or those interested in getting a sewing machine but wanting to try one out – Lucy has a bank of four Janome new sewing machines which she can bring if you are wanting to try out a machine before you buy – please let us know prior to the workshop

You will cover all the basics, threading up, different stitches, stitch length & tension, etc. once you are confident there will be a couple of projects for you to make – a buttoned envelop cushion cover and a zipped pouch – or slight variations of each.  A sewing kit is advantageous – sharp fabric scissors, pins/quilting clips are a good start. If you don’t make both the material and instructions are yours to take home.

BREAD MAKING WORKSHOP with Patrizia

Tuesday 7 September 11-3pm in The Bennett Room £55 incl all materials, refreshments and lunch

Join our Kitchen Supervisor Patrizia to learn the secrets of good bread making – you will learn a basic pizza dough, our Hub Loaf recipe and a sweet dough

“PAINT” WITH WOOL – NEEDLEFELT HERDWICK RAM PORTRAIT with Jane Makes

Wednesday 8 September 10-2.30pm £59 incl all materials, refreshments and lunch.

Learn how to “paint with wool” using needlefelt techniques you will use real wool fibres to create your picture on a hessian background. Suitable for beginners and no drawing skill involved – it’s all there ready for you. The tools used will be yours to keep and Jane will share her love & knowledge of felting as the day progresses.

LEARN TO MAKE A ROMAN BLIND with Sew it Seams, Penrith

Saturday 18 September 10-3pm £65 in The Bennett Room  including refreshments, all materials and lunch.

this is a lovely example of Pam’s work ready to be hung – great pattern matching!

Pam will guide you through how to measure a window and where to place the blind and work out the dimensions of the blind. She shows you different methods of making, lining and finishing your blind and where to source supplies. Notes will be sent out prior to the workshop for you to measure a window if you have one in mind and at the end Pam will help you work out dimensions. A small sample blind is made on the workshop that will act as an aide memoir when you come to make more at home.

DRIFTWOOD WREATH with Jane Farkins

Tuesday 21 September 10-1pm £35 incl all materials and a light lunch.

Make a round or heart shaped wreath from beach finds – use ours or feel free to bring any special finds that you would like to include. Bring a flat tray or large box to take your wreath home the glue with take 12 hours to cure.

MAKE TWO PAIRS OF SILVER EARRINGS with Amanda Hunter

Wednesday 22 September 10-4pm £95 incl all materials and lunch.

If you have made a ring with us you may want to add a couple of pairs of earrings to your collection. Make a pair of studs and a pair of sleepers – all silver is included but please bring any stones you wish to set. As per the ring you will design, cut, emboss, solder, stone set, anneal, file & finish your unique earrings.

AUTUMN WREATH with Jane Farkins

Tuesday 28 September 11-1pm £35 incl all materials and a light lunch.

create a colourful wreath using silk and dried leaves, berries and cones – the finished wreath is suitable for hanging on a sheltered external door or wall.

CRAFT & WELLBEING with Jane Farkins

Wednesday 29 September 1-3pm £20 including refreshments, soup and our popular Hub bread.

Our new monthly (the last Wednesday of the month) craft and wellbeing group. There will be a selection of materials and crafts to try out – this is not a tutored workshop – guidance will be given but the emphasis is on mental wellbeing through chat, switching off for a couple of hours for some valuable me time with other like minded people, to relax, craft & inspire each other along with a wholesome soup to nourish the body.

CURTAIN MASTERCLASS with Sew it Seams, Penrith.

Saturday 2 October  10-3pm £65 including refreshments, all materials and lunch.

an example of Pam’s talents – curtains for a unusual shaped window

The talented Pam returns to share her knowledge of curtains – this is a technique workshop so you will make a sample sized pair of curtains using different techniques which along with printed instructions and your notes taken on the day will serve as an aide memoir.  Pam will cover how to measure for curtains, how to get the most out of your fabric, different linings and tapes to use, weights and how to hang professionally. You will need a sewing machine for this workshop.

4 WEEK INTRO TO DRESS MAKING WORKSHOP with Jane Makes

Wednesdays 6, 13, 20 & 27 October 10-1pm – with the option to stay and stitch until 3pm £150 includes refreshments but not lunches .

Throughout the sessions with Jane – you will choose a simple pattern & fabric to bring and construct over the sessions. You will learn about different fabric properties and uses, how to correctly measure yourself, cut, read & layout a pattern, finishing edges – use of an overlocker, different seams and when to use, darts, hems – you do need a sewing machine and your sewing kit for this one which is suitable for complete beginners to those wishing to improve their skills. Please ask for a breakdown of what’s covered in each session, help choosing pattern and fabrics can be given prior to workshop.

SOAP MAKING with Begin with Nature

Tuesday 19 October £55 incl all materials, refreshments and lunch

 

Join Sandra to learn how to make your own soaps and the role that essential oils can play in making up a soap to suit you.  This is a technique workshop where you will learn how to safely make soaps at home, on the day you will create your own soap with natural ingredients using the essential oils for scent as well as vegetable and herb powders to colour and dried flowers and herbs for decoration. Everyone will make A 1lb block of soap will can be sliced and upto three mini soaps

CRAFT & WELLBEING with Jane Farkins

Wednesday 26 October 1-3pm £20 including refreshments, soup and our popular Hub bread.

Our new monthly (the last Wednesday of the month) craft and wellbeing group. There will be a selection of materials and crafts to try out – this is not a tutored workshop – guidance will be given but the emphasis is on mental wellbeing through chat, switching off for a couple of hours for some valuable me time with other like minded people, to relax, craft & inspire each other along with a wholesome soup to nourish the body.

LUNCH & CHRISTMAS FLORAL ART DEMO with David Ryland

Tuesday 2 November 12-4pm £35

details to follow

PORCELAIN CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS -with Gwen Bainbridge

Wednesday 3 November 11-1pm £59 incl all materials and lunch

Gwen returns to help you create some lasting keepsakes that can hang on your tree or choose a non christmas theme and they could hang off cupboard doors or a twig tree – depending on size you can expect to make upto three large decs. Gwen will take them away to be glazed and fired and they can be collected in a few weeks from us or her studio at Brougham Hall.

LINO PRINTING with Liz Jones 

Saturday 6 November 10am – 2pm in The Bennett Room £59 incl all refreshments, materials & lunch

This one will have a Christmas spin – you can print your design onto some cards & wrapping paper –  Liz, is part of EVAN a local artistic network, is a talented lino & screen printer based in the Eden Valley she regularly exhibits locally. On this workshop you will be given the size of block prior to attending so you can get together some ideas – maybe a rough sketch, a photo or picture. On the day you will have a practice carving using the various tools then you will transfer your image to a block, carve and print in a choice of colours using professional inks and the printers press. This workshop is ideal for total beginners and those wishing to hone their skills, you can expect to go home not only with your block to create more at home but also with a few prints that you can frame and keep or give as a unique handmade by you with love gift.

MAKE AN UPHOLSTERED STOOL with Liam from Lakes & Fells Workshop Retreats

Tuesday 9 & Wednesday 10 November 10-4pm £160 including refreshments, stool parts and lunches

Join Ministry of Upholstery trained Liam and learn how to create a stool from scratch – you will web the frame, add foam and a fire retardant protector then your fabric – choose to add some buttoning and choose your legs – footstool legs are included but if you want to upgrade to longer dressing table legs this is an extra £15. The legs can be finished in a variety of colours. The use of the tools are included these include compressed air staple guns as well as hand ones – suitable for beginners.

FELT YOUR PET PORTRAIT with Jane Bardgett

Wednesday 17 November 10-4pm £75 incl refreshments, lunch and all materials

Jane does our Herdwick Portraits too, whilst the Herdwick is suitable for complete beginners this one requires you to have had experience of needlefelting before, ideal if you have done a herdwick with Jane. Bring in a photo of your pet and it will be transferred onto the fabric then you will start to add colour and texture under Jane’s expert tutition.

SILVER BANGLE with Amanda Hunter

Saturday 20 November 10-4pm £125 incl all silver and lunch

Amanda returns after our ring and earring making sessions to finish your collection with a bangle. you will design, measure, cut the sterling, saw any embellishments, emboss, stone set, solder, anneal, file and finish your bangle. If you wish to set a stone please bring with you on the day.

More Christmas ones to be added!!