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. 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.

 

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 PAIR OF POTTERY SHEEP with Pinfold Pottery

Saturday 17 July 10-1pm 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.

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.

 

NEEDLEFELTED OWL with Archie’s Attic

Saturday 31 July 10-4pm in The Bennett Room £75.00 incl all materials, refreshments & lunch

Join the hugely talented Belinda to make one of these stunning owls perched on a log – starting with a metal form and carefully build up the layers and see your owl take on it’s own personality. Suitable for all. 

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 10.30-2pm £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

 

SCONE MASTERCLASS

wednesday 4 August 1-3.30pm £35 includes all ingredients and will finish with cream scones.

Join us 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.

Hand Tied Flower Bouquet with Sarah Smith

Friday 6 August 1 -4pm£70 in the Bennett Room incl all materials and lunch.

Join Sarah and create your own beautiful eco friendly tied bouquet from locally grown Eden Valley Cumbrian flowers and foliage. You will learn how to assemble, securing each stem & using eco friendly materials – the result is a secure structured bouquet this technique can be used as a bridal bouquet, fab “wow” gift or even a statement table centre piece. Please bring strong scissors or secateurs and an apron.

 

 

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.

 

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.

DISCOVERING COLOUR, DISCOVERING PIGMENTS with Mark Hilsden of Castle Fine Arts Gallery

Saturday 21 10-4pm in The Bennett Room £65 incl all materials, refreshments and lunch

Mark is a renowned local artist who has a shop and gallery in Appleby. you will learn about pigments in their natural form and the process to turn them into a medium to paint with.

Where they come from, how to make, mix with a medium to turn them into watercolour, acrylic, pastel or gouache will all be explained and there will be plenty of time to try them out for yourself. Ideal for any enthusiast, artist or tutor who would like a deeper understanding of where colour comes from in nature and how to use it.

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 2-4pm £20 including cream scones

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.

FABRIC PORTRAIT with Boo & the Noodle

Saturday 11 Sptember 10-4pm £65 in The Bennett Room including refreshments, all materials and lunch

 

Bring your sewing machine and join Jenny for a fun filled day creating a portrait from felt and fabric before framing it and taking home. Just bring a photo or selection of photo’s to stage your portrait – could be a wedding, birth, family portait, pet portrait etc. All materials are included though you are welcome to bring your own – suitable for beginners on a sewing machine – the finer detail can be done by hand too.

HONEYCOMB WEAVES with Jan Beadale

Wednesday 15 September 10-4pm £65 incl all materials, refreshments and lunch

Join Jan for this amazing technique that resembles a bee’s honeycomb. Jan will be giving demo’s throughout the day and you will be able to experiment with how colour effects this pattern. Suitable for complete beginners or those wishing to hone their skills. 

 

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.

WET FELT PICTURE with Jane Makes

Tuesday 21 September 10-4pm £75

Come along and “paint with wool”, learn the amazing technique of  Wet felting, no previous experience required. In this workshop you will be given step by step instructions & demonstrations on how to create a beautiful Botanical picture (images will be provided, but feel free to bring your own) Using soft merino wools like a paint palette you will construct a picture adding exciting fibres to build interest and texture through your work, you will then “Wet Felt” to bring everything together and create your own unique felted picture.

 

Jane will talk you through choosing wools, considering colour, light and texture in your chosen image. There will be step by step demonstration to show blending, layering & adding texture using some interesting fibres. You will then be shown how to manipulate the wool to create structures and shapes, followed by the final stage of “Wet felting” to bind the fibres together to finish off your beautiful picture.

 

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.

NEEDLEFELTED OWL with Archie’s Attic

Tuesday 28 September 10-4pm in The Bennett Room £75.00 incl all materials, refreshments & lunch

Join the hugely talented Belinda to make one of these stunning owls perched on a log – starting with a metal form and carefully build up the layers and see your owl take on it’s own personality. Suitable for all. 

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.

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

Tuesday 12 October 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.

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 10-1pm £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.

LINO PRINTED LANTERN with Liz Jones

Sunday 7 November 10-4Pm £75 including refreshments, lunch and all materials

Join Liz for a whole day workshop – designing and printing three panels onto fabric and then making a lantern which can be lit by a battery powered tea light.  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 onto fabric 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.

All materials are included and this is suitable for complete beginners to those wishing to try pattern matching.

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

Tuesday 9 & Wednesday 10 November 10-4pm £180 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.

INTRODUCTION TO WEAVING – texture & colour with Jan Beadle

Saturday 13 November 10-4pm £65 incl all materials, refreshments and lunch.

Jan returns for her last workshop of the year where the looms are all warped up ready for you to experiment with pattern & colour & texture. Jan will demonstrate during the day and you will be free to experiment with Jan’s extensive yarn stash and pattern books. you can expect to weave a scarf length that can be used as a scarf, table runner or wall hanging.

 

NEEDLEFELTED CHRISTMAS HARE FAIRYwith Archie’s Attic

Tuesday 16 November 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.

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!!