Workshops

All Craft workshops booked and craft items bought in our shop directly support Right2Work (Cumbrian Social Enterprise of the year 2021) part of The Oaklea Trust Charity with their valuable work in local communities.

Here are details of our current workshops,  if you would like more pics/information then please use the contact form. We can offer payment in installments too or send an invoice if you rather not use PayPal – please contact us.

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 local tutors are growing increasingly popular, and because we only take a max of  7 on most workshops 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.

There is a large pay & display car park next door to the hub for parking – it’s £3.80 (price correct at July 2023 ) for all day.

We can arrange private 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. Gift Vouchers also available.

 

 

CARDS FOR THE YEAR – PEN & WASH WATERCOLOURS with Christine Rose

Friday 17 May 1-4pm £45 incl all materials and refreshments

Christine is here to share her skills and introduce you to using pen and watercolours to create the cards to see you through the year, birthdays, anniversaries, mother’s/father’s day, christmas, etc.

You will practice using pen and wash then create your cards, these cards are also suitable for framing so you could also send a frame along with the card so your recipient can frame it after they have read it.

Suitable for complete beginners.

MINI TEXTILE LANDSCAPES with Kates Kloths

Saturday 18 May 10-4pm £75 including all materials and lunch

 

In this ” as seen on tv ”  workshop – Kate featured on Robson Green’s Weekend Escapes where he enjoyed a bit of alfresco slow stitching creating his own mini textile landscape.  

These textile landscapes are made from layering small pieces of fabric and incorporate hand embroidery & embellishing.  Kate will teach & guide you how to use textured yarns and hand embroider to embellish your landscape.

You may wish to bring along a picture of a landscape is useful to help you design your own landscape but this is optional.

 

UPCYCLING WITH CHALK PAINT with Duchess Jules

Sunday 19 May 10-3pm £75 including all paint and lunch

You can see Jules’ work in the shop and she’s often in working on a piece too. Just bring a small wooden piece in – a small table, shelves, selection of mirrors/lampbases etc and choose from our range of chalk paints and coloured waxes. During the day Jules will demonstrate different methods such as decoupage and transfers and talk you through how to choose, prep, paint and finish furniture – her motto; “Hate it, paint it!”

 

INTRO TO DECOUPAGE – a pair of painted decoupaged plant pots with Duchess Jules

Wednesday 29 May 10-1pm £45 incl all materials and refreshments

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Join Jules and learn how to transform a pair of terracotta pots with chalk paint and decoupage. This is a great starter to learn how to before moving onto other projects at home.

 

WOODBLOCK PRINTED SUMMER SCARF with Christine Rose

Wednesday 12 June 10-1pm £50 including all materials

This was very popular last year – a lovely wrap to put round your shoulders on a summer’s evening. The morning will be spent experimenting with colour, pattern and design then you will print your scarf using Christine’s professional paints that will be colour fixed so your scarf can be washed. Lunch isn’t included in this one so please let us know if you would like a table reserving in the cafe.

 

COPPER FOIL FLOWERS with Simply Smallholding

Wednesday 19 June 10-2pm £60 incl all materials and lunch

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Eddie is back again with this new workshop to create a vase of 4-5 stems of glass flowers/seedheads. you will design, choose your colours of glass, cut, sand, copperfoil, solder then attach to a steel stem.

 

SILVER SPINNER RING with Passionflower Studio

Saturday 22 June 10-4pm £95 incl all materials and lunch.

Tutor Amanda will guide you through the process of designing, measuring, embossing, cutting, soldering, shaping, burnishing so you get to take home a shiny ring. Suitable for beginners or those wishing to hone their skills.

 

SCONE MASTERCLASS

Wednesday 26 June £45 10-1pm incl all ingredients

On this workshop we discuss past problems you may have in making scones and get you all making a batch of savoury and a batch of sweet scones – we then have a taste and discussion to answer any remaining questions you may have then you take your scones home – to share or to freeze!

Please bring an apron and a tub to take your scones home in.

 

Saturday 29 June 10-1pm £55 incl all ingredients

You will make 4 of our favourite hub salads all ingredients are included but please bring an apron. During this workshop we will work as a team discussing & preparing the ingredients.

The aim is to take away the mystery of how to make & make you confident in your ability to quickly whip up a tasty & wholesome salads. At the end of the workshop you will taste the salads along with a meat and cheese platter, green salad and with warm hub baked bread  – the remaining salads will be portioned up for you to take home – (please bring your own tubs) Full notes and recipes are included.

 

INTRO TO CALIGRAPHY with Ash & Ewe

Saturday 6 July 10-1pm £45 incl all materials and refreshments

Join Esther to learn the basics of this wonderful art – you will learn the basics and with practice you will be able to keep creating beautiful words for cards & gifts.

 

A5 COPPER FOILED SUNCATCHER WORKSHOP with Simply Smallholding

Wednesday 17 July 10-2pm £65 incl all materials and lunch


This workshop is stained glass using copper foil rather than lead which some find easier – you will design your piece or use one of Eddie’s patterns then choose your colours, cut, sand, foil, solder to take home a suncatcher to hand or stand in a window.

 

TOTE BAG with Hole House

Sunday 1 September 10-4pm £85

This is a fantastic workshop to get you started on bag making – you might have seen Emma’s facebook page to see all her designs. You will bring your sewing machine & chosen fabric (a tweed, heavy cotton, and a quilting weight or lawn cotton one for the lining) Emma will supply the interfacing, bag foam, fastenings and leather handles to give your bag a professional look.

 

 

TO DYE FOR – natural dying techniques and ecoprinting with Kate Slaughter

Saturday 7 September 10-4pm £75 to include lunch and all materials

Excited for a visit from Kate Slaughter for this new workshop – From tie dye to variegated yarns, this workshop is dedicated to teaching you how to achieve space dyed natural fabrics and threads. You will be guided through the process of creating patterns using both procion and natural dyes with eco-dyeing and tie-dyeing techniques

 

HUB SOUPS WORKSHOP

Wednesday 11 September 10-1pm £55 incl all ingredients

We will be making three of our favourite hub soups – all suitable for vegans and gluten free – all ingredients are included but please bring an apron. During this workshop we will work as a team discussing & preparing the ingredients, for example what alternatives could be used, – could you also use as a sauce ……

The aim is to take away the mystery of how to make a good soup & make you confident in your ability to quickly whip up a tasty & wholesome meal. At the end of the workshop you will taste one, two or all soups (your choice) with warm hub baked bread (with butter but vegan spread will be available as will our GF bread) – the remaining soups will be portioned up for you to take home – (please bring your own tubs) Full notes and recipes are included.

NEEDLEFELTED MOLE with Archies Attic

Saturday 14 September 10-4pm £75

Belinda is back with Mr Mole – you will follow step by step instructions from Belinda to create a mole from wool before placing him in a plant pot and finishing off with accessories such as a hat and glasses. Needlefelting is very relaxing and this is a great introduction – suitable for beginners or those wishing to hone their skills.

PUMPKINS 

Saturday 14 September 10-12 £30 including all materials including refreshments

Pop in and make some pumpkins – various sizes available, these are hand stitched and suitable for all ages and experience to make. 

 

INTRODCTION TO PAPER CUTTING with Emma Boyes Papercut Art & Illustration

Saturday 21 September 10-2pm £60 incl all materials and lunch

 

 Emma is a member of The Paper Art Collective –  an invite only collaborative of some of the world’s best paper artists, she has numerous books published and has exhibited nationally and internationally.

Suitable for beginners as well as those who have started out on their paper cutting adventure this promises to be a great session, you will learn and experiment with techniques before starting on your final piece.

 

A4 STAINED GLASS PANEL with Simply Smallholdings

Wednesday 25 September 10-4pm £125 incl all materials and lunch

Eddie is back for the first time this year to help you make your own A4 stained glass panel – you will be asked prior to the workshop to submit a design or picture then Eddie will create a cutting pattern for you on the day of c10 pieces. You will choose your glass (be warned there is a lot of choice!) cut, sand, fix, lead, solder, finish and polish to go home at the end of the day with a finished panel.

 

SILVER EARRINGS with Passionflower Studio

Saturday 12 October 10-4pm £95 incl all materials and lunch.

Tutor Amanda will guide you through the process of designing, measuring, embossing, cutting, soldering, shaping, burnishing so you get to take home a couple of pairs of earrings. Suitable for beginners or those wishing to hone their skills.

 

NEEDLEFELT WORKSHOP

Saturday 19 November

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INTRODUCTION TO WEAVING – PATTERN COLOUR & TEXTURE with Jan Beadle

Saturday 26 October 10-4pm £79 incl all materials and lunch

Our favourite weaving tutor is back – this is great for beginners and those wishing to try new patterns under the watchful eye of Jan. Jan brings the looms ready warped and her huge range of coloured yarn and also a few textures as the pom pom yarn is always popular.

 

SILVER BANGLE WORKSHOP with Passionflower Studios

Saturday 16 November 10-4pm £150 incl all materials and lunch

Amanda returns for this workshop to design and make your own sterling silver bangle – This follows on from the popular silver spinner ring workshops and are suitable for beginners – you will begin by sizing your bangle, embossing using the rolling mill then progress to soldering, filing, annealing and burnishing to create a professional shiny finish.

 

FESTIVE WOODBLOCK TABLE RUNNER & NAPKIN CRACKERS with Christine Rose

Saturday 23 November 10-4pm £79 incl all materials and lunch

Get into the Christmas spirit with Christine – design and print a festive table runner that can be displayed on your table then take pride of place on the big day along with six napkins which can be turned into crackers. Woodblock printing is a lovely relaxing way to spend a few hours of me time creating a beautiful  piece for your home and festivities that can be brought out year after year.

 

PAIR OF CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS with Christine Rose

Wednesday 27 November 10-1pm £50 incl all materials and refreshments

Get into the Christmas spirit with Christine – design and print a pair of stockings that will take pride of place on the big day. Woodblock printing is a lovely relaxing way to spend a few hours of me time creating a beautiful  piece for your home and festivities that can be brought out year after year.

 

CLASPED WEFT WEAVES with Jan Beadle

Saturday 30 November 10-4pm £79 incl all materials and lunch

Clasped weft is a brilliant technique to learn even if you only have a basic rigid heddle loom as it enables you to have two colour’s across the width of the loom.

However in this workshop we will be able to combine twill patterns on a 4 shaft table loom so create a unique woven piece.

This will suit absolute beginners but also weavers wanting to develop their skills further, as Jan will show you how to manipulate the weft thread within the structure.

The looms will be already set up with mixed blend of colours   

All materials are included in the workshop.

 

FESTIVE RAG WREATH with Jane

Wednesday 4 December  10-1pm £40 incl all materials and refreshments

Join us for a relaxing craft session creating a festive rag wreath – all materials are provided and there will be an array of coloured & textured fabric to inspire you along with embellishments to finish off your wreath. Tea and coffee are as ever on tap so if you haven’t a pair of scissors in your hand this is the ideal workshop to bring a friend to for a chatty catch up.

CHRISTMAS DOOR WREATH 

Saturday 7 December 1-4pm £50 incl all materials, spiced cider and mince pies

Join us for a festive wreath using fresh greenery, fruit, decorations and ribbon – you can choose an eco approach by tightly binding foliage onto the frame and building up depth and texture – this method allows the whole wreath to be place on the compost heap as it contains no wire – if you prefer to learn how to wire greenery and position onto the wreath you can do that – you will need to remove the wire before adding to the compost heap!! Just bring secateurs or a sharp pair of scissors.