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  – we continue to follow government guidelines & implement any changes as required  ****

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. 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.

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.

UPDATING FURNITURE WITH CHALK PAINT with Duchess Jules

Wednesday 20 April 10-4pm £75 including materials and lunch – just bring your furniture.

Join Jules who’s motto is “Hate it – Paint it” – you may have seen some of her work in the shop – she’s often to be found here on a Wednesday working away. Just bring an item you can easily carry – small table chair etc (let us know prior to workshop so we can confirm if suitable) and Jules will show you how to prepare it, paint, sand, paint effects, wax and much more. We use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and have a wide range of colours – if you are after a particular colour just drop us a message when booking.

MEMORY BEAR with Monkey Tales Anne

Saturday 30 April 10-4pm £65 incl all bear bits and lunch

additional dates 10.9.22

A sewing machine is needed for this one – Anne returns with this lovely workshop to create a bear from fabric you cant bear to part with. It may be baby clothes, a loved one’s favourite shirt & trousers, granny’s curtains or old uniform – almost everything is usable apart from wedding dresses. You interface your fabric and cut the bear parts out and stitch together – the bear develops a personality as the workshop progresses and he/she grows. They make lovely keep sakes – an heirloom of the future.

SCONE MASTERCLASS with Jane 

Tuesday 3 May 1-3.330pm £35 including all ingredients.

Come and learn the secrets of the Hub scones – sweet, savoury, you can even try gluten free. You will each make one batch of sweet and savoury which are yours to take home – at the end we will have tea and a tasting of your scones.

PORCELAIN SPOON with Gwen Bainbridge 

Wednesday 4 May 10-2pm £60 incl all materials and lunch

Here’s the opportunity to create a spoon with a story – using porcelain and the spoon mould then moving onto creating the handle and embellishing, stamping, glazing your way to a finished spoon – it may be for decoration, use, a declaration of love the choice is yours.

Gwen takes the spoons away to fire and they will be ready c4weeks later.

YARN BASKET with Hole House

Saturday 7 May 10-4pm £80 incl all bag bits and lunch

We say a yarn basket but this versatile basket can be used for all manner of storage – make in canvas for one suitable to take to the beach or garden. Emma came up with this pattern in lockdown – the leather handles add a lovely finishing touch. all bag bits are included just bring your chosen fabric and your sewing machine

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

Tuesday 10 & Wednesday 11 May 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.

LEARN TO MAKE A ROMAN BLIND with Sew it Seams

Saturday 14 May 10-3pm £69 incl all materials and lunch

A sewing machine is needed for this one – Pam joins us to share her knowledge on soft furnishings – she will talk you through measuring, choosing where to hang, working outt dimensions, different linings, methods, etc. A sample blind will be made that will act as an aide moir when you make more at home –  prior to the workshop you will receive notes on how to measure windows and there will be a chance to discuss measurements of your proposed blind with Pam.

MAKE A LAMPSHADE with our own Jane

Tuesday 17 May 10-1pm £40 incl all materials and lunch

Join me to learn how to make a drum lampshade – this is a lovely skill to have as you can quickly and thriftily co-ordinate a room or make a amazing house warming gift. All materials are included but if you would like to bring your own fabric please feel free – the shade you will make is a 25cm drum shade which is ideal for a ceiling pendant or a table lamp.

If you wish to go the whole hog and transform an old lamp base with chalk paint and go home with a totally new lamp then please bring a base – wooden ones or ones that have been painted work best – there is a £5 additional charge.

HUB SALADS with our own Patrizia

Wednesday 18 May 11-2pm £45 includes all ingredients and lunch.

Join Patrizia to make a range of seasonal salads that we make here at the Hub for you to enjoy on our Hub Salads – the pasta with sauted mushrooms is my favourite – despite the secret ingredient that goes in!!

SILVER SPINNER RING with Amanda Hunter 

Saturday 21 May 10-4pm £95 incl all materials and lunch

additional dates, seaglass jewellery 16.7.22 & silver bangle 12.11.22

Amanda returns this year with the ever popular silver spinner ring workshops – you will design your own ring, measure and cut the silver, use the rolling mill to emboss, solder, file, polish and burnish to create a professional looking ring.

NEEDLEFELTED HIGHLAND COW PORTRAIT with Jane Makes

Tuesday 24 May 10-4pm £75 including all materials incl needlefelt kit to take home and lunch

Here’s Jane’s latest pattern – a highland cow. Jane will guide you step by step to literally paint with wool! suitable for complete beginners or those experienced in needlefelt wishing to try something new. Though be warned needlefelting can become addictive!!

PORCELAIN BUD VASE with Gwen Bainbridge

Wednesday 25 May 10-2pm £60 incl all materials and lunch

Join Gwen and create a exquisite bud vase – just the thing too show off your summer blooms – Gwen will expertly guide you step by step in her unique style using the rollers, stamps, cutters, embellishers and glazes to create your vase.

SOAP MAKING WORKSHOP with Begin with Nature

Tuesday 31 May 11-2pm £59 incl all materials and lunch.

additional date  6.9.22

Join Sandra from Begin with Nature (an amazing shop in Kendal) for an informative workshop on how to make soap. You will choose your colours, essential oils and sprinkly bits before creating and pouring your own soap – a large block for slicing at a later date once it has cured and two smaller ones will be made and I can guarantee the room whilst you are making and also the room where you place your soaps to cure will smell amazing!!

TEA TASTING, TALK & AFTERNOON TEA with Darren Rogers.

Tuesday 14 June 2-4pm £25 

Darren is passionate about tea and is a qualified ‘Tea Champion’ with the UK Tea Academy and his aim is to inform and to enthuse others to discover the joy of exploring the vast array of teas that are out there.

To Darren every pot of tea is ‘an occasion’ and one to be enjoyed – tea is all about taste, flavour and variety.

Several years ago Darren established the ‘Lyvennet Tea Club’ and buys and sells a wide range of quality loose leaf teas.

Darren lives locally in Maulds Meaburn and enjoys running ‘Tea Tastings’ and now these ‘occasions’ at Appleby Hub provides us with the opportunity to explore some of the history, traditions and etiquette of Afternoon Tea – all with top quality teas that have been prepared and served properly and one of the themes that will run through his presentation is teas that compliment the food being served.

And of course, we will be tasting a good number of assorted teas prior to your Afternoon Tea and we may even discover the answer to the old age question on etiquette of: ‘milk first or last?’

FELT YOUR PET PORTRAIT with Jane Bardgett

Wednesday 15 June 10-4pm £75 incl refreshments, lunch and all materials

This is another amazing workshop by Jane – just bring in a photo of your pet blown up in black & white to A4 and it will be transferred onto the fabric then you will start to add colour and texture under Jane’s expert tutition. Jane has a huge stash of wool in all colours and the needlefelt kit is yours to take home with you. Warning: needlefelting can be addictive!!

OVERSHOT WEAVES with Jan Beadle 

Tuesday 21 June 10-4pm £69 including all materials and lunch

Jan once again brings her looms all warped up ready for you to experiment with different colours using the overshot pattern – suitable for both beginners or those wishing to hone their skills under Jan’s expert tuition.

STAINED GLASS PANEL with Simply Smallholdings

Wednesday 22 June 10-4pm £95 incl ALL materials, refreshments & lunch

You will design and make an A4 stained glass panel – learning how to cut & handle glass, leading, soldering, cementing and finishing to create a unique piece. All materials and use of tools are included, you will design your panel and submit it to the tutor prior to the day.

KESWICK CLUTCH with Hole House

Saturday 25 June 10-4pm £80 including all bag bits and lunch

This versatile cheeky little clutch packs a punch with it’s zipped pocket at the back – an ideal staple for the summer wardrobe. all bag bits are included you just need your sewing machine and chosen fabric.

LINO PRINTING with Liz Jones 

Sunday 26 June 10am – 2pm in The Bennett Room £60 incl all refreshments, materials & lunch

other dates with Liz –  9.10.22 & 6.11.22

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.

LUNCH &  FLORAL ART DEMO with David Ryland

Tuesday 28 June 12-4pm £35

David returns with his spring demo  – you will be welcomed with a glass of fizz on arrival then take your seats for a scrumptious two course lunch and coffee before David takes to the stage. He will create approx five masterpieces whilst regaling you with humorous tales. After the Demo there will be a raffle for one of the arrangements then cream scones will be served and there will be a chance to browse the shop and take home David’s creations with a donation to charity.

MAKE A LAMPSHADE with our own Jane

Tuesday 5 July 10-1pm £40 incl all materials and lunch

Join me to learn how to make a drum lampshade – this is a lovely skill to have as you can quickly and thriftily co-ordinate a room or make a amazing house warming gift. All materials are included but if you would like to bring your own fabric please feel free – the shade you will make is a 25cm drum shade which is ideal for a ceiling pendant or a table lamp.

If you wish to go the whole hog and transform an old lamp base with chalk paint and go home with a totally new lamp then please bring a base – wooden ones or ones that have been painted work best – there is a £5 additional charge.

WET FELTED LANDSCAPES with JaneMakes

Wednesday 13 July 10-4pm £75 incl All materials, refreshments and lunch

Join our favourite felting tutor Jane to create a favourite view in natural wools using the wet felt technique. You can bring a picture, postcard or just your imagination and using a huge range of colours create you own piece of art. No experience is necessary as full instruction will be given.

SEA GLASS JEWELLERY –  with Amanda Hunter 

Saturday 16 July 10-4pm £95 incl all materials and lunch

additional dates- silver bangle 12.11.22

Amanda returns with an amazing chance to create a unique piece of sea glass or stone set jewellery  – you will design your own ring or pendant, measure and cut the silver, use the rolling mill to emboss, solder, file, polish and burnish to create a professional looking ring. Please advise when booking on what you would like to make –  If your design is large Amanda can order extra silver and advise you on the cost.

TEA TASTING, TALK & AFTERNOON TEA with Darren Rogers.

Tuesday 19 July 2-4pm £25 

Darren is passionate about tea and is a qualified ‘Tea Champion’ with the UK Tea Academy and his aim is to inform and to enthuse others to discover the joy of exploring the vast array of teas that are out there.

To Darren every pot of tea is ‘an occasion’ and one to be enjoyed – tea is all about taste, flavour and variety.

Several years ago Darren established the ‘Lyvennet Tea Club’ and buys and sells a wide range of quality loose leaf teas.

Darren lives locally in Maulds Meaburn and enjoys running ‘Tea Tastings’ and now these ‘occasions’ at Appleby Hub provides us with the opportunity to explore some of the history, traditions and etiquette of Afternoon Tea – all with top quality teas that have been prepared and served properly and one of the themes that will run through his presentation is teas that compliment the food being served.

And of course, we will be tasting a good number of assorted teas prior to your Afternoon Tea and we may even discover the answer to the old age question on etiquette of: ‘milk first or last?’

HERDWICK PORTRAIT with Jane Makes

Wednesday 20 July 10-4pm £75 incl all materials, felting kit to take home and lunch.

Due to poular demand we have now made this a full day workshop – finishing at 4pm rather than 2pm so your Herdy can be finished in the workshop – though you may wish to tweak him/her at home. Yes, that’s right there is also a choice of a ram with horns or a ewe to choose.

GREEN MAN with Gwen Bainbridge

Wednesday 3 August 10-5pm £95 incl all materials and lunch

The image of the Green Man is iconic in folk law – now you have a chance to create your own – starting with a clay mask you will then create leaves and other flora to frame his face, you can be as creative with the cover as you like – Gwen will take them away at the end of the workshop for multiply firings, they will be then be ready  to collect and position in your garden.

SOAP MAKING WORKSHOP with Begin with Nature

Tuesday 6 September 11-2pm £59 incl all materials and lunch.

Join Sandra from Begin with Nature (an amazing shop in Kendal) for an informative workshop on how to make soap. You will choose your colours, essential oils and sprinkly bits before creating and pouring your own soap – a large block for slicing at a later date once it has cured and two smaller ones will be made and I can guarantee the room whilst you are making and also the room where you place your soaps to cure will smell amazing!!

MEMORY BEAR with Monkey Tales Anne

Saturday 10 September 10-4pm £65 incl all bear bits and lunch

A sewing machine is needed for this one – Anne returns with this lovely workshop to create a bear from fabric you cant bear to part with. It may be baby clothes, a loved one’s favourite shirt & trousers, granny’s curtains or old uniform – almost everything is usable apart from wedding dressses. You interface your fabric and cut the bear parts out and stitch together – the bear develops a personality as the workshop progresses and he/she grows. They make lovely keep sakes – an heirloom of the future.

HIGHLAND COW HEAD with Jane Farkins

Tuesday 13 September 10-4pm £65 incl all materials and lunch.

Make an adorable wee beastie from fabric and yarn – you do need to bring your sewing machine for this one though we do have a couple here that you can use. There will be a selection of mounts so you can hand on your wall, this is suitable for complete beginners as it is a very forgiving pattern!!

AUTUMN WREATH with Jane

Tuesday 4 October 10-12.30 £30 includes lunch.

Come and make and everlasting Autumn wreath that can be stored away and brought out next year. A mix of faux and dried foliage and fruits and cones are used, with all materials included there’s plenty of inspiration to make your door the envy of your neighbours!

LINO PRINTED LANTERN with Liz Jones

Sunday 9 October 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.

PORCELAIN CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS -with Gwen Bainbridge

Wednesday 2 November 10-2pm £60 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 

Sunday 6 November 10am – 2pm in The Bennett Room £60 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.

LUNCH & CHRISTMAS FLORAL ART DEMO with David Ryland

Tuesday 8 November 12-4pm £35

David returns with many of our ladies from his spring demo who have booked again to see his Christmas Creations – you will be welcomed with a glass of fizz on arrival then take your seats for a scrumptious two course lunch and coffee before David takes to the stage. He will create approx five masterpieces whilst regaling you with humorous tales. After the Demo there will be a raffle for one of the arrangements then cream scones will be served and there will be a chance to browse the shop and take home David’s creations with a donation to Project Edenside in Appleby.

SILVER BANGLE with Amanda Hunter

Saturday  12 November 10-4pm £135 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.

FESTIVE RAG WREATH with Jane

Tuesday 22 November 11-2pm £35 incl all materials and a light lunch

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 

Wednesday 30 November 12-3pm £35 incl all materials & refreshments

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.