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.

 

WOOLLY WREATH with JANE MAKES 

Wednesday 13 December 10-2pm £60.00

Join Jane to make a lovely woolly everlasting wreath from using curly locks – a lovely relaxing way to spend a few hours crafting away, needlefelting  making a lovely christmas decoration that can be left out all year to enjoy.

 

4 SHAFT PINWHEEL & DOGTOOTH  WEAVES with Jan Beadle

Saturday 13 January 10-4pm £79 incl all materials, refreshments and lunch

Learn two patterns in one day – The dogtooth is a traditional tweed pattern we’re all familiar with and a miniature pinwheel design will be explored in this workshop

Jan will provide all the technical support and a huge range of colours to experiment with on the day. Looms will be set up ready for you to create your own unique scarf length

 

RAGGY WREATH

Wednesday 31 January  10-1pm £40 incls all materials and refreshments

Join us for a relaxing craft session creating a raggy wreath from our huge stash of fabrics  –  All materials are provided and there will be an array of colours to choose & inspire you along with embellishments to finish off your wreath should you choose.

Feel free to bring your own fabrics to incorporate into the wreath – this is especially nice to create a memory wreath from fabrics dear to you.

 

DRUM LAMPSHADE

Wednesday 7 February 10-1pm £40 incl lampshade kit & 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 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 £20 additional charge for a table lamp and please allow a bit of extra time if you do bring one – details on how to prep will be sent prior to workshop.

 

HUB SOUPS WORKSHOP

Wednesday 21 February 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.

UPCYCLING WITH CHALK PAINT with Duchess Jules

Saturday 24 February 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!”.

WOODBLOCK PRINTED CUSHION with Christine Rose

Wednesday 28 February £55  10-1.30pm incl all materials and lunch

 Join Christine Rose and learn how to design and print with woodblocks and Christine’s professional paints, which are colourfast when fixed. You will experiment and design then print your final design on a cushion cover – foam inserts are included along with a tasty hub lunch.

 

ART & FURNITURE SALE Saturday 2 March 10-3pm

 

UPCYCLE A LAMP  – transform a table lamp base with paint techniques and make a lampshade.

Wednesday 6 March 10-2pm £60 including  all materials and lunch

Join Jules in the morning to prep, paint and finish your lamp base – different paint techniques including distressing, dry brushing and guilding will be taught. Then make a 25cm drum shade to go with it and take home a transformed lamp, Please bring lamp base and your chosen fabric – there will be a selection here to rummage through too.

EASTER WORKSHOP 

Wednesday 13 March 10-1pm £45 incl all materials

Come and make an Easter bunny – his arms and legs are jointed so they will move – or an Easter Wreath for your door or gate using fresh and faux materials. There is no lunch on this one so let us know if you would like a table reserved in the cafe.

 

LEARN TO USE YOUR SEWING MACHINE or TRY BEFORE YOU BUY! with SewCumbria

Saturday 16 March 10-4pm £75 incl all materials and lunch


Lucy from SewCumbria (previously Lakes & Fells Workshop Retreats) will get you started or give you a refresher with your own sewing machine or if you are thinking of buying one you can try one of hers and learn where to buy for the best deals.

You will learn how to thread, adjust tension, stitch length, what stitches to use and when, for to basic trouble shoot before trying projects that involve zips & buttonholes.

 

INTRODCTION TO PAPER CUTTING with Emma Boyes Papercut Art & Illustration

Saturday 23 March 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.

 

TWEED WEAVES with Jan Beadle

Saturday 6 April 10-4pm £79 incl all materials and lunch

This class is perfect for beginners but weavers with alittle more experience will enjoy experimenting with this traditional Herringbone technique to create your own unique piece of tweed

Come and enjoy a day weaving on a 4 shaft table loom. The looms will be set up and ready to go on the day

This tweed is suitable for cushions , bags, purses or any of your own sewing projects.

 

NEEDLEFELT WORKSHOP

Saturday 13 April 10-4pm 

DETAILS TO FOLLOW

 

A4 STAINED GLASS PANEL with Simply Smallholdings

Wednesday 17 April 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.

 

HUB SALADS

Saturday 20April 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.

 

SCONE MASTERCLASS 

Wednesday 24 April £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.

 

UPCYCLING WITH CHALK PAINT with Duchess Jules

Saturday 27 April 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!”.

 

GLUTEN FREE COOKING

Wednesday 8 May £65  10-2pm incl all ingredients

details to follow – we will be making three of our most popular GF dishes

 

WOODBLOCKS AND WATERCOLOURS with Christine Rose

Saturday 11 May 10-4pm £75 incl all materials and lunch

This workshop’s them is Flower Meadow – You will experiment with colour, washes and techniques,  printing with woodblocks and detailing in the morning before creating your finished piece in the afternoon.

 

A4 LEATHER NOTEBOOK COVER with Simply Smallholding

Wednesday 15 May 10-2.30pm £60 includes all materials and lunch

Eddie is back this time with his various coloured leathers for you to choose your colour/s, design, cut, pattern mark, stitch and finish a note book cover. Suitable for complete beginners.

 

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.

 

HUB SALADS

Saturday 15 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.

 

COPPER FOIL FLOWERS with Simply Smallholding

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

pic to follow

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

details to follow

 

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.

 

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.