Workshops


  1. ‏About our Workshops

All the sewing ones do require you to bring your sewing machine though we do have a couple here that you may use.

As our workshops provided by fabulous tutors are growing increasingly popular and because we only take a max of 6 or 7 on each workshop for a cosy, informal feel they 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 so please get intouch to discuss further.

We also can do payment by instalments at no extra cha

 

 

 

CRAFT CLUB (MONTHLY EVENT)

Thursday 18 April 12-3pm or 5.30-8.30pm

Come along for £2.50, add ons incl cheese board £3.50 and taster crafts from £3.50

 

WRISTLET PINCUSHION with Still Indie

Wednesday 24 April 10-1pm £35.00

join Ange to create this decorative pincushion that sits on your wrist – they make great presents too and are a great way of using up your fabric scaps. sewing machine needed,

 

WALK & TALK with Fellside Mobile Fitness & Jane Farkins

Thursday 25 April 1-3pm £5

If you are stuck at home – work alone, unpaid carer, newly retired/moved to the area, off work, seeking work, etc – this could be for you join others to get out in the fresh air, chat, laugh, share problems and enjoy tea & scones after. Sorry no dogs.

 

MINDFUL PILATES – with Sally’s Pilates

Friday 9.15am-10.15am, 10.30am-11.30am & 12.30-1.30pm

 

KEEPSAKE MEMORY BEAR with Monkey Tales

Saturday 27 April 10-4pm £59.95 incl all bear bits and lunch

This is Harrison – the bear I made with Harris Tweed.

Join Anne for this popular workshop – you can make a bearwith moveable arms & legs out ofoutgrown baby/children’s clothes, those of a lost loved one or just some of your favourite fabric from your stash.  A sewing machine is needed for this one.

 

SILVER PENDANT with Passion Flower Studios

Sunday 28 April 10-4pm £79.95 incl all materials and lunch

Amanda is back, this time for a pendant workshop – design and make your own unique piece of jewellery.

 

 

WEAVE YOUR OWN TWEED & MAKE A BAG with Jan Beadle & Hole House

Monday 29-Tuesday 30 April £125 incl all materials and lunches

Day one will be spent with Jan weaving a wider than normal width of tweed, this is suitable for beginners to weaving and sewing (as long as you have used a sewing machine) the morning will be experimenting with colour then weaving a piece in the afternoon of your chosen colour and pattern.

Day two will be making your tweed into a bag – a wooden framed clutch bag with Hole House. sewing machine required.

 

WOODEN FRAMED CLUTCH BAG – with Hole House

Wednesday 1 May 10-2pm £49.95 incl all bag hardware and lunch

join Emma to make this popular sized clutch bag, suitable for beginners just bring your sewing machine and choice of fabrics. sewing machine required

 

MINDFUL PILATES – with Sally’s Pilates

Friday 9.15am-10.15am, 10.30am-11.30am & 12.30-1.30pm

 

CANE TOPPERS with Pinfold Pottery

Tuesday 7 May 10-1pm or 1-4pm £45 incl all materials and lunch

Clare returns – you will make a pair of cane toppers that can be left out all year to bring a bit of colour in the winter months.

You will design and make a pair of toppers – choose your glazes, Clare will take them away to her studio for firing, glazing and another firing – they will be available to collect approx. three weeks after the workshop, we regret we cannot post them, it is collection only.

 

SHIBORI SCARF with Jan Beadle

Wednesday 8- Thursday 9 May 10-4pm £120 all materials and lunches

This two day workshop sees you experiment with colour & technique on the first day you will unveil your sample scarf on the second day after it has been washed and dried overnight for you. you will then pick out the elements you like and weave your final piece.

 

MINDFUL PILATES – with Sally’s Pilates

Friday 9.15am-10.15am, 10.30am-11.30am & 12.30-1.30pm

 

HOW TO MEASURE & MAKE A ROMAN BLIND with Sew It Seams

Saturday 11 May 10-4pm £65.00 incl all materials & lunch

An example of Pamela’s Work

Pam is back to share her skills in showing you how to place, correctly measure, make and hang your blind, along with tips on trims, different linings and variations on assembly. sewing machine required

 

FABRIC & THREAD LANDSCAPES with Delicate Stitches

Wednesday 15 May £59.95 10-4pm incl all materials & lunch

 

Helen will bring her stash and I have mine to allow you to create a picture using colours and textures, you can machine embroider, hand embroider, embellish with beads.

 

CRAFT CLUB (MONTHLY EVENT)

Thursday 16 May 12-3pm or 5.30-8.30pm

Come along for £2.50 add ons include cheese board £3.50, taster crafts from £3.50

 

MINDFUL PILATES – with Sally’s Pilates

Friday 9.15am-10.15am, 10.30am-11.30am & 12.30-1.30pm

 

APPLIQUE CUSHION with Handmade designs by Sarah Louise

Saturday 18 May 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials and lunch.

Join Sarah and make either a cushion with an appliqued Hare or elephant. These workshops are popular when matched with Sarah’s matching applique lampshade workshop – Sunday 9 June. Sewing machine is required.

 

LEATHER HANDLED MESSENGER BAG with Hole House

Sunday  19 May 10-4pm £89.95 incl all bag bits & lunch

 

join emma for this new take on an old favourite- funky coloured leather straps transform this into a statement piece. sewing  machine required

 

SEWING SKILLS with Carole McPhillips (MONTHLY EVENT)

Monday 20 May 6-9pm £35.00 incl supper

Join Carole as she takes on a new sewing skill every month.

 

FELTED LAMPSHADE with Creative Arts’ Erika Grime

Tuesday 21 May 10-4pm £65 incl all materials and lunch

Erika returns to show you two skills in one workshop – how to wet felt a panel then enjoy lunch whilst it dries then turn it into a stunning 20cm  lampshade – seascape, landscape or abstract – you choose the colours and design. if you  have a lampbase suitable for painting please bring it along and you can match it up to our chalkpaints and take home a unique, functional work of art.

 

MINDFUL PILATES – with Sally’s Pilates

Friday 9.15am-10.15am, 10.30am-11.30am & 12.30-1.30pm

 

Silver Earrings Workshop with Passionflower studios

Sunday 2 June 10-4pm £79.95 incl all materials and lunch

Amanda returns for you to complete your jewellery collection – this time its ear rings – studs or dangly or ear cuffs.

 

MINDFUL PILATES – with Sally’s Pilates

Friday 9.15am-10.15am, 10.30am-11.30am & 12.30-1.30pm

 

KESWICK CLUTCH with Hole House

Saturday 8 or Tuesday 11 June 10-2pm £65 including all bag bits and lunch

Emma is back her own designed Keswick Clutch, a handy clutch bag with leather wristlet strap and a zipped back pocket.  Just bring your sewing machine and chosen fabrics.

 

APPLIQUE LAMPSHADE with Handmade Designs by Sarah Louise

Sunday 9 June 10-3pm £59.95 incl all materials and lunch

join Sarah to make an applique lamp shade featuring a hare or pheasant, if you have made a cushion on a previous workshop you could make a shade to match. sewing machine needed for this one.

 

WEAVE A SILK SCARF with Jan Beadle

Wednesday 12 or Thursday 13 June 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials

Jan brings her Ashford looms back, this time they are warped up with silk and you will weave with silks to create your own designed silk scarf

 

MINDFUL PILATES – with Sally’s Pilates

Friday 9.15am-10.15am, 10.30am-11.30am & 12.30-1.30pm

 

WINE TASTING AND SUPPER with Black Hand Wine

Friday 14 June 6.30-9.30pm £35

Sam returns for a very informative talk and tasting session – three whites & three reds will be sampled along with a supper featuring smoked produce from our neighbours – Eden Valley Meat Company and rounded off by a cheese board.

 

CRAFT CLUB (monthly event)

Thursday 20 June 12-3pm or 5.30-8.30pm

Come along for £2.50 add ons include cheese board £3.50, taster crafts from £3.50

 

MINDFUL PILATES – with Sally’s Pilates

Friday 9.15am-10.15am, 10.30am-11.30am & 12.30-1.30pm

 

BEGINNERS INTRODUCTION TO LINO PRINTING with Liz Jones

Saturday 22 June 10-2pm £45 incl lunch and all materials

you will receive guidance notes prior to the workshop and you will  bring a design idea on the day, Liz will show you how to transfer to lino and you will create a number of prints and be able to take your printing block home.

 

SEWING SKILLS with Carole McPhillips (MONTHLY EVENT)

Monday 24 June 6-9pm £35.00 incl supper

 

Join Carole as she takes on a new sewing skill every month.

 

WIREWORK CHICKEN, DUCK or PHEASANT with Chris Moss Wirework

Tuesday 25 June 10-4pm £75 incl all materials and lunch

Super excited to have Chris here, I’ve admired her work for a while so am looking forward to seeing it in real life. You may choose one from the three birds and create a sculpture for your garden or house. please wear old clothes and bring gloves and an old pair of secateurs.

 

TWO DAY TOTE with Hole House

Wednesday  26 – Thursday 27 June £155 incl all bag bits and lunches

This is based on our earlier one day tote but has the additions of a recessed zip closure, feet and a reinforced bottom. You will need your sewing machine, chosen fabrics and threads.

 

MINDFUL PILATES – with Sally’s Pilates

Friday 9.15am-10.15am, 10.30am-11.30am & 12.30-1.30pm

 

PORTRAIT IN FELT with Boo & The Noodle

Saturday 29 june 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials and lunch

Join new tutor Jenny to create a fabulous felt family portrait – photo of group and sewing machine are required.

 

PLUMPTON with Hole House

Sunday 30 June 10-2pm £65 including all bag bits and lunch

Emma is back her own designed Plumpton  Just bring your sewing machine and chosen fabrics

 

BOXY CLUTCH with Hole House

Tuesday 2 July 10-1pm £45 incl all bag bits

This is a no-sew bag, bring your chosen fabric and using a frame with a hard shell create a stylish lined clutch bag

 

MINDFUL PILATES – with Sally’s Pilates

Friday 9.15am-10.15am, 10.30am-11.30am & 12.30-1.30pm

 

HOUNDSTOOTH & PINWHEEL PATTERNS with Jan Beadle

Monday 8 – Tuesday 9 July 10-4pm £120

Jan  brings her looms back – all warped up and ready for you to try out these designs – one day on a four shaft and the other day try an eight shaft to create these stunning patterns

 

MINDFUL PILATES – with Sally’s Pilates

Friday 9.15am-10.15am, 10.30am-11.30am & 12.30-1.30pm

 

WEAVE YOUR OWN TWEED & MAKE A BAG with Jan Beadle & Hole House

Monday 22-Tuesday 23 July £125 incl all materials and lunches

Day one will be spent with Jan weaving a wider than normal width of tweed, this is suitable for beginners to weaving and sewing (as long as you have used a sewing machine) the morning will be experimenting with colour then weaving a piece in the afternoon of your chosen colour and pattern.

Day two will be making your tweed into a bag – a wooden framed clutch bag with Hole House

 

3 DAY SUMMER SCHOOL – DESIGN AND WEAVE YOUR OWN TARTAN with Jan Beadle

Monday 19 – Wednesday 21 August 10-4pm £180 incl all materials & lunches

A fantastic opportunity to design your own tartan, choosing colours, warping up the loom then weaving a length of your very own unique tartan.

 

NCW PURSE & SATCHEL STYLE BAG  with Still Indie & Hole House

Saturday 31 August – Sunday 1 August 10-4pm £155 incl all purse & bag hardware

Join fellow tutors Ange & Emma for a new collaboration that will give you a matching purse & bag

 

VINTAGE LOOK MOHAIR ELEPHANT with Suzie

Wednesday 4-Thursday 5 September 10-4pm £125 incl all materials

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a weightedelephant from quality mohair with cotter joints on limbs and head, learn how to distress the mohair to make a treasured ellie.

 

BARREL BAG with JuJu Creations

Tuesday 10 September 10-4pm £79.95 incl all bag hardware

 

WIRE FRAMED BAG with Hole House

Saturday 14 September 10-4pm £85 incl all bag bits and lunch

This is a new design from Hole House.

 

BECOME A WEAVER  with Jan Beadle

Monday 16 – Tuesday 17 September 10-4pm £125 incl lunch and all materials

Jan will teach you how to dress a loom so you are ready to get weaving and experiment with pattern and colour, suitable for those wishing to learn to get started weaving on an Ashford four shaft tabletop loom or for those wishing to try out patterns and colours.

 

CRAFT CLUB (monthly event)

Thursday 19 September 12-3pm or 5.30-8.30pm

Come along for £2.50 add ons include cheese board £3.50, taster crafts from £3.50

 

HANDSTITCHED MOHAIR JOINTED BEAR BROOCH, mounted on a quality card & boxed

Saturday 21 September 10-5pm £65 incl all materials & lunch

Susie returns after her Elephant workshop at the beginning of the month to make this delightful bear.  Keep it yourself or would make a lovely keepsake gift.

 

FELTED BAG with Erika, Textile Arts

Tuesday 24 September 10-3pm £75 incl all materials & lunch

Join Erika as she will teach you how to create a bag with no seams – all created by wet felting. Erika brings a huge selection of wools to choose from but please let us know if there’s a particular colour combo you would like.

 

CHRISTMAS TREE DECS with Lynne Dare

Sunday 29 September 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials, lunch and pattern book

its never too early to start! Lynne has designed a series of decs and produced a book (incl in the course fee) so come and choose a theme and get creating – these look amazing on the tree.

 

SHED HANDCRAFTED KEEPSAKE BOOK

Monday 7 October 10-5pm £65.00 incl all materials & lunch

Susie returns to share her skills on creating a book from scratch – ideal for the gardener in your life as its shed shaped with handcrafted, upcycled papers & fabrics used as pages that can be customised to make pockets for seeds, photos etc.

 

NUNO  FELTED SCARF with Erika, Textile Arts

Tuesday 8 October 10-4pm £69.95 incl lunch and all materials

Join textile artist Erika and let your imagination loose as you create a piece of art you can wear or a wall hanging using silks, wool tops and chiffons to make a statement scarf, this can also be embellished with beads – if you like a bit of sparkle.

 

SHOULDER SLOUCH BAG with Hole House

Saturday 12 October 10-4pm £79.95 incl all bag bits and lunch.

Join Emma as she makes an old favourite  – the roomy shoulder slouch.

 

FELT DECORATED CHRISTMAS WREATH with Lynne Dare

Sunday 13 October 10-4pm £59.95

PICS & DETAILS TO FOLLOW – its a wreath, its felt and Christmas themed and designed by Lynne so it will be fab!

 

ULVESTON TOTE with JuJu Creations

Monday 14 October i£79.95 ncl all bag bits and hardware

Jbring your chosen fabric & Julie will guide you through how to make her bag – pics and details to follow

 

CRAFT CLUB (monthly event)

Thursday 17 October 12-3pm or 5.30-8.30pm

Come along for £2.50 add ons include cheese board £3.50, taster crafts from £3.50

 

WEAVE YOUR OWN TWEED with Jan Beadle

Wednesday 30 October 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials and lunch

Jan returns with the looms all dressed and ready to weave with a variety of yarns to choose from.

WHITE MOHAIR VINTAGE STYLE JOINTED RABBIT

Saturday 2-Sunday 3 November 10-4pm  £125.00

Susie is back to make this adorable hand stitched rabbit from mohair. Once made it is distressed to give a vintage look.

MR & MRS CHRISTMAS with Lynne Dare

Sunday 10 November 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials & lunch

PICS & DETAILS TO FOLLOW

 

CLASPED PURSE with Hole House

Tuesday 12 November 10-1pm £49.95 incl all bag bits and lunch

The popular clasped purse just got bigger and has grown a strap.

 

M&W TWILLS with Jan Beadle

Tuesday 19 November 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials

The looms are all dressed and ready to go to create these fantastic twills.

 

LUNCH WITH DAVID RYLAND

Tuesday 14 November 12-3pm £35

Come and enjoy our Christmas dinner with a twist; fizz on arrival, two course lunch with coffee then upstairs to join David for a festive demo of floral arrangements, finishes with coffee and warm mince pies.

 

CRAFT CLUB (monthly event)

Thursday 21 November 12-3pm or 5.30-8.30pm

Come along for £2.50 add ons include cheese board £3.50, taster crafts from £3.50

 

ANGEL TREE TOPPER with Lynne Dare

Sunday 24 November 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials and lunch

PICS & DETAILS TO FOLLOW

 

BOXY CLUTCH WITH ZIPPY INSERT with Hole House

Saturday 30 November 10-4pm £65.00

This versatile bag is ideal for all those Christmas outings.

 

CHRISTMAS FLORAL WORKSHOP with David Ryland

Thursday 12 December 10-2pm £55 incl all materials and lunch

Come and enjoy a demo by David in the morning, lunch then have a go at creating your own table arrangement or centrepiece.