About our Workshops
As our workshops provided by fabulous tutors are growing increasingly popular and because we only take 6 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.
ASSISTED DRESSMAKING with Carole McPhillips
Tuesdays 26 September, 3 & 10 October 10-1pm incl lunch
This is a series of three, three hour sessions to help would be dressmakers gain confidence & skills with their machines – (this is not suitable for total beginners a basic knowledge or previous experience of reading and following patterns is required)
Over the three weeks Carole McPhillips will be on hand to assist you in your project – you may need help with type of seam, zip insertion, darts, pockets etc. Just pick a pattern and fabric and bring along.
INTRO TO UPHOLSTERY with Upholstery by Maud
Friday 22 September 10-4pm £70 incl lunch
Join one of the newest members of The Wool Clip (Jan Beadle & Hole House Emma are also members) for a days introduction to upholstery, learn different approaches to recovering a simple item such as a stool, blanket box, foot stool – let us know and we will let you know if it’s suitable. this is an introduction we will be running a two day which will cover basic restoration and more complex items such as chairs with arms. Depending on your choice and ability more than one item may be brought.tools are provided you will need to bring your chosen material for recovering
HIGHLAND COW HEAD
Saturday 23 September 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials and lunch
bring your sewing machine and create your very own wee beastie, mounted on reclaimed wood ready to take pride of place when you take him or her home. A fun day with textiles and yarn.
MESSENGER BAG with Hole House
Sunday 24 September 10-4pm £69.95 incl lunch & all bag hardware (sewing machine required)
Emma’s back with her popular messenger bag. Bring your sewing machine & enjoy a day of sewing.
BECOME A WEAVER with Jan Beadle
Thursday 28 & Friday 29 September 10-4pm £110 incl all materials & lunch on both days
If you know the basics, maybe set up your own loom but still struggling or never woven before this is the course for you. The 2 day course will take you through the whole process of winding a warp, dressing a loom to weaving cloth. Jan will provide you with all the tips, tricks and techniques to ease your path into weaving, places are limited to 6 so book early!
NEEDLE FELTED FRAMED PICTURE with Sarah Louise designs
Sunday 1 October 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials, frame and lunch
Sarah is back this time it’s not cushions but a needle felted picture of a hare gazing at the moon, all materials are included and you will take away a framed picture at the end of the day.
APPLIQUE LAMPSHADE with handmade designs by Sarah Louise
monday 2 October 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials and lunch
Sarah has scaled down her popular hare pattern to allow it to be appliquéd onto a panel then made into a lampshade – learn two skills in one workshop! Choose from moon gazing hare or pheasant
PILATES with Sally’s Pilates
Friday mornings 9.30-10.30am
MINI QUILTS with Jane Clark Textiles
Saturday 7 October 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials
or Wednesday 1 November
Textile artist Jane Clark with get you started with quilting – these mini quilts make lovely wall hangings or can be combined to make something larger. You can choose to do by hand or use a machine or a bit of both!
WEAVE YOUR OWN TWEED with Jan Beadle
Monday 9 October 10-4pm £55 incl materials & lunch
this one is a wider weave than Jan’s other sessions with the plan that you may wish to create a cushion or even a Bag on one of Hole House’s Workshops.
TWO DAY BASKET WEAVING WORKSHOP with Jane Bradley
wednesday 11 & Thursday 12 October 10-4pm £130
accomplished weaver Jane Bradley returns for a two day workshop to create a traditional round basket with a handle. Over the two days you will learn traditional willow basketry techniques and weave a string round basket with a handle.
LEARN TO MAKE A ROMAN BLIND with Sew it Seams
Saturday 14 October 10-4pm £59.95
join Pamela as she takes you through the process of correct measuring of window spaces, working out measurements, cutting, stitching and finishing a sample blind, full set of notes are included.
MACHINE EMBROIDERY with Delicate Stitches
Sunday 15 October 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials and lunch
Discover the limitless possibilities of drawing with a sewingmachine. Local artist Helen Walsh will take you through the process of creating beautiful machine embroidered and appliquéd textile drawings.
TWO DAY UPHOLSTERY WORKSHOP with Upholstery by Maud
monday/Tuesday 16/17 october 10-4pm £140
A basic understanding of upholstery is required, not for total beginners. bring a simple chair in good condition (this is to recover not restore webbing/springs or stuffing) – an upholstered dining chair or nursery/cocktail chair and Maud will guide you through stripping back, measuring to make a pattern, pattern matching, piping, stitching, corners, fixing, different techniques and plenty of tips along the way.
INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOURS & ACRYLICS with Julia Barclay
Wednesday 18 October 10-1pm £35 lunch and materials
suitable for total beginners or those wishing to gain a bit more confidence. Very much led by what you want to get out of it – landscapes, still life, washes, pen & paint, etc – Julia will share her knowledge and tips, below are examples of her work – you will experiment on various papers of varying sizes and canvases.
Thursday 19 October 12-1pm or 5.30-8.30pm £2.50
bring your own project and enjoy a cuppa & chat, add on £3.50 for a Cheese platter & £3.50 to try the featured craft – fun with self adhesive fabric.
MINI QUILTS with Jane Clark Textiles
Wednesday 1 November 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials
Textile artist Jane Clark with get you started with quilting – these mini quilts make lovely wall hangings or can be combined to make something larger. You can choose to do by hand or use a machine or a bit of both! You could do yours with a Christmas theme!
PILATES FOR POSTURE with Sally’s Pilates
saturday 4 November 10-1pm £35 incl lunch
We will be at Kirkoswald’s Christmas Shopping event on Thursday 9 November from 7pm
BOXY CLUTCH WITH INTERNAL ZIPPY THING – with Hole House
sunday 12 November 10-4pm £65 incl all bag hardware & lunch (sewing machine needed)
this is an update on the old boxy clutch – an internal zipped divider has been added to add another dimension to this quirky bag.
INTRO TO WATERCOLOURS & ACRYLICS Julia Barclay
Tuesday 14 November 10-1pm £30 incl lunch and materials
suitable for total beginners or those wishing to gain a bit more confidence. Very much led by what you want to get out of it – landscapes, still life, washes, pen & paint.
We will be at Calthwaite School’s Christmas Fair Thursday 16 November
CHRISTMAS THEMED RAG WREATH
Saturday 18 November 1-4pm £25 incl all materials and cake
make a rag wreath using a metal frame then embellish with ribbons, feathers, beads – whatever takes your fancy!
WILLOW BEASTIE with Jane Bradley
Sunday 19 November 10-4pm £65.00 incl all materials & lunch
Details & pics to follow
Thursday 23 November 12-3pm or 5.30-8.30pm £2.50
bring your own craft, add on £3.50 for soup and homemade bread, £3.50 for featured craft – clay decorations
UPCYCLING WITH CHALK PAINT & EFFECTS with Paula from Muster, Penrith
sunday 26 November 1-4pm £35
Bring in 6 small items – table lamp base, picture frames, boxes, anything that can be given a new lease of life with paint, special finishes such as guilding, metallic & waxes.
CHRISTMAS DOOR WREATHS with Jean Farkins
Monday 4 December 6-9pm £35 incl spiced cider & mince pies
Tuesday 5 December (as above)
I’ve got the dates early this year from Jean – this is for the traditional mossed door wreath which does not blow around due to its weight and lasts well into January without watering.
Thursday 7 December 10-3pm or 5.30-8.30pm
£2.50 bring your own project, add on £3.50 for soup & homemade bread – featured craft TBA