Workshops

‏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 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.

WOODEN FRAMED CLUTCH BAG – with Hole House

Tuesday 10 July 10-2pm £45 incl all bag hardware and lunch

join Emma to make this popular sized clutch bag, it’s a new pattern and proving to be very  popular.

HAND STITCHED FELT BEAR

Sunday 15 July 10-4pm £55 incl all materials and lunch

tutor Lynne has cut out all your pattern pieces ready so you can get straight down to stitching. These delightful bears are jointed and c17cm in height.  They make great gifts or keepsakes, that is if you can bear to part with them.

LUNCH WITH SARA GADD MILLINERY

Monday 16 July 13-3pm £35

enjoy a glass of fizz, scrumptious lunch, demo on how Sara creates her Millinery masterpieces, see how to rework an old hat into a new one and try on some of Sara’s creations before returning downstairs for more fizz, cream scones and a browse of the shop. This is not a workshop, be a lady that lunches for the day!

SILVER JEWELLERY – with Passion Flower Studios

Saturday 21 or Sunday 22 July 10-4pm £75 includes all materials, use of tools and lunch

Enjoy a day learning about silver jewellery making, the history of silver and the guilds & Assay Offices. You will work with a sheet of silver to create a ring inset with a stone or a 3D pendant.  You will cut, shape, solder, file, polish to create an unique piece of jewellery.

3 DAY SUMMER SCHOOL – With Jan Beadle

Tuesday 31 July – Thursday 2 August £175 incl all materials & lunches 10-4pm each day

learn how to create many patterns incl pinwheels and mini houndstooth on 4 & 8 shaft looms

 

APPLIQUE CUSHION – with Handmade designs by Sara Louise

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

Sarah is back with her popular applique animals – choose from a Labrador, pheasant, hare or owl. You rummage through our fabric stash and mix colours & textures and make an applique panel then turn it into an envelope cushion cover complete with pad.

SILVER JEWELLERY – with Passion Flower Studios

Sunday 2 September  10-4pm £75 includes all materials, use of tools and lunch

Enjoy a day learning about silver jewellery making, the history of silver and the guilds & Assay Offices. You will work with a sheet of silver to create a ring inset with a stone or a 3D pendant.  You will cut, shape, solder, file, polish to create an unique piece of jewellery.

MIXED MEDIA with Jane Clark Textiles

Wednesday 5 September 10-4pm £59.95 incl lunch and all materials.

join Jane and explore the different textures and layering effects to create a unique piece – you may use our materials or bring your own such as a selection of materials from a holiday, wedding, christening or those belonging to someone dear.

 

HUCK LACE WEAVING with Jan Beadle

Thursday 6 September 10-4pm £55 incl all materials and lunch

Using a 4 shaft loom, this technique creates warp and weft floats that once off the loom wriggle into a lace effect. We’ll be combining silk and lambswool on this workshop to create a truly luxurious scarf

 

CURTAIN MASTERCLASS with Sew it Seams

Saturday 8 September 10-4pm £65 incl all materials to make sample curtains, printed instructions and lunch

Learn how to cut fabric easily including patten matching and joining fabric. You will make one small sample pair of curtains. One curtain will be all machine stitched including pinch pleat heading tape the other will be hand sewn in and buckram heading tape used.

 

LEATHER HANDLED MESSENGER BAG with Hole House

Sunday  9 September 10-4pm £85 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.

 

APPLIQUÉ CUSHION with Handmade designs by Sarah Louise

Monday 10 September  10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials & lunch

come and make an eye catching cushion of either an owl, hare, pheasant or Labrador- choose your materials from our stash or feel free to bring your own. Sewing machine is required for this and ability to wind bobbin, thread and change stitch size.

 

FUN WITH FABRIC – ANIMAL HEADS

Tuesday 11 September 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials & lunch

Join me to rummage through my fabric stash and create either a hare, highland cow or unicorn. Have fun creating your beastie that will develop a personality as you stitch & stuff.

MACHINE EMBROIDERY with Delicate Stitches

Wednesday 12 September 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. there’s a variety of patterns to choose or you can create your own.

You will need your sewing machine, a free motion/darning foot and know how to drop the feed dogs.

 

HAND STITCHED FELT BEAR or ELEPHANT

Saturday 15 September 10-4pm £55 incl all materials and lunch

tutor Lynne has cut out all your pattern pieces ready so you can get straight down to stitching. These delightful bears are jointed and c17cm in height.  They make great gifts or keepsakes, that is if you can bear to part with them.

 

LUNCH WITH DAVID RYLAND, (international floral designer)

Tuesday 18 September 12-3pm’ish £35

Enjoy a glass of fizz on arrival, delicious two course lunch and coffee, then pop upstairs with David where he will do his stuff and effortlessly create a number of floral arrangements whilst regaling you with humorous stories, there’s a chance to buy his creations in exchange for a donation to his Charity of choice Cumbria Cerebral Palsy then its back downstairs for more fizz and cream scones.

this is not a workshop, you will be a lady that lunches – David is back in December for a workshop.

WILLOW BEASTIE with Jane Bradley

wednesday 19 September 10-4pm £65 incl all materials & lunch

last year’s was amazing – we had pigs, dog, sheep  and a hare – jane is a fantastic tutor – you learn how to create a creature, the design and structure rather than just follow step by step instructions- the result is that a range of creatures can be made and they all have their own personalities.

CRAFT CLUB

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

Our craft club is an informal set up – spread over three hours it gives you options to get here when you can and leave when you want, if you wish to join us for the full three hours that’s fine too.

to come with your own project is £2.50, add on £3.50 for a cheese platter and there is always a number of crafts on offer ranging from £2.50-£15.00 or you can buy a craft kit from our shop and start that.

CAROLE’S CAPE with Carole McPhillips

Sunday 23 September 10-4pm £65 incl pattern and lunch

Carole created this stunning cape/wrap – it can be made in different sizes to suit all builds or to give a bit of swing. It features funnel neck and longer “shirt tail” back which ensures the back hangs well and doesn’t sit on your bottom!You bring your sewing machine, chosen fabric (2metres) and matching/contrasting bias binding and enjoy a day of chat and stitcherie.

GET STARTED/GAIN CONFIDENCE WITH YOUR SEWING MACHINE -with Carole McPhillips

Monday 24 September 6-9pm £35 incl all materials and supper

Our sewing guru Carole will get you started if you have never stitched before or if you have upgraded machines or are returning to stitching and need to gain confidence she will help you get there. The format is supper and informal chat about what you wish to get out of the session then we start stitching, each session we try to learn a new skill, you will make a finished piece to take home with you.

HAND CARVED & COLOURED LEATHER BELT – with Glastonbury Studios

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

Andrea ran her first ever workshop here back in May – it was a roaring success with amazing pieces being made. you will cut your leather, design a carving for your belt, place the buckle, saddle stitch – there are also opportunities to personalise with a message or stamp your initials.

 

2 day TOTE WITH FEET, REINFORCED BOTTOM & RECESSED ZIP FASTENING with Hole House

Saturday 29-Sunday 30 September  10-4pm £145 incl all bag hardware and lunches

Emma joins us for this classic but with a few extras – feet and a reinforced bottom and a recessed zip fastening.

You will need to bring your machine and chosen fabric, this is not suitable for total beginners.

 

APPLIQUE LAMPSHADE with Sarah Louise

Monday 1 October 10-4pm £59.95 incl lunch & all materials

If you have made a cushion with Sarah, now is the chance to come back and create a lampshade to match. You will stitch the panel with Sarah in the morning, lunch then make into a lampshade with me in the afternoon.

TEXTILE BANNER with Delicate Stitches

wednesday 3 October 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials and lunch

create a lovely wall hanging using layering of fabrics, hand appliqué,  hand/machine embroidery and embellishment.

 

2 DAY – WEAVE YOUR OWN TWEED THEN MAKE A BAG with Jan Beadle & Hole House

Friday 5 – Saturday 6 October & Saturday 7 – Monday 8th October 10-4pm & 10-2pm £125 incl all materials & lunches

Very excited about this one, we’ve been working towards it for a year. Day one is spent weaving your tweed then day two making it into a delightful wooden Handled clutch bag.

 

MINI QUILTS with Jane Clark Textiles

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

Join Jane and she will share her passion for textiles and knowledge and you will create a lovely quilted wall hanging using Jane’s fantastic stash of Quilting weight cottons.

 

ROMAN BLINDS with Sew it Seams, Penrith

Saturday 13 October 10-3pm £59.95 incl all materials and lunch

Pamela shares her top tips and expertise in how to measure correctly, place, hang and construct your blind. During the workshop you will make a sample blind to act as an aide memoir – you will also receive detailed instructions on how to measure and make blinds.

 

CLUTCH BAG with Hole House

Sunday 14 October 10-2pm £45 incl all bag bits and lunch

join Emma to make this fantastic wooden framed clutch bag, bring your own fabrics and sewing machine, Emma will supply the rest.

HAND STITCHED FELT BIRDS with Lynne Dare

Monday 15 October 10-4pm £55 incl all materials and lunch

Lynne is back after her successful handstitched bear workshop and she’s already got a following of loyal fans. you will make a pair of birds – robins were the first choice but others can be accommodated.

 

WEAVE YOUR OWN TARTAN with Jan Beadle

Tuesday 16 October  10-4pm £55 incl all materials & lunch

Jan is back for the third time in one week for a Tartan Weaving Workshop – think muted colours and patterns rather than the red Tam’ Shanter novelty hats!

GET STARTED/GAIN CONFIDENCE WITH YOUR SEWING MACHINE -with Carole McPhillips

Monday 29 October 6-9pm £35 incl all materials and supper

Our sewing guru Carole will get you started if you have never stitched before or if you have upgraded machines or are returning to stitching and need to gain confidence she will help you get there. The format is supper and informal chat about what you wish to get out of the session then we start stitching, each session we try to learn a new skill, you will make a finished piece to take home with you.

KEEPSAKE BEAR with Monkey Tales’Anne Scott

Saturday 3 November 10-4pm £59.95 incl pattern, bear bits and lunch

This is a popular one – these jointed bears can be made from fabric dear to you such as baby clothes, uniform, sports kit, loved one’s clothes or simply from your stash – such a good mum was I, I never kept any clothes so I made mine from tweed!

just bring your machine and a bear with a personality will slowly grow from your pile of fabric – it is well recommened.

 

NECKWARMER with Carole McPhillips

Sunday 4 November 10-1pm £35 lunch and materials

Suitable for those wishing to learn how to use a machine to those wanting a handmade Christmas these make great Christmas pressies too!!

FUN WITH FELT

Thursday 8 November 10-1pm £35 incl all materials and lunch

come and join us for a fab morning exploring felting techiques – needlefelting a 3D piece, using a form to create an apple, wet felting a picture, embellishing it, pieces made can also be made at home and make great Christmas pressies.

HAND STITCHED CHRISTMAS ELF with Lynne Dare

Saturday 10 November 10-4pm £55 incl all materials and lunch

Lynne is back to create a cheeky elf – all ready for Christmas “elf on the shelf” shenanigans! the pattern is cut so sit back and enjoy a day of chat and stitching.

CRAFT CLUB

Thursday 15 November 12-3pm or 5.30-8.30pm

Our craft club is an informal set up – spread over three hours it gives you options to get here when you can and leave when you want, if you wish to join us for the full three hours that’s fine too.

to come with your own project is £2.50, add on £3.50 for a cheese platter and there is always a number of crafts on offer ranging from £2.50-£15.00 or you can buy a craft kit from our shop and start that.

APPLIQUÉ CUSHION with Handmade designs by Sarah Louise

Saturday 17 November  10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials & lunch

come and make an eye catching cushion of either an owl, hare, pheasant or Labrador- choose your materials from our stash or feel free to bring your own. Sewing machine is required for this and ability to wind bobbin, thread and change stitch size.

BOXY CLUTCH WITH INTERNAL ZIPPY THING – with Hole House

sunday 18 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.

 

DOUBLE WEAVES with Jan Beadle

wednesday 21 November 10-4pm £55 incl all materials and lunch

The looms are all set up and ready to go, this is a new technique for us here, so im looking forward to seeing the results

 

GET STARTED/GAIN CONFIDENCE WITH YOUR SEWING MACHINE -with Carole McPhillips

Monday 26 November 6-9pm £35 incl all materials and supper

Our sewing guru Carole will get you started if you have never stitched before or if you have upgraded machines or are returning to stitching and need to gain confidence she will help you get there. The format is supper and informal chat about what you wish to get out of the session then we start stitching, each session we try to learn a new skill, you will make a finished piece to take home with you.

CHRISTMAS RAGGY WREATH

Saturday 1 December 1-4pm £35 incl lunch and all materials

Use fabric or our stash of Harris Tweed Selvedge to make a wreath that can then be embellished with feathers, flourishes, sparkles and much more.

 

SILVER JEWELLERY – with Passion Flower Studios

Sunday 2 December  10-4pm £75 includes all materials, use of tools and lunch

Enjoy a day learning about silver jewellery making, the history of silver and the guilds & Assay Offices. You will work with a sheet of silver to create a ring inset with a stone or a 3D pendant.  You will cut, shape, solder, file, polish to create an unique piece of jewellery.

 

TRADITIONAL FRESH HOLLY MOSSED CHRISTMAS WREATH with Jean Farkins

Monday 3 or Tuesday  4 December 6-9pm £35 incl all materials and a glass of spiced cider.

Mum is back again for the fourth year running to make a Christmas door wreath on a traditional mossed wreath. These are built to withstand the Cumbrian weather and do not dry out or rattle on the door like their lighter oasis counterparts – they have been known to last well into February, (remove the ribbon and embellishments and place on the grave of a loved one).

Jean demonstrates how to moss and wire a frame then teaches you how to wire your greenery and place in your wreath then it is on with choosing the ribbons and embellishments – fresh apples and oranges, orange slices, spices, feathers and much more!

 

CHRISTMAS ARRANGEMENT with David Ryland

Wednesday 12 December 10-3pm £59.95 incl lunch and all materials

After successful demo’s here David is returning to us to teach – while you sip your welcome coffee David will demonstrate what you will be making and sharing tips to decorate your home, lunch is included then you will learn and create your own Christmas arrangement to take home.