Taster Workshops for 2017
We are delighted to offer you the opportunity to discover your inner maker,
a programme of workshops led by expert tutors; to book your place, please contact the makers:
Felt Making for Beginners with Sarah Tassell
Monday 11th September: 10am -1pm
£42 includes all tools and materials and refreshments
Discover the joy of the felting process! Sarah will guide you in your exploration of fibre using the finest merino wool, you will learn how to wet felt around a resist, shaping it into a hollow vessel.
To book your place, please contact Sarah via email:
Aromatherapy Candle Making with Sophia Russell
Tuesday 12th September: 10am - 4pm
£85 includes all raw materials, light lunch and refreshments
Sophia Russell of Hestia's Flame Natural Candles will be here filling our workshop with a medley of beautifully therapeutic scents. You will be introduced to the basics of candle making, including how to construct and blend the perfect fusion of aromas and begin your very own bespoke aromatherapy blend for use in your future projects. All ingredients used are 100% natural, ecologically sustainable and therapeutically valuable.
At the end of the session, you'll come away with one aromatherapy travel tin candle, one medium aromatherapy glass candle, one soy wax pillar candle and one pair of dipped taper candles.
Please bring an apron to wear and closed shoes (hot wax hurts!).
to book your place, contact Sophia via email:
Introduction to Linocut Printmaking for Beginners with Anneliese Appleby
Wednesday 13th September: 9.30am - 4.30pm
£80 includes all tools and materials, light lunch and refreshments
In this one-day workshop you will explore the basics of Linocut Printmaking, a versatile and beautiful method of printing. During the day, Anneliese will guide you through all the stages of designing, cutting and printing two Linocut designs.
For inspiration please bring with you any designs, drawings or examples of other prints that you would like to work from - bear it in mind that 'keeping it simple' often elicits the most effective prints!
Please bring with you an old comfortable apron.
To book your place, contact Anneliese:
Natural Hand and Foot Creams with Catherine Marshall of Herbal Harmony
Thursday 14th September: 10am - 12.30pm
£34 includes all materials and refreshments
Learn to make your own hand and foot creams to soothe and nourish your skin. Using natural ingredients including essential oils, herbal waters, carrier oils and herbal infusions, Medical Herbalist Catherine Marshall will guide you through the process of cream making. You will make your own cream, to take home in two 50ml pots.
Making Natural Lip Balms with Catherine Marshall of Herbal Harmony
Thursday 14th September: 1.30pm - 3pm
£18 includes all materials
With Catherine to guide you, you will learn how to make your own lip balm using natural ingredients, including beeswax, honey and essential oils. Vegan alternatives are available and you will make and take home 2 pots of delicious lip balm.
Book both classes and enjoy a light lunch with us, please bring an apron for the workshop.
To book your place, contact Catherine:
Willow Weaving with Clyde Hoare of Wild Wicker
Friday 15th September: 10am - 1pm
£35 includes all materials, tools and refreshments
Garden Obelisk Making Workshop: experience the irresistable feel and scent of willow, whether you are a beginner or more experienced, Clyde will help you to connect to the natural creative process of willow weaving. You will make a sculptural obelisk, perfect for any area of your garden, all materials and tools provided.
To book your place, please call Clyde: 07866138436
Adult Beginners Throwing Workshop with Jeremy Steward
Saturday 16th September: 10am - 1.30pm
£42 includes all tools and materials, refreshments included.
Discover the wonderful world of clay and the unique experience of the wheel. Jeremy will introduce you to the techniques that will start you on your own throwing journey!
For full information and to book your place, contact Jeremy: