Learn to Spin with Sarah Harris
Spin and ply a ball of yarn. The day covers carving, and spinning on a spindle, great wheel and treadle-driven flyer wheel. Bring your own wheel of use one of ours. Materials provided.
Sunday 10th June
Sunday 8th July
Victorian Crazy Patchwork with Ann Hibberd
No patterns, no templates! Make a sample piece using all sorts of fabrics and embellish it with hand stitching, beads, buttns, lace, ribbon, sequins and anything else you can think of. Hand sewn. Please download the Requirements List.
Friday 22nd June
Sock Knitting with David Harris
Learn how to knit a sock in the round, including the use of double-pointed needles, turnng the heel and grafting the toe. Bring along a set of 2.5mm double-pointed needles and a ball of 4-ply sock wool.
Saturday 23rd June
Patchwork Basics with Belinda Williams
Learn the basic skills needed for patchwork including the materials to use and the techniques for cutting and sewing. You will make a patchwork block which could become a cushion or a bag.
Saturday 30th June
Playing with Dersden Plate with Ann Hibberd
There are many forms and styles of the Dresden Plate block. In this workshop you will learn several different techniques to get different effects. You can then start to work on your own project or carry on making different samples to use at home. This workshop is quicker with a sewing machine but can be done by hand - it’s just slower! Dresden Plate blocks can be made into quilts, wall hangings, bags and cushion covers.
Saturday 7th July
Thread Bowls with Pam Martin
Master the basics of free machine embroidery by learning how to make beautiful thread bowls. These can be made with pretty much any sewing machine thread and a little glitz can also be added in for good measure. You will complete at least one thread bowl in a day. Please download the requirements list.
Friday 27th July