Craft Courses

Have you ever fancied learning to spin, weave or make rugs?  Well you’ve come to the right place here at The Threshing Barn.  I can run craft courses tailored exactly to your needs and to suit exactly when you want to come. My craft courses are arranged at times convenient to yourself.  The list is at the foot of this page – click on the ones you’re interested in to find out more.

I am happy to travel to spinning, weaving and embroidery guilds to give talks, sales of crafts and to run workshops.

Craft Courses run from 10 am – 4.30 pm.

The cost of a Basic Course is £60 per person, per day. (Students £40, Children £35).

A 50% deposit is required with bookings. Deposits are non-refundable but your booking can be transferred with 7 days notice. School holiday and birthday party workshops are available for children. There is a ground floor workshop available with access for people with disabilities. Basic materials are included in the cost of the workshop. Additional material costs are incurred on some craft courses.

You will never throw away old blankets, bed sheets, woollen jumpers, tee-shirts, fleeces etc once you have been to this rug making courses.

We hold a series of introductory weaving courses using a selection of weaving methods and materials. We have three courses to choose from.

Special Courses and Events

The courses below, unless stated, are one-off events on the specified dates.  

Plying techniques for Spinners

Wed July 17, 2019

A fun workshop for spinners to create textured yarns

Sea Shells in Batik

Wed July 24, 2019

Inspired by the patterns on shells, paint your own deign onto a silk picture using hot wax and silk paints

Swaledale Landscapes in Felt

Sun August 4, 2019

Be inspired by the stunning scenery around Reeth to paint with our wools your own needle-felted souvenir

Treasure Pods in Wet Felt

Tue August 6, 2019

Using our own hand-dyed wools make these 3D pots to keep your jewellery or keys inside. Decorate with embroidery, beads and sequins

Butterflies in Batik

Wed August 14, 2019

The colours and shapes of butterflies are our starting point to paint a background picture before decorating with wooden printing blocks

The Love of Trees

Tue August 20, 2019

Explore creating textures and patterns with found bark. This will involve stitching, pleating and cutting into pre-felt and collaging with silks

By the Seaside

Tue August 27, 2019

A wet felt picture using our drum carded wools and dramatic waves created by Teeswater locks