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.

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

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

Special Courses and Events

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

Christmas trees

Sun November 24, 2019

Make your own forest of pine trees using needle felting, weaving, glueing etc. These will great above your fireplace or on windowsills.

Beautiful packaging for parcels

Thu November 28, 2019

Come and print your own Christmas wrapping paper and gift tags with our wooden printing blocks. Ply yarns with sparkly threads to make your own cords to tie up your parcels.

Vintage inspired woollen decorations

Sat December 7, 2019

I have hand dyed merino wool prefelts to make traditional blanket-stitched decorations embellished with patchwork shapes, ribbons, buttons and sequins.

Christmas stockings

Tue December 10, 2019

Create a selection of bright coloured merino wool stockings by a wet felt resist method. Plait yarns together to make a hanging and decorate with pom-poms.

Natural country decorations

Sat December 14, 2019

Using natural cones, pods, cinnamon sticks, dry fruits, berries, spices and natural raffia make a selection of tree decorations.

Keep your feet warm

Sat January 4, 2020

Make yourself a pair of wet felted slippers round a resist and decorate with Wensleydale curls. Time permitting make a lavender sachet.

Teddy bears picnic

Sat January 18, 2020

By popular demand come a make a family heirloom needle felted teddy bear with moveable limbs.

Chinese New Year collage

Sat January 25, 2020

I used to live in Hong Kong for 20 years and enjoy celebrating the new year. We will make Chinese silk papers incorporating Chinese paper cuts and silk threads. Cover glassware with silk threads to make candle containers.

Natural wool wall hanging

Sat February 8, 2020

Combining wet felt making and peg loom weaving we will make a felted panel with weaving woven through holes in the felt.

Woollen vases

Sat February 29, 2020

Beautiful vase covers are woven on a pegloom before slipping onto glass vases. Choose your favourite coloured yarns.

Locker hooked baskets

Sat March 7, 2020

Create a mixed textile basket onto a background of white rug canvas using a locker hooked needle.

The Swale in batik

Sat March 14, 2020

Drawing inspiration from the frozen river you will paint a batik picture using hot wax and silk paints.

Gaywool dye day

Sat March 21, 2020

Come and explore using our dyes to make a selection coloured yarns, silk and wool tops by dipping, painting, sprinkling and submerging.

Become a weaver

Sat April 4, 2020

Learn how to warp up a rigid heddle loom and weave a selection of weft patterns.

Spring into Wool

Fri April 17, 2020

- April 18, 2020

Leeds

WonderWool Wales

Sat April 25, 2020

- April 26, 2020

Wales