Fancy learning a new skill, making new friends, spending a day in beautiful Swaledale...then come and join us for a creative craft workshop.

Workshops 2022/3

This page and the workshop content are updated and additions made on a regular basis, I am currently working on a full program for 2023.


16th Nov – Spinning for Beginners

24th Nov – Rigid Heddle Weaving for Beginners

7th Dec – Spinning for Beginners – Sold Out

14th Dec – Christmas Art Yarn

If none of these dates work for you then you can spend a day at The Threshing Barn for a one on one workshop you will need to phone or email us to book this. 

Have you ever fancied learning to spin, weave or make rugs?  Well you’ve come to the right place here at The Threshing Barn.  Janet runs craft courses tailored exactly to your needs and to suit exactly when you want to come. Her craft courses are arranged at times convenient to yourself.  

We can do courses on: Spinning (Beginners and Art Yarns), Rigid Heddle Weaving, Felting (both wet and needle), Batik, Silk Painting, Rag Rugging and Acid Dyeing Yarn and Fibre. 

You’ll find more information below – click on the ones you’re interested in to find out more.

Full Day Craft Courses run from 10 am – 4.30 pm. Half Day course run 10.00-1.00 or 1.30 – 4.30.

The cost of a Basic Course is £75 per person, per day. 


Weaving Courses at The Threshing Barn

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

Rug Making Courses at The Threshing Barn

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

Felt making courses

We offer a large variety of felt making courses at different levels using a selection of wools. which all produce different quality felt.

  • To purchase materials or to order any spinning and weaving supplies you can't find here online please email or phone.
  • We try to keep our opening hours up to date but if you are making a special trip please phone beforehand to make sure we are in,
  • All major credit cards accepted (except American Express).

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