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.
Special Courses and Events
The courses below, unless stated, are one-off events on the specified dates.
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.
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.
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
Sat April 25, 2020
- April 26, 2020