Newsletter winter- spring 2018

I relocated my craft business last summer to Reeth Dales Centre and I would like to thank everyone for making me so welcome. I would like to see more businesses being encouraged to move to the Dales. I know Susan Briggs from Dales Tourism and Abi Player from RDCC are working to help those that are here and encourage more to come. My business has given part-time employment, uses the Reeth Post office for all mail order parcels, uses a local printer, electrician, garage etc. Creating businesses helps maintain local communities. 

My business is textile based providing a one stop shop and workshop for spinners, weavers, dyers, knitters, felt makers and textile artists.  For spinners we have spinning wheels and a wide range of natural and hand dyed wools. Weaving looms for children right up to complex computer operated floor looms. Knitters have a great choice of local wools, hand dyed yarns from a wide range of fibres, buttons and needles and tools. 

Special Offers

The Glimakra Emilia looms, floor stand, reeds, bags and 2nd heddle kits are being cleared and all less 40% so get a bargain quickly before they all go. Also being cleared are the spinning wheel bags in 2 sizes less 40%.

In the workshop there is an inspirational selection of ready-made items from rag rugs, shawls, scarves, handbags, greeting cards etc.

I travel all over UK attending big textile events from Edinburgh Yarn Fest, Knit and Stitch at the Rheged Centre near Penrith, Wonderwool Wales in Builth Wells, Step into Wool in Leeds, British Wool Show in York, Yarndale in Skipton and still many more to be confirmed. I am proud to be one of the largest Spinning and weaving suppliers in UK. The Threshing Barn has been growing over the last 24 years.

Craft Workshops

I run a selection of craft workshops which can be held on a date to suit us both. There is also a list of special workshops held on set days booking is required.

February 

Saturday 10th– Wet felted hearts filled with Yorkshire lavender will make perfect gifts for Valentine’s Day. 

Tuesday 13th– Children’s half day, making a card and gift for Valentine’s Day, 6 years and above. Free of charge.

Wednesday 14th– Children’s half day Learn to Weave. Free of charge.

Sunday 18th-Batik painting on silk inspired by the frozen River Swale.

Tuesday 20th– Winter wonderland wall hanging woven on a rigid heddle loom.

Saturday 24th– Peg loom weaving to make a set of table mats using local Yorkshire wools.

March 

Saturday 3rd– Hills and Dales felt and silk vessels inspiration from the stunning scenery in Swaledale.

Sunday 11th– Treat your mum for Mother’s Day to make a selection of felt, silk, wire and beaded necklaces.

Tuesday 20th- Spring begins with this pansy inspired day making a wet felted panel to embellish with embroidery and silk paper and a bowl trapping in pressed pansies.

April 

Wednesday 11th– Creative drum carding and spinning Art Yarns inspired by spring flowers.

Tuesday 24th– Lucet braids are made on this old wooden tool and made into placemats, jewellery and a loopy scarf.