Take time out and treat yourself to an inspirational workshop. You can switch off and relax as we will look after you whilst you concentrate on learning new skills and making beautiful things.
We offer fun and friendly workshops in a relaxed and sociable environment. Book a workshop for yourself and a friend too so that you can have fun indulging your creativity together. You have the opportunity to gain a more in depth knowledge of sewing, felt making, weaving, dyeing, batik, silk painting, spinning and lots more.
Join us in our light and airy Chorlton garden studio and make the most of our custom built, well equipped studio full of inspirational books and examples for you to peruse.
22 training courses found
Experiment with colours, textures and composition to create your own felt art work inspired by image or photo.
Prepare to be amazed as you develop your drawing skills. In this series of workshops we will discover a variety of approaches to drawing.
Make a beautiful sheep by using curly sheep fleece.
We are mad about crochet and love making granny squares for blankets. Lisa is highly skilled and specialises in teaching how to make small crocheted creatures such as whales, tortoises, bees and birds.
Bring a picture for inspiration and weave a wall hanging cascading with colour.
Follow easy step by step instructions & discover how to make this soft & friendly fabric, you’ll be hooked.
Using a collection of wonderful silk fabrics you will embroider an exquisite and delicate bowl.
Using a collection of wonderful silk fabrics and threads you will embroider an exquisite and delicate bowl.
If you desire to learn about natural dyes then this workshop is ideal for you. Using berries, bark and plants you will discover a range of beautiful dye colours found locally learn natural dyeing.
We will demonstrate the techniques of using ripped fabrics with a hessian base fabric so that you can make a thick hard wearing rug. An excellent way of using up old fabrics, so start sorting out and choosing some lovely colours that you might like to use in your rug sample.
Make a beautiful needle felted bird by using coloured sheep fleece and maybe make a couple of bird eggs too. Cost £32.
Make a wonderful, woven, withy basket with Withington willow weaver Juliette. Cost £64.
You will be shown how to warp up an inkle loom and then use it to weave on. We willl examine examples of inkle loom weaving and the different methods of creating braids.
Make an original hat with your choice of colour and style. You can embellish your hat with colourful shapes, threads and fabrics.
Enjoy arranging fabrics, threads and fleece in a flowing river of colour and texture to make a unique scarf. Blend together the lovely, soft, merino fleece to make your own subtle colours.
Learn a variation of the Navajo Indian woven basket technique to create your own decorative coiled basket or mat. Wrap fabric or yarn around a cord, coil it, stitch it and and watch as your basket gradually grows.
Learn the technique of felting the fleece into fabric. Using the cotton fabric provided and the finest quality merino fleece you will design and make a scarf.
Learn how to make a fabulous felt purse using the magical technique of creating a seamless product. Using a range of colourful fleece you will learn how to make a purse which has no stitched seams.
You will be given fabric to decorate using this immediate technique of applying pigment directly onto the ready prepared fabric. We shall wrap up bundles of fabric and leaves and we shall also be using hammers to transfer the pigment onto the fabric.
Seamless Felt Purse learn how to make a fabulous felt purse using the magical technique of creating a seamless product. Using a range of colourful fleece you will learn how to make a purse which has no stitched seams.