Crafts 2020

Recycled Crafts Weekend

Date:
Fri 17 – Sun 19 April
Price:
£175 for single room in main house, £165 for single or shared room on verandah or in cabins
with:
Mary Maguire and Vicky Hirsch

This event explores upcycling materials that usually end up in the bin. It will be an opportunity to sew, hammer, print, emboss, and roll!

Activities will include printing with and without a press; repurposing shrunken jumpers; making jewellery out of old copper and pewter; rag rugs; rolled paper beads; and drink can lanterns.

Led by experienced craftswomen, Mary Maguire and Vicky Hirsch, this weekend encourages a creative approach to recycling!

Vicky Hirsch is a multi-talented craftswoman with many years of creative making experience.

Mary Maguire has been creating and making beautiful things with textiles for over 40 years and is the author of craft books covering a wide range of art and design techniques.

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Willow Basket Making

Date:
Fri 29 – Sun 31 May • Begins 12 noon on the Friday, finishes 4pm on Sunday
Price:
£175 (Veranda room), £195 (House room) • Both prices include 2 nights’ accommodation, meals and refreshments and 2 1/2 days tuition • Non-resident price: £160 (includes meals and tuition)
with…
Norah Kennedy

An opportunity to make willow baskets, garden structures, plant supports, sculptures, and decorations. Learn an eco-friendly skill using local renewable materials!

There will be time to make at least two small baskets, or one larger one. Advice will be available for those wanting to grow their own willow.

The course begins on Friday with lunch at 12.30pm. Tuition begins after lunch. On the Saturday and Sunday, tuition and basket-making will take place from 9.30am until 4pm.

This weekend is suitable for both beginners and for those with experience. (There will be an extra charge of £5 – £20 for materials.)

Norah is an experienced, practising basket maker, and has been teaching this age-old craft all over the country for many years.

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Women’s Weekend

Date:
Fri 18 – Sun 20 September
Price:
Price: £175 (Veranda Room), £195 (House Room)

A much requested return of this weekend! – to enjoy some favourite activities: being together, making things, mosaics, jewellery, reading, talking, walking, listening, yoga, singing, and being, together. We can do whatever we like, and, of course, eat plenty of good farm food.

The weekend begins on Friday evening and finishes after lunch on the Sunday.

Note: There will also be an opportunity to book an individual massage at an extra cost of £45. Please let us know on booking if you would like this.

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Autumn Art and Craft Weekend For All

Date:
Fri 30 October – Sun 1 November
Price:
£175 • Child 2–21 yrs £90
with…
Mary Maguire, Vicky Hirsch and Farm residents

As the season turns and nights draw in, we mark the change by getting together to spark our creative imaginations. We shall carve and hollow pumpkins and fill them with light; decorate small lanterns to shine brightly and drive away the darkness; make marzipan skeletons; experiment and play with drawing, painting, and print to produce mixed media artworks; and light fires and make fire sculptures to remind us of the sun.

A weekend for all ages to get together and be imaginative, and have fun, in autumn! This weekend begins on Friday evening and finishes after lunch on the Sunday.

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Crafts Dates 2020

Fri 17 – Sun 19 Apr

Recycled Crafts Weekend

Fri 1 – Sun 3 Jun

Willow Basket Making

Fri 18 – Sun 20 Sep

Women’s Weekend

Fri 30 Oct – Sun 1 Nov

Autumn Art and Craft Weekend For All

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