October 2024

Textile Crafts Weekend

Date:
Fri 4 – Sun 6 October
(begins 12 noon on the Friday, with lunch)
Price:
£216 (Veranda room)
£234 (House Room or Garden Cabin)
Non-resident price: £174 (includes meals and tuition)
with…
Mary Maguire

Immerse yourself in a tactile world of textile crafts.

Learn the art of needle-felting to make soft toys, pincushions, or small sculptures. Also create 2D pictures, embellish clothes or a hat, or make decorative repairs to holes in jumpers. You will learn embroidery stitches to make a work of art, or up-cycle a garment.

Book Textile Crafts Short Break

October Working Weekend

Date:
Fri 4 – Sun 6 October
Price:
No charge

This is a chance to get to know the farm, turn your hand to old jobs and new, enjoy good company and good food too!

An opportunity to have bright ideas by the compost heap, happy talk in the hen house, and cool chat in the kitchen. Join us to prove that many hands make light work and that today’s stranger is tomorrow’s friend.

Our Working Weekends are run in the beautiful spirit of the WWOOF organisation: we feed and accommodate you, you work, with us.

For more information on WWOOF, see www.wwoof.org.uk.

To request a place on this Working Weekend, please email enquiries@lowershawfarm.co.uk

Yoga and Massage Weekend

Date:
Fri 11 – Sun 13 October
Price:
£216 (Veranda Room)
£234 (House Room or Garden Cabin)
with…
Mary Mcinerney and Mary Maguire

Suitable for beginners and more experienced practitioners of yoga, classes will focus on postures to improve flexibility, strength, and balance taught in the Iyengar style.

There will also be sessions on giving and receiving a relaxing and toning massage.

On Saturday there will be an early morning Pranayama (breath control) class, then following breakfast, a one-and-a-half-hour asana (postures) class, and a massage class. After lunch the options are to relax at the farm, use the super rustic sauna, or go on a led walk in the local area. In the late afternoon there is a restorative asana session, and a massage class.

In the evening there will be either a guided meditation, or foot baths, or time for a sauna, or to relax around the wood burning stove, or campfire.

On Sunday morning, the programme will be the same as Saturday’s, with a late lunch. Departures during the afternoon, from about 2.30pm.

Group size: up to about 12.

Book October Yoga and Massage Weekend

2024 Yoga Weekends: Yoga and Massage 8–10 March, Running and Yoga 28–30 June, Yoga and Walking 19–21 July, Yoga and Massage 11–13 October,

Mushroom Memories Weekend

Date:
Fri 18 – Sun 20 October
Price:
£198 (Veranda Room)
£216 (House Room)
Children & young people (2-25 yrs) £96
with…
Jean Binney and Martin Hawes

In the woods, on the downs, and in the fields of north Wiltshire, over 100 different species of mushrooms and toadstools have been found on our previous courses.

On this weekend, we shall explore fungal habitats, learn how to identify the big, the bad, and the edible ones while discovering their innumerable medicinal and culinary uses; the latter tested by way of fantastic fry-ups.

Book Mushroom Memories Weekend

October 2024 Events

Fri 4 – Sun 6

Textile Crafts Weekend

Working Weekend

Fri 11 – Sun 13

Yoga and Massage Weekend

Fri 18 – Sun 20

Mushroom Memories Weekend

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