Wet-Felting Workshop for Beginners

Date: 16th March 2019

Time: 10.30am - 1.15pm

Location: The Cartshed

Wet-Felting Workshop for Beginners

Join Fi Harris from FELTbyFI for a beginners wet-felting workshop. In this session you will learn to create both a wet-felt picture, and a 3D container.

60 minutes – Introduction and create a picture

15minutes – Break

90 minutes – Create a 3D container and plenary

 

All materials and tuition included. £25 per person.

Participants to bring a hand towel and tea towel - will only get wet, not ruined.

 

Participants will leave with

  • New/Invigorated skills
  • Two unique, self-made, wet-felted creations
  • ‘How to’ information sheet
  • Suppliers details
  • 20% discount voucher for future workshop (transferable)

 

Coming from a family line of dressmakers, including for the Swedish Royal Court, Fi was always destined to create. Successful dressmaking ventures have included made to measure pure silk underwear and lycra workout wear in the 90’s.

Crafting activities have been varied but on discovering the wonderful world of merino wool and felting, she was hooked!

Join Fi to be inspired and create your own unique hand-crafted makes.

Fi also runs monthly ‘learn to felt’ workshops in North Somerset. Offering the chance to design & create your own amazing artwork in a welcoming and encouraging atmosphere.

To Book: Contact Fi Harris via Facebook FELTbyFi or email feltbyfi@gmail.com

Apple Grafting Workshop

Date: 2nd March 2019

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Apple Grafting Workshop

Apple grafting workshop for 2nd March is now full. There is a possibility of another session the following weekend. If you are interested, please contact Robert on 0117 957 4921.

 

This well-received and popular apple grafting workshop will again be held in 2019. As before it will be run by Ben Raskin, Head of Horticulture at the Soil Association, a very experienced horticulturalist and, from personal experience, an excellent tutor. All participants on previous courses have rated  the course as excellent.

The course will explain why we graft, how it works and illustrate some of the techniques involved. It will then involve individual hands on work in learning to sharpen knives, cut the wood in the correct way and prepare the cut wood for grafting. Then comes the key moment, that of making your own graft from start to finish, ending up with a new apple tree. There will be the opportunity to make at least three grafts, there may be additional root stocks on which to make further grafts at a small cost.

Once you have learnt to graft you will have the whole world of varieties available to you to be able to grow yourself.

We will provide some common varieties for grafting. If you have a favourite that you wish to propagate then bring your own wood to graft. If you know of a particular variety that you wish to propagate, but do not have wood, please let us know and we will attempt to procure some wood for grafting. The only equipment you will need will be a very sharp knife, e.g. a Stanley Knife.

The cost will be £45 which includes provision of three rootstocks and tea, coffee and biscuits at various intervals during the day.

The course will be held in The Cart Shed at Winterbourne Barn, Church Lane, Winterbourne BS36 1SE.

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop – Fully Booked

Date: 8th December 2018

Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop – Fully Booked

Local florists from Organic Blooms at Latteridge will share their expertise at this workshop to help you produce a fabulous wreath full of seasonal colours and foliage that will last throughout the holiday season.

Cost £45.00 in advance.

 

 

Wet-Felting Workshop

Date: 27th October 2018

Time: 10:30am - 1:15pm

Wet-Felting Workshop

Wet Felting Workshop with Fi Harris from FELTbyFI
60 minutes – Introduction and create a picture
15 minutes – Break
90 minutes – Create a 3D container and plenary

ALL MATERIALS & TUITION INCLUDED.

£25 PER PERSON.

PARTICIPANTS TO BRING A HAND TOWEL and A TEA TOWEL – will only get wet, not ruined.

Participants will leave with
 New/Invigorated skills
 Two unique, self-made, wet-felted creations
 ‘How to’ information sheet
 Suppliers details
 20% discount voucher for future workshop (transferable)
To book - contact Fi Harris via Facebook FELTbyFi or email feltbyfi@gmail.com

Bee Workshop 2 – It’s all about the bees

Date: 1st September 2018

Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Bee Workshop 2 – It’s all about the bees

Learn what the bees can do for us and what we can do for them.

Then …. Bee Creative ..... Make a beeswax candle to take home

Led by Alyson the Bee Lady from Hives and Herbals

Alyson will be spending time at the Barn giving an entertainingand interactive talk about what goes on inside a hive. This will last for approximately 90 minutes. you will be able to dress as a beekeeper and use the tools of the trade.

Depending on the weather, there may even be some bees visiting in an observation hive where you will be able to get a close look on life inside a hive. (The bees are securely locked inside the hive so it’s very safe!)

In the final part of the session, you will learn how to make a rolled beeswax candle to take home.

There will also be an opportunity to purchase some lovely products.

Bee Workshop 1 – It’s all about the bees

Date: 1st September 2018

Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm

Bee Workshop 1 – It’s all about the bees

Learn what the bees can do for us and what we can do for them.

Then …. Bee Creative ..... Make a beeswax candle to take home

Led by Alyson, the Bee Lady from Hives and Herbals

Alyson will be spending time at the Barn giving an entertainingand interactive talk about what goes on inside a hive. This will last for approximately 90 minutes. you will be able to dress as a beekeeper and use the tools of the trade.

Depending on the weather, there may even be some bees visiting in an observation hive where you will be able to get a close look on life inside a hive. (The bees are securely locked inside the hive so it’s very safe!)

In the final part of the session, you will learn how to make a rolled beeswax candle to take home.

There will also be an opportunity to purchase some lovely products.