Fused Glass Jewellery Workshop – second session added!

Date: 8th June 2019

Time: 2 - 4pm

Location: The Cartshed

Fused Glass Jewellery Workshop – second session added!

Second workshop added due to popular demand!

Make fused glass jewellery with the stunning colours of dichroic glass in this 2 hour workshop run by Sarah Aumayer of Mydsomer Studio Fused Glass.

After an introduction to fused glass and explanation of the workshop you’ll have a fun & relaxing time picking through the trays of colours to choose your unique combination of colour and design. Sarah provides pre-cut shapes of decorative dichroic glass which have a thin multi-layer coating that provides beautiful colours often displaying more than one colour in a single piece.

This 2 hour workshop offers flexibility in cost to make unique pendants and/or brooches. The basic workshop cost is £20 and includes one pendant or brooch. Additional items cost £8 each payable on the day (card or cash). Within the 2 hours you can make as many items as you wish. Some people will create items quickly, others will take their time – it's up to you. Make something for yourself and/or lovely, personal presents for family & friends (ideal for birthdays!).

At the end of the workshop Sarah will take your items away to fire the glass in her kiln and to finish them as pendants or brooches. Your items will then be returned to The Medieval Barn within 2 weeks for you to collect, we can arrange . The photo shows typical items that might be produced in a workshop.

Why not take part with a friend or family member?

Fused Glass Jewellery Workshop

Date: 8th June 2019

Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm

Location: The Cartshed

Fused Glass Jewellery Workshop

This workshop is now sold out! Another session has been added for the afternoon. See here for more details.

Make fused glass jewellery with the stunning colours of dichroic glass in this 2 hour workshop run by Sarah Aumayer of Mydsomer Studio Fused Glass.

After an introduction to fused glass and explanation of the workshop you’ll have a fun & relaxing time picking through the trays of colours to choose your unique combination of colour and design. Sarah provides pre-cut shapes of decorative dichroic glass which have a thin multi-layer coating that provides beautiful colours often displaying more than one colour in a single piece.

This 2 hour workshop offers flexibility in cost to make unique pendants and/or brooches. The basic workshop cost is £20 and includes one pendant or brooch. Additional items cost £8 each payable on the day (card or cash). Within the 2 hours you can make as many items as you wish. Some people will create items quickly, others will take their time – it's up to you. Make something for yourself and/or lovely, personal presents for family & friends (ideal for birthdays!).

At the end of the workshop Sarah will take your items away to fire the glass in her kiln and to finish them as pendants or brooches. Your items will then be returned to The Medieval Barn within 2 weeks for you to collect, we can arrange . The photo shows typical items that might be produced in a workshop.

Why not take part with a friend or family member?

Easter Crafts and Egg Hunt!

Date: 19th April 2019

Time: 11.30am - 1pm

Location: The Cartshed

Easter Crafts and Egg Hunt!

We're getting crafty this Good Friday as we have a whole host of things for the kids to make before we embark on the Big Egg Hunt!

Join us in the Cartshed between 11.30am and 12.30pm to decorate your very own bunny ears, make an Easter card for someone special, and make an Easter basket, ready for all those eggs!

At 12.30pm, we'll then head outside to Monks Pool Nature Reserve for the Big Egg Hunt! How many will you find?

Why not make a morning of it and join St Michael's church before for Hot Cross Buns, a family service marking Good Friday together as a community.  The service starts at 10.30am and we'll be getting crafty straight after. Come as a family for the morning!

This is a free event but please register so we have an idea of numbers.

Aimed at children aged 7 - 11 years. Adults need to stay with children - have a cup of tea while they make some crafty creations, before we all go on the egg hunt together.

Family Pinhole Photography Workshop

Date: 10th April 2019

Time: 10.30am - 12noon

Location: The Cartshed

Family Pinhole Photography Workshop

In this hands on workshop, we’ll learn how to make our own cameras out of things you might find around the house. Once everyone has created their cameras, we’ll load them up with some light sensitive paper before going out to capture our images which we’ll then develop in our pop-up Cartshed darkroom.

Jasmine, our community engagement officer, will be leading this workshop. She has been facilitating arts and heritage workshops with young people for the last eight years.

Suitable for ages 10+

Please note we will use some chemicals in the development process which makes this workshop not suitable to those who are pregnant.

Cost: £5 per person

Berry Basket Weaving

Date: 4th May 2019

Time: 10am - 4pm

Location: The Cartshed

Berry Basket Weaving

Weave a fabulous berry basket from locally sourced willow, perfect for collecting homegrown produce, foraging for berries, or a stylish eco-friendly option for popping to the shops.

Instructor Sarah Jayne Edwards is a designer maker with a particular interest in working with willow and recycled materials. She has been teaching craft and willow workshops since 2011 and loves showing people how to turn a bunch of sticks or a pile of rubbish into a work of art. Sarah is able inspire and motivate people to reach their full creative potential.

Please bring good secateurs and a stanley knife (contact us if this is an issue and we can help!)

This workshop runs from 10am until 4pm with a break for lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring a packed lunch.

Cost: £49

Nature Challenge!

Date: 27th April 2019

Time: 2 - 4pm

Location: Meet at the Cartshed

Nature Challenge!

Join Avon Wildlife Trust for an afternoon taking part in the City Nature Challenge. It's time for a springtime nature adventure to see what we can find and identify around the local nature reserves. Sweep nets, bug pots, ID charts, and smart phones at the ready....a great event for all the family!

The City Nature Challenge is a global initiative. We'll take on cities all over the world as we try and find as much wildlife as possible in our local nature spots.

Cost: £2.50 per participant, under 5's go free

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

There are some places available for the second weekend of Apple Grafting on Sunday 10th March.

To book, contact Robert on 01179574921, or 07579001886. Or email robert.beetham@phonecoop.coop for more info.

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