Fabric Christmas Wreath Making

Date: 7th December 2019

Time: 10am - 12.30pm

Location: The Cartshed

Fabric Christmas Wreath Making

Create a fabric Christmas wreath and decorations using festive textiles and embellishments. Get crafty with Amy from Bath Artist Studios. 

£30 including a mulled wine.

Family Advent Calendar Workshop. Fully Booked

Date: 30th November 2019

Time: 10am - 12.30pm

Location: The Cartshed

Family Advent Calendar Workshop. Fully Booked

What better way to celebrate the festive season than by creating your very own advent calendar countdown to the big day. Crafty fun for all the family! 

£5 per family - book one ticket per group.

This workshop will be run by Jasmine, our Community Engagement Officer.

Apple Grafting Workshop

Date: 22nd February 2020

Time: 10am - 4pm

Location: The Cartshed

Apple Grafting Workshop

Come and learn how to graft apple trees on this course under the tuition of Ben Raskin, a previous commercial fruit grower and an enthusiastic, effective and very knowledgeable teacher, now Head of Horticulture at The Soil Association.

You will learn why we graft, how to graft and put these skills into practice by forming at least three grafts that you can take away at the end of the day. 

Everybody who has provided feed back from previous course has rated the course as excellent. Here are some quotes from previous attendees:

‘Learning a new skill that I feel confident I can use independently and that I came away with 4 trees that I have made’

‘Excellent information. Good guidance. Friendly and fun.’

‘Hands on, great support and encouragement throughout, taking part in an ancient practice.’

‘Friendly, no previous knowledge/experience required. Time for everyone, un-rushed and relaxed.’

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 there is a particular variety that you wish to graft but do not have the wood, please let us know and we will attempt to procure some wood for you. The only equipment you will need to bring is a very sharp knife (e.g. a Stanley Knife) and some secateurs. 

Cost £45, tea coffee and biscuits will be provided, please bring your own lunch. 

This course would make a very suitable present. It is limited to 8 people, if demand is sufficient an overflow course would take place on a following weekend day.

For more information, or to book in person, contact Robert on 0117 957 4921.

Heritage Open Days – Mosaic Taster Workshop – Fully Booked

Date: 16th September 2019

Time: 10am -12noon

Location: The Cartshed

Heritage Open Days – Mosaic Taster Workshop – Fully Booked

Been thinking about crafting and wanted to try it out? Here's the perfect opportunity! In this morning craft taster session, we'll make a decorative mosaic piece for your home. 

This session will be run by Jasmine, our Community Engagement Officer.

Places are free, but please do book as numbers are limited.

 

Basket Weaving

Date: 21st September 2019

Time: 10am - 4pm

Location: The Cartshed

Basket Weaving

Weave a fabulous 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

Kids Halloween Costume Workshop! Fully Booked

Date: 26th October 2019

Time: 10am - 12.30pm

Location: The Cartshed

Kids Halloween Costume Workshop! Fully Booked

Come along to create your very own spooky outfit ahead of Halloween. Will you be a ghostly ghoul…. a mystical monster… or even a fearsome fox?!

Free, but register online as places are limited.

This workshop will be run by Jasmine, our Community Engagement Officer.

Wet Felting – Shoulder Bag Workshop

Date: 12th October 2019

Time: 10am - 1pm

Location: The Cartshed

Wet Felting – Shoulder Bag Workshop

Create your own unique wet-felted shoulder bag with Felt by Fi. The perfect next step for those who have tried wet felting before.

3 HOURS TO CREATE YOUR OWN UNIQUE WET-FELTED SHOULDER BAG ?! YES, YOU CAN!

Using the ‘resist’ technique you will produce an all-in-one strap shoulder bag using merino wool, silk fibres and other embellishments. 4 colourways to choose from. Limited places.

ALL MATERIALS & TUITION INCLUDED. £35 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 

•One unique shoulder bag

•‘How to’ information sheet

•Suppliers details

20% discount voucher for future workshop

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. 

If you'd like more info, contact Fi Harris via Facebook FELTbyFi or email feltbyfi@gmail.com

West Gallery Music and Singing Workshop

Date: 20th July 2019

Time: 10.30am - 4pm (doors and coffee from 10am)

Location: St Michael's Church

West Gallery Music and Singing Workshop

The West Gallery Music Workshop will be led by members of Bristol Harmony West Gallery Quire. This year, due to restoration work going on at the barn, it will be held in St Michael’s Church next door.

West Gallery music is the type of music sung in churches during the C18 and early C19, led by the village choir and the village band. Thomas Hardy, himself a fiddle player, wrote about the old choirs in a number of his books, notably Under the Greenwood Tree. You can find extracts on the West Gallery Music Association website (www.wgma.org.uk), along with a mine of information about this type of music.

Above all, this music is FUN! It was such fun that the Victorians strongly disapproved and threw out the choirs and bands in favour of barrel organs, or pipe organs and robed choirs, producing the sort of church music which many of us grew up with.

If you like singing, do come along and join in; the music is accessible to all and you can learn by ear or read the music. The music is sung in four parts, so whatever your voice range, there is a part for you.

Instrumentalists are also welcome – strings and woodwind are suitable, but not brass instruments or guitars. If in doubt, please ask. Instrumentalists please bring a music stand if you have one; a clip-on light could be useful.

Music will be supplied in hard copy on the day but can be emailed if you would like to look at it beforehand.

Tea and coffee will be available from 10am ready for a start at 10:30am prompt.

This year very little parking will be available on site, so please park carefully and considerately in Church Lane.

Booking a place – book online via ticketsource or contact us to arrange payment by cheque. As long as we have enough people who have booked by 6 July we may be able to take late bookings after that date.

Cost: £16:50 in advance, payable on booking (cheques to WMBT please), which includes tea, coffee and biscuits; please bring a packed lunch. There will be a small additional charge for the music, payable on the day.

Fused Glass Jewellery Workshop – second session added!

Date: 8th June 2019

Time: 2 - 4pm

Location: The Cartshed

Fused Glass Jewellery Workshop – second session added!

This workshop is now sold out!

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?