Farfield Mill

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Upcycled Handsewn Patchwork Bag in a Day with Betty Brown

Sunday 10 June - £65 including materials

Join Durham based artist Betty Brown for a fun day breathing new life into colourful second-hand fabrics. This bright and versatile handsewn patchwork bag can be sewn in a day with Betty as your guide.

You will make a fully-lined cross-shoulder bag with an interior zipped pocket. It will be an ideal size for a casual day bag – use it for dog walking (eg bottle of water, poo bags, dog toy, sketchbook) or out–for-the-day bag (thermos flask, sandwiches, sketchbook)! And is just the most useful bag whatever you like to do. Sling it on and you are hands-free! And of course, it is STUNNING.

You will use entirely second–hand fabrics which will be provided. The fabrics will all be cotton and washable, and you will work with triangles of fabric to make a pinwheel design. All will be completed using hand-sewing, but it will not be complicated or difficult, so everyone is welcome whatever your experience with sewing. To complete the bag will require a good days work but you’ll have a really enjoyable day.

Coastal scene - acrylic painting - Stuart Gray

Thursday 14 June

£50 plus £5 on the day for materials

Join Stuart for the day as he takes you on a step by step process to produce your own acrylic painting of a Coastal scene. Stuart will provide all the materials and frame your work ready for you to take home to impress your friends and family!

Spinning for beginners with Richard Moriarty

Saturday 30 June - £50 plus £5 for materials

Learn to card your fibre, prepare it for spinning and spin and then ply your yarn on a spindle and then on a spinning wheel. You will be surprised at what you can achieve, and you will go home with your own skein of yarn.

River View watercolour workshop with Ruth Clayton

Sunday 15 July  £50 plus £5 materials on the day

Have you ever wanted to paint using watercolours? Come and join Ruth as she guides you through a step by step process to paint your own masterpiece. All abilities are welcome whether you want to develop your artistic abilities or find your inner artist! Ruth will frame your artwork ready for you to take home to impress your friends and family.

Become a Weaver and Learn Dog Tooth Check workshop with Jan Beadle

Tues 21 – Wed 22 August 2018

£100 plus £5 on the day for materials

The 2-day course will take you through the whole process of dressing a loom to then weave traditional dog tooth check.

Colour, Texture and Pattern weaving workshop with Jan Beadle

Thurs 13 September 2018

£50 plus £5 on the day for materials

Come and enjoy a day of weaving on a 4-shaft table loom. Whether you’re a beginner or already a weaver this will be a lovely opportunity to experiment with colour and texture. I’ll even take the mystery out of pattern reading.

Looms will be set up and ready to go on the day

Pointed twills weaving workshop with Jan Beadle

Mon 22 October 2018

£50 plus £5 on the day for materials

Come and enjoy a day of weaving on a 4-shaft table loom. Whether you’re a beginner or already a weaver this will be a lovely opportunity to experiment with colour and texture creating zig zag and diamond patterns

Looms will be set up and ready to go on the day

Tweedy Weaving workshop with Jan Beadle

Mon 12 November 2018

£50 plus £5 on the day for materials

This class is perfect for beginners but weavers with a little more experience will enjoy experimenting with traditional herringbone technique to create a scarf. Looms will be set up and ready to go on the day.

Workshops

How to Book There are 2 ways in which to book a place on our Workshops:-

1. Call us on (015396) 21958 and press 0 for reception.  You can reserve your place on any course subject to filling in a booking form and full payment.  We can post out booking forms to you. 

2. Download the booking form and return by post with full payment by cheque or call to pay by card.                              Booking Form

Our Education Programme Our public workshops are open to anyone over the age of 16, unless otherwise stated. We also run workshops for children during school holidays.

KEY INFORMATION

Duration  Workshops run 10.00am to 4.00pm - and you can usually gain access to set up from 9.45am.

Location  Workshops are held in our workshop Room on Level 1 next to the Cafe.

Lunch  You can buy a delicious lunch made on the premises using local produce in Weavers Café (with viewing window into the Weaving Room). Alternatively, you can bring a packed lunch to eat in the workshop room (we would ask you not to eat your packed lunch in the Café, please).

Drinks  Fresh coffee and tea is available for you to make throughout the day in the workshop room.

Accommodation  If you are staying over, there are many delightful B&Bs and guest houses in Sedbergh and the surrounding area - contact Sedbergh tourist information centre on 015396 20125 or see their website www.sedbergh.org.uk

How to book  Please call 015396 21958 to reserve your place and request a booking form and information, or email us at reception@farfieldmill.org, stating clearly which workshop you are interested in. Your place on the workshop will be confirmed on receipt of your completed booking form and payment.