Tutor: Various

Duration and Prices Vary – See Individual Workshops.

Course 1 : Pebble Frame Workshops - £32 per workshop.

Tutor: Dawn Murray

Course Date: Tuesday 7th May and 24th June 10am to 12pm

Come along and create a pebble frame – these are perfect for a new home, wedding, engagement, birthday, Christmas or as a new baby gift. Or why not just make one for yourself! Plan and design your frame with all the help and support you need. All the resources are provided for you, so come and spend a relaxing few hours getting creative and leave with a special picture that you have made yourself!


Workshop 2 : Knitting for Beginners - £27 per workshop.

Tutor: Becca Parker from To Be Adorned

Course Dates: Monday 13th May and 10th June, 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm

Have you always wanted to give knitting a go? or maybe fancy refreshing your craft skills with yarn and needles? Come and learn the basics at this relaxed workshop and make your own stitch sampler. In this session we will cover casting on, how to knit, how to purl and casting off – all the essential skills you need to start your knitting journey! Bring your own needles and yarn (Aran weight and 5mm needles) or buy them on the day for an additional fee. We all learn at different paces, so you’ll also leave with some knitting how-to videos to re-watch in your own time.

Workshop 3 : The Wimborne Pottery Throw Down! £35.00

Tutor: The Touring Potter Team

Course Date: Friday 10th May, 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm & Friday 24th May, 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm

Join The Touring Potter Team, for The Wimborne Pottery Throw Down! The workshops will offer the opportunity to use both the potter’s wheel and hand build with clay. Pottery is a fun, creative and therapeutic craft. The class is designed for all abilities and all classes are inclusive of tuition, materials and refreshments. You will be able to choose from a selection of stunning artisan glazes to finish your pieces. Your clay creations will be taken away to be kiln fired and then returned to Allendale House for collection.

Workshop 4 : Crochet for Beginners - £22

Tutor: Liz Norman

Course Date: Thursday 20th June 10am to 12.30pm

Crochet is one of the easiest and most satisfying crafts to enjoy. Come along and learn the basics of how to create the traditional ‘Granny Square’. You will learn how to chain stitch to form a circle, how to treble crochet and create corners plus how to change colour. Watch as your creation grows before your eyes. Yarn and hooks will be provided to buy, or you are welcome to bring your own.

Workshop 5 : Crochet for Improvers - £22

Tutor: Liz Norman

Course Date: Thursday 20th June 1.30pm to 4.00pm

If you have mastered the traditional ‘granny’ square, why not come and create a beautiful ‘Sunflower’. By using 3 or 4 colours to create your flower, this is a great way of moving on from the basics of crochet. Hooks and yarn will be available to buy on the day but please feel free to bring your own (Hook size 5mm or 6mm). Any double-knit yarn is suitable. Four different colours are needed to achieve the desired effect for sunflower squares.

Workshop 5 : Willow Weave Dragonfly - £27

Tutor: Jo Malyon

Course Date: Friday 10th May 10am to 12.00 pm

Come along and learn how to use willow to create this fabulous dragonfly sculpture to brighten up your garden! You will learn the spiral weave technique for the body and then building on that to complete your dragonfly. You can choose between a large (50-60cm) or medium (40-50cm) dragonfly.


Workshop 6 : Beginners Modern Calligraphy -£27

Tutor: Jo Malyon

Course Dates: Friday 10th May 1.15pm to 3.15pm

In this workshop you will learn the basics of modern calligraphy using brush pens. You will practice techniques for producing beautiful lettering, using a large selection of different types of brush pens. This is a great opportunity to try them all out in case you decide to continue at home and buy your own. You will also create your own greeting card or two to take home with you.

Workshop 7 : Willow Weave Obelisk - £27

Tutor: Jo Malyon

Course Dates: Friday 5th July 10am to 12.00 pm

Learn how to use willow to create a gorgeous and useful obelisk to brighten up your garden while supporting your plants – perfect for those beans or sweet peas to climb up! The obelisk can be up to 150cm high. You will learn some simple weaving techniques to create your lovely structure – perfect for both beginners and those with experience of willow weaving

Workshop 8 : Lino Print Cards - £27

Tutor: Jo Malyon

Course Dates: Friday 5th July 1.15pm to 3.15pm

In this workshop you will learn how to use cutting tools, lino and inks. Design and carve a lino block and then use it to print one-colour prints. You will take home your lino block as well as 5 unique home-made greetings cards. Lino print is a great technique to learn – easy to do at home, minimum equipment and a whole lot of things to print once you understand the basics.

Workshop 9 : Summer Vase Bouquet £45 per workshop.

Tutor: Fig & Bramble (Adele Miller & Gemma Ward)

Course Dates: 15th July 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm

Learn how to create your own unique vase arrangement in a relaxed and natural style, using seasonal British grown flowers, with all the materials provided for you.
This is a great way of improving your home arrangements and displaying garden or gift flowers. Vases are provided but if you prefer you can bring your favourite vase to use!


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