The Woodland Haberdasher
The Woodland Haberdasher

                                        Upcoming Events 2021

I am always looking for interesting events to attend either as a seller, demonstrater or activity provider so if you think I might be right for your event please get in touch. All events considered no matter how big or small!

 

 

Fayres and Festivals 2021

 

Textiles East Fair - Fri/Sat 18th/19th February - Swavsey Village College, Cambridgeshire, CB24 4RS

https://textileseastfair.wordpress.com/

 

SWWAG Plant and Craft Sale - Sunday 24th April - Wyken Vineyard, Suffolk

http://swwag.onesuffolk.net/events/view/52

 

Mills and Wildlife Day - Sunday 8th May - Pakenham Watermill, Suffolk
https://pakenhamwatermill.org.uk/workshops/

 

 

Workshops at Wakelyns Farm, Suffolk

 

January Teaspoon Club –  Saturday 29th January, 9.30am-12.30pm

Join us for this friendly and relaxed session, whether you’re a complete beginner, want to improve your skills or simply come and carve with some fire and company (and lots of tea). Learn how to safely use basic hand tools. Use wood from the farm and carve your own masterpiece to take home. Drinks and biscuits provided as usual. Feel free to bring your own tools if you have them and something to share if you’d like.

£25 per person

Booking -->https://wakelyns.co.uk/events/january-teaspoon-club-2/

 

February Teaspoon Club –  Saturday 26th February, 9.30am-12.30pm

Join us for this friendly and relaxed session, whether you’re a complete beginner, want to improve your skills or simply come and carve with some fire and company (and lots of tea). Learn how to safely use basic hand tools. Use wood from the farm and carve your own masterpiece to take home. Drinks and biscuits provided as usual. Feel free to bring your own tools if you have them and something to share if you’d like.

£25 per person

Booking -->https://wakelyns.co.uk/events/february-teaspoon-club-3/

 

March Teaspoon Club –  Saturday 26th March, 9.30am-12.30pm

Join us for this friendly and relaxed session, whether you’re a complete beginner, want to improve your skills or simply come and carve with some fire and company (and lots of tea). Learn how to safely use basic hand tools. Use wood from the farm and carve your own masterpiece to take home. Drinks and biscuits provided as usual. Feel free to bring your own tools if you have them and something to share if you’d like.

£25 per person

Booking -->https://wakelyns.co.uk/events/march-teaspoon-club/

 

Nettle Cookery Day –  Sundayday 27th March, 9.30am-4.30pm

 

*Details coming soon!*

 

Booking --> Link here when available

 

Spinning for Beginners –  Wednesday 6th April, 10am-4pm

An ideal workshop for those looking to have a go at hand spinning or to get more confident with their technique.On the day we will be preparing sheep fleece and using both a drop spindle and a wheel to make yarn.The workshop will be split equally across two sessions so everyone has the same amount of time on a wheel. All materials and a homemade 2 course farm lunch from the Bakery included as well as refreshments throughout the day. £125 per person

Booking --> https://wakelyns.co.uk/events/hand-spinning-for-beginners-2/

 

Rag Rug Making –  Saturday 9th April, 10am-4pm

Rag rugs are a great way to use up old textiles into something beautiful and useful for your home. Come and enjoy a relaxed and cozy day on the farm making traditional ‘proddy’ style rag rugs (strips of fabric poked and knotted through a base fabric, in our case hessian).

There will be plenty of good company, tea and biscuits as well as a two course homemade lunch from the wonderful Wakelyns Bakery.

We will have lots of material for you to use and to take away with you so you can finish your rug at home but please feel free to bring any fabric or rags that you want to include in your rug. £75 per person

Booking --> https://wakelyns.co.uk/events/rag-rug-making-workshop-2/

 

April Teaspoon Club –  Saturday 30th March, 9.30am-12.30pm

Join us for this friendly and relaxed session, whether you’re a complete beginner, want to improve your skills or simply come and carve with some fire and company (and lots of tea). Learn how to safely use basic hand tools. Use wood from the farm and carve your own masterpiece to take home. Drinks and biscuits provided as usual. Feel free to bring your own tools if you have them and something to share if you’d like.

£25 per person

Booking --> https://wakelyns.co.uk/events/april-teaspoon-club/

 

Wild Clay and Cordage –  Sunday 1st May, 10am-4pm

Join Wayside Pottery and The Woodland Haberdasher for an exciting workshop collaboration using materials gathered from the farm.

Learn the rudiments of processing raw earth into a useable material and then get experimenting with pre-prepared farm clay. Start with beads, and then move on to hand building your own pinch pots.  Let your imagination run riot and make yourself some beautiful and unique pieces.

Find out what’s on the farm that’s good for cordage and ply your own beautiful strings of nettle, elm and lime, making twines ready to hang your beads on or wrap around the outside of your pots.

Items made on the day will be taken away and fired at Clare’s studio and then posted out to participants when ready. Unfortunately the Bakery is closed that week but there will still be homemade cake and bacon rolls (and veggie/vegan equivalents). Cost includes all materials, postage and refreshments. £110 per person

Booking --> https://wakelyns.co.uk/events/wild-clay-and-cordage-workshop/

 

Spoonstock 2022 at Wakeylyns –  Friday 10th - Sunday 12th June

Join us for a very special weekend of clay and carving in the heart of East Anglia.

 

Across the weekend you’ll rotate through 3 different woody workshops with Nick from The Gosman Spoon Co. and Fay, The Woodland Haberdasher where you will get to try out a variety of carving techniques, tools and woods. Expect to make a wide and beautiful array of utensils and artistic creations. Find a style to suit you, increase your tool confidence and don’t be afraid to experiment and let your imagination run wild.

In the fourth workshop, under the careful tuition of Clare from Wayside Pottery , you will be using wild clay harvested from Wakelyns to throw your own bowl or pot. These will be fired and glazed, then posted out to you after the event (can’t rush good clay!), later in the summer. The whole weekend is camping and catering included! Henrietta and Maisie of the Wakelyns Bakery will be serving dinner on Friday night, and a two-course lunch on Saturday and Sunday. All food is provided for DIY breakfasts in the Outside Kitchen and a BBQ on Saturday night.

Camping is included in the ticket price, or you can upgrade to one of the farm’s glamping pods for an extra £100 for the weekend (each pod sleeps up to 4). There is also one ground floor accessible room available, please contact direct for details.

On Saturday you’ll be able to take a pleasant early evening stroll with Paul, the farm’s arboriculturist, to learn more about the trees and agro-forestry system at Wakelyns or feel free to simply chill out and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Later in the evening join us in the farmyard for a BBQ and acoustic live music, fire bowl and fun.

SpoonStock officially comes to a close on Sunday afternoon but you are welcome to stay on for another evening, camping pitch and dinner for an additional £35.

Ticket includes all materials, catering and camping for 2 nights and your very own SpoonStock t-shirt.
Early bird tickets are available until 31st January 2022 for £295 per person, after 31st January £345. This is an adult only event, no under 18’s.

 

Booking --> https://wakelyns.co.uk/events/spoonstock22/

 

June Teaspoon Club –  Saturday 25th June, 9.30am-12.30pm

Join us for this friendly and relaxed session, whether you’re a complete beginner, want to improve your skills or simply come and carve with some fire and company (and lots of tea). Learn how to safely use basic hand tools. Use wood from the farm and carve your own masterpiece to take home. Drinks and biscuits provided as usual. Feel free to bring your own tools if you have them and something to share if you’d like.

£25 per person

Booking --> https://wakelyns.co.uk/events/june-teaspoon-club/

 

 

Workshops at Cambridge Art Makers, Linton

 

Wild By Design - Wild Weaving Workshop

Sunday 13th February, 10am-4pm

Using a simple weaving frame and a wide variety of materials, come and spend a relaxing day creating a wonderful piece of free style weaving. Long, short, wide or thin; choose to focus on colour, texture or a different theme – you decide!

Booking --> https://www.cambridgemakers.org/course/wild-by-design-wild-weaving-workshop-february-2022/

 

Orchard Haberdashery

Sunday 6th March, 2-5pm

Have a fun orchard themed afternoon using the wood from pear, cherry and apple trees to make a range of buttons, toggles, crochets hooks and more. The ideal workshop to make yourself the perfect finishing touch for a special project.

Enjoy a relaxed workshop where you can practice wood carving and finishing techniques to make your own beautiful fibrecraft tools and haberdashery items to take home.

Booking --> https://www.cambridgemakers.org/course/orchard-haberdashery-february-2022/

 

Wild Twines

Saturday 12th March, 10am-4pm

Exploring plant and animal fibres through time, from the Pleistocene to the Present. Use local and farm foraged materials including nettle, elm, lime, deer and sheep. Learn how to prepare and ply fibres, manually making twine in a variety of textures and lengths. Towards the end of the day we’ll try a small practical project to finish off, by making a 6 ply lime bast bracelet with a wooden toggle.

Booking -->https://www.cambridgemakers.org/course/wild-twines-march-2022/

 

Shades of Yellow - Natural Dye Workshop

Sunday 3rd April, 10am-4pm

Yellow producers are the most abundant and diverse group of dye plants, giving strong and reliable colours through a variety of means such as bark, leaves and flowers.

Spanning warm golds to cool custards, touching nuclear dayglo greens to burnished brasses, it is a group with a tone for everyone!

We’ll take a closer look at the chemistry as well as the history and geography of yellow dyes, and how they behave with both animal and vegetable fibres. We’ll aim to dye a yellow ombre of sample skeins using traditional yellows such as weld, purging buckthorn and heather as well as some hedgerow favourites like yarrow and tansy.

This workshop is suitable for a complete beginner or those wishing to refresh their skills.

Booking --> https://www.cambridgemakers.org/course/natural-dyeing-shades-of-yellow-april-2022/

 

Hand Spinning For Beginners

Saturday 7th May, 10am-3.30pm

An ideal workshop for those looking to have a go at hand spinning, you will have the opportunity to prepare fibre and use both a drop spindle and a wheel to make your own yarn. Working mostly in the grease (unwashed – prepare to get a bit sheepy!) we’ll be using rare breed fibres from East Anglia including Manx Loaghtan and Hebridean.

Booking --> https://www.cambridgemakers.org/course/handspinning-for-beginners-may-2022/

 

Wonderful Woad

Sunday 10th July, 10am-4pm

 

Booking --> Link here when available

 

Wonderful Woad

Saturday 6th August, 10am-4pm

 

Booking --> Link here when available

 

 

Workshops at Bradfield Woods,  SWT

 

Adult Spoon Carving

Sunday 31st January, 10am-3pm

Spend a fun and relaxing day being introduced to green wood working, making a selection of utensils to take home with you

Booking --> *Fully booked*

 

Adult Spoon Carving

Tuesday 15th February, 10am-3pm

Spend a fun and relaxing day being introduced to green wood working, making a selection of utensils to take home with you

Booking --> https://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/events/2022-02-15-spoon-carving-bradfield-woods-15-feb-2022

 

Adult Spoon Carving

Sunday 27th February, 10am-3pm

Spend a fun and relaxing day being introduced to green wood working, making a selection of utensils to take home with you

Booking -->  Link here when booking available

 

The Wonderful World of Stinging Nettles

Tuesday 5th April, 10-3.30pm

Booking --> Link here when available

 

Celebrating Birch

Wedneday 22nd June, 10-4pm

Enjoy a fun and relaxed day making birch tar glue, experimenting with dyes and carving your own birch wood utensil to take home. Sample a selection of food and drink as well as produce your own decorative fire starters.

Booking --> https://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/events/2022-06-22-celebrating-birch-course-bradfield-woods

 

 

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