The Woodland Haberdasher
The Woodland Haberdasher

                                       Upcoming Events 2022

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 2022

 

Strumpshaw Tree Fair - Sat/Sun 16th/17th July - Norfolk
https://strumpshawtreefair.co.uk/

 

Thrigby Autumn Arts Festival  - Sat/Sun 10th/11th July - Norfolk
https://www.facebook.com/autumnartsfestival/  https://www.instagram.com/autumnartsfestival/

 

 

 

Workshops at Wakelyns Farm, Suffolk

 

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/

 

 

Woad Club - Naked Woad –  Thursday 7th July, 1.30pm-4.30pm

Explore the wonderful world of woad, where we’ll be appreciating all the things about this special blue producing plant. (Naked woad means we’re just focussing on producing some lovely blues, not anything else!)

We’ll be using leaves grown on the farm to make a chemical dye vat (whilst discussing about more traditional methods) which will allow us to dye some yarn and possibly small fabric swatches a whole interesting variety of blue shades, from a rich mid blue to a paler, more deilicate ‘celestial’ blue. While the vats do their thing we’ll talk about lots of variables and how they can affect the outcome.  Tea and a Wakelyns bakery sweet treat is included, as are all the materials.

£35 per person

* Book all 3 woad clubs for £90 *

Booking --> https://wakelyns.co.uk/events/woad-club-naked-woad/

 

July Teaspoon Club –  Saturday 30th July, 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/july-teaspoon-club/

 

Woad Club - Making Green–  Wednesday 10th August, 1.30pm-4.30pm

Explore the wonderful world of woad, where we’ll be appreciating all the things about this special blue producing plant. In this workshop we’ll be making a woad vat as before and then overdyeing some of our lovely blue yarn with a suitable strong yellow to make some stunning greens (hopefully farm apple bark).

We’ll compare natural greens to overdyed greens and their various merits and pitfalls.  Tea and a Wakelyns bakery sweet treat is included, as are all the materials.

£35 per person

Booking --> https://wakelyns.co.uk/events/woad-club-making-green/

 

Orchard Dyeing - Trees –  Saturday 13th August, 9.30am-4.30pm

Immerse yourself in the amazing world of natural dyes, in this workshop focusing on the striking warm and rich palette available to us from the orchard trees on the farm.
Using foraged dyestuffs, make your own colour baths from scratch. Find out about how different fibres, methods and mordants can be used to fix and alter the colours through discussion and practical experiments.

As well as yarn samples we will undertake a small dyeing project (such as a needle roll or scarf, exact project tbc!) as well.

A two course bakery lunch, refreshments and all materials are included

£100 per person.

* Book all 3 whole day dyeing workshops for £275 (Hedgerow Trees and Orchard) *

Booking -->https://wakelyns.co.uk/events/orchard-dyeing/

 

August Teaspoon Club –  Saturday 27th August, 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/august-teaspoon-club/

 

Woad Club - Mordants and Modifiers –  Wednesday 31st August, 1.30pm-4.30pm

In this session we’ll be making the standard woad vat as before but while we’re waiting at for the vat to do it’s thing we will treat our sample yarns with a selection of pre-mordants. Yarns will then enter the vat as usual but after they are oxidized we should then see a range of colour variations due to the differnt properties of the mordants. We will also modify one or two skeins afterwards to see how this affects the colour.

Tea and a Wakelyns bakery sweet treat is included, as are all the materials.

£35 per person

Booking --> https://wakelyns.co.uk/events/woad-club-mordants-and-modifiers/

 

Wild Twines –  Saturday 17th September, 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 and deer . Learn how to prepare and ply fibres, manually making twine in a variety of textures and sizes. Have a go at creating a natural fibre bracelett and dyeing some lime bast.

A two course Wakelyns Bakery lunch, refreshments and materials are all included.

£125 per person

Booking --> https://wakelyns.co.uk/events/wild-twines/

 

1st October Teaspoon Club –  Saturday 1st October, 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/october1-teaspoon-club/

 

Wild Clay and Cordage –  Saturday 15th October, 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.

£125 per person

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

 

29th October Teaspoon Club –  Saturday 29th October, 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/oct29-teaspoon-club/

 

Rag Rug Making –  Sunday 30th October, 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-3/

 

Hand Spinning For Beginners - Saturday 12th November, 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.

£100 per person

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

 

November Teaspoon Club –  Saturday 26th November, 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/november-teaspoon-club/

 

 

 

Workshops at Cambridge Art Makers, Linton

 

Wonderful Woad

Sunday 10th July, 10am-4pm

Woad doesn’t just stand out as a dye plant because it was the only blue producing plant available to most of Europe for hundreds of years but also in the method of its extraction and application to fibres through the vat method.

In this workshop we will start with leaves and end up with a range of vibrant blues using the ‘hydrosulphide vat’ method.

In the afternoon we’ll add some of our blue yarn to a yellow dye bath to make a range of bold and colour fast greens. We’ll be using fresh woad, grown by the tutor near her workshop in Suffolk and a foraged yellow over dye on 2 full size wool skeins with smaller vegetable fibre skeins and fabric swatches to see a wide range of what woad is capable of.

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

£105 per person.

Booking -->https://www.cambridgemakers.org/course/natural-dyeing-wonderful-woad/

 

Wonderful Woad

Sunday 7th August, 10am-4pm

Woad doesn’t just stand out as a dye plant because it was the only blue producing plant available to most of Europe for hundreds of years but also in the method of its extraction and application to fibres through the vat method.

In this workshop we will start with leaves and end up with a range of vibrant blues using the ‘hydrosulphide vat’ method.

In the afternoon we’ll add some of our blue yarn to a yellow dye bath to make a range of bold and colour fast greens. We’ll be using fresh woad, grown by the tutor near her workshop in Suffolk and a foraged yellow over dye on 2 full size wool skeins with smaller vegetable fibre skeins and fabric swatches to see a wide range of what woad is capable of.

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

£105 per person.

Booking -->https://www.cambridgemakers.org/course/natural-dyeing-wonderful-woad-august-2022/

 

2-Day Hedgerow Dyeing Workshop

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th September, 10am-4pm each day

Immerse yourself in the amazing world of natural dyes with this special two day workshop. Learn about the wide array of colours possible from common ‘trees and weeds’ and using foraged dyestuffs from the local hedgerows, make your own colour baths from scratch. Find out about how different fibres, methods and mordants can be used to fix and alter colours through discussion and practical experiments.

As well as full size yarn skeins we will be dyeing a range of smaller pieces to make additional items across the workshop including a scarf and a needle roll.

This workshop is suitable for a complete beginner or those wishing to refresh and increase their knowledge.

£185 per person.

Booking -->https://www.cambridgemakers.org/course/natural-dyeing-two-day-hedgerow-dyeing-september-2022/

 

Rag Rugging

Saturday 22nd October, 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 day making traditional ‘proddy’ style rag rugs (strips of fabric poked and knotted through a base fabric, in our case hessian).

We will have lots of material for you to use and to take away with you so you can finish your rug at homeb but please feel free to bring any fabric or rags that you want to include in your rug.
£65 per person

Booking -->https://www.cambridgemakers.org/course/rag-rugging-october-2022/

 

Wild By Design - Wild Weaving Workshop

Sunday 23rd October, 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! There will be a wide variety of commercial, hand spun and hand dyed yarns available for use as well as feathers, fleece, plant fibres, twigs and fabric to incorporate into your piece.

This course is suitable for anyone from complete beginners to those wanted to explore weaving in different materials.

£80 per person with frame to takeaway, £70 per person with no frame

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

 

Tree Tannins - Natural Dyeing Workshop

Sunday 20th November, 10am-4pm

Celebrate autumn by exploring the wonderful range of subtle warm and earthy hues that can be achieved by dyeing with this particular group of barks. Discover the rich colours hidden away inside the trees we see around us every day, how they colour various types of fibres and the way they react with different mordants and modifiers. Use pre-prepared baths to dye woollen skeins and fabric swatches.

This workshop is suitable for a complete beginner or those wishing to refresh and increase their knowledge.

£95 per person

Booking -->https://www.cambridgemakers.org/course/natural-dyeing-exploring-tree-dyes-tannins-november-2022/

 

 

 

Workshops at Bradfield Woods,  SWT

 

 

Woodland Jewellery

Wednesday 20th July, 3-7pm

Learn to make beautiful pendants, beads, earrings and cord from woodland material. Experiement with different woods and designs and make your own lovely wearable pieces to take away. £40 per person.

Booking -->https://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/events/2022-07-20-woodland-jewellery-bradfield-woods

 

Tree and Leaf Dyeing

Thursday 28th July, 10am-3.30pm

Celebrate summer by exploring the wonderful range of vibrant colours that can be achieved with a range of tree leaves and barks. A sister course to the autumn focus on tree tannins, this course will see you discover a wide range of vibrant golds, yellows and oranges. Find the colours hidden away inside the trees of Bradfield woods and use them to dye some test skeins and samplers. Enjoy the surrounding of these ancient woods and relax with some simple braiding techniques or tree twine making while the dye pots develop.  

Suitable for complete beginners. £60 per person

Booking -->https://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/events/2022-07-28-exploring-natural-dyes-trees-and-leaves-bradfield-woods

 

 

Exploring Tree Tannins - Natural Dyeing Workshop

Tuesday 6th November, 10am-4pm

Celebrate autumn by exploring the wonderful range of subtle warm and earthy hues that can be achieved by dyeing with this particular group of barks. Discover the rich colours hidden away inside the trees we see around us every day, how they colour various types of fibres and the way they react with different mordants and modifiers. Use pre-prepared baths to dye woollen skeins and fabric swatches.

This workshop is suitable for a complete beginner or those wishing to refresh and increase their knowledge.

Booking -->link here when booking available

 

Adult Spoon Carving

Tuesday 15th November, 10am-3pm

Spend a fun and relaxing day being introduced to green wood working, making a selection of utensils to take home with you. £65 pp

Booking --> link here when booking available

 

Cool Conifers

Wednesday 16th November, 10am-3pm

 

*details soon*

 

Booking --> link here when booking available

 

Adult Spoon Carving

Sunday 27th November, 10am-3pm

Spend a fun and relaxing day being introduced to green wood working, making a selection of utensils to take home with you. £65 pp

Booking --> link here when booking available

 

Adult Spoon Carving

Tuesday 29th November, 10am-3pm

Spend a fun and relaxing day being introduced to green wood working, making a selection of utensils to take home with you. £65 pp

Booking -->link here when booking available

 

 

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