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!

 

Exhibitions and Hands on

 

'Inspired by Nature' Exhibtion, paintings and cards for sale

Sat 28th-Mon 3oth August, Redgrave and Lopham Fen

https://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/events/2021-08-28-inspired-nature-art-exhibition

 

 

'Anima - Finding the Magic of Breckland'

My very first solo show! At DesignerMakers21, Diss, Norfolk

 

Preview Evening - Friday 3rd September 6.30pm-8.30pm.

Refreshments available, all welcome.

Exhibition open Thursday 9th September - Saturday 2nd October

During shop opening hours.

More information HERE

 

Fayres and Festivals 2021

 

Strumpshaw Tree FairSat 14th-Sun 15th August, Norfolk

https://www.facebook.com/strumpshawtreefair/

 

Thrigby Autumn Arts Festival - Saturday 11th September - Thrigby Wildlife Park, Norfolk

https://www.facebook.com/autumnartsfestival

 

Heritage Craft Day - Sunday 12th September - Pakenham Watermill, Suffolk

 

Apple Day – Sunday 31st October, Wakelyns Farm, Suffolk

 

 

Workshops at Wakelyns Farm, Suffolk

 

Woad Club Woad and Weld, Wednesday 14th July, 1pm-4pm

 

Explore the wonderful world of woad. This month we’ll investigate adding woad dyed pieces to a yellow bath to make green. Collect woad grown on the farm, make a fresh dye vat and then use it to dye different fibres. All materials, homemade cake and refreshments included.

£30 or book all 4 woad clubs for £95

Booking --> https://wakelyns.co.uk/events/woad-club-woad-and-weld-greens/

 

Woad Club Woad and Willow, Wednesday 11th August, 1pm-4pm

Explore the wonderful world of woad. This month we’ll investigate adding woad dyed pieces to a willow bath to make purple. Collect woad grown on the farm, make a fresh dye vat and then use it to dye different fibres. All materials, homemade cake and refreshments included.

£30 or book all 4 woad clubs for £95

Booking -->https://wakelyns.co.uk/events/woad-club-woad-and-willow-purples/

 

Woad Club Wham Bam, Dunk and Go! Wednesday 15th September, 1pm-4pm

Explore the wonderful world of woad. With the last of the woad, we're going to try all sorts of things in the dye bath this month, why not bring a t-shirt or a pair of socks to brighten up? Collect woad grown on the farm, make a fresh dye vat and then use it to dye different fibres. All materials, homemade cake and refreshments included.

£30 or book all 4 woad clubs for £95

Booking -->https://wakelyns.co.uk/events/woad-club-wham-bam-dunk-and-go/

 

2 Day Hedgerow Dyeing Workshop

Weds 22nd-Thurs 23rd September, 10am-4pm

Immerse yourself further 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 farm, 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 fun pieces across the workshop including a scarf and a needle roll.

Lunch and refreshments are included for both days, as are all materials.

£225 per person

Booking --> https://wakelyns.co.uk/events/2-day-hedgerow-dyeing-workshop/

 

Wild Twines – Farm Fibre Day - Sunday 10th October, 10am-3pm

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 and get to grips with one of the most technological revolutions of the Bronze Age!

Lunch, refreshments and all materials are included.

£125 per person

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

 

Wild Clay Bead and Cordage WorkshopSunday 24th October, 10am-4pm

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

Learn the rudiments of processing raw earth into a useable material and then use pre-prepared farm clay to make yourself some unique beads.

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.

Beads made on the day will be taken away and fired at Clare’s studio and then posted out to participants when ready. Cost includes all materials and a homemade 2 course farm lunch from Wakelyn Bakery.

£95 per person

Booking -->https://wakelyns.co.uk/events/wild-clay-beads-and-cordage-workshop-2/

 

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

A fun and relaxed introduction to spoon carving. Learn how to safely use basic hand tools and using wood from the farm, create your own masterpiece to take home. Refreshments and all materials provided.

£40 per person

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

 

Wakelyns Swish - Preloved Clothes Swapping Party– Friday 12th November, 6.30pm-8.30pm

A fun evening of clothes swapping at the farm. Bring gently worn items of clothing and accessories, relax with a drink and some tasty treats from the Wakelyns Bakery and then choose yourself some new items to go home with. Good for you and good for the planet! Please see booking page for full details.

£12.50 per person

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

 

Hand Spinning for Beginners –  Saturday 13th November, 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 (as there are only 3). Please feel free to bring your own wheel or drop spindle if you wish (and make a note on the booking form – thank you).

You will have the oppertunity to experience the different qualities of at least two rare breeds  – Manx Loaghtan and Hebredian (from a small flock near Bury St Edmunds) and hopefully some local Wensleydale (very long and also rare breed) as well. We will be using wool ‘in the grease’ (unwashed), so be prepared to get a bit sheepy!

All materials and a homemade 2 course farm lunch from the Bakery included as well as refreshments throughout the day.

.£100 per person

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

 

Rag Rug Making Workshop –  Sunday 28th November, 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. There will be plenty of good company, tea and cake as well as a two course homemade lunch from the wonderful Wakelyns Bakery.

We will hopefully have lots of material from our Swishing Party held two weeks earlier but please feel free to bring any fabric or rags that you want to include in your rug. Rag rugs eat up a suprising amount, so don’t worry about bringing too much!

All materials, lunch and refreshments included.

£55 per person

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

 

Teaspoon Club –  Saturday 27th November, 9.30am-12.30pm

A fun and relaxed introduction to spoon carving. Learn how to safely use basic hand tools and using wood from the farm, create your own masterpiece to take home. Refreshments and all materials provided.

£40 per person

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

 

 

Workshops at Cambridge Art Makers, Linton

 

Wild by Design - Wild Weaving Workshop 

Friday 6th August 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. All materials provided. £70 pp

Booking --> https://www.cambridgemakers.org/course/wild-by-design-wild-weaving-workshop-august-2021/

 

Hand Spinning for Beginners 

Saturday 28th August  10am-3pm

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. You will have the opportunity to experience the different qualities of at least two different fleece types; of two rare breed sheep from Bury St Edmunds (Manx Loaghtan and Hebredian) and hopefully some Wensleydale (super long and also rare breed). All materials provided. £65 pp

Booking --> https://www.cambridgemakers.org/course/handspinning-taster-day-august-2021/

 

2 Day Hedgerow Dyeing

Saturday 2nd / Sunday 3rd October
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 you will dye a range of smaller pieces to make additional items across the workshop including a scarf and a needle roll.

£165 pp

Booking --> https://www.cambridgemakers.org/course/two-day-hedgerow-dyeing-october-2021/

 

Wild Twines 

Saturday 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. All materials provided. £80 pp

Booking --> https://www.cambridgemakers.org/course/wild-twines-october-2021/

 

Orchard Dyeing and Haberdashery

Saturday 6th November 10am-4pm

Enjoy a fun orchard themed crafting day using wood, bark and leaves from fascinating orchard trees. Get going in the morning with pear, cherry and apple dyes, learning about their colours and properties, then spend the afternoon in the wood workshop making buttons, toggles, crochets hooks and more while the dye baths do their thing. £95 pp

Booking --> https://www.cambridgemakers.org/course/orchard-dyeing-haberdashery-november-2021/

 

 

Workshops at Bradfield Woods,  SWT

 

Adult Spoon Carving

Tuesday 10th 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

Booking --> Link here when booking live

 

Dyeing with Trees

Tuesday 16th November, 10am-3.30pm

Details TBC

Booking --> Link here when booking live

 

Adult Spoon Carving

Sunday 21st 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

Booking --> Link here when booking live

 

 

 

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