The Woodland Haberdasher
The Woodland Haberdasher

Upcoming Events 2019/20


Fayres and Festivals 2019


Saturday 18th April - Festival of Green Wood, DesignerMakers21, Diss, Norfolk

Workshop and stall


Sunday 26th April - Brewer's Field, Duxford, Cambridgeshire

Stall and demonstration

Details to follow soon!


Sunday 10th May - National Mills Day, Pakenham Mill, Suffolk

Stall and demonstration


Saturday and Sunday 13th /14th June - Green Gallery, Bradfield Woods, Suffolk
Details to follow soon!


Saturday and Sunday 18th and 19th July, Strumpshaw Tree Fair, Norfolk

Stall, display and demonstration


Saturday and Sunday 25th and 26th July - FibreEast, Ampthill, Bedfordshire

A stall of all things naturally dyed and wooden fibrecraft tools and buttons


Sunday 9th August - Barleycorn, Harvest, Folk and Craft Fayre - Museum of Power, Langford, Essex.

Stall and demonstration


Sunday 13th September - Traditional Crafts Day, Pakenham Mill, Suffolk

Stall and demonstration


Saturday and Sunday 24th and 25th October - Thrigby Autumn Arts Festival, Norfolk

Stall, demonstration and have a go activities


Exhibitions and Hands on Stuff 2020


Friday 19th & Sunday 21st June - Traces and Tracks II exhibition, Bury St Edmunds

Details to follow soon!


July-December 2020 - Downstairs Showcase at DesignerMakers21, Diss, Norfolk. Works and items for sale. Come and see anytime the shop is open Thurs-Sat, 10-5


Friday 28th August - Wild and Free, Clare Country Park, Suffolk
Details to follow soon!


Walks and Talks 2020


Cool Conifers - Tuesday 31st March, Redgrave and Lopham Fen, Suffolk

Explore the fascinating world of conifers. Get your pines sorted from your spruces. Look at species from around the world.


The Wonderful World of Stinging Nettles - Wednesday 28th October, Ipswich SWT Local Group

Details to follow soon!


Workshops around and about 2020

  • Dip and Dye at Berry Farm - Saturday 16th May, Ilketshall St Andrew, Suffolk

Details and booking to follow soon


  • Hedgerow Dyeing - Thursday 28th May, Cambridge Makers, Linton, Cambridgeshire


  • How to Dye Naturally - Monday 31st, Hatfield Forest, Essex

Experience the beauty of this ancient place through the vibrant colours made from wild plants. Learn how to prepare dye baths and fibres and then dye a variety of different things to take home.


  • Autumn Hedgerow Dyeing - Tuesday 22nd September, Berry Farm, Ilketshall St Andrew, Suffolk

Celebrate the autumn equinox and the wonderful autumn colours. Use local and organic materials. Be treated to a rainbow, farm grown and home made lunch.


Booking to follow soon!


  • Woodland Wonder - Saturday/Sunday 26th and 27th September, Cambrdge Makers, Linton, Cambridgeshire

All things wonderful and woody. Try your hand at all manner of things at this exciting weekend taster.

Booking and details to follow soon



Workshops with Suffolk Wildlife Trust 2020


  • Celebrating Birch - Postponed due to expected high winds, new date tbc very soon!, Bradfield Woods, Suffolk

Explore the brilliant world of birch trees - from their myriad of craft and culinary uses to their associated wildlife and folklore. 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.



  • Spoon and Spatula Carving - Tuesday 25th February, Bradfield Woods


  • Woodland Jewellery - Saturday 7th March , Bradfield Woods, Suffolk


  • Wonderful World of Nettles - Sunday 22nd March , Redgrave and Lopham Fen, Suffolk


  • Family Spoon Carving - Monday 6th April, Bradfield Woods, Suffolk

A fun and relaxed workshop for child and adult. Morning or afternoon session


  • Family dyeing, felting and spinning taster - Wednesday 15th April, Bradfield Woods, Suffolk

Try dyeing with plants, wet felting, braiding and spinning. Workshop for 8-16 year olds with an adult.


An introduction to hedgerow dyeing - Sunday 30th August, Bradfield Woods, Suffolk


Information and booking link to follow


An introduction to hedgerow dyeing - Sunday 6th September, Carlton Marshes, Suffolk


Information and booking link to follow


Wild Skills Evenings at Carlton Marshes Suffolk Wildlife Trust 2020

An exciting selection of eveing classes being at held at Carlton Marshes SWT aimed at introducing you to all sorts of wild ideas in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere! Content is the same for both the adult and the teen workshop (11-16 years).

Wednesday 1st July - Making butterknives




Wednesday 5th August - Natural Dyeing Taster




Wednesday 2nd September - Tree crafts including skeleton leaves




Wednesday 14th October - Making wooden beads and natural cordage




Wednesday 4th November - Jelly and Jam Tarts. Seasonal wild food

Teen Adult


Wednesday 9th December - Mini-wreaths and natural christmas decs




At Clare Country Park, Suffolk 2020

A range of interesting events for all this year at Clare CP (very special place for me!). Book direct through links on their webpage -


  • Tea and Teaspoon Club - Have a go at spoon carving with a fire and refreshments, what more do you need?! Suitable for complete beginners or “improvers” or anyone who wants to carve in company

10-12.30 on 5th April, 7th June, 2nd August, Oct tbc, 6th December


  • Spring Wild Skills, Friday 17th April -  For adult and teen pair. Make nettle pesto and then carve your own butterknife to spread it on campfire toasted bread. Morning or afternoon session.


  • Family Spoon Carving - Wednesday 27th May - For an adult and teen pair. Spend a relaxed and friendly session learning how to carve a spoon. Get to grips with hand tools and make an item or two to take home. Morning or afternoon session.


  • Beautiful Butterflies - Thursday 30th July - Suitable for 6-10yrs. Learn which butterflies life in Clare country park, what they like to eat and how to identify them. Join in the Big Butterfly Count and then make a brooch and window  decoration to take home.


  • Treemendous Trees - Tuesday 11th August - Suitable for 6-10yrs. Go on a discovery walk and find all the different trees that are in Clare country park. Collect leaves to make your own leaf crown. Use tree barks to dye your own special piece of tie dye as well as other crafts.


  • Natural Cordage Workshop - Saturday 5th September - Enjoy a friendly and relaxed atmosphere making natural corage from a variety of plant and animal fibres on this specialist workshop. Learn the basics of preparation and make a range of samples to take away.


  • Autumn Wild Skills - Monday 26th October. For adult and teen pair. Head straight back to the Stone Age at Clare country park with an exciting activity session making birch bark glue and cordage from natural materials as well as carving your own piece of chalk Ice Age art. Morning and afternoon session.





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