I run nature inspired craft workshops for all ages from my studio, The Engine Room, in Bristol, BS4 5PF. You can book tickets via the links on this page and you can find all the details on my Facebook page too. My studio has capacity for 40 people, and each workshop is for up to 16 people maximum, so there is plenty of space to run these safely and comfortably.

nature inspired frame loom weaving workshop

Nature-Inspired Frame Loom Weaving

Learn how to make a beautiful, nature-inspired woven wall hanging on a frame loom with lovely local weaver Mary Maddocks. Mary uses a huge variety of natural yarns, wools and other unusual natural fabrics. There will be the opportunity to buy your own weaving kit following the workshop if you’re hooked. Plenty of homemade cake and tea/coffee to keep you going throughout.

Signed copies of Mary’s book Weaving will also be available to buy on the night.

Location: The Engine Room, Bristol, BS4 5PF

Date & Time: Wednesday 1st Novmeber 7pm to 9pm

Cost: £55 per person including all materials, hot/cold drinks and cake. Maximum of 8 people per workshop.

Hands making wild wreath

Wild Wreath Workshops

Come and enjoy a festive few hours making beautiful wild Christmas wreaths. We use a living moss base and foraged foliage, flowers and berries as well as homegrown dried flowers and seedheads.

There’s so much colour and variety to work with every year! There is plenty of mulled wine and festive treats throughout too. Bring layers and your onw secatures if you have some.

Location: The Engine Room, Unit 5, 21-23 Emery Road, BS4 5PF
Except Wed 6th Dec which is upstairs at The Langton pub in BS4.

Dates & Times: 
Thursday 30th Nov – 7pm to 9pm
Friday 1st Dec – 10am to 12pm
Saturday 2nd Dec – family workshops ( see separate event)
Tuesday 5th Dec – 7pm to 9pm
Wednesday 6th Dec – 7pm to 9pm (at The Langton pub)
Sunday 10th Dec – 10am to 12pm

Cost: £50 per person for the full event, including all materials, food and drink. Maximum of 16 people.

Family Wild Wreath Workshops

This year I’m running 3 shorter wreath making workshops for families to make a wreath together as part of my Christmas market on Saturday 2nd December. Using a pre-made moss-filled living wreath base, you will learn how to arrange foraged foliage and flowers to create a beautiful wild Christmas wreath.

Location: The Engine Room, Unit 5, 21-23 Emery Road, BS4 5PF

Date & Time:
Saturday 2nd Dec from 11am to 12pm, 1pm to 2pm or 3pm to 4pm

Cost: £25 per family, maximum of 6 families per session

Upcycled Plant Pot Workshop

I used to run these workshops a lot and I wanted to do it again this spring as a Mother’s Day activity as it’s so fun to do together. This photo is of pots that a mother and daughter made on a previous workshop.

In this 1.5 hour workshop, you can decorate your own tin can plant pots (or pen pots) and I will have compost and pot plants available to buy on the day to fill your new pots with. There will be hot and cold drinks and biscuits provided.

Location: The Engine Room, Unit 5, 21-23 Emery Road, BS4 5PF

Date & Time: Saturday 18th March, 10am to 11.30am

Cost: £6 per person, including all materials and refreshments. Plants available to buy separately on the day – bring cash if possible.

pinecone tea towel open styled shot

Nature-Inspired Lino Printing

Come and celebrate nature and learn how to carve and print with lino.

In this workshop you will learn how to create lino print designs using nature as your inspiration. You will have the chance to carve your own nature print, and after a few test prints you will be able to print a tea towel on to high quality UK sourced linen, the same linen that I use for my tea towels. If you would like to buy this workshop as a gift for someone, let me know and I can create a lovely printed voucher for you to give them. There will be wine and/or hot drinks and homemade cake available throughout.

Location: The Engine Room, Unit 5, 21-23 Emery Road, BS4 5PF

Date & Time: Friday 20th January 6pm to 9pm

Cost: £50 per person, including all materials and refreshments

Seasonal Colour Saturdays

Immerse in the sensory, slow and sacred world of making your own NATURAL INK.

You will focus on one or two plants on each Seasonal Colour Saturday, looking anew at some common favourites and taking time to connect with them in your own way through drawing, writing and ink-making. 

  • Learn the process of making ink from gathering to bottling, with extra colour witchery along the way.
  • Have time to connect deeply with the days plants.
  • Have space to rest and play, with gently led writing and drawing activities and elemental meditations. 
  • Leave with your cluster of inks, ink-tests and work on paper and the skills to keep experimenting with natural colour.

All experience levels welcome. You may be a long-time maker and artist looking to bring more nature-based and sustainable materials into your practice, or a nature-loving and art-curious person looking to try something new. 


Send an email to with your chosen day. I will send over payment links for deposit via BACS or PayPal, alongside payment plan options. This is to keep costs for this workshop as low as possible, by taking out online booking fees.

Location: The Engine Room, Unit 5, 21-23 Emery Road, Bristol, BS4 5PF

Date & Time: Saturday 17th June, 9.45am to 4pm

Cost: £95 per person (payment plans available)

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