Workshops

 

I am launching a series of nature day craft workshop based around different senses every season starting on Sunday 8th September at my new studio space, The Engine Room, in BS4. You can book tickets via the links below. I will be running nature-inspired craft workshops for children over the summer holidays at Redcatch Community Garden too. You can find all the details on my Facebook page and below

Flavours of Autumn – Sunday 8th September

I’m so excited to introduce a new series of nature inspired craft workshops based around our different senses during different seasons. The first in the series is Flavours of Autumn, based around the wild foods outdoors in autumn. The day will start with a short foraging walk to gather blackberries, elderberries and other wild foods, then after coffee/tea and homemade seasonal cakes, there will be a 2-hour preserving and pickling workshop with chef, baker and forager Hannah from Herbs & Wild. Hannah will demonstrate how to make a seasonal foraged jam, medlar liqueur, cordial and pickles and then you will get to make a jar of elderberry liqueur to take home, along with a booklet of great recipes.

After a delicious autumnal, wild-food based veggie lunch prepared by Hannah, we will learn how to carve a jam and chutney spoon from wood with the lovely James from JEM Woodcraft. You will get to take home a beautiful handmade spoon to serve your homemade jams and chutneys with or to give as a gift.

Workshop date: Sunday 8th September. Timings: 10am until 4pm. Location: The Engine Room at Firebird Studios, Bristol, BS4 5PF.
Cost: Earlybird ticket £85 (on sale until 31st July), Full price ticket £95.

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Colours of Autumn – Sunday 29th September

The second in my new series of nature craft day workshops is Colours of Autumn based around the array of colours and shapes outdoors in autumn. We will start with a nature walk to get inspiration for the day, followed by coffee/tea and seasonal homemade cake. Then local natural dye expert Rhyannan Hall of Oxidate Design will teach us how to make natural dyes using blackberries and other wild plants that can be foraged in autumn. We will have a go at dyeing silks using different plants and you will get to take home your creations, together with a wild dyeing guide. After an autumnal wild-food inspired lunch, I will run a 2-hour lino printing workshop using the autumn leaves and plants gathered during the nature walk where you will create a design and print onto a linen tea towel to use at home or give as a gift.

Workshop date: Sunday 29th September. Timings: 10am till 4pm. Location: The Engine Room, Firebird Studios, Bristol, BS4 45PF.

Cost: £85 pp (earlybird until 31st July), £95 pp full price. Maximum of 10 places per workshop.

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Scents of Autumn – Sunday 13th October

The third in my series of nature craft day workshops is based around the scents of autumn. We will start with a guided autumn nature meditation to get us relaxed and ready for a day of making pampering treats. After coffee/tea and seasonal homemade cakes, we will sit down to a lovely 2-hour balm making and essential oil blending workshop with B from Bohobo Aromatherapies. You get to take away your own bespoke balm and fragrance roller with the scent you have created. Then after an autumnal wild-food inspired lunch, Laura from The Smallest Light will teach us how to create seasonally inspired scented soy candles and what the benefits of different essential oils are for mental health. You will get to make your own bespoke 120ml soy candle to take home with you.

Workshop date: Sunday 13th October. Timings: 10am till 4pm. Location: The Engine Room, Firebird Studios, Bristol, BS4 45PF.

Cost: £85 pp (earlybird until 31st July), £95 pp full price. Maximum of 10 places per workshop.

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Refresh Your Wreath

A wreath is not just for Christmas. Using wreaths made at my wild wreath Christmas workshop or making a new moss based wreath, we will be updating foraged festive wreaths, with spring wildflowers and grasses.
Workshop Location: Redcatch Community Garden. Workshop date: TBC. Time: Evening. Cost: £25 per person including all materials. Drinks and snacks available from the cafe.

Make fun tin can plant and pen pots

We will be upcycling tin cans using paint, spray paints, napkins, magazine cuttings, and other decorations to create beautiful pots you can use for plants, as vases or to store pens. This workshop takes place at Redcatch Community Garden and is suitable for children from 5 upwards and adults too. You will leave with a few new pots each. Maximum of 16 people per class.

Workshop date: Monday 5th August, 10am to 11.30am. Cost: £5 per person including all materials. Drinks and snacks available from the cafe.

Flower Crown & Garland Making Family Workshop

A lovely workshop for families to do together. We will use wildflowers and leaves on site to make simple flower crowns and garlands. Workshop location: Redcatch Community Garden. Workshop date: Monday 22nd July. Time: 10am to 11.30am  Cost: £5 per person.

Leaf Printing Wall Art Workshop

We use bright card and acrylic paints to create beautiful pop art style leaf prints. You can choose your favourite 4 prints to mount on an A3 display board to put on your wall or give as a gift.
Workshop dates:  Tuesday 8th April, 10.30am to 12pm
Workshop location: Redcatch Community Garden
Cost: £5 per child

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Tealight Holder Workshop

Design beautiful tealight holders to give as gifts or decorate your home with, using nature and natural materials. We will use pressed flowers and leaves, twigs, pinecones, feathers and raffia to create a collection of tealight holders.
Workshop date and time: TBC
Workshop location: TBC
Cost: £6 per person

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