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Natural Dyeing, Felting and Stitch – with wood-fired pizza lunch

13 September @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm BST



Join us for a day of nature inspired creativity. This workshop encompasses elements of foraging, nature connection and crafting.  It is suitable for complete beginners and for those who have experience of plant dyes and crafting.

Using a selection of naturally dyed Pre-felt you will construct and embellish a fabric pouch, purse or mobile phone holder.  The pouch will be made using needle felting, decorative embroidery and stitch techniques.

We allow plenty of time for our students to enjoy the gardens and create their work.  You will be provided with an exciting range of top-quality materials and resources to take home with you. We will take good care of you during your time with us, serving seasonal treats and refreshments as well as a delicious lunch.

About the tutor

Melanie runs Crafts in the Valley delivering creative art and craft workshops from her studio in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.

As an artist and craftsperson, Melanie enjoys experimenting with fused glass and textiles. She is inspired by the array of colour and texture found in nature.  The wonders and beauty of the natural environment influence her work.  She loves learning new creative processes and sharing her skills with others.

Timetable of the day

09:30 A warm welcome to @:Toolerstone with coffee & bacon butties.

10:00 An introduction to the workshop

12:30 Delicious homemade, organic lunch.

16:30 Workshop ends but, your love of colour, textiles and the outdoors will continue.

What is included?

  • All drinks, refreshments and a delicious lunch are included in your day.
  • All materials you need and an apron will be provided
  • Free onsite car parking.

What do I need to bring?

  • A positive, have a go attitude and a smile!  You can also bring any special buttons, or yarn to embellish your pouch if you so wish.
  • Wellies and a waterproof as we cannot predict the English weather!

Experience Level

We welcome all levels of expertise from curious beginners to the accomplished.


13 September
9:30 am - 4:30 pm BST
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Toolerstone House
Norley Road
Sandiway, Cheshire CW8 2JN United Kingdom
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