Booking links for each event at the bottom of the page
Woad Club – Second or Third Wednesday of the month, June-Sept 1pm-4pm
Explore the wonderful world of woad. Each month we’ll investigate a different side of this fascinating dye plant. 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 per person, per session or save by booking all 4.
Wednesday 9th June – Naked Woad , blue on its own
Wednesday 14th July – Woad and Weld, exploring greens
Wednesday 11th August – Woad and Willow, making purples
Wednesday 15th September – Wham Bam, Dunk and Go! Bring something to dye
Save 20% and book all 4 sessions for £95
Hedgerow Dyeing Taster Workshop– Saturday 26th June, 1pm-4pm
A fun and relaxed introduction to the wonderful world of natural colours. Use the ‘trees and weeds’ found on the farm to dye a selection of mini skeins and a piece of tree tie dye to take home with you. All refreshments and materials included. £40 per person
Wild Clay Beads and Cordage Workshop – Sunday 27th June, 10am-4pm
Join Clare from Wayside Pottery and Fay, 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 light refreshments. Homemade farm lunch can be ordered for an additional cost or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.
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 items across the workshop including a scarf and a needle roll.
This course aims to provide locally sourced yarn and preloved fabrics to make this workshop as green and eco-friendly as possible. We can provide vegetable fibres only if required but they will have be put in a shared dye bath.
A full homemade farm lunch, elvensess and afternoon cake, all made on site by Henrietta, are provided both days as are all materials.
£225 per person, split payments are possible – please contact for details.
Wild Twines – Farm Fibre Day – Sunday 10th October, 10am-4pm
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 the getting to grips with one of the most important technological revolutions of the Bronze Age!
A homemade farm lunch, refreshments and all materials are included.
£125 per person
Teaspoon Club – Last Saturday in the month Oct, Nov Jan, Feb, March, 9.30am-12.30pm
A friendly and relaxed spoon carving session, whether you’re a complete beginners, want to improve your skills or simply come and carve with some fire, company and cake. Learn how to safely use basic hand tools. Use wood from the farm and carve your own masterpiece to take home. Refreshments, homemade cake and all materials provided.
£40 per person
Saturday 30th October
Saturday 27th November
Click below to book a workshop place –
Hedgerow Dyeing Taster Workshop on 26 June 2021 (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
Wild Clay Beads and Cordage Workshop on 27 June 2021 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Woad Club - Woad and Weld- Greens on 14 July 2021 (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
Woad Club - Woad and Willow - Purples on 11 August 2021 (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
Woad Club - Wham Bam, Dunk and Go! on 8 September 2021 (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
2 Day Hedgerow Dyeing Workshop on 22 September 2021 - 23 September 2021 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Wild Twines – Farm Fibre Day on 10 October 2021 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Teaspoon Club on 30 October 2021 (9:30 am - 12:30 pm)
Teaspoon Club on 27 November 2021 (9:30 am - 12:30 pm)