Woodland Haberdasher Events

Booking links for each event at the bottom of the page

Teaspoon Club –  Last Saturday in the month
9.30am-12.30pm

A friendly and relaxed spoon carving session, whether you’re a complete beginner, wanting to improve your skills or simply come and carve with some fire and company (and lots of tea!). Learn how to safely use basic hand tools. Use wood from the farm and carve your own masterpiece to take home. Refreshments and all materials provided but please feel free to bring your own tools or something to share if you would like.
£25 per person

Saturday 30th April, 25th June, 30th July, 27th August, 1st October, 29th October, 26th November


Wild Clay and Cordage, 1st May 2022
10am-4pm

Join Clare from Wayside Pottery and Fay, The Woodland Haberdasher, for an exciting workshop collaboration using materials gathered from the farm. Learn the rudiments of processing raw earth into a useable material and then get experimenting with pre-prepared farm clay. Start with beads, and then move on to hand building your own pinch pots. Let your imagination run riot and make yourself some beautiful and unique pieces. 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 or wrap around the outside of your pots. Items made on the day will be taken away and fired at Clare’s studio and then posted out to participants when ready.

The Bakery is closed that weeend but there will still be a lunch included, bacon rolls (or veggie/vegan equivalent) and homemade cake. Cost includes all materials, postage and refreshments. Find out more about Wayside Pottery here: https://www.waysidepottery.co.uk/

£110 per person


Hedgerow Dyeing – Weeds, Saturday 14th May 2022
9.30am-4.30pm

Immerse yourself in the amazing world of natural dyes, in this workshop focusing on the lovely fresh and subtle palette available to us from “weeds”, especially in the spring time.
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 the colours through discussion and practical experiments. As well as yarn samples we will undertake a small dyeing project (such as a needle roll or scarf, exact project tbc!) as well.

A two course bakery lunch, refreshments and all materials are included. £100 per person. Book all 3 whole day dyeing workshops for £275 (Hedgerow Trees and Orchard)


10th-12th June 2022

Join us for a very special weekend of clay and carving in the heart of East Anglia.

Across the weekend you’ll rotate through 3 different woody workshops with Nick from The Gosman Spoon Co. and Fay the Woodland Haberdasher where you will get to try out a variety of carving techniques, tools and woods. With Clare Goodman from Wayside Pottery, you’ll use wild clay harvested from the farm to throw your own bowl, which will be fired, glazed and posted out to you after the event.

Lunch and evening meals cooked for you by the skilled Wakelyns Bakery team using farm and other local produce. Ingredients provided for DIY breakfasts both days, BBQ and live music Saturday evening.

Ticket price includes materials, all catering and camping for 2 nights.       

£345 per person.
For more information see the booking page below


Hedgerow Dyeing – Trees, Sunday 26th June
9.30am-4.30pm

Immerse yourself in the amazing world of natural dyes, in this workshop focusing on the lovely bold and vibrant palette available to us from trees, using both leaves and bark.
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 the colours through discussion and practical experiments. As well as yarn samples we will undertake a small dyeing project (such as a needle roll or scarf, exact project tbc!) as well.

A two course bakery lunch, refreshments and all materials are included. £100 per person. Book on all 3 whole day dyeing workshops for £275 (Hedgerow Weeds and Orchard)


Woad Club, July and August
1.30-4.30pm

Explore the wonderful world of woad, where we’ll be appreciating this special blue producing plant.
Across 3 different workshops you’ll be able to get to grips with vat dyeing and all of woad’s nuances. You’ll get to harvest leaves grown on the farm at the beginning of every session. Please see each workshop’s individual booking page for more information (link at bottom of the page).
Tea and a Wakelyns bakery sweet treat is included, as are all the materials.
£35 per person per workshop or book all 3 workshops for £90

Thursday 7th July – Naked Woad
(just blue)
Wednesday 10th August – Making Green (overdyeing blue with yellow)
Wednesday 31st August – Mordants and modifiers (experimenting with tone changes using different fixing agents)


Orchard Dyeing, Saturday 13th August
9.30am-4.30pm

Immerse yourself in the amazing world of natural dyes, in this workshop focusing on the striking warm and rich palette available to us from the orchard trees on the farm.
Using foraged dyestuffs, make your own colour baths from scratch. Find out about how different fibres, methods and mordants can be used to fix and alter the colours through discussion and practical experiments. As well as yarn samples we will undertake a small dyeing project (such as a needle roll or scarf, exact project tbc!) as well.

A two course bakery lunch, refreshments and all materials are included. £100 per person. Book on all 3 whole day dyeing workshops for £275 (Hedgerow Weeds and Hedgerow Trees).


Wild Twines, Saturday 17th September
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 and deer . Learn how to prepare and ply fibres, manually making twine in a variety of textures and sizes. Have a go at creating a natural fibre bracelett and dyeing some lime bast.

A two course Wakelyns Bakery lunch, refreshments and materials are all included. £125 per person.


Wild Clay and Cordage, 15th October 2022
10am-4pm

Join Clare from Wayside Pottery and Fay, The Woodland Haberdasher, for an exciting workshop collaboration using materials gathered from the farm. Learn the rudiments of processing raw earth into a useable material and then get experimenting with pre-prepared farm clay. Start with beads, and then move on to hand building your own pinch pots. Let your imagination run riot and make yourself some beautiful and unique pieces. 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 or wrap around the outside of your pots. Items made on the day will be taken away and fired at Clare’s studio and then posted out to participants when ready.

£125 per person


Rag Rug Making, Sunday 30th October 2022
10am-4pm

Rag rugs are a great way to use up old Rag rugs are a great way to use up old textiles into something beautiful and useful for your home. Come and enjoy a relaxed and cozy day on the farm making traditional ‘proddy’ style rag rugs (strips of fabric poked and knotted through a base fabric, in our case hessian).There will be plenty of good company, tea and biscuits as well as a two course homemade lunch from the wonderful Wakelyns Bakery. We will have lots of material for you to use and to take away with you so you can finish your rug at home but please feel free to bring any fabric or rags that you want to include in your rug. Rag rugs eat up a suprising amount, so don’t worry about bringing too much! Cotton jersey and wool work best, try to stay away from items that shed or unravel easily like polyester scarves. If you’re unsure, bring it anyway and we’ll have a look on the day.All materials, 2 course farm bakery lunch and refreshments included.

£75 per person


Hand Spinning for Beginners, Saturday 12th November 2022
10am-4pm

An ideal workshop for those looking to have a go at hand spinning or to get more confident with their technique.On the day we will be preparing sheep fleece and using both a drop spindle and a wheel to make yarn.The workshop will be split equally across two sessions so everyone has the same amount of time on a wheel (as there are only 3). Please feel free to bring your own wheel or drop spindle if you wish (and make a note on the booking form – thank you).You will have the oppertunity to experience the different qualities of at least two rare breeds – Manx Loaghtan and Hebredian (from a small flock near Bury St Edmunds) and hopefully some local Wensleydale (very long and also rare breed) as well.We will be using wool ‘in the grease’ (unwashed), so be prepared to get a bit sheepy!All materials and a homemade 2 course farm lunch from the Bakery included as well as refreshments throughout the day.

£100 per person


Click below to book a workshop place –

SpoonStock at Wakelyns 2022 on 10 June 2022 - 12 June 2022 (All Day)

June Teaspoon Club on 25 June 2022 (9:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Hedgerow Dyeing - Trees on 26 June 2022 (9:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Woad Club - Naked Woad on 7 July 2022 (1:00 pm - 4:30 pm)

July Teaspoon Club on 30 July 2022 (9:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Woad Club - Making Green on 10 August 2022 (1:00 pm - 4:30 pm)

Orchard Dyeing on 13 August 2022 (9:30 am - 4:30 pm)

August Teaspoon Club on 27 August 2022 (9:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Woad Club - Mordants and Modifiers on 31 August 2022 (1:00 pm - 4:30 pm)

Wild Twines on 17 September 2022 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

1st October Teaspoon Club on 1 October 2022 (9:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Wild Clay and Cordage Workshop on 15 October 2022 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

29th October Teaspoon Club on 29 October 2022 (9:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Rag Rug Making Workshop on 30 October 2022 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Hand Spinning for Beginners on 12 November 2022 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

November Teaspoon Club on 26 November 2022 (9:30 am - 12:30 pm)