Land based craft workshops at Orchard Barn 2022-23 led by Jon Tyler SPECIAL OFFER - PAY FOR ONE PLACE AND BRING A FRIEND FREE (offer ends 16th April)




11am-1pm  Friday 6th May 2022 Broach, Crown and Garland (workshop 1)

Celebrate the lush, verdant greenery and flora of spring. Make rush craft broaches, along with hedge-climber garlands and crowns.

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2-4pm  Friday 6th May

Broach, Crown and Garland (workshop 2)

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11am-1pm Friday 24th June

Native Plant Fibres Re-discovered (1) Make use of Nettles, Linden bast and Bramble stem natural plant fibres to weave wristbands and cordage.

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2-4pm Friday 24th June

Native Plant Fibres Re-discovered (2)

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11am-1pm Friday 29th July

Grind and Bake (workshop 1)

Mark the symbolic first harvest tradition of gathering grain and making a Lammas loaf. Try out wheat grinding and bake a bread twist (or damper) using native seeds (poppy, plantain) over a wood fire.

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2-4pm Friday 29th July

Grind and Bake (workshop 2)

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11am-2pm Friday 23rd September

Fruits of the Season

Fashion a small 'nutting' basket with seasonal materials and sample some harvest griddle cakes. The help make a hedge fruit preserve to share and take away.


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12-3pm Friday 4th November

Stone candle lights

Honour the connection between light and earth by shaping a chalk rock pebble using carving tools to make your own unique candle holder, complete with beeswax candle.

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10.30-12.30 Saturday 10th December

Winter wild crafts (workshop 1)

Try our some seasonal festive hedge crafts; making willow hoops, stars and a wreath, using local and sustainable natural materials.

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1.30-3.30pm Saturday 10th December

Winter wild crafts (workshop 2)

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2-4pm Friday 3rd February 2023

Early year Rush crafts

Look ahead to the dawning of spring and ther return of the light by making a Celtic Bridie cross and a rush-light candle

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2-4pm Saturday 25th March 2023

Easter basket craft

Welcome the coming of spring and look ahead to Easter by making a simple free-form basket using green materials harvest at Orchard Barn

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  Rush broaches

Rush Broaches

cordage fibre

Cordage fibre

Bread twists cooked over wood fire

Bread twists cooked over wood fire

Hand woven nut baskets and hedge fruit preserve

Free form nutting baskets and hedge fruit preserve

Stone candle holder and bees wax candleStone candle holder and bees wax candle

Winter wild crafts - wreath makingWreath making


Celtic Bridie crossCeltic Bridie cross

Workshops are primarily for adults. Older children are welcome but must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times

Due to the current situation dates may change. Group sizes may vary according to government guidelines.