The Creative Granary – Arts and Crafts Workshops
Craft workshops for all ages in Herefordshire.
Mary, a lifetime craftswoman, runs the workshops from a converted nineteenth century granary on the farm where she lives in rural Herefordshire. She has spent the last 56 years involved in many different crafts, always willing to try something new and to share with others her passion for all things handmade.
Although the granary has been extensively refurbished, it has not lost any of its original charm with red brick walls, original wooden flooring and trussed roof. Always interested in colouring fabric and making patterns, Mary learnt tie dyeing in the 1970s and in the 1980s started researching natural plant dyes. With her life long and compulsive interest in growing plants, mainly vegetables herbs and fruit, she inevitably turned to dye plants and the dyers’ garden has been grown to provide the plants for use in the workshops, but as the seasons change from summer to autumn, so will the availability of dye plants lessen and it will become necessary to go further afield when some dyes will be made from fruit and vegetable matter and others sourced from the hedgerows.
Details of our arts and crafts workshops
The Creative Granary offers you the chance to create colours and patterns on fabric. A range of workshops for half days and two days have been prepared for Dyeing Fabric with Plants, Relief Printing, Flora Printing, Abstract Painting and Shibori. Full details of all these crafts can be found on Mary’s website.
The cost of the two day workshop is inclusive of lunch daily and for all workshops there will be refreshments, including homemade cake, during the course of the classes. Please advise of any dietary requirements or allergies when booking. All tools and materials will be provided.
The workshops are for all those who are interested in creativity. Families, groups and individuals, beginners and others alike, all are welcome. However, because of the type of tools used, some of the workshops are not suitable for anyone under the age of 18 years, except the family friendly workshop, Abstract Painting, which is open to children as well. All workshops must be booked in advance and a deposit of 25% needs to be paid as soon as possible after booking in order to confirm your place.
Dates, Times & Prices:
Abstract Painting ~ Half Day ~ 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. ~ £48.00
May 14th and 28th. June 11th and 25th. July 9th and 23rd. August 13th and 27th. September 10th and 24th. October 8th and 22nd. November 12th and 26th.
Flora Printing ~ Half Day ~ 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. ~ £48.00
May 15th and 29th. June 12th and 26th. July 10th and 24th. August 14th and 28th. September 11th and 25th. October 9th.
Plant Dyed Fabric, Shibori, Relief Printing ~ Two Days ~ 10.00 to 4.00 p.m. ~ £180
June 18th and 19th. July 2nd and 3rd & 16th and 17th. August 6th and 7th & 20th and 21st. September 3rd and 4th & 17th and 18th. October 1st and 2nd.
Bookings taken here.