To download the full course list from July to December as a pdf, click the link Threshing Barn Summer – Autumn Newsletter 2013.
1st Sunday – All That Glitters
A beautiful selection of sparkling Christmas tree decorations will be made from luxurious fabrics, silk ribbons, sparkling threads, wires, sequins and beads. We will work on polystyrene balls, rings, wire frames, etc.
5th Thursday – Country Fabric Decorations
Make a selection of Christmas country style fabric decorations or if you prefer can be made in non Christmas colours. A rag rug style wreath will be made on a large metal ring. Simple shapes will be cut out with pinking scissors and hand stitched together, before decorated with raffia, ribbons and buttons.
7th Saturday – Advent Gathering
The Staffordshire Moorlands Guild will be hosting their annual Christmas get together of local guilds at Cheddleton Community Centre. See us there.
8th Sunday – Christmas Tree
Knit yourself a Christmas tree with Ann running this workshop. A selection of evergreen dyed wools and novelty yarns will be knitted together. With fine crochet hooks attach beads and sequins onto your knitting. Decorate with pom-pom trimmings and ribbons. Makes a lovely table centre or as a window display.
11th Wednesday – Felted Slippers
Come and make yourself a cosy pair of slippers. These are made round plastic shapes created by drawing round your feet, then after gently felting the plastic is removed before putting onto your feet and finishing the felting process. We you give a pair of suede soles to stitch on the base of your slippers.
14th Saturday – Winters Harvest
Make a selection of scented fir cone Christmas gifts. Fir cone firelighters are made with setting cones into scented wax. Make a fir cone candle wreath to surround a hand rolled beeswax candle you will make. Tree decorations are made with ribbons and dry flowers. Finally make a fireside swag combined with fruit, cinnamon sticks and festive ribbons.
20th Friday – Complementary Christmas Cracker Day
We provide all the materials for you to make a selection of Christmas crackers, you bring the small gifts to put inside.
21st Saturday – Bakewell Farmers Market
Your last chance to come and buy our winter woollen gifts and stock up on local food.
Happy Christmas and thank you for all your support this last year.