Past Workshop

Marbling Madness

Marbling Madness! Marbling is a popular workshop which we have ran 5 times in different locations. We use carrageenan in the water which thickens it meaning we can create really intricate and stunning designs. It is a wonderfully relaxing workshop.  

Playing with Clay

Playing with Clay! This workshop gives people a chance to be social while making whatever they wish from clay. Anna shows everyone all how to “wedge” the clay…which meant they had a very enjoyable time throwing clay around..before making something with it. There is no pressure to create something finished […]

January 2018 – Stitch a Tree

We created contributions to the Stitch a Tree project by Thread Bearing Witness. The project aimed to connect communities and individuals across the UK to show support for displaced people around the world. Participants were invited to stitch a tree which will be arranged into a large embroidery called Forest […]

November 2017 – Inventive Books

This month we were delighted to be joined by Artist Helen Walsh who came by to show us some intriguing book creating techniques! (More info about Helen can be found here – We had a wonderful time creating ingenious fold out sketchbooks and envelope books out of a vast array of […]

Here there be faeries

We made faeries for one of Eden Art’s Projects! We played with leaves, feathers, string and sticks to create little winged creatures often referred to as faeries. It was a really fun session as it was great really letting our creativity loose on the materials. Find out about the Eden […]

July 2017 – Cumbrian Patchwork

This month we got together to create a fabric patch for the Cumbria people’s patchwork! The people’s patchwork being created by The Quilters Guild and BBC Cumbria to celebrate 50 years of local radio sewing communities together. We created a 10″/25cm patch featuring something we love about the Cumbria like sheep, fells, rivers, […]

June 2017 – Weaving

This month we had a go at weaving with the wonderful Maud Mercier! She had created cardboard looms for us and provided lots of wool for us to use. It was a wonderfully relaxing evening of chatting and weaving!

April 2017 – Electric Sculptures

This month we combined science and creativity as we all created electric sculptures! Basically, you create an electric circuit using salt dough as your wires. By using conductive and non-conductive dough cleverly, you can create dough sculptures which light up, buzz or even move! We had a fun and challenging […]

March 2017 – Build a Fire Engine!

In March we had a challenge! It is really great getting to work in the magnificent space which is the Engine Bay in the Eden Arts Old Fire Station (thanks Eden Arts!), but it has always struck me that something is missing……a fire engine! So we made one! As a group we […]

January 2017 – Crocheting Penrith Purple!

In our January Session we learnt how to crochet with the help of the wonderful Sandra Kendal. 5 of the people who attended had never crocheted before, after the 2 hours they could crochet! It was all in aid of #turnpenrithpurple which saw Penrith covered in purple crochet and knitting in […]