craft in the beautiful surroundings of Bere Marsh Farm. Organised by the Countryside Regeneration Trust (the CRT), there are four creative workshops coming up this summer, all led by experienced local artists in a relaxed and friendly environment.
All tools and materials will be provided, while hot and cold drinks and delicious homemade snacks will be available to purchase on the day from The Buzz – the CRT’s pop-up coffee trailer. Book your place today on one of the CRT’s summer workshops:
Friday 23rd June
Two sessions – 9.30am or 1pm
Learn techniques to deepen your connection to nature on this playful and gentle creative nature writing workshop with poet, writer and performer Sarah Acton.
Adults £30 (CRT Friends/Volunteers £25)
Saturday 1st July
10am to 1pm
With the aid of local weaving expert, Jo Nash, learn traditional techniques for preparing the fleece for weaving, setting up a simple peg loom and then using uncarded wool fibre to create a beautiful natural tuffet to take home.
Adults £60 (CRT Friends/Volunteers £55)
Willow Basket Weaving
Saturday 12th August
9.30am to 4.30pm
With the expert guidance of local willow weaver, Yanina Stockings, you will learn several techniques and create your own patterns. By the end of the session you will have made a sturdy berry-collecting basket with a smooth wrapped handle.
Adults £80 (CRT Friends/Volunteers £75)
Willow Bird Feeders
Saturday 9th September
Willow Bird Feeder Creative Workshop
9.30am to 4.30pm
Make three different types of willow bird feeders for fatballs, seeds and to hang on a bird table, with the expert guidance of Yanina Stockings.
Adults £73 (CRT Friends/Volunteers £68)
All workshops at Bere Marsh Farm, Shillingstone, DT11 0QY – for bookings click: thecrt.co.uk