GET CRAFTY: WEAVE, PAINT, GROW…

Learning new skills, hobbies or crafts that you’ve been putting off for too long can be sociable, mindful and fun. Get your apron on, fingers muddy and create something satisfyingly earthy or a designer one-off.
GET CRAFTY
Image: National Trust

Grow veg…

design a flower garden or create pots to make the neighbours ache with envy. Linnels Farm near Hexham hosts courses throughout the year in fabulous farmhouse-chic surroundings. Lovely Karen Philips is your host. Welcome is always warm, food always fabulous and knowledge-imparted, priceless.

linnelsfarm.com


Explore…

painterly passions at regular Sunday Art Schools. These are some of the many workshops from the team at A Still Life. They are based in the quaint Reading Rooms in Crathorne Village near Yarm. Throughout the year learn new pastimes – from photography to ‘considered crafts’.

astill-life.co.uk


Try…

your hand at willow weaving with a basket-making masterclass at Middleton Lodge near Darlington, one of a number of creative workshops happening in 2018, including a silk scarf design day.

middletonlodge.co.uk


Plant…

snowdrops as part of National Trust’s bid to grow 100,000 snowdrops at Wallington in Northumberland. Happening in February 2018.

nationalltrust.org.uk


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