7 OF THE BEST WINTER WORKSHOPS

Time to get crafty and make your way to the workshop this Christmas...
Luxury Foliage Wreath Workshop >>

A STILL LIFE
7 & 8 DECEMBER
Work with the wonders of the great outdoors this winter at A Still Life’s Luxury Foliage Wreath Workshop at the Reading Room in Crathorne, North Yorkshire. This beautifully quiet creative space invites festive DIY-ers in for a whimsical wreath- making journey.

From a collection of natural evergreens, you will be led through a fantastic floristry masterclass, starting with the wreath base, a bit of hand binding and experimenting with hand-torn ribbons, twines and silk saris. The result? A gorgeous festive creation to take home and hang on your door.

astill-life.co.uk

A Christmas wreath hanging on a green door.
Christmas Wreath Workshop >>

HOUSE OF BOTANICS
30 NOVEMBER, 5 & 7 DECEMBER
Creative-makers should make their way over to STACK Newcastle this Christmas for a beauty of a botanical masterclass with the experts at House of Botanics. On selected dates throughout November and December, the team invites crafty types in for a Christmas Wreath Workshop.

Manage your own masterpiece to display on your front door throughout the festive season. Materials including berries, dried fruits, mixed foliage, nuts and seeds will be available – plus festive refreshments and a seasonal soundtrack to accompany the fun.
houseofbotanics.co.uk

A colourful Christmas wreath hanging on a green door.

Leather Workshop: Bespoke Belt or Dog Collar >>
LINNELS FARM
5 NOVEMBER
Linnels Farm in Hexham offers theory and practical experience with a friendly atmosphere and a rural setting. Set in 20 acres of meadows, woodland and courtyard gardens, spend the day getting to grips with a new skill, with guidance from Suzanne Treacy.

Head over to the farm this November and create your very own unique, leather Christmas gifts. Make a bespoke belt for yourself or someone special, or a gorgeous dog collar for your poochy companion. Learn the age-old skills of leatherwork, including saddle stitching and burnishing.
linnelsfarm.com

A white and brown dog sitting on a leather chair.

Show Stopping Christmas Cocktails >>
WYNYARD HALL
30 November
Wynyard Hall is bringing all of our tipple-tastic dreams to life this Christmas. Set in the enchanting setting of the Victorian-inspired Glasshouse, Wynyard Hall’s expert mixologist will teach festive sippers how to make some of their signature Christmas cocktails. This mixology masterclass will help you on your way to hosting the perfect seasonal soiree ahead of the party season.
wynyardhall.co.uk

A variety of Christmas cocktails.

Proper Pies: Christmas Edition >>
THE COOKERY SCHOOL AT THE GRAND, YORK

13 DECEMBER
Aprons at the ready. Foodies are invited along to a proper Yorkshire cooking class at The Grand Cookery School in York.

Join the hotel’s chef tutor, who will teach you how to make a traditional hot water pastry as well as a perfect mulled fruit chutney accompaniment to compliment the handmade pie. Encasing a herby spiced pork or turkey filling and topping with the lightest and flavoursome jelly, there’s nothing that screams ‘Christmas comfort food’ more than this.
thegrandyork.co.uk

Delicious baked goods.

Festive Decorations For Your Home >>
HELMSLEY WALLED GARDEN
14 DECEMBER
Unleash your creative side and get into the Christmas spirit with the ultimate crafty day at Helmsley Walled Garden. Set in five beautiful acres of North Yorkshire countryside, it’s an idyllic setting to help you to get into the festive mood.

Make a wreath for your front door or a charming candle arrangement for the centre of your dinner table. Using spruce, leaves, berries, cones and seeds, you’ll create stunning, natural decorations for your seasonal home. All materials will be provided, as well as a delicious buffet lunch and mince pies and coffee to aid your creative flow. What’s not to love?
helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk

Frosted Christmas decorations hanging on a Christmas tree.

Christmas in a Box >>
SWINTON ESTATE COOKERY SCHOOL

23 DECEMBER
Fall in love with cooking again this Christmas at Swinton Cookery School, set in an enchanting 17th-century castle surrounded by 200 acres of parkland. This relaxed demonstration will help you prepare a delicious Christmas lunch for four people, ready to be finished on the big day with a step-by-step guide to timings – making the day both seamless and stress-free.

Not only will you crack the cooking time for a traditional turkey, you’ll also learn how to prep the trimmings with ease, pull off an impressive starter and finish the day in sweet style with a show-stopping dessert. Recipes may include: pickled fennel and citrus puree, turkey with all the trimming, yule chocolate log and more!
swintonestate.com

Christmas gifts being gift-wrapped and decorated with candy cane bows.


 

 

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