The Bee Loft is a light and spacious arts and crafts studio conveniently situated 6 miles from York looking out over beautiful open countryside.
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November 2019

Crazy Patchwork

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

My favourite kind of patchwork and the ultimate in recycling scraps of fabric. Once you've mastered the 'rules' your creation will be a very personal item. Simple embroidery stitches will embellish and enhance the finished work. Even if you have never embroidered before you will find this an easy workshop. Within the day we can create a small item such as a book jacket or mini bag. Others may prefer to continue to make a larger item. This is definitely…

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Embelished Mandala Textile Art

November 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

This 3 hour workshop will combine all of the techniques and ideas of colour, pattern and texture to help you create your own mandala inspired textile art design.

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December 2019

Textile Wreaths for Christmas

December 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

During the day you will be shown how to make a beautiful wreath or table centre, together with some more simple wreaths Dip into our boxes of seasonal fabric and trim to make a traditional wreath, choose to go with tartans, or pick out your favourite colours.

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December 14 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Spend a happy morning creating this charming pair of Father and Mother Christmas. There will certainly be time to complete one of the figures and you will be given patterns for both. We have a wide choice of seasonal material to make your unique and unusual decoration. £35.00 inc. materials

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Small Christmas Ornaments

December 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Choose from the many different textile Christmas decorations we will have on show. Depending on the size there should be time to make two and you will see the construction of some of the others. There are cinnamon reindeer; re-usable crackers; fairy rings and fir cone bells and many more. We have a good choice of fabrics and Christmas snacks to keep you going.

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Important Information:
Drinks, homemade cake and biscuits are provided on all courses, with lunch included on all full day workshops. If you have special dietary requirements please let us know beforehand.

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