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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My favourite type of patchwork and trickier than many people think. Make your work modern or be sumptuously traditional using the extensive hoard of fabrics in the Bee Loft. It’s a good way of creating a memory. The day includes embroidery and other ways of of embellishment. The finished piece can be turned into a small item, or left to become part of a larger project. Book NowFind out more »
As the gardening season takes off, Chris Moss will show how to create wire alliums to stand in the borders alongside the emerging plants. Chris is a talented wire artist, constantly creating new ways to work with this adaptable medium. LIMITED PLACESFind out more »
A half day course for those who want to try their hand at this traditional craft. By the time you leave you will have learned how to make proddy (clippy) and hooky mats. The session will be very much tailored to individual needs. Lots of samples, inspiration and cake! Half term week, so young people are welcome.Find out more »
All over the world a simple running stitch has been used in the making, mending and embellishing fabric, particularly clothing. Looking at vintage items and samples from different parts of the world. The way in which stitch has been used to hold cloth together, whether it be darning or decoration will inform the items we make during the day. Designed to be a gentle class, an antidote to the intrusive noise and fast living of 21st century life.Find out more »
You'd be amazed how many day to day ingredients can transform fabrics by adding exciting colours. Some dye baths will be already made up, others you will create yourself. Learn about mordants and techniques to fix the colours. At the end of the day you will have a recipe book full of ideas to take this kind of 'cooking' further. There may even be time to create a small item from some of your lovely fabric.Find out more »
A half day course for those who want to try their hand at this traditional craft. By the time you leave you will have learned how to make proddy (clippy) and hooky mats. The session will be very much tailored to individual needs. Lots of samples, inspiration and cake!Find out more »
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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