The annual Christmas Fair, organised by Charles Gratrix, opens on Saturday November 10, and runs until Christmas Eve. We have three workshops timed to run alongside and to teach you the skills you need to create patch-worked elements of a handmade Christmas.
Each of the workshops runs from 10.00 until 4.00, and costs £42. This includes everything you need to make your family treasures.
On November 10, Doreen Gough will teach you how to make beautiful stockings to hang over the mantlepiece. You will learn two different techniques on the day and go home with at least one finished item.
On November 24 Georgina Newson will send you home with a luxurious wreath to add a welcoming touch to your door. You will learn a sew and flip technique and complete a wreath that measures 33cm across (that’s about 13″).
On December 1, Christine Cooper will teach an unusual class, reinterpreting the tradition of exclusive potteries in producing an annual Christmas plate. Whilst learning a simple way to appliqué, you will go home with at least one highly decorative piece of wall art that could also be used as a place mat.