art & Craft Workshops

ALL ART AND CRAFT WORKSHOPS ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID 19 AND UNLIKELY TO RESUME IN 2020

Lindsay runs art and craft workshops for adults and families under her business Unwind Arts & Crafts from her studio on the farm. All the workshops are open to the public and to guests staying on the campsite. If you would like to join in please book using the links below - please note booking can only be accepted in this way, Pre-booking is absolutely essential and booking closes 24 hours before the start of the workshop - you will not be able to turn up on the day.

If you would like to enquire about booking a private workshop please get in touch. 

Unwind Arts and Crafts runs workshops that are a creative bubble bath for your soul. They offer the chance to slow down, catch your breath and enjoy some time to yourself to have fun, relax and be creative.
Unwind is run by me, Lindsay, both in my own studio on a farm in Littleworth and I also travel to lead private workshops for charities, community groups and private parties.


I have been selling and exhibiting my own work and teaching textile workshops for adults and children for the last 8 years.


I am passionate about encouraging other's creativity, and about the potential role for art and craft in our mental wellbeing. Unwind aims to bring these together with fun, inspiring, creative workshops that focus on enjoying the process just as much, if not more, than the finished product. I hope they can be a harbour from the storm of our busy lives and minds. They are also a welcoming and accepting space for those struggling with depression and anxiety.

Find out more about Unwind and Lindsay's work here: https://lindsayviner.wixsite.com/unwind

Family Workshops

 

Family Feltmaking Workshop

Every Saturday April - August (except the 1st Saturday of the month)

10.30am - 12noon

Learn how to make beautiful handmade felt pictures from sheep's wool!

For children aged 4+ and their grown ups

Feltmaking is an ancient craft that uses sheep's wool to produce a fabric. Water and soap are added to wool fibres which are then rubbed together to mat and shrink. In this workshop you will work together with your little ones to create a beautiful and colourful picture to take home and treasure.

All children under 16 years should be accompanied by an adult. Under 6s should have one adult per child, 7yrs+ one adult between two or three children is fine.

£10 per child (accompanying adults are free - however if you wish to make your own separate piece there will be a £5 surcharge for materials payable on the day - this is only possible if there is enough space and your children are aged 7+.)

Spaces are limited - pre-booking is essential.

Adult Workshops

 

God's Eye Wall Hanging Workshop
Tuesday 10 March 7-9pm

Learn how to create gorgeous, 'on-trend' God's Eye wall hangings.

God's Eyes are a traditional folk art originating from Latin America, they are associated with protection and the ability to understand things unknowable and see things unseeable. They also make stunning and contemporary decorations for your home. In this workshop we will weave simple God's Eyes, add tassels and beads, and learn some tips and tricks along the way to take our wall hangings a step above the ones you might have made as a child.

Absolutely no artistic talent or experience required. Suitable for all abilities.
Suitable for adults and young people aged 14+ (under 16s should be accompanied by an adult).
The workshop will take place in my studio on my family's farm in Littleworth - full directions will be sent once your place is confirmed.


£15 per person, includes all equipment and materials and unlimited tea, coffee & biscuits. Spaces are limited - pre-booked places only, please book via the ticket link.

SOLD OUT Introduction to Wet Feltmaking - Silks & Pre-felts

Tuesday 24 March 7-9pm

Feltmaking is an ancient craft that uses sheep's wool to produce a fabric. Water and soap are added to wool fibres which are then rubbed together to mat and shrink. You can create beautiful textured pieces of art with stunning effects.

This workshop is an introduction to wet feltmaking for those with little or no experience. We will cover the basic techniques of creating a flat piece of felt using merino fleece and also experiment with of gorgeous natural raw fibres such as silk, and linen. We will also learn how to incorporate silk fabrics to create 'nuno felt' and use pre-felt to create striking designs.
The workshop will take place in my studio on my family's farm in Littleworth - full directions will be sent once your place is confirmed.

Suitable for adults and young people aged 14+ (under 16s should be accompanied by an adult)

£12.50 per person includes all materials. Ticket price also includes tea and biscuits!
Spaces are limited - pre-booked places only

Wild Drawing (Green Sketching) Morning
Saturday 11 April, Saturday 2 May, Saturday 6 June, Saturday 4 July & Saturday 1 August 9.30am – 12noon

Spend the morning re-connecting with nature and enjoying the restorative and calming effects of outdoor sketching.

Don’t be frightened off by the idea of a drawing workshop - no artistic talent or experience is required! You definitely don’t need to be ‘any good’ at drawing – and we definitely won’t make you share your sketches with the group if you don’t want to. Green sketching is all about building confidence, having fun being creative outdoors and finding joy, peace and beauty in nature.
Wild drawing workshops focus on enjoying the process of drawing rather than worrying what sketches look like. I won't be teaching you 'how' to draw but we will explore some exercises that will help build confidence, really see the nature around you and help you record it creatively and sometimes a little bit experimentally.

The workshop will take place on my family’s farm in Littleworth, nr Faringdon. Depending on the weather we might stay in one place, keeping the chill off by sketching by an open campfire with hot drinks; or wander a little to explore some of our hedgerows and woodland on the farm.

All materials will be provided including a sketchbook to keep, to continue to bring the calm and joy of green sketching in your life.
Suitable for all artistic abilities - absolutely no artistic talent or experience is required. Suitable for adults and young people aged 11 and over (under 16s should be accompanied by an adult).
£22.50 per person, including use of materials, a sketch book to take home and light refreshments. Advance booking and payment is essential. 

Workshops will run in all weathers apart from torrential rain – please dress appropriately for the weather conditions. In event the workshop is cancelled due to bad weather a full refund will be issued. Should bad weather be forecast we will contact you at least 48hrs before.

The workshop will take place over rough ground and un-made paths and some inclines which may pose accessibility concerns for some – please get in touch for further information before booking.

A little bit more about Green Sketching:
I am a Green Sketching Ambassador. Green Sketching is a concept developed by professional artist and former UN climate change advisor Dr Ali Foxon, it aims to combine environmental engagement, wellbeing and education. She says: “Green Sketching is a new confidence-boosting approach to sketching nature outdoors that's focused on joy-spotting and mindful observation. It's an enjoyable and effective way to relax, de-stress and calm an anxious, information-overloaded mind.”
You can find out more about Ali and her work here: https://www.boggydoodles.com/about
She has also done a fantastic TEDX talk on Green Sketching here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMuZjg7l7Wg
 

Folk-Style Needle Felt Easter Decoration Workshop
Tuesday 7 April 7-9pm

Spend couple of hours of me-time making gorgeous folk style needle felted Easter decorations from sheep's wool.

Suitable for everyone including complete beginners. Absolutely no artistic talent or experience required. Suitable for adults and young people aged 14+ (under 16s should be accompanied by an adult)


The workshop will take place in my studio on my family's farm in Littleworth - full directions will be sent once your place is confirmed.
£12.50 per person includes all materials. And tea/coffee and biscuits!
All places to be booked online in advance using the ticket link.

SOLD OUT  An Introduction to Feltmaking - Felted Seascapes

Tuesday 21 April 7-9pm

Feltmaking is an ancient craft that uses sheep's wool to produce a fabric. Water and soap are added to wool fibres which are then rubbed together to mat and shrink. You can create beautiful textured pieces of art with stunning effects.

This workshop is an introduction to wet feltmaking for those with little or no experience. We will cover the basic techniques of creating a flat piece of felt using merino fleece and also experiment with of gorgeous natural raw fibres such as silk, and linen.
The workshop will take place in my studio on my family's farm in Littleworth - full directions will be sent once your place is confirmed. Suitable for adults and young people aged 14+ (under 16s should be accompanied by an adult) 

£12.50 per person includes all materials. Ticket price also includes tea and biscuits!
Spaces are limited - pre-booked places only, please book via the ticket link.

Contemporary Dreamcatchers Workshop
Tuesday 12 May 7-9pm

Learn how to create these stunning wallhangings that are a modern twist on a folk-art classic.


These beautiful wallhangings are simple and fun to make with their roots in macramé and weaving. Once you learn the basics in this workshop, the variations are endless; they use simple materials so are easy to re-create at home – the only boundary is your creativity!
Absolutely no artistic talent or experience required. Suitable for all abilities.
Suitable for adults and young people aged 12+ (under 16s should be accompanied by an adult).


£15 per person, includes all equipment and materials and unlimited tea, coffee & biscuits. Spaces are limited to four, pre-booking is essential – please book using the Eventbrite ticket link.

Small Felt Pots: Beginners Wet Felting Workshop
Tuesday 26 May 7-9pm

Learn how to create beautiful textured seamless wet-felted pots using merino fleece.
Feltmaking is an ancient craft that uses sheep's wool to produce a fabric. Water and soap are added to wool fibres which are then rubbed together to mat and shrink. You can create beautiful textured pieces of art with stunning effects.

This workshop is an introduction to wet feltmaking for those with little or no experience. We will cover the basic techniques of laying out fleece and how to use a ‘resist’ to create small seamless 3D pots. We will also explore using other natural fibres such as silk and linen to create gorgeous textural effects.
Absolutely no artistic talent or experience required. Suitable for complete beginner feltmakers or those with some experience who would like to explore 3D techniques.
Suitable for adults and young people aged 12+ (under 16s should be accompanied by an adult).


£15 per person, includes all equipment and materials and unlimited tea, coffee & biscuits. Spaces are limited to four, pre-booking is essential – please book using the Eventbrite ticket link.


Please aim arrive at 6.45pm to start at 7pm.

Slow Stitching: Seed Stitch
Tuesday 9 June 7-9pm

Discover mindfulness through making


Nourish your creativity and your soul making sustainable intuitive hand sewn pieces, using reclaimed, recycled and salvaged textiles. In this workshop we will explore the most beautiful and simple stitch – seeding or ricing – to create gorgeous effective designs.
Quiet your mind, become immersed in your stitches, create without judgement, allow yourself to relax, slow down and find a little respite from our busy lives.
Absolutely no artistic talent or experience required. Suitable for all abilities.
Suitable for adults and young people aged 12+ (under 16s should be accompanied by an adult).


£17.50 per person, includes a small sewing kit and embroidery hoop to take home so you can continue to bring the peace of slow stitching into your life. £15 without hoop and sewing kit – please bring your own 4inch embroidery hoop and range of size hand sewing needles. Unlimited tea, coffee & biscuits. Spaces are limited to four, pre-booking is essential – please book using the Eventbrite ticket link.

Creative Feltmaking
Tuesday 23 June 7-9pm

Get creative with this opportunity to have fun exploring and experimenting with wet feltmaking – perfect for those who have done one of my felt-making workshop before or beginners who have a little bit of experience.


Feltmaking is an ancient craft that uses sheep's wool to produce a fabric. Water and soap are added to wool fibres which are then rubbed together to mat and shrink. You can create beautiful textured pieces of art with stunning effects.
This workshop is aimed at those with a little bit of experience, either self-taught or those who have done one or two workshops. It’s an opportunity to get creative, explore and experiment with techniques, and use some of my feltmaking stash and equipment. I will be on hand to provide pointers and guidance throughout the evening. Materials available will include many colours of merino fleece, other breeds of sheep’s fleece, silk fabrics, silk fibres, linen fibres, pre-felts, resist materials. Come with a project in mind or just work intuitively and let the materials guide you!
Suitable for adults and young people aged 12+ (under 16s should be accompanied by an adult).


£15 per person, includes all equipment and materials and unlimited tea, coffee & biscuits. Spaces are limited to four, pre-booking is essential – please book using the Eventbrite ticket link.

Introduction to Hand Spinning on a Drop Spindle
Tuesday 14 July 7-9pm

Learn how to spin your own yarn on a drop spindle.


Drop spindles are one of the oldest methods of spinning yarn; they are portable and inexpensive and perfect for learning to spin.
This workshop will introduce you to spinning yarn from fleece on a drop spindle. We will also cover basics of fibre preparation and carding, and explore fleece from different breeds of sheep.
Suitable for complete beginners. Suitable for adults and young people aged 12+ (under 16s should be accompanied by an adult).


£25 per person, includes your own drop spindle to take away and 50g of fleece to keep you spinning at home! If you already have a drop spindle you would like to use please contact me. Unlimited tea, coffee & biscuits. Spaces are limited to four, pre-booking is essential – please book using the Eventbrite ticket link.

Felted Soaps Workshop
Tuesday 28th July 7-9pm

Make your own beautiful felted soap.


Felted soaps are a fantastic way to make your lovely handmade soaps not only look pretty but also last longer and provide gentle exfoliation. Use them in bath or shower as a ‘soapy’ woolly sponge or if they are too pretty to use pop them in drawers or wardrobes as scenters or put them on display in your bathroom.
We will use luxurious and soft merino wool to cover and felt gorgeous Little Goat Soap Company handmade soaps and get creative adding stunning colours and designs. The Little Goat Soap Co. make their soap here at Park Farm using milk from their herd of happy goats. If we get time we’ll pop around the corner from the studio to visit the goats.
Absolutely no artistic talent or experience required. Suitable for complete beginners. Suitable for adults and young people aged 12+ (under 16s should be accompanied by an adult).


£15 per person, includes all materials and equipment, and unlimited tea, coffee & biscuits. Spaces are limited to four, pre-booking is essential – please book using the Eventbrite ticket link.

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Faringdon

Oxon SN7 8ED


 

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