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We're thrilled to announce the opening of our lovely new Studio ... the 'Swallow Barn' see HERE for all details

Directly below are extra new dates recently added 

Lino Cut ' Nature  & Botanics' with Sue Rowlands  THURSDAY 26th NOV  * new date
Line & Wash  'Buildings in the Landscape' with John Harrison Thu 3rd Dec
Silver Jewellery  'Three Silver rings' with Melinda Scarborough Fri 20th Nov
Hand Stitch a Leather Bag 2 new days Wed 11th or Thu 12th Nov 
Line & Wash  'Buildings in the Landscape' with John Harrison Tue 10 Nov - full.

" I am SO impressed with the loveliness of the Swallow barn. In the midst of this COVID world of chaos and uncertainty, it’s such a calm, safe space and I’m sure that everyone who visits will agree. I also appreciate the abundance of extra safety/hygiene measures that you’ve put in place. It works so well. Also, as Gwen mentioned, the extra space and its layout has made for a more social environment - it’s easier to chat and to look at what others are doing. I’m so glad I came, I feel uplifted, somewhat healed and much more positive as a result. Oh... and the lunch was just wonderful too! Jane "

** Covid booking update** We are now able to take bookings for 'bubbles' of pairs as well as singles. Please choose 'group' if you are booking for 2 people in the same bubble and are able to work closely at the same table. Let us know if you have any difficulties doing this! Thank you.
Inevitatably, new spaces on our courses are appearing all the time, due to regional Covid cancellations - so do please help us to refill these places if you are able, by booking onto a workshop. It is also worth joining a WAITING LIST if the course you like is full, as new spaces are appearing all the time. If you want a single booking but there is only a group or double table option to book, please contact us via email - we may be able to help! Thank you again.

A Hand Stitched Leather Bag in a Day with Ruth Pullan

A Hand Stitched Leather Bag in a Day with Ruth Pullan

9.30am – 5pm
£82 inc. a tasty 2 course Aga Lunch & home baking
Material Charges :. approx £25

 Hand Stitch a leather bag in a day with Ruth Pullan

This workshop will give you the basic skills needed for leather work and at the same time you will make yourself a lovely bag using pre cut leather panels carefully prepared by Ruth. There will also be an option to dye the panels various colours using stains provided by Ruth.

You will learn how to:
- dye and condition natural vegetable tanned leather
- stitch using the two needle traditional saddler's stitch
- bevel and burnish raw edges for a professional finish
- fit buckles and fastenings

Please note that this workshop will take place in a first floor studio up a flight of stairs. 


Dates for this course - see the table below to book:

Tues 30 June 2020 ~ Wed 1 July 2020

Kindly note there will be a materials charge payable directly to the tutor on the day, of approx £25. Typically this course runs with around 8 students and is suitable for beginners.

Please bring: All materials are provided by the tutor however, it is recommended that you bring along an apron to protect your clothing in the dying process. Please remember some cash for your materials to pay Ruth on the day.

 About the Artist   Leather worker Ruth Pullan specialises in creating hand stitched bags and accessories using high quality British materials.

Workshop Date Individual Price Available places Book
Wed 11th November 2020 9:30 am £85.00 0
Thu 12th November 2020 9:30 am £85.00 0
Sat 26th June 2021 9:30 am £85.00 8
Quirky Workshops, Cumbria