workshops

Throughout 2019, we are hosting a variety of craft workshops and courses for all ages and abilities here at the Farm Shop. We are excited to be working with some of the best local makers to bring you expert tuition for what might be a new hobby, learning new skills or simply a bit of fun.

See our full calendar of events here.

If you would like to purchase a workshops as a gift but you can’t decide which one to buy, our gift vouchers can also be redeemed for workshops and events. That way you can’t get it wrong!

Here’s what we have planned:

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Plant based Indian Cooking Evening with Emma

Thursday 17th January, 7pm

Enjoy an evening of Indian culinary delights at this plant-based, vegan cooking workshop. Pick up some tips and tricks to making healthier, alternative choices for your weekly meals. The plant-based cooking class will include getting hands on with prep work to make a delicious plant-based Indian curry, with spicy and cool side dishes, to make the perfect feast, as well as making your own mango chutney to take home.

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2 Day Willow Basket Weaving Workshop (SOLD OUT)

Saturday 9th March + Sunday 10th, 10am - 4pm

Learn how to make your very own round willow shopping basket with expert weaver Mandy Coates. Using traditional weaving techniques Mandy will guide you through every step of the way. You will be weaving with Mandy's homegrown willows with beautiful coloured barks, mixed with Somerset willow. At the end of this two-day course you will take home a basket to be used and treasure forever.

Your ticket includes all materials, a lovely lunch from the Farm Shop on both days as well as tea, coffee and cake.

This course is suitable for beginners and those a little more experienced, too.

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Needle felt a Quirky bird with artist/maker Ruth Packham.

Saturday 16th March 10am.

Using British wool fibre, you will spend the day designing and making your very own quirky bird.

This workshop is suitable for adults. Experience is not necessary, although some might help. Be prepared to sit for a long period and to bring your glasses if needed. You will be in a warm, comfortable and social environment.

Each ticket includes a lovely lunch from the Farm Shop, tea, coffee and cake.

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An intimate introduction to cheesemaking with Moydens.

Saturday 23rd February, 10am - 3pm

Moydens of Market Drayton make artisan cheese using traditional methods. Martin will teach you a practical approach to cheesemaking that can be done in your kitchen at home. Starting with a bit about the history of cheesemaking, learning about the ingredients, production methods and some hands-on production resulting in a cheese that the participant can take home. The workshop includes a light lunch and cheese tasting.

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Spoon Carving Workshops with David White

Saturday 30th March (SOLD OUT) + Sunday 30th March

Ages: 18+, 16-18yrs on application (please get in touch).

Learn to carve your own spoon from freshly cut wood in a small group, in our woodland environment. Learn the skills needed to use an axe, knife and hook knife to carve your very own spoon under expert tuition. You will use high-quality green woodworking tools at your own workstation. David will provide you with notes on different wood choices and tool purchase recommendations should you wish to continue your new hobby.
Tea & Coffee provided throughout the day and you whittle by a warming campfire.
The course is kept to cosy maximum of six participants so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Break making classes with Mary from Bread Together.

Monday evening beginning April 1st.

Chester's community bread making co-operative, Bread Together, will be delivering a series of six bread making workshops for a maximum of 8 participants per session. Each workshop will be themed on a different type of bread, for example, traditional bread from the UK or from the Middle East.

Each session costs £25pp. Please arrive for a 6 pm start, the class will last roughly 2.5 hours.

If you would like to purchase this ticket as a present, please contact sarah.hellen@hawardenestate.co.uk for an official voucher.