Coronavirus News - 9th September 2021

Government restrictions have now been lifted but there is still a high incidence of COVID-19 in the area. Please continue to observe social distancing, wear face coverings in our shops and use the hand sanitiser provided.

Thursday 30th September 2021 10:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Farfield Mill

Contact: Jo Mowbray



Admission: £55

Create your own Embroidered Garden Bird Portrait with Helen Walsh.


Come and join artist Helen Walsh for a relaxing and creative day of birds and stitching. Learn how Helen builds her bird portraits using fabric pastels and stitch and then create your own bird portrait. Your kit will provide everything you need to make your own unique piece of textile art. Hand embroidery is a mindful process so you may not finish your portrait on the day but you’ll have all the skills, tools and materials to complete your work at your own leisure.

No experience necessary, Helen will help guide you through the creative process, adapting to your own level of experience.

to be provided by the tutor as a kit to buy £10

The kit will include:

Bird template
Plain fabric
Fabric pastels
Embroidery hoop
Embroidery threads in the colours of your bird
Please bring scissors and a thimble if you require one.

(Helen will bring spare threads/fabrics/scissors etc and an iron)


Helen organises and runs a wide range of arts and crafts projects with a variety of people across a range of settings and is passionate about enabling people to unlock and explore their creativity. Helen is a very experienced workshop leader and enjoys working with people to help them develop their skills and to share her love of textiles.

Helen has a BTEC Diploma Foundation Art and Design from Stafford College, a BA(Hons) Embroidery from Manchester Metropolitan University and is a trained Arts Award Advisor (Bronze, Silver and Gold)

Helen also exhibits and creates her own textile art which often reflects her love of birds.

Some other events in September 2021

Wednesday 22nd September 2021 8:30am - 1:30pm


Weekly market every Wednesday with stalls of fruit, meat, baking, fish , eggs etc and books and bric-a-brac

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Wednesday 22nd September 2021 10:15am - 11:00am

NatWest Bank – Dent

Wednesday 22nd September 2021 11:15am - 12:15pm

NatWest Bank – Sedbergh

Saturday 25th September 2021

Felt and Stitch

Design and plan your own unique felted fabric.   Explore the basics of free motion embroidery and how stabilisers, bondaweb an water-spluble fabrics can aid and enhance your work.   Stitch and embellish to add textures and layers to your felt

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Saturday 25th September 2021 10:10am - 4:00pm

Living in Harmony: Harvest and Honour

An oin line workshop to celebrate the autumn Equinox

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Sunday 26th September 2021 9:00am - 11:00am

Full Moon Yoga

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