super club with Blid & Haton
Nov
23
7:30 PM19:30

super club with Blid & Haton

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We are delighted to have the wonder Blid & Haton joining the &hobbs family as on elf their Pop Up location son their exciting new journey! First off will be a wonderful winters feast which we are crazy about! 

Heres a little bit from them about their journey and the super club thats heading our way! 

So, we’re off on our journey! We will continue to bring you Supper Clubs and inspirational events from an array of beautiful locations in the Surrey hills and beyond. You will find a smorgasbord of delicious food and interesting foodie personalities to tickle your senses!

As always with autumns, they go fast and furious, which makes it all the more important to take time to enjoy some good food and wine with friends. On 24th November we will gather at the beautiful old forge in the village of Shere, which is home to the fantastic interiors shop &hobbs.  Doors open at 7.30p, with dinner being served at 8pm and a good selection of local wines will be sold on site. The menu is infused with colourful winter veggies in a feast to excite and inspire and the finale holds the most mouthwatering desserts!  Come and join us around the table, where the fire will be lit and the atmosphere will be lifting the roof! 

THE MENU:

We’ll start with a glass of organic Albury Estate Blanc de Blancs & our own sloe gin & canapés


Ras al hanout roasted roots, medjool dates & toasted sunflower cream

Fermented turmeric celeariac slaw with clementines

Green beans with toasted hazelnuts & orange

Black rice salad with sour cherries, pistachios, lemon and herbs

Beetroot & goats cheese tart drizzled with Albury Estate honey

Winter leaves & local breads


Muscavado pavlova with hibiscus roasted pears

Hazelnut & chocolate cake organic British crème fraiche

Apple & walnut galette

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plant a terrarium with growing nicely
Dec
9
10:30 AM10:30

plant a terrarium with growing nicely

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With winter fast approaching, this is the perfect time to make your own miniature indoor garden in asmart glass & bronze terrarium. Come & join Jill Anderson [aka growing_nicely] & learn how to plant a terrarium.

We’ll start with a brief explanation about terrariums, how they were developed & the best type of plants to use, followed by a demonstration so you’ll see exactly what’s involved. Then you’ll dig in & plant your own terrarium using a selection of suitable plants, the right type of soil & pebbles.

This workshop is for experienced, houseplant people, & beginners who want to know more about keeping houseplants. 

At the end of the morning, you’ll have your own terrarium to take home with you, & guidance notes on how to look after it.

The workshop costs £48 & includes all the materials you need, along with home-made refreshments.

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An afternoon of floral design- Christmas wreath decoration class with Kingfisher farm shop
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

An afternoon of floral design- Christmas wreath decoration class with Kingfisher farm shop

Make your own Christmas door wreath with Kingfisher Flower shop here at &hobbs, at the forge Middle Street Shere.

You will be guided step by step, using  a variety of beautiful British grown foliage. 

Decorate to suit your home and style with cones, fruit slices, ribbons and feathers. All materials supplied. 

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mindfulness with Surrey hills wellness 10.12.17
Dec
10
9:30 AM09:30

mindfulness with Surrey hills wellness 10.12.17

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Join us in store with Ati, a wellness and mindfulness coach for total relaxation. 

Ati Balding aka @SurreyHillsWellness will be leading wellbeing sessions at 9.30am on Sunday 12th November and Sunday 10th December. 

Ati will lead us on a sensory journey using mindfulness as a guide. She will use guided meditation and mindfulness techniques that incorporate scent, sound, taste, movement and touch to find calm, focus and to help you feel grounded. 

Sessions are 75 minutes long. 

Leading up to this crazy christmas period, the hustle and bustle of Christmas and all it brings this is the perfect way to become grounded and ready for a fresh minded year ahead! 

We have 5 spaces on each date. The £10 fee is redeemable against products in the store.

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wonderlustmumma event, healthy lifestyle workshop
Nov
18
3:00 PM15:00

wonderlustmumma event, healthy lifestyle workshop

A happy, healthy balanced lifestyle workshop

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Hosted by Bridget B, a holistic wellness coach and a busy mum who knows too well how a busy life can leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed, depressed, and fatigued.  To be healthy, happy, and to become the best version of ourselves, we need to nourish and nurture ourselves. Bridget will show us how through nutrition, habits, using essential oils in daily life, self care practices for balance and high vibe living. Taking hope with you your own oil for your everyday needs.

When: sat 18th Nov 3pm-4pm

How much: £20 per person

Ticket price includes refreshments and tasty treats! 

www.thiswholesomelife.com

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Macramé wreath workshop with Amy Marchment
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Macramé wreath workshop with Amy Marchment

MacrAmys’ Macramé is a one-girl-band run by Amy who makes an array of macramé (the art of decorative knotting) items using eco-friendly plant based string and rope.

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During this workshop you will get to choose from a selection of beautiful natural ropes to make the Christmas wreaths that are approximately 35cm wide. You will be shown how to create the knots and add the finishing touches to the rope wreath. Once the knot work is complete there will be an abundance of folliage that Amy will have forraged in the Hampshire countryside. She will offer advice and guidance when dressing the wreaths. Its a lovely workshop for all ages and abilities and a great time to get into the festive spirit. Once Christmas is over, the wreaths can be dressed to suit different seasonal events from lushous greenery, ribbons and spring florals for Easter to colourful florals for summer parties.

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Macramé yarn wall hanging, amy Marchment
Nov
16
12:30 PM12:30

Macramé yarn wall hanging, amy Marchment

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Join us in store with maker Amy Marchment for an afternoon of making and creative chats!...and tea! 

 Learn a series of knots which you can then use to explore your creativity using unbleached cotton string. Add colour with natural bamboo and organic cotton yarns. 

During this session you will be shown how to do the knots and given the freedom to create your own piece by attaching the cotton to a hazel stick or wooden hoop. You can have as much or as little help as you need. Dont worry if you are a complete macrame novice and don't think you'll be able to manage it... Trust me you will!

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Wall hangings will be approximately 20cmx50cm or smaller, dimensions not including sticks.

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mindfulness with Surrey hills wellness 12.11.17
Nov
12
9:30 PM21:30

mindfulness with Surrey hills wellness 12.11.17

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Join us in store with Ati, a wellness and mindfulness coach for total relaxation. 

Ati Balding aka @SurreyHillsWellness will be leading wellbeing sessions at 9.30am on Sunday 12th November and Sunday 10th December. 

Ati will lead us on a sensory journey using mindfulness as a guide. She will use guided meditation and mindfulness techniques that incorporate scent, sound, taste, movement and touch to find calm, focus and to help you feel grounded. 

Sessions are 75 minutes long. 

Leading up to this crazy christmas period, the hustle and bustle of Christmas and all it brings this is the perfect way to become grounded and ready for a fresh minded year ahead! 

We have 5 spaces on each date. The £10 fee is redeemable against products in the store.

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Nov
11
10:30 AM10:30

succulent planting with growing nicely

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Come along to our workshop & join Jill Anderson [aka @growing_nicely] an experienced horticulturalist, designer & published garden author. We’ll spend a relaxed morning learning how to look after these popular, little plants, how to keep them looking good & how to propagate them.

 

 

 

We’ll start with a little introduction about these house-plants, followed by a demonstration of how to plant them using ingredients that suit the particular requirements of succulents. Then you can dig in & plant your own stylish container to take home, along with a care guide.

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All of the materials you’ll need are provided, including delicious refreshments.

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Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

an evening with Fiona Humberstone, The Brand Stylist

The Brand Stylist Fiona Humberstone Creative Brand expert small business tutor

 

An evening with

The Brand Stylist

8th November 7.30-9pm

Im a beyond excited to have Fiona Humberstone, bestselling author and branding expert join us in the store on the 8th of November. For an evening with the Brand Stylist, a glass of something sparkly and nibbles. 

 

Our Q&A session will be inspired by you to ensure you all walk away full to the brim of information. 

As a modern entrepreneur you need an incisive vision; for what your brand stands for and where it’s headed. You need to communicate in a way that consistently enchants your audience and retain your focus in an increasingly ‘noisy’ world.

Within her work Fiona takes you on a comprehensive journey to help you identify your dream clients, re define your message and up your marketing game.

With her trademark inspirational, practical and easy-to- implement style, Fiona shows how to add substance and clarity to your brand, pull into focus the things that really matter and enable you to communicate with purpose and air. Expect to feel empowered, inspired and energised! 

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Within our evening Fiona will be chatting to your about her work and tops tips as well as a Q&A session from you ensuring you leave inspired and ready to rock!

Where: &hobbs The Forge Middle Street Shere GU5 9HF

When: 8th November 7.30pm -9pm

Cost: 10.00 per ticket which is redeemable in store on the night! 

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wonderlustmumma event, macramé mumma
Sep
24
2:00 PM14:00

wonderlustmumma event, macramé mumma

Hosted by Amy from MacraAmy's Macrame

Mummas can create beautiful keepsake macrame wall hangings using plant based materials such as unbleached cotton and natural hemp and will be hung from drift wood.  Little glass tube vases can be attached which mummas can fill with those lovely little keepsakes children pick up from random places you have been together.  It could be leaves or acorns from Woodland walks, a hair lock, shells or driftwood from a beach walk. 

Amy will show you how to make these magical little items into beautiful keepsake wall hangings for your home.

Instagram - @macramysmacrame

When: 24th Sept 2-4pm

How much: £35 per person

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morning mumma, yoga, meditation and mingle.
Sep
24
10:30 AM10:30

morning mumma, yoga, meditation and mingle.

Morning Mumma Yoga, Meditation and Mingle. 

An hour of blissful yoga and Meditation session with Laura from Butterfly Yogi to help you mummas relax and unwind, taking a moment to be with yourselves concentrating on healing your body and realigning. 

Followed by vegan porridge, green tea, coffee from Surrey Hills Coffee and a chance for mummas to meet one another and mingle. 

When: Sunday 24th 10.30 - 11.30 SOLD OUT

           Sunday 24th 12.30-1.30

How much: £20 per person

www.butterflyyogi.com

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wonderlustmumma event, cocktails and cocktails master class
Sep
23
4:00 PM16:00

wonderlustmumma event, cocktails and cocktails master class

Yummy botanical mocktails & cocktails masterclass

Tom from Tattam's Bar will be mixing up some yummy seasonal botanical treats whilst showing you everything you need to know about botanical cocktails, flavours, adding herbs and spices, mixing and much more. Plus you get to mingle with other mummas and have a drink whether it be a cocktail or mocktail tipple. 

This is a great social event for mums to meet other mums in a relaxed and inspiring environment. 

The workshop has limited spaces so please be sure to book your place in advance to avoid disappointment. Mummas, mummas to be or friends all welcome! 

Tom will supply you with special cocktail ponchos to save your clothes from any spillages :)! 

 

When: Saturday 23rd Sept 4-6pm

How much: £30 per person

Instagram - @tattams

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Wonderlustmumma wellbeing, Autumnal flower crowns
Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

Wonderlustmumma wellbeing, Autumnal flower crowns

Autumnal Flower Crown Workshop
 

Your ticket price includes all materials, flowers, an amazing teacher... basically everything execept you! Refreshments and tasty treats also included.

An opportunity for mums to meet and have some 'me time' taking time out to do something creative to unwind and relax whilst creating something really beautiful. Daisy will work with you to create gorgeous autumnal flower crowns from fresh flowers for you to indulge, learn, meet other mummas, chat, unwind and just relax for a little while in an inspiring and creative environment. Who wouldn't want to learn how to make flower crowns - it's an amazing skill to have! You can wear it, display it in your home, hang it on your front door, dry it and keep it forever. 

Hosted by Daisy Roots

When: Friday 22nd Sept 2-4pm

How much:£30 per person

Instagram - @daisyroots

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shibori indigo dye workshop
Sep
19
2:00 PM14:00

shibori indigo dye workshop

Join us with the lovely Amanda from Same Sister. Based in East Clandon Amanda is a highly skilled textile dealer and seamstress. Creating a collection of utility garments and accessories, Amanda has a broad knowledge of designing and making textile products.

In this session join Amanda in an Shibori Indigo workshop. Working with indigo dye vats to hand dye antique French linen. Working with varying weights and shades to try from the very rustic early 19th century pieces through to finer mid 20th century linen.

Amanda will introduce a variety of Japanese shibori techniques showing people samples of what they can achieve.  You'll then get stuck in with folding and tying some sample pieces, working up to a linen tea towel and then a large linen square.

The tea tows will go way with you to add to your homes or for a gift, together with all the
samples that you have created (great for mood boards or design ideas).  The cushion square will then be professionally made up by Amanda into an approx 50 cm square cushion cover which will be supplied with a feather pad.  This will be returned to &Hobbs for either collection or delivery approx seven to ten days later (all included in the workshop price).

When: Tuesday 19th Sept 1pm-5pm (allow a little extra time just in case!)

How much: 85.00per person 

Includes: four hour (min) workshop. Samples and tea towel both to take home, and Feather pillow to be made by Andrea and sent to you. A  minimum of 2 people is needed for this workshop to 

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Beginners photography workshop with Carolyn Carter
Sep
17
2:00 PM14:00

Beginners photography workshop with Carolyn Carter

Photography workshop for beginners.
How to get the most out of your digital camera and take better pictures.

The workshop will include:

- The basics of photography.

- Understanding your camera better;
Apertures, Shutter Speed, ISO and other camera modes.

- How to use natural light for better pictures

- Composition and how to best frame your subject

- How to take better portraits

- A chance to practice your new found skills. 
 

After the workshop you will be able to join the private Facebook group for continued support, inspiration and networking.
 

Some basic terms with regard to the workshop:

A confirmation email will be sent out within 24hrs of booking your place.

Please be aware that refunds can only be carried out up until 3 days before the workshop is due to take place.

There must be a minimum of 3 bookings for the workshop to take place. In the unfortunate event that there is not enough interest, the workshop will be cancelled 2 days before and you will receive a full refund.

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flower crown workshop with Kingfisher farm shop
Aug
5
6:00 PM18:00

flower crown workshop with Kingfisher farm shop

If you joined us for our opening night you will remember the magical blooms that Marion and her team were working with...well in the name of tradition they will be returning. 

Join us in the evening with Tattams bar mixing up lovely drinks to accompany your floral dreams. 

Come and celebrate our 1st birthday! Im so excited to share this mile stone with you all.

Reserve your place in the form below!

Where: &HOBBS The Forge, Middle Street. There. GU5 9HF. 

When: Saturday 5th August. 6pm-8pm

Cost: FREE OF CHARGE. to celebrate our 1st  birthday! 

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introduction to calligraphy with Megan Riera
Aug
5
2:00 PM14:00

introduction to calligraphy with Megan Riera

Join us for an afternoon of inky fingers, where you will be introduced to the art of modern calligraphy which has exploded in popularity in recent years. Your tutor will be Megan Riera, whose past calligraphy clients have included The White Company, Boden, MAC, Ted Baker and more.

You will be introduced to the tools and you will then start by practicing warm up drills before moving on to letterforms. By the end of the class of the class, you will be on your way to creating beautifully written words. The small class size will ensure you have a lot of one-to-one help.

You don’t need to bring anything with you, but please don’t wear clothes that you don’t want to get ink stains on! All materials will be provided for you to take home and practice your new skill.

Where: &HOBBS The forge, Middle Street. Shere. GU5 9HF. 01483 205341

When: 2pm-4pm.

Cost: FREE OF CHARGE to celebrate our 1st birthday! 

WE ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED, IF YOU WOLD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME ON THE WAITING LIST PLEASE DO FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW.

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meditation with Lululemon and Bailey Tzuke
Aug
5
10:30 AM10:30

meditation with Lululemon and Bailey Tzuke

We are so thrilled to be joined by Lululemon on Saturday to celebrate our 1st birthday! 

They will be holding a Mediation session lead by Bailey Tzuke. A session of total relaxation, focus and replenishment. 

Going us and feel grounded and ready to tackle anything.

Limited spaces available, please reserve your place by following the link below

Where: &HOBBS The Forge, Middle Street. Shere. Surrey. GU5 9HF

When: Saturday 5th August. 10.3--11am. They will be in the gallery all day with their newest collection. 

Cost: FREE OF CHARGE. Celebrating our 1st birthday! 

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Chats in the garden with Catherine Chenery: how to create environments and living spaces in your garden
Jun
25
12:00 PM12:00

Chats in the garden with Catherine Chenery: how to create environments and living spaces in your garden

I am so excited for this! I love gardening, another passion my mother has taught me! 

And this Sunday to celebrate Shere Open Gardens we have local garden designer Catherine having a chat in our garden. We will be covering how to create living environments, moments of calm and inspirations in your green spaces what ever the style or size.

Catherine will also be doing a Q&A at the end so you leave full to the brim with ideas and inspiration! 

And to top it off we have the lovely Tom from Tattams mixing up lovely botanical cocktails from Seedlip

A bit about Catherine, 

Catherine Chenery is an award winning garden designer and botanical stylist with a background in History of Art and a life-long love of plants and the outdoors. Catherine refined her knowledge of plants and eye for design when she studied at the London College of Garden Design, graduating with a distinction.

Catherine’s garden design style is characterised by soft planting contrasted with contemporary landscaping. Designing with a holistic approach allows Catherine to focus on balancing strong design with the demands on the space and the needs of the client. The core of Catherine’s approach is a desire to understand the client’s style and the way in which they want to use the garden, aiming to create a space that is not only beautiful but becomes an intrinsic part of their life and home.

A glance through Catherine’s portfolio will show you projects ranging from urban roof terraces to large country gardens. Catherine adapts her approach to suit the individual client, surroundings of the garden and history of the location. 

A highlight of Catherine’s career to date was being awarded the People’s Choice Award at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2015. Collaborating with horticulturalist Barbara Harfleet, Catherine created ‘Unique’, a show garden for the Rare Chromosome Disorder Society which featured soft, textural planting around curving gravel paths.

A love of natural, informal planting is reflected in botanical styling projects. These include wedding posies of meadow flowers and wild flower bouquets for a Midsummer Night’s Dream themed bridal party. This summer, Catherine will be exhibiting at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in collaboration with Riot Balloons. The ‘Chelsea Jungle’ will be an immersive jungle dreamscape of exotic foliage and vibrant balloons.

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Natural dyes& macramé
Jun
17
10:00 AM10:00

Natural dyes& macramé

I have a great passion for the out doors and exploring our wonderful surroundings. I love to make and teach others how to make beautiful things using natural materials and items found on our doorsteps.

Using natural, Eco friendly and fair trade items are hugely important to me when creating. It's not just about design, it's about materials, textures, colours and where things come from. It's so easy to go into a shop and pick up something pretty, but to make your own or to buy from a maker who takes care when sourcing and making is far more precious.

During this workshop you will make a Macrame wall hanging using a hazel stick (cut from my back garden) and unbleached cotton. Macrame is an amazing art, not only does it look beautiful but getting lost in the knotting is very therapeutic. I will then show you how to create natural dyes from items found in kitchen waste and flora from most people's gardens or public areas. You will then use natural dyes to dip dye your wall hanging. Whilst they are soaking we will have lunch and wait to see the results! (Lunch will be provided... Vegan, veggie and wheat free options.)

It's amazing how much waste we produce from our kitchens yet we could do so much more with it. Experimenting with natural dyes is very exciting and the colours that can be made are truly spectacular. The wall hanging you make will not only be eye catching but also a great talking point. There is so much to explore in things that are discarded or simply over looked.

June 17th 

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Brush Lettering with Lola Hoad
Jun
3
1:30 PM13:30

Brush Lettering with Lola Hoad

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Brushlettering Workshop at &Hobbs, Shere, Surrey // Saturday 3rd June

Come join us  with Lola Hoad for one of her brushlettering workshops.

Perfect for complete beginners, or for those who want to hone in on the craft, you'll learn the basics that you need to know in order to create beautiful brushlettering. You'll learn about strokes and links through easy, simple worksheets, as well as creating letters and words, how to hold the brush, different pressures as well as textures and ink coverage. By the end of the session, you'll be well on your way to creating beautiful handlettering, and will leave with your tool kit to allow at-home practice!

Ticket cost include all tools such as; indian ink, brush pen, pencil and paper for you to take home.

At: &Hobbs, The Forge, Middle Street, Shere GU5 9HF

When: Saturday 3rd June, 1.30-3pm 

Please wear clothes you wouldn't mind getting mucky, just in case! 

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May
7
2:00 PM14:00

Photography with Carolyn Carter

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We are so thrilled and excited to have one of our lovely stockists teach in the studio! 

Join Carolyn Carter in our beginners photography workshop and get all those photography basics covered! 

Photography workshop for beginners. 

How to get the most out of your digital camera with Carolyn Carter

The workshop will include:

- The basics of photography.

- Understanding your camera better;
Apertures, Shutter Speed, ISO and other camera modes.

- How to use natural light for better pictures

- Composition and how to best frame your subject

- How to take better portraits

- A chance to practice your new found skills. 
 

After the workshop you will be able to join the private Facebook group for continued support, inspiration and networking.


Some basic terms with regard to the workshop:

An email will be sent out within 24hrs of booking your place with further, detailed information regarding the workshop.

Please be aware that refunds can only be carried out up until 3 days before the workshop is due to take place.

There must be a minimum of 2 bookings for the workshop to take place. In the unfortunate event that there is not enough interest, the workshop will be cancelled 2 days before and you will receive a full refund.

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Brush Lettering with Lola Hoad
Apr
8
1:30 PM13:30

Brush Lettering with Lola Hoad

We are so looking forward to our next brush lettering workshop with the ever inspiring Lola Hoad!

Perfect for complete beginners, or for those who want to hone in on the craft, you'll learn the basics that you need to know in order to create beautiful brushlettering. You'll learn about strokes and links through easy, simple worksheets, as well as creating letters and words, how to hold the brush, different pressures as well as textures and ink coverage. By the end of the session, you'll be well on your way to creating beautiful handlettering, and will leave with your tool kit to allow at-home practice!

Ticket cost include all tools such as; indian ink, brush pen, pencil and paper for you to take home.

At: &Hobbs, The Forge, Middle Street, Shere GU5 9HF

When: Saturday 8th April, 1.30-3pm 

Please wear clothes you wouldn't mind getting mucky, just in case! 

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Apr
1
2:30 PM14:30

beginners knitting

In my mind knitting is one of those skills that we all wish we could partake in at one point in our lives. 

Join local maker and knitter Annette Ohlson who will be teaching you the basic technique of this versatile craft. Take home with you a little knitting kit including a set of needles, wool and bundles of tips from Annette. 

Once your in your groove, you will be creating the first knitted square which you then can continue with making a patch quilt, or accessory. 

Our beginners class runs for two hours allowing you to get hooked to this lovely craft and continue at home, on the train and in front of many books, films and events! 

All courses include a cheeky brew, coffee and cake! 

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Lino print workshop
Mar
25
2:30 PM14:30

Lino print workshop

Linocut is becoming increasingly popular as a printmaking technique and can take on many pictorial forms from bold dynamic imagery to subtle delicate hues.
Set in a friendly atmosphere, this workshop will take a close look at the technique and offer participants the opportunity to create their own linocut. The course is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced artists.

Working on on A5 piece of lino each participant will:

  • make a single colour linocut

  • learn how to mix up inks

  •  work with linocut tools and equipment to create their own original design to take home.

    As well as the workshop Richenda will also give an insight into her printmaking practice and how her recently published book, ‘Ocean Swell’, was created. The book ,with nearly 100 of her original line drawings, has inspired her to make large linocut prints from the drawings which will soon be exhibited in the UK.
    Signed copies of the book will be available on the day.

    For the workshop please bring along an apron, all tools and materials will be provided. 

We have a minimum of two people for the course to run. All information will be sent to you two days before the workshop is due to take place. If any classes are canceled a full refund will be revived. If you are un able to make a class, please let us know two days before. Any cancelations made after this will regrettably not be refunded. Thank you so much for booking with us and we can not wait for the class to begin! 

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Macramé wall hanging
Mar
18
1:00 PM13:00

Macramé wall hanging

Join us in store on Saturday the 18th of March with Macramé artists Amy Marchment and create a beautiful wall hanging using a series of techniques and styles. 

Learn a series of knots which you can then use to explore your creativity using unbleached cotton string. Add colour with natural bamboo and organic cotton yarns. 

During this session you will be shown how to do the knots and given the freedom to create your own piece by attaching the cotton to a hazel stick or wooden hoop. You can have as much or as little help as you need. Dont worry if you are a complete macrame novice and don't think you'll be able to manage it... Trust me you will!

(Wall hangings will be approximately 20cmx50cm or smaller, dimensions not including sticks)

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Basics of sewing
Mar
9
10:30 AM10:30

Basics of sewing

 

"A stitch in time saves nine!" 

Join us in store on the 9th of March where local seamstress and needle crafter Robin Dabbs will teach you the basics of sewing! Getting you on the road to many projects! We aim to inspire that love of making and help you have the skills to repair items and begin projects with no stress! 

There will be a brief explanation on the importance of the hand stitch and why having a few hand sewing skills can not only save an occasion but can give that quality finish to your own hand made garments. 

You will learn 3 basic stitches and how to start and finish the stitch.

Whilst you are practicing these you will be making something of use and will have a small finished product to take home.

I'm hoping to inspire you to want to further your sewing abilities.

If you would like to learn more then you can book on to the 4 session course which will cover basic stitches, emergency repairs, invisible darning and simple alterations.

Its very satisfying mending your own clothes im hoping to empower you to feel confident to fix something or alter it for yourself or your family and friends.

Come and get busy learning and who knows where your new found skills could take you?

A bit about Robin:

I am a creative thinker with a desire to teach. I am motivated and am good at communicating with others. I have a passion for colour, style and design that has been with me since birth.

I studied art at foundation level at Wimbledon college, where I  specialised in fashion and textiles.

I then went to BA level at Ravensbourne art college and did a 3 yr course in  fashion and textiles.  I went on to do a 3 yr apprenticeship at Cosprops, a top costumers  in London, making costumes for film, theatre and TV. I  learnt many transferable skills. 

I formed a partnerships Lucy.Lucia  in the early 90's that was a success until recession struck! We designed and made hats and dance costumes. Great fun but hard work.

Children then took up my life.

For the past 3 years I have worked for madjak clothing, based in Shere as a tailor. Doing custom makes, pret a porter and skilled alterations.

I am now ready to show others my skills in the hope that they will  be used and taken on further.

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Basics of Weaving
Feb
25
10:00 AM10:00

Basics of Weaving

DESCRIPTION

This class is ideal for beginners who are interested in learning the basics of weaving on a lap loom. Weaving is a fast growing trend, is well known for its therapeutic tendencies and allows you to play with texture and colour culminating in the creation of your own wall hanging. Why not try a new craft for the new year!

The class will cover how to warp up a loom including how to get the tension right. You will learn how to make tassles to give your wall hanging a simple fringe finish. It will cover various weaving techniques which Lucy will talk you through step by step throughout the lesson. You will be encouraged to experiment with colours and textures using a selection of yarns and roving to create your piece. You will then be shown how to take your weave off the loom and get it ready to hang using a piece of doweling which will give your wall hanging a perfect finish.

All materials will be provided and you will get to go home with one small but wonderful weaving ready to hang on your wall. Classes are limited to 8 spaces so please be quick if you would like to book.

Lucy runs a craft and lifestyle blog that has been featured in many craft magazines including Mollie Makes which she has written tutorials for. She is a self taught weaver and crafter and is excited to pass on these skills to other makers.

For more information please contact lucy@peasandneedles.co.uk Visit Lucy's website www.peasandneedles.co.uk and follow on Instagram instagram.com/peasandneedles

FEBUARY 25th

 10am-1pm

Lucy spends her days playing with colour and texture, creating beautiful weaves and decorative wonders. When Lucy isn’t crafting, she’s teaching others to and can be found passing on her skills in workshops across the UK. You can find out more on her craft and lifestyle blog, Peas and Needles.

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Needle Felting Workshop
Feb
23
10:30 AM10:30

Needle Felting Workshop

This is an ideal opportunity for you to come and be with a group and explore the idea of needle felting, by the end of the workshop you'll know if you'd like to take it further. 

You will learn about:

* the inspiring diversity of working with wool using this technique.

* The tools and materials you will need.

* The basic science of working with wool.

By the end of this session you will have a basic understanding of this remarkably versatile technique and a small felted object of your choice to take home with you...to admire (of course!)

Come and unlock your creativity.

It's very satisfying and is a great way to 

de-stress, focus and be with fellow Arts & Crafters.

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