Create & Cleanse… make your own Wild Smudge Sticks
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Create & Cleanse… make your own Wild Smudge Sticks

Join us in store with The Owl & The Apothecary for this stunning class of mindfulness & creativity.

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Create & Cleanse… make your own Wild Smudge Sticks

Smudging is a powerful cleansing ceremony which casts out negative energy and gathers in positivity, courage & love. In this hour workshop, you will learn the ancient art of burning herbs for ritual & energy clearing, how to prepare for and perform your own ritual and make your own smudge sticks to take home with you. 

 

❤ Smudge your home, office & body - it’s a wonderful way to bring in high vibes & happiness. 

In this workshop you will…

- Learn the art of ritual to create space for all things good

- Choose your vibe from organic herbs & coloured thread

- Charge your smudge sticks with positive intention

- Make three unique smudge sticks to take home

- Enjoy tasty treats, delicious drinks & the company of other wild & wonderful women

Create & Cleanse Workshop, 1.5 hour £45 per person

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Make & Manifest… create your own Luna Candles
Feb
24
3:30 PM15:30

Make & Manifest… create your own Luna Candles

Join us in store with The Owl & The Apothecary for this wonderfully creative session. 

Make & Manifest… create your own Luna Candles

Create inner space and clarity through quiet contemplation and harness the power of fire to bring change & transformation. In this one hour workshop, you will learn how to prepare for and perform your own ritual and create your own Luna Candles to take home with you.

 

 

❤ Workshops are held under a full or new Moon for some seriously 

wild & wonderful energy

In this workshop you will…

- Learn the art of ritual to create space for all things good

- Choose your vibe from coloured beeswax

- Charge your Luna Candle with your own vibrations

- Make three unique Luna Candles to take home

- Enjoy tasty treats, delicious drinks & the company of other luna ladies

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Make & Manifest Workshop, 1.5 hour £45 per person

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A sensory journey: mindfulness with Surrey hills wellness 25.02.18
Feb
25
9:30 AM09:30

A sensory journey: mindfulness with Surrey hills wellness 25.02.18

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Join us for a morning of meditation & rejuvenation. Recharge your senses at our wellbeing session. 

Ati Balding aka @SurreyHillsWellness will start with 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. 

Please allow 75 minutes for this Sensory Journey.

 

Sunday 25 February 

The #sensoryjourney will be ‘Working on our Heart centre and chakra. Working on kindness, letting go and receiving’

 

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Pottery with Libby Ballard slab mug
Mar
3
10:30 AM10:30

Pottery with Libby Ballard slab mug

Ceramic slab built mug workshop

Join Libby Ballard in store for our first ceramics workshop here at &hobbs. 

In this 2 hour session you will cover the basic slab building technique and how to form your own mug using a slab of clay. You shall also cover pulling your own handle! Colour, texture, patterns will all be explored so that you can make your mug to totally suit you! All pieces you make during the session will then be fired and glazed in a shiny transparent glaze to highlight and deepen the colours that you have added previously. They will then be ready to collect form &Hobbs 3-4weeks after the session. 

£40  - 2 hour session

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Potters Wheel session with Libby Ballard.
Mar
3
1:00 PM13:00

Potters Wheel session with Libby Ballard.

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Join our afternoon of Pottery with Libby Ballard. An artist that works closely with &hobbs and supplies our store with her  beautiful products.

Come and throw your own pot! Libby will give you a quick demonstration for the basics of throwing a pot and then will help you 1-2-1 to create your own wheel thrown pot. 

Each session will be half an hour and your finishes product will be taken to be fired and glazed and returned to &hobbs within 3 weeks. 

Potters wheel master class
20.00
1st session 1 - 1.30:
second session 1:40-2:10:
session3 2:20 - 2:50:
session4 3 - 3:30:
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Instructions to book: Once you have chosen your time slot click drop down and select session for example, "session1" then in alternative options select "-"  then click "add to cart". 

If you are having any trouble please call 01483 204351 & i'll talk you through it! 

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ADVANCED WALL HANGING WORKSHOP, 10TH MARCH 10.30AM-2.30PM
Mar
10
10:30 AM10:30

ADVANCED WALL HANGING WORKSHOP, 10TH MARCH 10.30AM-2.30PM

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JOIN AMY & I FOR A DAY OF MACRAME!

Learn a new skill, further your techniques, get creative, make something beautiful, enjoy a positive vibe, meet like minded people, appreciate plant based materials and forget lifes stresses!

This workshop is for those that would like to learn about design, layering and different macrame techniques to create a larger wall hanging (approx 50cm wide and 70cm long). It is useful to have a basic understanding of macrame however this is not vital as I will be teaching the various knots we will be using. There will be a range of designs to inspire you but equally you may have some designs in mind that you'd like to try out which I can then help with. Places are limited so if you'd like to get creative and spend time with a small group of likeminded people in an encouraging and positive atmosphere then I suggest to book soon. We will be using British made quality unbleached cotton string and driftwood.

On this 4.5hrs session in celebration of all things plant based, a plant based lunch will be provided.

THIS 4 HOUR WORKSHOP BEGINS AT 10.30 - 2.30 and the cost is 70.00

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A sensory journey: mindfulness with Surrey hills wellness 18.03.18
Mar
18
9:30 AM09:30

A sensory journey: mindfulness with Surrey hills wellness 18.03.18

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Join us for a morning of meditation & rejuvenation. Recharge your senses at our wellbeing session. 

Ati Balding aka @SurreyHillsWellness will start with 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. 

Please allow 75 minutes for this Sensory Journey.

 

Sunday 18 March

The #sensoryjourney will be ‘Grounding and focus: Working on our communication - the Throat area and chakra’

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Pottery with Libby Ballard slab planter
Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Pottery with Libby Ballard slab planter

Ceramic slab built planter workshop. 

Join Libby Ballard in store for this ceramics class, an artist that works closely with &hobbs we are so proud to have her as part of our community. 

In this 2 hour session you will cover the basic slab building technique and how to form your own planter using a slab of clay. Colour, texture, patterns will all be explored so that you can make your planter to fit any plants you have at home or a good excuse to get a new one! Make a couple of mini planters or a larger planter for your home. All pieces you make during the session will then be fired and glazed in a shiny transparent glaze to highlight and deepen the colours that you have added previously. They will then be ready to collect form &Hobbs 3-4weeks after the session. 

£40 2 hour session

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BOTANICAL DYE WORKSHOPS with Amy Marchment, 24TH MARCH 10.30AM-2.30PM
Mar
24
10:30 AM10:30

BOTANICAL DYE WORKSHOPS with Amy Marchment, 24TH MARCH 10.30AM-2.30PM

JOIN AMY & I FOR A DAY OF EXPERIMENTING WITH BOTANICAL AND KITCHEN WASTE DYES.

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Learn a new skill, further your techniques, get creative, make something beautiful, enjoy a positive vibe, meet like minded people, appreciate plant based materials and forget lifes stresses!

I love all things to do with plants.... surrounding myself with plants, eating plants, making things with materials made from plants and using plant dyes. During this workshop we will be exploring the process used to dye a cellulose fibre, in this case, cotton. We will discuss various mordants and I will show you how to use them. After this, you will be making botanical dyes using items I have foraged for or plant based kitchen waste. From this we will use these dyes, as well as a range of premade dyes, to dye lengths of string that we will go on to create a wall hanging.

This workshop is for all abilities, anyone that wants be creative and spend time with a small group of likeminded people in an encouraging and positive atmosphere. We will be using British made quality unbleached cotton string and wooden hoops.

To celebrate all things plant based, a plant based lunch will be provided.

This 4.30 hr workshop will begin at 10.30 and complete at 2.30. Cost is 70.00.

FOLLOW THE BUTTON BELOW TO BOOK YOUR PLACE. 

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A sensory journey: mindfulness with Surrey hills wellness 08.04.18
Apr
8
9:30 AM09:30

A sensory journey: mindfulness with Surrey hills wellness 08.04.18

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Join us for a morning of meditation & rejuvenation. Recharge your senses at our wellbeing session. 

Ati Balding aka @SurreyHillsWellness will start with 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. 

Please allow 75 minutes for this Sensory Journey.

 

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Create & Cleanse… make your own Wild Smudge Sticks
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Create & Cleanse… make your own Wild Smudge Sticks

Join us in store with The Owl & The Apothecary for this stunning class of mindfulness & creativity.

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Create & Cleanse… make your own Wild Smudge Sticks

Smudging is a powerful cleansing ceremony which casts out negative energy and gathers in positivity, courage & love. In this hour workshop, you will learn the ancient art of burning herbs for ritual & energy clearing, how to prepare for and perform your own ritual and make your own smudge sticks to take home with you. 

 

❤ Smudge your home, office & body - it’s a wonderful way to bring in high vibes & happiness. 

In this workshop you will…

- Learn the art of ritual to create space for all things good

- Choose your vibe from organic herbs & coloured thread

- Charge your smudge sticks with positive intention

- Make three unique smudge sticks to take home

- Enjoy tasty treats, delicious drinks & the company of other wild & wonderful women

Create & Cleanse Workshop, 1.5 hour £45 per person

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Macramé wall hanging workshop with Amy Marchment 7TH FEB
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

Macramé wall hanging workshop with Amy Marchment 7TH FEB

JOIN AMY & I FOR A 2 HOUR MACRAME WALL HANING WORKSHOP.

Learn a new skill, further your techniques, get creative, make something beautiful, enjoy a positive vibe, meet like minded people, appreciate plant based materials and forget lifes stresses!

Many years ago I fell in love macramé, it’s the sort of art that you can lose yourself in and forget the day to day stresses of life. The knots are easy to tie and, by following my designs or instructions, anyone can make a great wall hanging (you don't have to be a 'creative person' or someone that is 'good at art'... what ever this means!!). For those that pick things up quickly or have done macramé before, there are lots of techniques to further your skills so you can challenge yourself by creating your own design and I can give you tips and suggestions along the way. This workshop is for all abilities, anyone that wants be creative and spend time with a small group of likeminded people in an encouraging and positive atmosphere. We will be using British made quality unbleached cotton string and driftwood.

Book on to both the plant hanger and wall hanging workshop @ &Hobbs on the 17th Feb and recieve 15% off us the discount code &HOBBSX2

 

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Macramé planting hanging workshop with Amy Marchment 17TH FEB
Feb
17
10:30 AM10:30

Macramé planting hanging workshop with Amy Marchment 17TH FEB

JOIN AMY & I FOR A 2 HOUR MACRAME PLANT HANGER WORKSHOP.

Price includes a choice of glass bowl or vintage terracotta pot to complete your plant hanger.

Who doesn't love plants! Whether you're a succulent lover or trailing plant lover, everyone needs something beautiful to display their already beautiful plants. (Plus putting plants in hangers makes room on your shelves for more plants!)

FROM AMY:

"Many years ago I fell in love macramé, it’s the sort of art that you can lose yourself in and forget the day to day stresses of life. The knots are easy to tie and, by following the designs or instructions, anyone can make a great plant hanger (you don't have to be a 'creative person' or someone that is 'good at art'... what ever this means!!). If you have done macrame before or pick things up quickly there are more challenging designs you can do. This workshop is for all abilities, anyone that wants be creative and spend time with a small group of likeminded people in an encouraging and positive atmosphere." 

Book on to both the plant hanger and wall hanging workshop @&Hobbs on the 17th Feb and recieve 15% off. Use the discount code &HOBBSX2 BOOK VIA LINK BELOW -

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a sensory journey: mindfulness with Surrey hills wellness 21.01.18
Jan
21
9:30 AM09:30

a sensory journey: mindfulness with Surrey hills wellness 21.01.18

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Join us for a morning of meditation & rejuvenation. Recharge your senses at our wellbeing session. 

Ati Balding aka @SurreyHillsWellness will start with 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. 

Please allow 75 minutes for this Sensory Journey.

 

Sunday 21 January

The #sensoryjourney will be ‘Reflecting back on the past year and working on Intentions rather than Resolutions - and letting go of attachments.

 

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modern calligraphy for beginners, creating christmas tags with GIRLS GOTTA SCRIPT
Dec
17
11:00 AM11:00

modern calligraphy for beginners, creating christmas tags with GIRLS GOTTA SCRIPT

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GIRLS GOTTA SCRIPT
Modern Calligraphy Workshop for beginners

About
Spend the afternoon/morning getting creative in the beautiful store that is and hobbs, learning the basics of modern calligraphy with Girls Gotta Script AKA Claire Begley. A designer by day with a love of all things stationary, wedding invites and a passion for hand lettering.

This is a beginners workshop aimed to teach you the basics with a little introduction to start working with nibs and ink. We’ll be practicing mark making then moving onto letter forms. By the end of the lesson you’ll be able to write your name, or a Christmas message to a love one or friend. - just in time for all of your present wrapping. 

Workshop materials supplied

Guide sheets, ink, pen holder, nib, gift tags to personalise.
Everything you need for the workshop, and you get to take it home to carry on practicing. 

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macramé wreath workshop with Amy Marchment
Dec
10
to Dec 11

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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a Creative Christmas styling workshop
Dec
10
12:30 PM12:30

a Creative Christmas styling workshop

Join us in store on Sunday the 10th of December with Kay aka Kinship creative for a day full of festivities and creativity. 

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In your afternoon with Kay will do all of the following!

Learn how to make Scandinavian inspired mini Rosemary wreaths.

Create a unique block print design and print your own wrapping paper. 

Hear Kay's top tips on how to Hygge your Home for Christmas. 

Pick up lots of great Nordic themed ideas for festive decorating. 

Learn how to use botanical styling to create beautifully wrapped gifts.

 

Secure your limited space now

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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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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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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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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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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, 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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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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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! 

Image courtesy of Girls gotta script

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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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