Events

New Year Workshops 2018

Sunday 4th February 10.30 – 4pm

Needle Felted Landscapes £45.00

Build up colour and texture to make a landscape picture.  All materials and equipment provided.

Light refreshments provided but please bring your own lunch

 

Sunday 25 February 1pm – 4pm – FULLY BOOKED

Beginners Crochet £25.00

Learn basic stitiches (chain, sip stitches, doubles and trebles). Work in the round to make a flower brooch.

Hook and materials provided.

Light refreshments available, but please bring your own lunch.

 

Sunday 25th March 2018 1pm-4pm

Needle felted Spring Rabbits £25.00

Using wool sculpt a spring rabbit with needle felt techniques.

Light refreshments available.

Booking Workshop Places

Please book workshops by phoning the shop on 01694 724041 between 10am – 4.30pm (answerphone outside of these hours) or by emailing info@cocoalpacas.co.uk

 

One-to-One

If you would rather learn on a one to one basis we can offer sessions tailored to your own needs.

November/December 2017 Workshops

Charming Beads £25

Sunday 19 November 1pm – 4pm

Learn techniques with glass beading to make a beautiful bag charm to embellish a bag,  a phone, a zip pull etc.  All materials provided.

Needle Felting for Christmas £25

Sunday 3rd & 10th December 1pm – 4pm

Create a gorgeous baby penguin to add to your decorations this Christmas.  We will also be making Christmassy baubles if we have time.

Booking Workshop Places

Please book workshops by phoning the shop on 01694 724041 between 10 am – 4.30pm (answerphone outside these hours), or by emailing  info@cocoalpacas.co.uk

One to One

If you would rather learn on a one to one basis, we can offer sessions for knitting, crochet, spinning and many other fibre crafts tailored to your own needs.

Coming soon in 2018

Warping & Weaving – Learn to warp a rigid heddle loom and create a place mat or small cloth.

Autumn workshops

Crochet – Beyond the Basics  £25

Sunday 10th September 2017 1pm – 4pm at the shop, 9 High St, Church Stretton

Practise working backwards and forwards and in the round to make a coaster and a flower. Yarn supplied, please bring your own hook suitable for DK, or supplies available in the shop. Light refreshments provided.

 

Needle Felting Shaped Objects £25

Sunday 24th September 2017 1pm – 4pm at the shop, 9 High St, Church Stretton

Start by making needle felted balls/beads and building them into a simple animal shape.  Light refreshments provided.

 

Nuno felting with Sara Robinson in October –  venue, date, time and price to be confirmed

 

Needle Felting Christmas Decorations £25

Sunday 3rd December 2017 1pm – 4pm at the shop, 9 High St, Church Stretton

Get into the Christmas spirit with needle felting a penguin.  Light refreshments provided.

 

To book a place on any of these workshops please call us on 01694 724041 or email info@cocoalpacas.co.uk

July/August 2017

Sunday 2nd July 10.30am – 3pm

Needle Felting  – Learn how to needle felt using different forms of wool to create pictures. All materials provided + tea & coffee.  Please bring your own lunch. £45

 

Sunday 16th July 1pm – 4pm

More Needle Felting – Another chance to introduce yourself to needle felting or to build skills learned at previous workshops.  All materials provided + tea & coffee. £25

 

Sunday 23rd July 1pm – 4pm

Crochet Workshop – This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and includes materials. You will learn the basic stitches – chain, slip, doubles, trebles and how to join work in the round.  Tea & coffee provided. £25

 

Sunday 6th August 10am – 12 noon

Needle Felted Brooches – Make an Emoji brooch or a scene or pattern… whatever you fancy!  All materials provided.  Maximum 6 people. £10   (3 places left)

 

All the workshops will be held in the shop – 9 High Street, Church Stretton. SY6 6BU

Please book workshops by phoning the shop on 01694 724041 or by emailing info@cocoalpacas.co.uk

May/June 2017

Forthcoming Workshops/Events

Wednesday May 31st – Weaving Day in the shop with Fiona Nisbet.
10.30 – 3pm
There will be different types of weaving looms set up in the shop for you to learn about and weave on. Suitable for beginner and novice weavers.
Fee £45

Sunday June 4th – Wet felting workshop with Sara Robinson
Held at Leebotwood Village Hall, SY6 6NB
10.30 – 3pm
Come and learn how to wet felt
All materials will be provided
Fee £55

Sunday 11th June – Basic Knitting Skills held in the shop.
1pm – 4pm
Suitable for beginners or returning knitters.
We cover various methods of casting on, casting off, increasing and decreasing and demystifying knitting terminology.
BYON – Bring your own needles.
Tea and coffee provided
Fee £20 – max 6 people

Sunday June 25th – Nuno Felting with Sara Robinson
Held at Leebotwood Village Hall SY6 6NB
10.30 – 3pm
Come and learn how to nuno felt on to silk
All Materials provided
Fee £55

Further details about the felting days will be posted soon

April/May 2017

Workshops/Events

Tuesday April 25th – Spinning day in the shop given by Fiona Nisbet, well known textile artist based near Whitchurch. www.shropshireweavers.co.uk
10.30am – 3pm
Come and learn how to spin on different types of spinning equipment – from drop spindles which is the basic way of spinning fleece to yarn, to different types of spinning wheels. Suitable for beginners and novice spinners. Fee £45 – max 6 people

Saturday May 6th – Yarn Shop Day which is a special day supporting local yarn shops. Free patterns will be available including the Primavera Blanket which has been designed by Debbie Bliss exclusively for Yarn Shop Day.  The pattern is only available from shops participating, so please come in and get your free copy. Lots of special offers on the day for yarns, knitting and crochet accessories, alpaca socks and felted gifts.

Sunday May 7th  -Basic Crochet workshop held in the shop –
1pm – 4pm
The afternoon will use crocheting in the round to teach the basic crochet stitches – chain, slip stitch, double, treble and other stitches of different heights.
Includes a ball of Stylecraft Special DK and crochet hook.
Fee: £20 –max 4 people – 1 place left

SPRING WORKSHOPS 2017

Learning to Spin with a Drop Spindle with Fiona Nisbet

Wednesday 25th January 10.30 – 2.30.

Due to illness we had to cancel this workshop so have moved it to Wednesday 22nd February, instead of the weaving which we will reschedule to another date.

Cost – £40.00

Fiona Nisbet – a Shropshire based textile artist, designer and maker will be teaching you how to spin fleece with a Drop Spindle.

All materials are provided and no prior experience is necessary.

Light refreshments will be available throughout the workshop but please bring a packed lunch.

 

Needle Felting –  Learn how to make hearts and flowers with Fiona Nisbet.

Wednesday 8th February 10.30 – 2.30 

Cost – £40

Fiona shows how to make hearts and flowers using a variety of colourful dyed fleeces.

All materials are provided and no prior experience is necessary.

Light refreshments will be available throughout the workshop but please bring a pack lunch.

 

Learning to Spin with a Drop Spindle with Fiona Nisbet

Wednesday 22nd February 10.30 – 2.30

Cost – £40

See above for details of the workshop.

 

Introduction to Needle Felting (using texture & depth) with Sara Robinson

Friday 3rd March 10.30 – 3.00 – Fully Booked

If you are interested please contact us and we can put you on a waiting list either for a cancellation or for future workshops.

Cost – £45

Sara Robinson is a Shropshire based needle felting landscape artist. After having attained a BA in Fine Art and an MA in Art and Education she now specialises in creating beautiful landscape pictures taking her inspiration from the stunning Shropshire landscapes.

This introduction workshop forms the foundation of the basic skills you will need if you are attending her follow-on Landscape Picture workshop. Sara will give you an understanding of how to build texture and depth within the medium to create artwork with greater dimension.

All materials will be provided.

Light refreshments will be available throughout the workshop but please bring a packed lunch with you.

 

Needle Felting Landscapes with Sara Robinson – please note: basic needle felting skills are needed for this workshop

Sunday 19th March 10.30 – 3.00 – Fully Booked

If you are interested please contact us and we can put you on a waiting list either for a cancellation or for future workshops.

Cost – £45

Sara will show you how to use texture and depth using a variety of natural fibres and felting skills to create your very own unique landscape masterpiece!

 

 

Christmas/New Year Opening Times

Shop Opening Times

Christmas Eve –              10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Wednesday Dec 28th    10.00 am – 4.30 pm

Thursday Dec 29th        10.00 am – 4.30 pm

Friday Dec 30th              10.00 am – 4.30 pm

Saturday Dec 31st           10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Re-opening:-

Tuesday January 3rd     10.00 am – 4.30 pm

 

Events for November & December 2016

Saturday November 12 – First year anniversary celebratory day at the shop   9 High Street, Church Stretton, SY6 6BU from 11am – 4pm.

Friday November 25- ‘Black Friday’ in Church Stretton – lots of bargains & discounts in the shop!

Friday December 2 – Shrewsbury Market 9am – 3.30pm

Sat December 3 & Sun 4 – Weston Park Xmas Fayre

Tues Dec 13 -Tinsel Tuesday, Ludlow Market

Tues Dec 20- Tinsel Tuesday, Ludlow Market

Knit & Natter to be held at the shop, 9 High Street Church Stretton from 4.30 – 6.30pm every Tuesday starting next Tuesday 15th November.  Everyone welcome to come and knit or crochet and/or get help and inspiration.

First Year Anniversary – November 12th 2016

We will be having a special day in our shop, 9 High Street Church Stretton SY6 6BU, to celebrate our first year of opening

on Saturday 12th November from 11am -4pm

Spinning Demonstration
Tapestry Weaving Demonstration
Special offers on Yarn and Socks
Raffle in aid of Cancer Research
Drinks & Nibbles 12 – 2 pm