Events

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

July 2016

Events for July/August 2016

Sunday July 17th – Cancer Research Garden party at Essex Lodge, All Stretton.  Taking 2 alpacas, Wizard & Derby, to support the event.

Thursday July 21st – Spinning Day with Fiona Nisbet at the shop, 9 High Street, Church Stretton 9.30 – 3.30pm

Thursday 4th August – Burwarton Show, Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Friday 5th August – Shrewsbury Market 9am – 4pm

May 2016

Events in the shop May 2016

Thursday 12th May – Spinning Workshop with Fiona Nisbet.  Learn how to spin or become more proficient with your spinning!  Fiona will bring different fibres to spin with and if you don’t have a spinning wheel there will be different ones to try.  10.30am – 3pm.  Cost £65.00.

April 2016

Events in The shop April 2016

Thursday April 28th –  Inkle Loom Demonstration by Fiona Nisbet 10.30 am – 3pm.  An Inkle loom is a small narrow loom used for weaving braids, belts, straps, shoelaces.  Fiona will demonstrate how to warp the loom up and weave different types of braids etc.

Saturday April 30th –  Yarn Shop Day    is to help promote local wool shops and is sponsored by The British Wool Marketing Board.

TO BE HELD AT COCO, 9 HIGH STREET, CHURCH STRETTON

10.30am – 5 pm

A FUN DAY TO CELEBRATE WOOL

Well known author, designer and knitting expert Val Pierce from Shrewsbury will be visiting the shop in the morning to inspire local knitters & crocheters and offer free tips & advice. Some of her published books will be available to buy.

First 20 customers to arrive after 10.30 will receive free goody bags.

Up to 40% off selected yarns bought on the day.

During the day complimentary knitting/crochet patterns will be available of a headband designed by Val Pierce made in Coco Alpaca wool, a brightly coloured crochet monkey and a knitted pocket size elephant!

Throughout the day there will ongoing advice & tuition for beginners & accomplished knitters/crocheters.

monkey & elephant

March 2016

March 2016 Workshops at 9 High Street, Church Stretton

Wednesday 9th – Crochet/knitting taster session 12.30 – 2.30 pm. £15 per session

Wednesday 16th – Crochet/knitting taster session 12.30 – 2.30 pm.  £15 per session

Friday 18th – Beginners sock workshop – Fully Booked

Wednesday 23rd – knitting/crochet taster session 12.30 – 2.30 pm. £15 per session

Wednesday 30th – knitting/crochet taster session 12.30 – 2.30 pm.  £15 per session

Please email jane@cocoalpacas.co.uk if interested in booking  any of these sessions as places are limited to 4 places .