Events

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 .

 

February 2016

February 2016 Workshops at 9 High Street, Church Stretton

Wed Feb 10 & 24th – Beginners Knitting.12.30 am – 2.30 pm
Fee £15.00 for 2 hours.  Max 4 places

Wed Feb 3rd  & 17th – Beginners Crochet     12.30 am – 2.30 pm
Fee £15.00 for 2 hours.  Max 4 places

Thurs Feb 18th – Spinning Demonstration Day with Fiona Nisbet 10.30am – 3pm
Just call in to watch Fiona spin and ask her any questions you may have.

Fri Feb 26th – Beginners Sock workshop 10.30 am – 2.30 pm
Fee £40.  Max 3 places –  2 places left

If you are interested in the workshops then please email, or call in to the shop, as we have limited spaces.

jane@cocoalpacas.co.uk

January 2016

DATES FOR JANUARY 2016

Drop in Sessions – will be taking place every Wednesday morning starting on January 13th, free-of-charge at the Coco Alpacas shop (9 High Street, Church Stretton) between 10.30 am and 12 pm. These slots provid an opportunity for people to come and talk about their current knitting or crochet project over a cup of coffee.

Beginners Crochet and knitting sessions will be held on Wednesday afternoons at the shop between 1.30 and 3.30 pm starting on January 20th. The first session will be dedicated to beginners crochet and the next session will be beginners knitting.  We will continue to alternate crochet and knitting throughout January and February.  These are taster sessions to learn the basics and you can progress at your own pace.  Please bring your own crochet hooks, knitting needles and yarn; if you don’t have these essentials then we are happy to supply them with a 10% discount on the normal price.  The charge for the 2 hour session is £15 and each slot is for a maximum of 4 people.

Weaving Demonstration – Fiona Nisbet will be staging a weaving demonstration on Thursday January 21st, from 10.30am until 3pm at the shop.  Fiona will show us how to warp a Samplelt loom and a Knitters Loom and explain the process of weaving simple weaves.  If you are interested in weaving then please do come along.

Beginners Sock Workshop – Taking place on Friday January 29th from 10.30 am – 2.30 pm at the shop.  This workshop will demonstrate a step-by-step process of how to knit a sock.  At the end of the day you will come away with a completed miniature sock!  Please bring your own needles and yarn – if you don’t have them we can supply giving a 10% discount.  The price of this workshop is £40 and includes tea, coffee and a sandwich.  Max number of people is 3.  This workshop will be repeated on Friday February 26th.