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Up-cycling Wool Blankets ~ 1 Place Left

Up-cycling Wool Blankets ~ 1 Place Left


10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Bookings closed

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This workshop focuses on using one sort of fabric in many different ways. Old wool blankets are a wonderful resource. Wool is a hard wearing natural fibre, it is heat resistant and dyes well.

We will make a range of useful household items whilst learning many different textile recycling skills. Using rag rug making techniques of braiding, standing wool, hooking and prodding we will make vibrant cushion pads and trivets, pincushions and coasters.

We will all start by making a useful and decorative pincushion shaped like a flower from strips of brightly coloured blankets. The technique called standing wool is rolling strips of blanket or other woven wool fabric into coils and stitching firmly to create beautiful spiral effects. After making the pincushion you can also make a brooch or coaster using the coiling and quilling techniques. These techniques can also be used to make larger items especially trivets, place mats and even rugs.

All tools and materials will be provided and are for sale. This technique involves very accurate cutting as the edges need to line up exactly so the workshop will include use of a rotary cutter although lots of pre cut pieces will be provided.

This workshop is suitable for all abilities, including beginners. 


Sue Clow is the queen of creative upcycling, a local textile artist with 30 plus years experience in designing and recycling. Sue has experimented with many different textile techniques and sells tools and kits as well as her handmade crafts…See more on her website

​Up-cycling Wool Blankets is the first of two textile upcycling workshops with Sue.


Fee: £55 per person or £100 for one place on both workshops on 10th November and 4th December 2022.

NB. There is an additional £5 per person for materials, to be paid in cash on the day.

There will be maximum of 8 places.

Click here to read our terms and conditions of booking

NB. COVID-19: This workshop will take place according to COVID safety regulations at the time of running.

  • Please do not attend if you should be self-isolating for any reason.
  • Come prepared to work in a well ventilated room.
  • Please bring a packed lunch and cup.
  • A selection of teas and coffee will be provided.

You may also be interested in other creative craft workshops at Denmark Farm. Please see our events calendar for our full list. 

For accommodation during this workshop in our self-catering Eco Lodge, shared Dormitory or Eco Campsite please do get in touch to check availability.

Mae’r holl enillion o’n digwyddiadau a gwyliau’n cael eu hailfuddsoddi’n uniongyrchol i reoli ein gwarchodfa natur 40 erw. Diolch i chi am eich cefnogaeth a chofiwch ddod i ymweld â ni’n fuan.

All proceeds from our events and holidays are ploughed directly back into managing our 40 acre nature reserve. Thank you for your support and please do come to visit soon.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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