Welcome to The Workshop for the Would-be Creative


The Workshop offers you traditional & contemporary craft classes and workshops embracing the increasingly fashionable ‘make do & mend’ culture. If you enjoyed ‘Kirsty Allsops Home Made Home’ you’ll just love our range of classes, workshops and products

Housed in a converted barn in rural Ryedale our two studios provide an inspiring, light and airy space where we help you bring out your creative side—come and join us

  • learn a new skill
  • save yourself some money
  • have fun in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere
  • step by step instruction
  • take home a project you can be really proud of

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Open Day!

New Postcard FrontIt's that time of year when we have our OPEN DAYS to tempt and inspire you! We are throwing our doors open on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th September from 10am to 4pm both days and you are very welcome to come along (and bring a friend!)

We'll have some of our weekly class tutors on hand - Chrissy (Painting Furniture), Michelle (Sewing & Soft Furnishing), Gillian (Watercolours, Acrylics & Pastels) and Katie (Pottery) and we'll also have some of our full day workshop tutors there as well, with Emma to talk about Felt Making and Crochet, Anthea to talk about Willow Weaving as well Carol Sterritt (Wirework Sculptures), Gay Massender (Wirework Jewellery), Phil Winskill (Bookbinding) and Jenni Balfour-Simmons (Spinning)

We're also excited to be unveiling our brand new SHOWROOM so there's such a lot for you to come and see and enjoy 

Throw in a complimentary cup of tea or coffee and you're set for a fabulous couple of hours! What could be better? Come along and meet everyone and BE INSPIRED!



Craft Day

Come and Spend a day being creative!

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We've therefore decided to put on a monthly Craft Day every month on a Monday so that you can come along (10am to 3pm) and have a full day being creative

With Chrissy guiding you all the way you could makeover a piece of furniture, decoupage an object (maybe a mirror or a bathroom cabinet) or even spend the day learning how to make a mosaic - the choice is yours!

The cost is £40 for the full day plus a £5 charge to cover all the materials you will use. The next monthly Craft Day is on Monday 20th October 2014

If you'd square mosaiclike to come along ring us on 01723 859060 or you can

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The Lovely Things People Say...

"The whole experience was fantastic! The place, the teacher, the ideas. A really great confidence builder"
(Painting Furniture) -Caroline Brumby

"Great fun, Something completely different to lose myself in. Very informal, very relaxing"
(Art) - Richard Grunwell

"The tuition is superb and exceeded my expectations. Never has time passed so swiftly!"
(Upholstery) - Janet Martin

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