Day Workshops

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Due to the current climate we are having to make changes to our programme and we are monitoring the situation on a month-by-month basis.
We will contact anyone who has booked a workshop that has to be re-scheduled. New dates can be seen below, please contact The Ropewalk on 01652 660380 or email to check availability.


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Hare Needle Felting with Vivienne Morpeth
Saturday 31st October
10:30am – 4:30pm

Create and take home a gorgeous sitting Hare during an informative one day needle felting workshop suitable for both beginners and experienced felt makers. You will learn how to dry needle felt around a wire frame, manipulate wool by prodding and create animal characteristics filled with fine details. All materials are provided throughout the day.  You will be using a combination of soft Corriedale and Shetland sheep’s fleece.

Willow Stags Head with Alison Walling
Saturday 7th November 2020
10:30am – 4:30pm


Sunday 8th November
10:15am – 4:00pm

Create a striking, full size stag’s head in animal-friendly willow for your wall.  These also look great with lights.  This course is suitable for beginners.


Upholstery Weekend with Lesley Leonard
Saturday 21st November and Sunday 22nd November
10:30 – 4:30 + 10:15 – 4:00


Do you have an old stool, chair or ottoman that needs some new life breathing into it? Bring it to Lesley Leonard’s Upholstery Weekend workshop. Here you will learn how to upholster an item of your choice. Lesley will provide all the equipment for the weekend all you will need to bring is the finishing fabric.

Willow Christmas Wreaths/Garland with Alison Walling
Saturday 28th November 2020
10.30am – 3.30pm

Learn to make your own circular and heart-shaped willow Christmas wreaths and star decorations in the morning and then decorate them in the afternoon with greenery and berries.

Felt Bowls with Rachel Morley
Saturday 6th February 2021
10.30am – 4.30pm

Learn how to make two hand felted bowls using wool fibres and the wet felting method. Tutor Rachel Morley will guide you through the felting process, the handling of the wool fibres and use of a resist to create your very own and unique 3D bowls.

Viscosity Printing with Emily Harvey
Saturday 20th February 2021

During the workshop you will understanding how to use viscosity inking allowing you to transform your prints, adding unexpected depth and subtlety to most textured plates. Viscosity inking means you can include several layers of different colour on your plate and print it in one go – no registration needed. The effects are magic, Emily will also cover the science behind the technique

Wire Alliums with Anna Roebuck
Saturday 27th February 2021
10:30am – 4:30pm


Sunday 28th Febraury
10:15am – 4:30pm

Learn various wire forming techniques and create a wonderful everlasting Allium for your garden.

You’ll start with learning the basic technique and create a couple of small stylized flowers. You will then go on to create your own large garden Allium. There will be a couple of designs for you to choose from; either a pure wire/wire and bead design or using wire and recycled drink cans.

Precious Metal Clay Jewellery with Becca Macdonald
Sunday 7th March 2021
10:15am – 4:00pm



During this workshop you will be introduced to the magical of precious metal clay, once fired this material transforms into solid silver. This workshop is an introduction to Silver Clay, ideal for beginners. After some time exploring mark making and developing design ideas with regular clay, you will then be shown how to recreate your favourite designs in silver clay. After lunch you will torch fire your Silver Clay pieces and witness the magic before your very eyes. After refining and polishing your creations, you will leave with one or two finished pieces of one of kind, silver jewellery.

Upholstery Weekend with Lesley Leonard
Saturday 13th March and Sunday 14th March 2021 £160/£150
10:30 – 4:30 + 10:15 – 4:00

Do you have an old stool, chair or ottoman that needs some new life breathing into it? Bring it to Lesley Leonard’s Upholstery Weekend workshop. Here you will learn how to upholster an item of your choice. Lesley will provide all the equipment for the weekend all you will need to bring is the finishing fabric.

Silver Loop and Ball Bangle with Alastair Scargall
Saturday 27th March 2021
10.30am – 4.30pm

Workshop participants will work in sterling silver wire to manufacture a simple bangle/bracelet using the loop and ball as a simple but effective catch. The circular loop is formed and silver soldered onto the main length of the 2.5 mm diameter wire which forms the body of the piece. Once all the parts are assembled the bangle is formed into a circular shape ready for polishing.

Wallpaper Printing Weekend with Hannah Turlington
Saturday 10th  and Sunday 11th April 2021
10:30 -4:30  + 10:15 – 4:00


This is an exciting opportunity to create something unique for your home. This is a two-day course to learn how to design and create wallpaper using lino block printing. You will learn the process of lino printing and how to make lino blocks that when printed is a repeating pattern. The first day will be designing and carving the block along with the crucial test printing, with the second day printing the wallpaper. You will finish the two days with some unique wallpaper for you to use in your home and the skills to be able to create and design more wallpaper.

Fabric Printing with Hannah Turlington
Saturday 17th April 2021

Pattern and colour are such emotive things and we use them to style and give our homes individuality and reflect who we are. This one day workshop gives you the opportunity to design and print your own fabrics using block printing for your home. You will learn about the process of lino printing and how to print onto fabric to create pattern. At the end of the day you will have hand printed fabric to use across a range of interior projects such as lampshades, cushions, peg bags…the list is endless.

*reduced price for Ropewalk members

Additional Information

Lunch is not included in the cost of our workshops, however our licensed Ropery coffee shop offers a delicious range of daily specials and home made cakes and refreshments. Lunch orders will be taken at the start of the day or alternatively you may bring a packed lunch.

*Reduced rates for classes are for Ropewalk members only. If you wish to become a member please ask for details at the Gallery.

All Classes / workshops must be booked and paid for in full in advance. Payments will not be refunded if a cancellation is received less than 14 days prior to the workshop/class. Cancellations made before this 14-day period will be due a refund less a £5 booking fee.

If you have any special access or equipment needs please let us know so that we can make any necessary arrangements to accommodate this.

t: 01652 660380