Events and Workshops

Through the year we travel to a number of different events (see upcoming events), if you would like to book us for an event:

We can provide:

  • Natural dyeing demonstrations, talks and presentations
  • A shop with lots of colourful, locally made, artisan wares.
  • Spinning, weaving and felting workshops and quiet space.
  • Guided use of a hand made replica Iron Age loom, quern stones and other textile related equipment.
  • Historical outreach sessions for schools and other groups- A costumed guide with a range of reconstructed possessions to take you through daily life in the past.
  • Advice on which colours are suitable in your historical period.
  • Consultation on academic archaeological, textile reconstruction or dyeing related questions.

We can also provide all workshops etc. in a range of historical periods: specifically Iron Age / Roman / Saxon /Viking/ Medieval/ Tudor/ Stuart.

What can we bring?

We have:

  • A 4.5m x 4m medieval style workshop tent.
  • A 4.5m x 4.5m shop and display tent.
  • An authentic style raised, wood fired, dyeing grid, in a roped off demonstration area.
  • Large wooden half barrels for storing water for dyeing and for safety.
  • A set of quern stones which can be used by the public.
  • A hand made replica Iron Age warp-weighted loom.
  • Smaller looms for individuals to use.
  • Drop spindles and spinning wheels.
  • Dyestuffs from all periods of history and examples of their colours.
  • A range of pigments and Ochres of different colours.

We can give demonstrations and workshops on most textile related topics.

Workshops at Hardwick:

We are currently developing our workshop space and will compile a program of workshops for 2019.