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Natural cleaning for an eco home

OVERVIEW

Start the new year off with a clean, fresh home. Learn how to make eco friendly cleaning products from natural and easily sourced ingredients. Using tried and tested recipes, you’ll learn how to mix and make natural sprays, spritzers and creams that will be able to clean your home effectively while protecting the environment, saving money and reducing your families exposure to harsh chemicals. We will also run through a cleaning schedule for your home to help you get the most from each product.

Please bring an empty spray bottle and jar with a screw top lid for the products you will make and take home, which will include a surface cleaner and deodoriser.

All others materials and equipment will be provided.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TIMES

The workshop will run for approximately two hours. 10am – 12 Noon

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. This course would not be suited to children under 14 years. Terms and conditions apply.

Make your own food wax wraps

OVERVIEW

This is a great fun, sociable workshop where you will learn how to make your own wax food wraps using either beeswax or soy wax. Everything will be provided for you to make your wraps, which can be cut to various sizes to suit different food types.

If you own a pair of pinking shears it would be useful if you could bring them along and if you have a particular piece of fabric(s) that you would like to use, feel free to bring them, wraps work best with lightweight natural materials, such as 100% cotton.

Why use Wax Wraps:
Plastic is ruining the beautiful world that we live in, by using wax wraps in place of single use plastics such as cling film, we are able to make a significant difference to our environment as well as reducing the amount of plastic toxins that get into our food.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TIMES

The workshop will run for approximately two hours. 2pm – 4pm

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. This course would not be suited to children under 14 years. Terms and conditions apply.

Valentine Heart Willow Weaving

OVERVIEW

Get an introduction to willow weaving by making your very own valentine heart, perfect as a door hanging or table decoration, or as a gift for a loved one. You will learn how to create a lose weave, perfect for adding further decorations.

All materials and tools will be provided, to enable you to learn about this traditional craft in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TIMES

The workshop will run for approximately two hours. 10am – 12 Noon

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. This course would not be suited to children under 14 years. Terms and conditions apply.

Make your own origami cards

OVERVIEW

Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. In this workshop, PK will take you through simple folds to create origami based cards using beautiful origami paper.

You will have the chance to make two bespoke cards Christmas card to take home. PK will show you ideas and inspirations on how to bring the card to life with simple paper folding.

You will also then learn how to make the Japanese paper crane, traditionally, it was believed that if one folded 1000 origami cranes, one’s wish would come true. Nowadays it has also become a symbol of hope and healing. Perfect to add to your cards to share with friends and family.

For all skills and abilities.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

TIMES

The session will run for approximately two hours. 1pm – 3pm

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. Please note, VAT and booking fees apply and are included in the ticket price, this is charged by (and paid directly to) Eventbrite for the use of their booking system. Terms & Conditions apply.

Furoshiki: Gift wrapping with scarves

OVERVIEW

Furoshiki is the Japanese art of carrying clothes, goods, and other items with a simple piece of fabric. It’s a perfect, eco-friendly gift wrapping alternative for the festive season.

Local food photographer and vegan blogger PK Whalen will teach you how to use scarves and fabrics to wrap your holiday gifts in this unique fashion. You’ll learn several basic wraps as well as petal wraps, and how to turn a scarf into a quick shopping bag.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO BRING

  • Gifts you’d like to wrap such as books, boxes, bottles of wines, tins, hamper related items, and the like.
  • Scarves (square-shaped are best) and fabrics with different patterns or colours on each side will work beautifully for this craft. If you don’t have any scarves, hit the charity shop for pre-loved pieces.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TIMES

The workshop will run for approximately two hours. 10am – 12 Noon

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. Please note, a booking fee applies and is included in the price of the ticket, which is charged by (and paid directly to) Eventbrite for the use of their booking system.

Make your own Yule log

OVERVIEW

Come and get in the festive mood and learn how to make your very own decorative Christmas Yule log. Using all natural products, create an eco-friendly eye catching centre piece perfect for decorating the table or mantle piece.

This sustainable craft workshop is for all skill levels, all supplies will be provided as will gardening gloves however you may prefer to bring your own.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TIMES

The workshop will run for approximately two hours. 1pm – 3pm

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. This course would not be suited to children under 14 years. Terms and conditions apply.

Make Your Own Christmas Gifts – with Neal’s Yard Remedies

OVERVIEW

An introductory workshop to making your own festive gifts for the bath and body delivered by Harriet Radley NYR Organic Independent Consultant using natural ingredients and aromatherapy essential oils. You’ll make bespoke aromatherapy products, such as a lip balm and aromatic bath salts, that will provide you with inspiration for your homemade stocking fillers, Christmas cracker inserts and Secret Santa. The craft workshop is for all skill levels and all equipment and supplies will be provided.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TIMES

The workshop will run for approximately two hours. 10am – 12pm

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. This course would not be suited to children under 14 years. Terms and conditions apply.

Make your own willow wreath (Extra Session Added)

TENTATIVELY RESCHEDULED TO 30th NOV – CONFIRMATIONS WILL BE SENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

OVERVIEW

Get an introduction to willow weaving by making your very own autumnal willow wreath and a willow star, perfect as a door hanging or table decoration. You will learn how to create a loose weave, perfect for adding further seasonal decorations.

Once made, your wreath can be adapted depending on the time of year, so you can swap out your autumn decorations for some festive Christmas, Easter or even Valentines decor.

All materials and tools will be provided, to enable you to learn about this traditional craft in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TIMES

The workshop will run for approximately two hours. 1pm – 3pm

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. This course would not be suited to children under 14 years. Terms and conditions apply.

Make your own willow wreath

TENTATIVELY RESCHEDULED TO 30th NOV – CONFIRMATIONS WILL BE SENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

OVERVIEW

Get an introduction to willow weaving by making your very own autumnal willow wreath and a willow star, perfect as a door hanging or table decoration. You will learn how to create a loose weave, perfect for adding further seasonal decorations.

Once made, your wreath can be adapted depending on the time of year, so you can swap out your autumn decorations for some festive Christmas, Easter or even Valentines decor.

All materials and tools will be provided, to enable you to learn about this traditional craft in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TIMES

The workshop will run for approximately two hours. 10am – 12 Noon

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. This course would not be suited to children under 14 years. Terms and conditions apply.