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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.

Make your own eco Christmas decorations

OVERVIEW

Using eco-friendly resources, learn how to make handmade eco Christmas decorations. This is a great workshop to get you in the festive mood, you will make decorations using a number of techniques, from twisted wire frames to engraving wooden slices.

At the end of the workshop, you will finish with a selection of your very own handmade decorations to display at home, as well as the skills to make lots more!

All equipment and supplies provided.

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 wrapping paper

OVERVIEW

Learn how to print and create your own recyclable and unique wrapping paper using a variety of different techniques. Create your own design using leaves and shapes from nature to make you a selection of festive wrapping papers for your to take home.

There will be an array of examples to take inspiration from, to help you create your very own personalised gift wrapping to wow family and friends with.

All equipment and supplies provided.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TIMES

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

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.

Globe volunteering open morning

OVERVIEW

As a community non profit we are always in need of helping hands on our volunteer programme. This volunteering open morning will help to share details about volunteering with us and (if you choose to sign up) you can then continue to be inducted into the team there and then.

10am – Information about Globe

We will provide a short presentation about Globe and you will meet and hear from some of our existing volunteers on their experiences. There will also be a short Q&A session for you to ask any burning questions, giving you the chance to decide if volunteering at Globe is something you would like to do. .

As the presentation draws to a close, we will invite those that decide they would like to volunteer, to complete an application form and stay on for the volunteer induction at 11am. Those that are undecided or need to check other prior commitments can return the application form at their leisure and come back for the induction another day.

10.45am – Refreshment break

11am – Volunteer induction

To become a Globe volunteer you must first attend an induction, this goes into more detail about the roles, the day to day specifics of volunteering i.e. policies and processes and at the end, we agree starting dates and times for you to be welcomed into the Globe volunteering family.

We have several volunteering opportunities and ask for a minimum of 4 hours a week:-

  • Creative Recycling Champions – helping in our workshop, preparing and recycling waste plastic and turning it into unique new items.
  • Zero Waste Shop Assistant – helping day to day running of the shop
  • Events and Marketing Assistant – volunteering your time to help promote our events through digital marketing also helping on stalls and fundraising events.

Due to insurance restrictions volunteer must be 16 years and over.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TIMES

10am – Information about The Globe Foundation and Eco Centre.

11am – Induction (for those who sign up to volunteer)

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. Terms and conditions apply.