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Workshops

Our workshop programme brings you a wide range of crafts to inspire your creativity. The workshops are suitable for all levels of experience – from absolute beginners to the more experienced crafter.

 

They are a great intro to a craft you may always have wanted to try or an opportunity to brush up on your existing skills.

 

This year’s programme includes festival favourites such as watercolours, embroidery and brush lettering as well as crafts new to the festival including silver clay, dried flower embroidery, sashiko and shibori. There is a selection of one and two hour workshops led by wonderful makers who will guide you through the craft process.

We hope you will leave the festival feeling inspired and with an armful of beautiful things that you have made! 

Yoga

Relax and unwind at our drop in yoga sessions!

Run by the very wonderful Kerrie Murray Dru Yoga is a beautiful, flowing form of yoga for all abilities and ages. It helps to relax, unwind and stretch out your body. It also revives tired muscles, reduces back pain and combats stress. Yoga gives your body a much-needed rest from all the ‘doing.’ In particular, it gives your mind a chance to stop, relax and find a quiet, still point in your busy world.

 

Drop in sessions will be at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm - no experience necessary, just come as you are (no special clothing required) Mats are provided and sessions last around 30mins - no need to book just drop by!

 

Caring for your wellbeing has to come from within. You need to let go of expectations and embrace the present moment. Yoga gives you the tools to do this!

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Diya Aromatherapy Demo

Vino, the face behind Diya Wellness. will be joining us on the day to share her beautiful aromatherapy brand. Passionate about wellbeing, her mission at Diya is to reconnect ancient Indian recipes to modern lifestyles to promote a happy, healthy and beautiful body and mind.

 

In her demo she will be introducing you to aromatherapy incorporating ancient Indian formulations and its benefits to body and mind with a few body care recipes that can be created at home. 

 

Come embrace wellness and balance with me and Diya!

Demos will take place at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm & 2.30pm (no need to book)

 

Find out more about Diya on her website here

The Pompomporium

Join the wonderful Linzi, founder of The Pompomporium and learn the finer points of pompom making from the expert herself!

Linzi's bright and colourful creations are perfect for a festival day, drop by grab some wool and away you go!

 

Check out The Pompomporium website here for inspiration!

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Ecologico 

Visit Ruth from Ecologico and find out how to make your home a greener place to be!

 

As a busy, budgeting working mum of 3 under 5 Ruth knows how hard it is to be eco-friendly; it's a minefield, especially if you're a frazzled family! So in 2019, she set up EcologicoUK to try to make eco easier. They help normal-ish, eco-ish people live more sustainably with their eco-shop, reusable party kit hire and blog/vlog. Join Ruth as she gives you her TOP TIPS for simple swaps and shows you some planet-friendly products that'll help you to save money and the planet...if we can do it, anyone can!

Whole Lot of Rosie

Miki Rogers from Whole Lot of Rosie Teas will  join us for a drop-in workshop where she’ll share her knowledge about the history and health benefits of teas from around the world, we will be testing, and blending lots of amazing teas and infusions and you’ll  have the opportunity to make your own blend of tea to take home.

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Dark Side of the Moon Holistic

Claire is the owner of Dark of the Moon and a holistic therapist who works with energy healing and wellbeing. 

 

She is a qualified reiki master who works with crystals and sound healing amongst other therapies to bring peace and mindfulness to your mind, body and soul. 

 

Join her to discuss how Crystals can be used in all areas of our everyday lives to bring positivity and healing. We’ll also discover the seven main energy centres (our chakras) and how working with crystals can keep these energy centres balanced.

Claire will be running 20min sessions at 11am, 12noon, 1pm & 2pm but she will be there all day for any questions! (no need to book)

 

Makers Market

Curated by Hello! Hooray!

The Maker Marketplace will offer a range of thoughtfully curated craft kits and handmade gifts for those looking for something unique. We are passionate about supporting independent businesses and the market will showcase a selection of the brilliant makers in the North East. 

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