HIGH WATCH CRAFTS
Established in 2010, High Watch Crafts is run by Jane & Mike Kane from their studio overlooking the beautiful peak of High Watch in Weardale.
Water colour painting / pottery / picture framing / art clubs are just some of the opportunities available. Finished pieces are also available to purchase as well as bespoke requests. For more information please feel free to get in touch!
SLACK HOUSE FARM : FELT MAKING WORKSHOPS AND RURAL COURSES
Slack House Farm, Lanehill, Ireshopeburn, Co Durham, DL13 1HL
FELTMAKING WORKSHOPS are planned into the Slack House Farm workshops calendar of rural courses, but can also be arranged for groups on request. Ellie makes felt using only natural, local, un-dyed fleeces, many from her own small flock.
Contact Ellie Langley 01388 537292
WILD NORTH DISCOVERY TRADITIONAL CRAFT SKILLS
Try your hand (and leg!) at the pole lathe, an ancient technology used for turning green wood. This was how bowls, rolling pins, stools, chairs, in fact every turned wooden object was once made. Courses are on demand and can be run for just two people from a day to a full week.
Alternatively learn the ancient skill of willow basketry - simple yet very satisfying.
To find out more
Contact Bruce Ferguson, Nature Holiday, Harehope Quarry, Frosterley, DL13 2SG. Tel 01388 529154
SNAP HAPPY HIPPY
Self-taught artist & photographer from Weardale, also having over 25 years graphic design experience. Pencil portraits a speciality.
My name is Andrea, and I am the 'SnapHappyHippy'... a self-taught artist and photographer from Weardale. Having spent over two decades working as a creative artworker, I began to develop (pardon the pun) my interest in photography. I gained experience as an assistant wedding photographer and have also built up a great deal of experience as a gig photographer since 2006. My husband and I moved from the West Midlands to the North East in the summer of 2011, where we both fell totally in love with the area and I quickly discovered a love of photographing, drawing and painting the stunning landscape. I have always loved drawing, and began to do fine art pencil portraits as presents many years ago. I work from photographs, trying to capture the character of each subject. After a little convincing, and a whole lot of support from my loved ones, I was persuaded that people would pay to have something unique and special...
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what a gift from SnapHappyHippy is all about.