The Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet. BA4 6QN 15th - 17th October 2020
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Origami Waxed Wrap

Running Times: 10:30am / 12:00pm / 2:30pm & 4:00pm

Location: Mendip Hall Stand M29 - Creative South West Textiles

Cost to attend: £6

Using waxed fabric you will learn how to fold and make a beautiful sustainable wrap to take away, for carrying food on the go. Ideal for School lunch boxes!

Although there may be some spaces available on the day, in order to ensure your Creative South West workshop place, please prebook by email:

stating the date and time of the workshop you would like to attend. Please note this workshop takes place in the second Hall

Hand Embroided Buttons

Running Times: 11:00am / 3:00pm running on the 17th and 18th only

Location: Mendip Hall Stand M17 - The Art of the Needle

Cost to Attend: £7.50

Thursday & Friday Workshops only: Join Liz & Helen to stitch your own mini embroidery which you will then make into a big button.  All materials and instructions will be provided.  Learn about our new embroidery classes in Exeter. 

Workshops running on 17th and 18th October at 11am and 3pm. Duration 90mins. No workshops running on 19th October. Maximum 6 people.

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Intro To Tatting

Running Times: 10:20am & 1:30pm

Location: Stand 47 - Tatting & Design

Cost to Attend: £10

This workshop is an introduction to the beautiful art of tatting with a needle to produce a pretty lace motif that can be used on a card or gift tag. You will learn the basic stitch , how to read a pattern, how to make rings and chains and picots how to join the motif. It's an amazing opportunity to learn a new skill opening up a huge range of lace possibilities. 
To pre-book please email with details of which workshop, times and how many are attending. Please note that spaces are limited so pre-booking is advised. 

Stitch and Chat

All Day Drop-In Session

Location: Balcony Stands G13 & G13a - West Country Embroiders

Cost to attend: FREE

Come down to the west country embroiderer's stand and stitch into our embroidery for as long as you like. Use this opportunity to have a rest and talk to us about what we do.


Running Times: 11:00am / 2:00pm

Location: Stand G3 - Celyn Textiles

Cost To Attend: £15

Join Sheila at the Celyn Textiles workshop to learn free stitching over cords and how to form it into a necklace, you can then attach beads to add to the design. Each sessions is one hour long.

If you would like to take part in Sheila's class please email her with the day and time you would like to attend. Email:

Making A Tote Bag

Running Times: 11am & 1pm

Location: Mendip Hall Stand M27 - Tote Bags And Textiles

Cost To Attend: £15

The workshops will be 'Making a Tote Bag' with lots of options to personalise the bag.  The workshop will include a pre-cut bag a pattern, instructions, ideas for altering the pattern and/or personalising the bag, plus a free A4 sheet of bonding paper and a small bag of sewing clips.

Each session is 1hr30mins, max 5 People per workshop.

To prebook please email: with details of which workshop, times and how many people are attending. Please note that spaces are limited so prebooking is advised. Workshop takes place in Hall 2

Lean To Spin With A Drop Spindle

Running Times: 10:30am / 12:00pm / 2:00pm & 3:30pm Fri & Saturday

Location: Balcony Stand G10 - Susan Borrett

Cost To Attend: £6

Friday & Saturday Class Only: Learn to spin using a drop spindle and fleece to produce your own yarn. 

To prebook please email with details of which workshop, times and how many people are attending. Please note that spaces are limited to 5 per session so prebooking is advised. 

Laminated Make-Up Bag

Running Times: 11:30am & 1:30pm

Location: Stand 38A - Sewing Sanctuary

Cost to Attend: £15

Join Sewing Sanctury's fantastic workshop and in just one hour learn: how to sew laminated fabric, the differences between laminated cotton and oil cloth, how to insert a zip, how to make a sugar bowl bottom bag and the art of embellishment.

All materials are included, maximum 6 people per workshop.

For more info email:, workshop works on a first come first serve basis.

Peg Loom Rug Weaving

Running Times: 10.30am & 3.45pm Everyday

Loctaion: Stand G16 - Big Sky Textiles

Cost to Attend: £12

Whether starting the day or finishing it, come and experience this fun and relaxing workshop, making your own small rug or seat cushion using beautiful wool selvedge yarn.  Using a pre-warped wooden peg loom, you can choose from a range of chunky wool selvedge yarn or cotton fabric yarn to weave a useful little rug for your home, and learn lots about weaving along the way!

I teach weaving using simple, inexpensive tools so it’s easy to learn and accessible to everyone.  No previous experience necessary - I supply all the materials and the techniques, you just bring your creativity and a willingness to experiment and play!

Each workshop is limited to 6 people so there is plenty of time for individual attention but still enough new people to chat and share ideas with.  

To book, email Please make sure you include your name, the day and time you want to attend the class, the title of the class and how many in your party. This workshop is usually very popular and often sells out so please do book early to secure your place.  

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