july 2014

Beetlefelt at Glastonbury Festival


Beetlefelt could be found at this years Greenfields craft field at Glastonbury. Becca, my assistant, and I enjoyed the relative peace of it all whilst we ran weaving workshops. Festival folk dropped by and had a go on the looms, making rainbow braids and spider webs on willow hoops.


Photos from Glastonbury Festival 2014

We were camped near the stages and saw some great bands. The highlights for me were Blondie, Yoko Ono and The Wailers.

Summer Courses

Spend your summer being creative and learn some wonderful new crafts. We have some talented and passionate craft tutors waiting to share their skills. This summer we have a full programme of textile workshops for you to chose from.

3 Day Spinning Course - Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th & Thursday 31st July 10am-2pm, £130.

Indigo Tie Dye Weekend - Saturday 26th & 27th July 10am-2pm, £64


Photos from an Indigo Tie Dye Workshop

3 Day Weaving Course - Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th August. 10am-2pm, £130

Tapestry weaving

Photos from the May Tapestry Weaving Workshop

3 day Natural Dyeing Course - Tuesday 12th, Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th August 10am-2pm, £130

Naturl Dyeing

Photos from the June Natural Dyeing Workshop

3 day Nuno Felting Course - Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th & Monday 18th August, 10am-2pm, £160.

Taster Days

Our first taster day has proved to be so popular we have organised another event for you to enjoy.

Photos from the May Taster Day

You are invited to the next Craft Taster Day on September 13th 10am-1pm, £5

This is your chance to have fun, try a new craft, meet our talented tutors and be inspired by the range of workshops on offer. Beetlefelt tutors are looking forward to meeting you for our Taster Day to show off and demonstrate our crafting skills to you. 
There will be a display of our tutors stunning craft work, some of which is for sale. Drinks, savoury snacks and home-made cakes will be freely available for you to enjoy during the day.

Beetlefelt Craft Taster Day

“I just wanted to say thank you for a lovely morning.  Hopefully I will be able to get a place on the garden mosaic class. If not I will probably book myself on the Indigo Dyeing instead.”  Susan

Willow Weaving with Juliette Hamilton

This month Juliette has been incredibly busy running two workshops at the studio and making a field of cows.(see above Craft Taster Day photo). She is sculpting the cows to be displayed in a field at the Glastonbury music festival.

We are now taking bookings for the Willow Basketry Workshop on Saturday 25th October and Willow Decoration workshop on Saturday 6th December.

Wilow Basketry

Photos from the May Willow Weaving workshops

Coiled Basketry with Carol Mowl

We recently had lots of fun making coiled baskets out of yarn fabric and the next Workshop Sun 28th Sept, 10am-3pm, £36

Coiled basketry Workshop

Coiled basketry

Photos from the May Coiled Basket workshop

Dates for your Diary 

British Wool Weekend

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

Sat 6th and Sun 7th July

Fibre East
Ampthill, Bedfordshire
Sat 26th and Sun 27th July
crafts of hand spinning, knitting, dyeing, weaving, felting and crochet

Sat 27th and Sun 28th September

Skipton, North Yorkshire

Bakewell Wool Gathering

Sat 18th October and Sun19th October, 10am-4pm

Regular Events

Rag Bags
We meet on the last Sunday of the month every month at the ‘Nip and Tipple’ pub to continue rag rugging projects and try out different techniques to recycle rags into beautiful things. If you would like to be kept informed about this get together, then email Rag Bags in the subject line to

Tibetan Kitchen Take Away - Sewing group
Thursday afternoons 2:00-3.30pm Bring your knitting, hand sewing, crochet & embroidery. 254, Upper Chorlton Road M16 8DN Tel: 0161 881 1966

Chorlton Knits
The first and third Thursday, 6-8pm. Friendly and informal group of knitters. Back at the Lloyds now. Facebook page: ChorlltonKnits.

We have organised lots of lovely things for you to do, so take time out of your busy life and step into a place with oodles of creativity.

Our gifted and enthusiastic tutors are here to welcome you to the world of crafting experiences at Beetlefelt Studio.

Download and take a look at the new timetable here;

Beetlefelt Timetable Autumn 2014

If you have any questions please get in touch.

0777 240 9308 or 0161 881 6309

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Come along to Beetlefelt Studio where there is ample parking, or get the tram from Manchester city centre direct to the Studio door, the St Werburghs Road tram stop is £3 return.

We look forward to seeing you soon, from Carol and the Beetlefelt Tutors.



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