Weave a Willow Gypsy BasketStart Date: 9th OctEnd Date: Time: 9.30 - 5.30pm

 Julie for Pip Cottage will be joining us here at the gathering fields. We will be learning traditional weaving techniques, and  we will make a useful Gypsey style basket for bread, eggs, pegs or gathering herbs. Join Julie Livesey  ,maker and turot of natural crafts and basketry. This will be a creative medicine day of craft and learning all about this wonderous plant Willow. Refreshments and soup will be provided while we weave in our log fired cosy barn.

You will need warm clothing if we venture outside to look at the willow, some comfy slippers and snacks of your own choice. Please allow plenty of time to allow yourself to land and get comfortable .

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Ancestors Heckling RetreatStart Date: 23rd OctEnd Date: Time: 9.30 - 5.30

Join us for a creative retreat leading us to the time of year where we honour our ancestors. our words are precious and our acknowledgment of the year gone by , our thoughts, fears and hopes are all heard at this time. To heckle is a process where fibres were split and straighten in preparation for spinning yarn for weaving. When the fibres were cleaned and cleared the spinning and weaving of the new could begin. Together we will cast are thoughts back to those that crafted before us, we will thread the beads with the hawthorn berries to make hawhtorn prayer braclet. We will create and weave magical tools for  the coming winter months. 

This creative and relaxing day of crafting and exploring will give us the space to just be . Your day will start with Yoga Nidra and sound, then we will have the opportunity to explore some of the ways our ancestors sought guidance and clarity . We will explore the Flower Portal Oracle to seek guidance for our creative session together dedicating crafted tools to our ancestors opening up the lines of communication between you and them as we move forward into the winter months.  

Autumn Hedgerow MedicineStart Date: 26th SeptemberEnd Date: Time: 10.00 am - 1 pm

Bowland Hay Time Project funded through DEFRA Farming in protected landscapes are pleased to support The Gathering Fields Autumn Hedgerow Medicine workshop.

Autumn is a time for juicy berries and  gathering our last fruits and roots ready for the Winter months ahead. Join us  for a 3 hour workshop with a short meander along the hedgerows learning about the benefits of our autumn fruits, we will come back to the barn and create an elixir together which is  way of preserving the herbs and fruits for the colder  winter months.. We will explore the benefits of native plants and you will get your very own take home sample.

Eco Printing WorkshopStart Date: 12th SeptEnd Date: Time: 10.00 - 1pm

Bowland Hay Time Project funded through DEFRA Farming in protected landscapes are pleased to support The gathering Fields Eco printing workshop.  This  nature art eco print workshop is a form of natural dyeing where the plant colours from a variety of fresh seasonal flowers and leaves  are transferred onto paper or fabric. You will learn some simple techniques using all natural materials. You do not need and experience to embark on the inspirational world of eco dyeing. Come an join us for a cosy day being creative in our log fired barn.