Artist workshops at Nostell

Cosy up in Nostell's new Workshop or head outdoors to learn a new skill. We're welcoming a host of local artists throughout November and December, offering a fantastic range of full and half-day sessions. Each workshop price includes all materials, hot drinks and a slice of cake. Please call 01924 866745 to book your place (lines open Monday - Sunday 10am - 4pm).

Green woodworking tools at Nostell

Introduction to green woodworking

Wrap up warm and join our resident green woodwork expert, Mike Craig, for a day in the forest. Starting with an introduction to woodland ecology, you'll learn the techniques for crafting spreaders and spatulas, taking home your own hand carved masterpiece. £45, Saturday 4 and Friday 17 November, 10am - 4pm.

Visitor making a fabric brooch in an artist workshop at Nostell

Fabric badge making

Start your session with a guided of walk of the gardens to learn all about the flora and fauna and get your creative juices flowing. Textile artist Amanda Woollard will then guide you through the process of brooch making to turn your inspiration into a colourful accessory. £15, Sunday 5 November, 10am - 12pm.

Visitor creating a wirework piece of art at Nostell

Wire drawing

Enter the wonderful wire world of Helaina Sharpley. She'll guide you in the process of sketching out an illustration and bringing it to life by twisting and turning wire, taking home a complete artwork mounted on a canvas. £45, Saturday 11 November, 10am - 4pm.

Visitor taking part in an embroidery workshop at Nostell

Cushion cover embroidery

Join textiles specialist Louise Taylor to learn the techniques of hand embroidery, needle felting and applique techniques and create your own cushion cover to take home. £26, Sunday 12 November, 10am - 1pm.

Willow deer created in a workshop by Leilah Vyner

Weave a willow deer

Willow artist Leilah Vyner will demonstrate various weaving techniques to create your own 4ft deer. These beautiful willow sculptures are popular as handcrafted Christmas presents or statement pieces to star in your own festive decorations. £55, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November, 10am - 4pm.

Felt robins crafted by Helen Riddle

Festive felting

Get into the Christmas spirit with Helen Riddle's fun festive workshop. You'll learn the techniques of needle felting to create your own robin decoration to hang on your tree. £26, Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December, 10am - 12pm.

Visitor weaving a willow wreath for Christmas

Weave a willow wreath

Fancy making wreath with a difference this year? Artist Leilah Vyner will show you the traditional techniques of willow weaving to create your own rustic decoration for your front door. £35, Friday 8 December (10am - 12pm and 1 - 3pm) and Sunday 10 December (10am - 12pm).

Colourful fabric Christmas wreath created by artist Agnis Smallwood

Fabric wreath making

Textile artist and designer Agnis Smallwood will show you how to create the perfect indoor decoration, with a wide selection of colours, textures and materials to choose from. £25, Saturday 9 and Sunday 16 December, 10am - 12.30pm.