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    Sat 25th May - Sun 9th June

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DAW Workshop Programme 


Wed 29th 11-1pm Embellishing with Hawkers Re-Creatives (age 8+)

Thu 30th 11-1pm  A taste of Miru Shibori with Annabel Wilson

Fri 31st  2-4pm  Wet Felting with Julia Desch (10+)


Sat 1st  Recycled Dorset Button with Anna McDowell

Sun 2nd 10-4pm Garment Upcycling using Shibori with Annabel Wilson

Tue 4th Mending with Thea Batty

Thu 6th 10.30-12.30 Embellishing using embroidery & silk flowers with Hawkers Re-Creatives

Sat 8th 10-4pm Nettle Fibre with Beekay Makes


Sat 8th June 10-4pm

Nettle Fibre Workshop with Brigitte Kaltenbacher of Beekay Makes.

Have you ever wondered how to make fibre from nettles? Now is your chance to find out!

Brigitte is a sustainable handweaver and textile designer working with nettle yarn. She will demonstrate how to extract fibre from nettles for use as string or for spinning.

Cost: £65 including refreshments. Register your interest at

The nettle day:

The day usually starts at 10 am with nettle foraging, followed by making nettle cordage from green fresh nettles. In the afternoon we work from prepared retted nettle straw to gain nettle fibre. During processing we will share stories and learn about nettle tales and folklore. We will also explore a few basic and easy ways to spin too.


Participants  will go away with a printed hand-out, your own lock of nettle fibre, some nettle string and a small length of spun nettle yarn. Everything you need to start processing your own nettle fibre!


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Join us at Hawkers Farm during DAW for workshops and an exhibition: 

Adornment -

Creative Uses of Fibre


Be inspired by imaginative ways to embellish and rework existing clothing and reduce waste. Hawkers Re-Creatives will be joined by; Julia Desch, Annabel Wilson and Anna McDowell.

Our workshop programme will include;

felting, shibori, Dorset buttons, embellishing, mending and nettle fibre.

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