Creative Workshops

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SUSTAINABLE CREATIVE WORKSHOPS
IN THE ARKADIA FIBRE SHACK
GREAT GROUND FARM

Book for yourself, family or a group of friends.

Ideal as a birthday party or special occasion celebration.

Seasonal special creative workshops available.

Check calendar for details.

Why not buy a voucher as a perfect gift!

Alpaca Pom Pom Key Fobs or Back-Pack Zip Pulls

  • Meet the alpacas out on the farm, learn about these beautiful animals and their incredible fleeces.
  • Work with a sample of fleece from your chosen alpaca.
  • Make your very own alpaca pom pom key ring fob or zip pull.

Suitable for: Age 10+ to adult
Duration: 2 – 2.5 hours (allow 2.5 to ensure work completed) (maximum 10 people)
Cost:  £35 / person
Included in the price: farm tour, all materials and light refreshments: tea/ coffee and biscuits
Available: see dates on calendar or request group booking (minimum 6)
By request for birthday parties:  17:00 – 19:30 evenings or Saturday or Sunday afternoons 16:00 – 18:30
Please note: Birthday parties:  £250 (max. 10 people) includes Arkadia Alpaca Birthday Cake and drinks. Every guest gets to take home their own sustainable Alpaca key fob as a memory of the day. No party bags needed!

Willow Weave An Alpaca Bird Nest Builder

  • Meet the alpacas out on the farm, learn about these beautiful animals and their incredible fleeces.
  • Work with willow from the farm to create a suet ball bird feeder and an alpaca fibre bird nest builder. Fill your willow structure with alpaca fibre.
  • Your garden friends will have the most luxurious nests in the neighbourhood!
  • Using short fleece which cannot be spun, we make sure we put every bit of fibre to good use with this fun and easy sustainable activity.

Suitable for: Age 10+ to adult

Course Duration: 2 – 2.5 hours (allow 2.5 to ensure work completed) (maximum 10 people)

Cost: £35 / person

Included in the price: farm tour, all materials and light refreshments: tea/ coffee and biscuits

Available: See dates on calendar or request group booking (minimum 6)

By request for parties : 17:00 – 19:30 evenings or Saturday or Sunday afternoons 16:00 – 18:30

Please note: Birthday parties:  £250 (maximum 10 people) includes Arkadia Alpaca Birthday Cake and drinks. Every guest gets to take home their own sustainable willow and alpaca fibre bird’s nest builder. No party bags needed!

Alpaca Spinning and Bracelet Braiding

  • Alpaca fibre is among the finest fibre in the world. Soft and long and in a range of beautiful natural colours, alpaca can be a joy to spin if you know where to start!
  • Meet the alpacas out on the farm, learn about these beautiful animals and all about their incredible fleeces. Learn and understand what makes it different from sheep’s wool.
  • Learn how to take the fleece from its raw state through to making a finished yarn using carding and spinning. Create some yarn in beautiful natural colours and create your own alpaca bracelets.
  • Use card looms or knitting techniques.

Suitable for: Age 10+ to adult

Course Duration: 2 – 2.5 hours (allow 2.5 to ensure work completed)

Cost: £35 / person

Included in the price: farm tour, all materials and light refreshments: tea/ coffee and biscuits

Available: See dates on calendar or request group booking (minimum 6)

By request for parties : 17:00 – 19:30 evenings or Saturday or Sunday afternoons 16:00 – 18:30

Please note: Birthday parties:  £250 (maximum 10 people) includes Arkadia Alpaca Birthday Cake and drinks. Every guest gets to take home their own alpaca bracelets as gifts or to keep or both!

Felting Soap

  • Meet the alpacas out on the farm, learn about these beautiful animals and their incredible fleeces.
  • Learn all the basic techniques to get you going with wet felting. In this easy introductory workshop you will learn about the ancient art of felt making practised by nomadic people of Central Asia who have been doing this for thousands of years. The technique is now being adopted by textiles artists across the globe.
  • Learn about the process of bonding wool fibres together using the slightly messy wet felting method.
  • Alpaca felted soaps are incredibly sustainable- they reduce water usage, make soap last longer, prevent gunky build up on your sink and act as a brilliant exfoliator and anti-bacterial.
  • Make your own printed labels to make your soaps perfect as gifts.  Soaps will be palm oil free, vegan and ethically sourced.
  • Whilst your soap is drying meet the alpacas and get to know these beautiful animals.
  • All fibres will be natural colours. All materials supplied.

Suitable for: Age 10+ to adult

Course Duration: 2 – 2.5 hours (allow 2.5 to ensure work completed)

Cost: £35 / person

Included in the price: farm tour, all materials and light refreshments: tea/ coffee and biscuits

Available: See dates on calendar or request group booking (minimum 6)

By request for parties : 17:00 – 19:30 evenings or Saturday or Sunday afternoons 16:00 – 18:30

Please note: Birthday parties:  £250 (maximum 10 people) includes Arkadia Alpaca Birthday Cake and drinks. Every guest gets to take home their own sustainable willow and alpaca fibre

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Please don’t hesitate to call us if you would like more information about the workshops

Sylvie: 07988 872976

Drew: 07831 550118

Vouchers available

If you would like a group booking 6 or more people (max. 10) for a specific workshop on a specific date  please enquire. If no bookings are taken on that date you can group book.

Please enquire if you have special requests for children’s birthday parties.

Group leader has 18 years teaching experience and full DBS checks. Risk Assessment available. 

If you have special needs or mobility issues please do not hesitate to contact us.

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