sustainable craft workshops


on a little Lancashire smallholding


Combining contemporary design with traditional skills, the workshops here at TLLS offer fun, creativity and learning, all the while working as sustainably as possible. We don't use florists oasis or single use plastic and source all materials as locally as we can. All willow and flowers used in workshops are grown here on the smallholding. Sheep's fleece used is either from our own sheep or other local farms. All yarns used are sourced directly from small independent British producers or recycled from British pre consumer mill waste.

The Little Lancashire Smallholding is located in the green space between two large towns, Bury and Bolton, in the North West of England. Here, you can spend a wonderful few hours immersed in creativity, whether that's learning to knit, spin wool from our sheep or arrange  beautiful display from the flowers grown here in the cutting garden. In high summer, you can even come and 'pick your own' flowers for arranging at home.

You may be looking to learn a new craft, or simply want an enjoyable afternoon doing something crafty with friends. As a qualified teacher with over 25 years experience, Rainy leads each session in a relaxed yet confident manner.

Workshops often have a seasonal feel, using what is abundant and available at the time and will include homemade Aga baked cake or lunch depending on the workshop booked.

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