Autumn Creative Events Round Up in Oswestry
13th August 2014
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Autumn Creative Events Round Up in Oswestry

Crumbs!  A positive embarrassment of riches on the table for you this August, with a whole raft of courses and workshops to get your creative itch scratched.   I’ve listed the courses by venue, rather than date. 

Material Therapy - 20 Beatrice Street, Oswestry . 07706 756032

Friday 15th 7-9pm Beginners crochet £7.50 all materials supplied

Monday 18th 2-4pm Folded hedgehog workshop £7.50

Tuesday19th 2-4pm Childrens Felt Owl making £7.50

Monday 18th 7-9 Theatre of Dreams Make Free

Monday 25th 2-4 Folded hedgehog workshop £7.50

Monday 25th 7-9 Theatre of Dreams Make Free


Oswestry Library  - Arthur Street, Oswestry.  01691 677388

Saturday 16th and 30th , Thursday 21st August  – Free Guitar Lessons (book with library staff)

Thursday 14, 21 28 August – 3-5pm St John’s ambulance- learn about first aid ( Free drop in event)

 Wednesday 20th  and 27th August 3-4pm  – Golf with Oswestry Golf club  (Free drop-in activity)

Monday 18th August 1:30 – 4:30pm –   Chess Games (Free drop in event)

Monday 18th August  2-4pm Learn to make Chinese Shadow Puppets £5.00 (includes light refreshments and materials)– all ages welcome.  Please book your place with library staff

Friday 15th August - Social Steps – confidence building through communication skills 15-18yrs.  Free event but please book your place with library staff

Tuesday 19th August 3-4pm - Origami session .Free event but please book your place with library staff

Friday 29th August through the day – Come on and Knit. Whether a beginner or improver.  All ages welcome    Free drop-in event.


The Pincushion (new lovely, lovely business at 67 Beatrice Street).  07714 418575

Workshops for grown ups. All workshops include lunch and refreshments.  All materials are provided.  Each workshop  has a maximum of five places

Saturday 16th August/ Sunday 17th August 10 to 6pm– Spinning for Beginners (£40.00) Learning how to sort a sheep fleece, how to card wool and how spin using a spinning wheel.

Saturday 23rd August/Sunday 24th August 9 – 5pm. Memory Blanket/Bear £35.00.  Using old or recycled baby clothes to create blankets and soft toys, including how to use a sewing machine, an overlocker, pattern cutting, fabric cutting, pinning, tacking and patchwork.

Saturday 30th August/Sunday 31st August 10 to 4pm.  Knitting for beginners.  Learn how to cast on, knit basic stitches, follow a pattern and cast off.


Children’s workshops, aged between 8 – 12.  Workshops re £5/hour or £20/full session.  Lunch and refreshments provided and maximum numbers are 10 per workshop.

Thursday 14th August  10 – 2pm.  Learn how spin your own yarn from sheep’s wool.

Tuesday 19th August .  Make your own soft toys

Thursday 21st August.  How to make a fabric purse or wallet.

Tuesday 26th August.  Design and make key rings.

Thursday 28th August.  Upcyle pre-loved fabrics into fabulous bags


QUBE – Oswald Road, Oswestry. 01691 656882.

A truly fascinating exhibition – ‘A Time of Change’ featuring exquisite embroidered pieces and artwork from the very talented members of the Guild of Embroiderers (Oswestry  and District Branch).   To accompany the exhibition we are running a number of workshops through August.

Monday 18th August 2-4pm.   Writing Workshop with Simon Fletcher, poet and novelist.  Join Simon in this month’s Writing Masterclass responding to the fabulous  ‘ATime of Change Exhibition’ at Qube.     £7.50 per session (£5.00 concessions).  Advanced booking required.  Telephone: 01691 656882.

Wednesday 20th/27th August and 3rd September. 10 – 12pm.  Embroidery for Beginners Workshop.  Learn the basics behind embroidery.  Experiment with different stitches, textures and materials – what will you create?  £5.00 per person including materiels.  Please book with Qube.

Saturday 16th, 23rd and 30th August 10-12pm – Free Embroidery Demo Drop In – Every Saturday during ‘A Time of Change’ Exhibition, some of the artists will be here to demonstrate the methods behind their works  and talk about their pieces.


Willow Gallery – Willow Street Oswestry.  01691 657575

Friday 15th to Sunday 17th August. 10 – 4pm.  Three Day Portrait Sculpture with Heather Burnley.

This is a fantastic chance to work with an extremely talented artist and teacher.  For more information on the course and costs, please contact Willow Gallery.


I’ll be blogging about the September workshops in two weeks time and will be posting the fab workshops for Oswestry Makes shortly on here and our facebook page.

Honestly, no excuses for not having a go and creating something beautiful.  Go on, you know your worth it!

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Isabelle W

Member since: 11th June 2012

Charmed to my boots by Oswestry and the Welsh Marches. I happily do my best to support the fantastic independent shops and businesses in the area through The Best of Oswestry.

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