Residents are invited to get creative with Anvil Arts and join the summer craft workshops being held during the day at The Anvil across June and July.

The workshops kick off on Thursday, June 9 where there will be a Rag Rug Workshop. The day aims to give a great introduction to rag rugs, using traditional prodder and hook techniques.

During the workshop, you will work on a small item which can be turned into a cushion, bag or wall hanging. You’ll cover all the basics including transferring a design, and the different stitches needed, as well as how to complete your project.

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All tools will be provided for you to use in the workshop, and you will be given a wooden peg prodder to take home. You will need to have good hand dexterity and strength, as there is a lot of twisting, pulling, and scissor movements.

Later on in the month on Thursday, June 30, residents can join willow sculptor artist Jacqueline Rolls as she helps you create a Small Honeybee Willow. The piece of work will create a great statement piece and unusual sculpture for residents home or garden.

The following month, on Tuesday, July 19, residents are encouraged to join the Willow Birdhouse Workshop and create a teardrop shaped willow birdhouse, with a round or square entrance hole, which is guaranteed to be a great introduction to basketry techniques.

Residents are asked to note that working with willow can be tough on the hands, so if you have a condition, such as arthritis or carpel tunnel syndrome, you may find this activity difficult to do.

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All the workshops will run from 10am until 4.30pm at The Anvil.

Tickets for each workshops are currently priced at £65 per ticket.

However the price does include tuition, tools and materials as well as basic refreshments, but residents are asked to bring their own lunch along for the workshops as this will nit be provided on the day.

The workshops are suitable for anyone aged 18 and over.

For more information and to book residents who are interested should visit:

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