Look out for new craft workshops around Uckfield
Craftspeople from across the county have been recruited by a Buxted mother-of-two who has launched a business to ‘promote life’s simple pleasures’.
Louise Burton has lined up an original series of experience days on a traditional home and country crafts theme, encompassing workshop projects for the home, garden and lifestyle.
The aim is to allow guests hands-on experience in a variety of crafts with tuition from experts.
The one-day workshops are designed to appeal to both women and men and be suitable for families, individuals, private and corporate groups. Some will be presented during school holidays for children and teens.
Louise, an events and hospitality professional, said she had attended and enjoyed similar workshops herself not just because of learning a new skill but also because of meeting and chatting to different people.
Inspiring and refreshing
She added: “I found the courses inspiring and refreshing and thought I could use my event skills to launch a business that encourages people to be resourceful and that taps into the huge resurgence of the make-do-and-mend culture.”
Louise is married to Rick, also an events producer, and they have two children Alfie, aged three, who attends the Saplings pre-school in Buxted and is soon to start at the village primary school, and Ella, 13, who attends Burgess Hill School for Girls.
Louise’s new business is called Make it Yours and the workshops, being organised within easy reach of Uckfield, Crowborough and Lewes, range from A Wild Food MasterChef Day, where guests will forage for then cook up their own Forager’s Feast from nature’s bounty, to Willow Weaving and making natural beauty creams from herbs.
During the June half term, from June 6 to 8 there will also be special events for over 12s with a Bath Bomb Workshop and a Teen Cookery Day. If you would like to know more there are full workshop details and listings on the Make It Yours website. Make it Yours also has a Facebook page and can be found on Twitter.
Thanks to Louise for the photographs which were taken at the launch of the Make it Yours Workshops at Hendall Manor Barns, Herons Ghyll.
(Added to site Friday, May 11th, 2012)