Staying at Hendersyde, consider creative courses.

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Staying at Hendersyde – thinking creatively!?

Being inspired by the wonderfully talented creative community in The Borders, I’m delighted to highlight opportunities to take part in their courses.

Whether you are already staying at Hendersyde or might like to make a special trip! You can see much more inspiration through the links in blue below. (Thanks to the makers for their photos.)


Leathercraft courses with Roslyn Whiting



Needlework and Quilting in Kelso

Louise’s courses in The Wonky Giraffe – come very highly recommended!  

Wonky Giraffe Courses



Maggie Read Jewellery School, just over the border in Cornhill.

Maggie has opened a fully equipped jewellery teaching studio (& shop) in the new Cornhill on Tweed Centre. Offering a variety of classes including silversmithing, enamelling and beading (from beginners upward)

Maggie Read's Jewellery courses in Cornhill



Create quirky and cute Beastie Brooches, Necklaces, Bangles and Assemblages in Jedburgh

Linda at Beastie Assemblage says just bring your imagination!

Beastie Assemblage Creative courses in Jedburgh

Big Tree Society – Rustic Green Wood Working Courses near Jedburgh  

Eoin organises the courses in a delightful setting at Harestanes – you are spoiled for choice – as long as you book early! Courses include … Rustic Stool Making, Hedge Chair Making, Shave Horse Making, Pole Lathe Turning, Sitooterie Bench, Timber Tokens, Wood Carvings, Spoon Making, Big Tree Artworks, Bark Paintings, Tree Rings, Old Wood Cave Wall 

Rustic Green Wood Working Courses near Jedburgh




The Glass Studio is also at Harestanes in The Craft Courtyard

Rachel and Georgia run workshops throughout the year, in both ​fusing and stained glass. 

Courses in glass making at Harestanes



Leather work at Birkhill House near Earlston

You are sure to feel relaxed and creative with Roslyn! Learn how to hand-stitch a belt, wallet or card holder and hand-tool designs onto leather. 

Leathercraft courses with Roslyn Whiting

Glass Making Experiences in Selkirk

Peter and Andrew run glass making experiences, with one-to-one tuition, taking about 1½ hours to make a paperweight and a small bowl, using whichever colour you like! 

Glass making experiences at Holmes Glass - Selkirk



Knitting day retreats 

With Alice at Whistlebare on their small family farm in North Northumberland, where they sensitively care for their flocks of Angora goats and Wensleydale sheep.  

Knitting at Whistlebare

Felt-making, basketry, and willow sculpture workshops.

Anna offers workshops for all ages. Based in Lowick in Northumberland, courses are also held in other venues in the area. Anna Turnbull

Basketry Courses with Anna Turnbull




Cocoa Black in Peebles – The Chocolate and Pastry School – with World Chocolate Master – Ruth Hinks.

If you are an ambitious home baker who would like learn chocolate craft skills beyond your wildest dreams!

Peebles is about an hour further up The Tweed Valley from Hendersyde

Cocoa Black Chocolate courses

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