Cartwheels Craft Centre
The picturesque valley of Penhawger is the setting of Cartwheels Craft Centre, part of a 17th century barn complex that was restored to its present beauty in 2009 by its owners the Gerry family who have been at Penhawger since 1985.
Julia married into the Gerry family in 2009 after spending every spare moment at weekends and evenings helping her fiance Chris and his parents Brian and Eve with the restoration project. Shortly after this, Julia and Chris’s first son Oliver was born and Julia took the decision not return to her previous employment as Assistant Manager at a Microbiology Food Testing Laboratory to become a full time stay at home mum. Daniel, Julia and Chris’s second son arrived shortly after.
Julia’s inspiration for the craft centre comes from her love of patchwork, quilting and anything involving material combined with working from home and remaining close to the boys.
The craft centre draws together the knowledge and talents of professional local artists and crafters to provide a wide range of workshops that hopefully appeal to both men and women of all ages.
Penhawger provides the tranquil, inspirational environment conducive to creative arts and crafts such as willow work, patchwork, quilting, jewellery making, painting and rag rugging.
Cartwheels Craft Centre – ‘Be inspired to create’.
The converted barn complex is also home to Cartwheels Cottages. Two self catering holiday lets, Mill Barn and Winnow Barn which are presented to a very high standard. More details can be found on the accommodation page.