Author Archives: Julia Gerry

NEW CLASS – Watercolour Class for the Complete Beginner

We are pleased to be able to add a new class to our schedule which will start on 7th June 2019.

Description: Aimed at the complete beginner this Watercolour Painting class will enable you to
learn how to capture light, colour and represent seasonal compositions.
The group will be taught by painting step-by-step demonstrations with individual support and 1:1 tuition.
Initially, we will be painting simple compositions of mainly skies and representing a variety of weather conditions.
During the sessions we will be exploring techniques in Watercolour from the basics of colour mixing, learning how to leave paper white, blend variegated washes with controlled wet-in-wet and achieve fresh glazes to the more advanced methods of creating special textural effects.
This class will teach and inspire you to create fresh vibrant paintings with rich tonal value, confident brush marks and enable you to develop your own painting style.
Students are required to provide their own equipment. A full list of art materials will be provided during the first session.
Tutor: Jennie Boniface
Sessions: Weekly 1pm – 3.30pm
Cost: £10 payable as attended to include tea / coffee and biscuits
If you would to book a space, please either contact Julia on 01579 340026 / 343675 or jennieboniface@hotmail.com
The venue offers ample free off road parking, disabled access and facilities

Happy New Year to you all!

We will be re-opening again on Wednesday 9th January when our sale will begin. There will be 15% off everything in the shop (excluding plants) until the 31st January.  There will also be 10% off any workshops booked during the sale period. If booking a workshop online, enter the coupon code JANSALE10 and the discount will be applied.

Gift Vouchers

If you are not sure what to buy that special someone for Christmas, why not book them onto a workshop.  But if you are unsure of what they would prefer, a gift voucher would solve all your problems.  Vouchers can be purchased in any denomination and used either against a workshop or for any purchase in the shop.  Either email us at cartwheelscraftcentre@hotmail.co.uk or give us a call on 01579 340026 and we can organise it all for you.

Christmas Craft Fair 3rd & 4th November

Our Christmas Craft Fair this year will be held on 3rd and 4th November, 10am – 4pm both days.  A wide selection of local top quality artists and crafters will be here selling their products:-

Loveny Willow, Lily Burl, Cornish Pebbles, Treweatha Crafts, Caradon Country Seat, Rock Cottage Pottery, Country Cottage Ceramics, Penny O’Connor, Buttons and Pom Poms, The Glass Cellar, The Cornish Hare,  Clarabelle Crafts, Country Cottage Crochet, Troutbeck Nurseries and more.

Refreshments including tea, coffee, cake and pasties.

Ample free off road parking with disabled access and facilities.

Charity Quilting Exhibition in Aid of Bowel Cancer

A big big thank you to everyone that exhibited, visited helped and donated to our Charity Quilting Exhibition, together we raised a fantastic £813!  It was lovely to chat to so many new people at the event who share our love of fabric, patchwork and quilting.  Below are some pictures of the lovely work that was on display.

Charity Quilting Exhibition in aid of Bowel Cancer UK

Cartwheels will be holding it’s third Charity Quilting Exhibition on 28th, 29th and 30th September in aid of Bowel Cancer UK.

The exhibits will be the work of the ladies that attend Cartwheels sewing groups and workshops at the craft centre.

  • £2 admission which will go straight to Bowel Cancer UK
  • There will be a raffle with all proceeds going to Bowel Cancer UK with the first prize being a hand made quilt that has been kindly donated by Margrette Munroe who attends our sewing groups.
  • Also prizes kindly donated by Penny O’Connor, Loveny Willow, Rock Cottage Pottery and Troutbeck Plant and Nursery.
  • Refreshments
  • Disabled access and facilities with ample free off road parking

28th, 29th and 30th September 10am – 4pm

Please come along and view the fabulous work that will be on display, visit the shop and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with a slice of delicious homemade cake and experience the inspirational and tranquil environment that Cartwheels has to offer,  all while supporting a very worthwhile charity.

Cartwheels Summer Craft Fair 16th June 10am – 4pm

Cartwheels will be holding it’s sixth Summer Craft Fair on Saturday 16th June from 10am – 4pm.

  • Come and see a wide variety of quality locally produced arts and crafts on sale:- Cornish Pebbles Jewellery,  Loveny Willow,  Clareabelle Crafts,The Felted Sheep,  Lily Burl,  Caradon Country Seat, Horse Shoe Art, Treweatha Crafts, Troutbeck Nurseries, Seapea,  Penny O.Connor, Bill Jones Pottery, Chris Cook Stained Glass and many more.10351090_322567701240166_3024794463071440339_n[1] (Small)
  • Visit Cartwheels Shop for all of your patchwork and quilting supplies as well as hand made cushions, bags, chickens, ducks, fabric boxes and much more
  • Troutbeck Nurseries will be here with their wide range of quality plants including bedding, hanging baskets, herbs, perennials, roses, shrubs, hedging and much more.
  • Refreshments on the lawn
  • Disabled access and facilities
  • Ample free off road parking

Come and enjoy the rural and inspirational setting that Cartwheels has to offer.

 

 

Troutbeck Plants and The Mezzanine Gallery at Cartwheels

Troutbeck Plants and Nursery now have a permanent sales site here at Cartwheels.  Their fantastic range of top quality plants is on display at the front of the Craft Centre which compliments the rural and inspirational setting that Cartwheels has to offer.

The range of plants includes shrubs, roses, perennials, herbs, palms, bedding and hedging.  All plants are clearly labelled and competitively priced so come along and have a look for yourselves.

In addition to Cartwheels Shop for all of your patchwork and quilting needs including cushions, bags, lampshades and wall hangings, we have now opened the ‘Mezzanine Gallery’.  This incorporates the quality arts and crafts of local people including ‘Loveny Willow’, ‘Penny O’Connor Textile Artist’, ‘Rock Cottage Pottery’, ‘Botanical Tiles’, ‘Suzanne’s Winter Warmers’ and ‘Sue Martin Buttons and Cards’.

We are open Wednesday – Saturday 9.30am – 4pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm.

With our disabled access and ample off road parking a visit to Cartwheels is a must for everyone.

Cartwheels Easter Event

On Good Friday and Easter Saturday we will be holding an Easter Event.

This will include the launch of Troutbeck Plants and Nursery who will be having a permanent sales area at Cartwheels.  If anyone has purchased some of their lovely plants at our previous craft fairs they will realise the quality of their perennials, shrubs, bedding, hedging, herbs, palms and more.

We will also be launching our ‘Mezzanine’ area where there will be permanent sales of art and craft products from our talented local people.

This two day event will be from 9.30am – 4pm each day with tea, coffee and homemade cakes available.  Don’t forget we have ample free off road parking with disabled access and facilities.

Sewing Retreats at Cartwheels

We recently welcomed a group of sewing ladies on their second ‘Sewing Retreat’ at Cartwheels.  They took over Winnow Barn and took advantage of the spacious 42′ long lounge and converted it into a extra large sewing studio. 

We added additional tables and chairs to the kitchen so that the work stations in the lounge didn’t need to be interrupted at meal times.

If they ran out of supplies while they were here, of course they could simply pop across the lawn to Cartwheels Patchwork & Quilting Shop to find a wide selection of fabrics, thread, wadding, notions and much more.

During their stay, the ladies were welcome to join in with any of the activities that were going on in the Craft Centre such as sewing groups or workshops.

So if you belong to a sewing group, or if you have a group of friends with a shared interest of sewing, and would like to spend some quality time enjoying your hobby away from the phone, the washing, the ironing or even the husband then contact Julia via the contact form or on 01579 343675 / 340026 to check prices and availability.