News

Macmillan Coffee Day 10am – 4pm

Thank you so much to everyone that supported our event on Saturday.  We raised a fantastic £663.56 which has gone straight to Macmillan.  The lucky winner of our main raffle prize was Bridget King of Loveny Willow.  Bridget is now the proud owner of a lovely handmade quilt.

Cartwheels Summer Craft Fair 24th June 10am – 4pm

Cartwheels will be holding it’s fifth Summer Craft Fair on Saturday 24th 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, Wicca Work,  Caradon Country Seat, Horse Shoe Art, Treweatha Crafts, Troutbeck Nurseries, Seapea, Saponista’s Artisan Soap, Penny O.Connor, Bill Jones Pottery and many more.
  • Meet the tutors and discuss workshops10351090_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
  • 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.

DSCF4213 (Small)DSCF4216 (Small)

 

Sewing Retreats at Cartwheels

This week Cartwheels has opened its doors to its first group of ladies on a ‘Sewing Retreat’.  They took over Winnow Barn and took advantage of the spacious lounge and converted it into a extra large sewing studio. 

We added additional tables and chairs to the kitchen so that the work stations 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 availability.

Charity Quilting Exhibition in aid of Little Harbour

Cartwheels will be holding it’s second Charity Quilting Exhibition on 16th, 17th and 18th September in aid of Children’s Hospice South West Little Harbour.

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 Little Harbour
  • There will be a raffle with all proceeds going to Little Harbour with prizes kindly donated by some of the top fabric and craft suppliers.
  • Cartwheels Patchwork and Quilting shop will be open during the exhibition with 10% discount off all purchases made.
  • Refreshments
  • Disabled access and facilities with ample free off road parking

16th, 17th and 18th 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 local charity.

logo (Small)

Cartwheels Patchwork and Quilting Shop’s 1st Birthday

This month marks the 1st anniversary of the opening of Cartwheels Patchwork and Quilting Shop.  We have had a fantastic first year and to celebrate we are offering 10% discount off everything in the shop (excluding workshops) on Saturday 12th March.  Our opening hours for this day will be 9.30am – 4pm.  Come along and have a browse around the shop and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of delicious homemade cake in our tea room.  We hope to see you soon!

happy-birthday-millies[1] (Small)

Charity Art Exhibition 25th – 27th September in aid of CLIC Sargent

Cartwheels Craft Centre is holding a charity art exhibition to promote the work of local artists as well as raising money for CLIC Sargent, a very worthy cause.  Come to this tranquil and inspirational setting to view a range of artistic styles created in a variety of media.  Open Friday – Sunday 10am – 4pm.

The exhibition will feature work by:-

  • Yvette Wiltshire
  • Nicola Jane Rowles
  • Karen Farrington
  • Sarah J Perry
  • Sheila Holland
  • Paul Mallett
  • Jennie Bonniface

As well as original artwork, there will be prints, cards, stationary and homeware available to purchase.

There will also be:-CLIC Logo

  • Raffle in aid of CLIC Sargent
  • Refreshments

£2 admission – all of which goes straight to CLIC Sargent

Ample free off road parking, disabled access and facilities

If you have any questions about the event please contact either Julia on 01579 343675 or 340026

Sewing Groups at Cartwheels Craft Centre

As Cartwheels has recently merged with Dragonfly Crafts, we are now in the position to offer additional sewing groups:-

Monday mornings – 10am – 1pm  £6 per session including tea/coffee and biscuits

Alternate Monday evenings – 7pm – 10pm £6 per session including tea/coffee and biscuits

2nd and 4th Thursday mornings – 10am – 1pm  £6 per session including tea/coffee and biscuits

Bring along your sewing projects to work on or discuss ideas for new projects.  Sue will be on hand during these sessions for help and guidance if needed.  Block patterns can be provided if you wish,  maybe make your first block into a cushion before progressing onto a sample quilt or wall hanging.

Don’t forget you will have access to Cartwheels Shop during these sessions to stock up on your fabric, threads, wadding, cushion pads and more.

If you are interested in joining one of these sessions contact either Julia or Sue on 01579 343675 / 340026.

279082508129284524vH5sKSp1c[1]

Inspiration To Start A New Art Class

If you have been watching the recent programme ‘The Big Painting Challenge’ you may be feeling inspired to have a go yourself and we have just the thing for you.  Our summer term of art classes will be starting on Wednesday 15th April with local art tutor Yvette Wiltshire:-

Wednesday mornings – ‘An artistic journey in a range of mediums’ gives the opportunity to use your preferred medium or to experiment with new ones.  Suitable for learners with little or no experience.  9.30am – 12.00 noon, £11 per session payable at the start of the term

Wednesday evenings – ‘Watercolour for beginners and improvers’ following a schedule with frequent demonstrations by the tutor and unlimited help and guidance.  7pm – 9.30pm, £11 per session payable at the start of the term.

Please contact Julia if you are interested

DSCF5134 (Small)DSCF5032 (Small)

Nice Weather for Ducks

It has been lovely weather for ducks this weekend with the continuous drizzle and rain.  And look what was hatched here yesterday in the second of our ‘Duck’ workshops with Sue Rowe.

DSCF5138 (Small)DSCF5136 (Small)DSCF5137 (Small)DSCF5135 (Small)

Just in time for Easter we had 9 ducks hatch yesterday, a selection of which are above.  Which one is your favourite?

If you missed the workshop, or would like to but one as a present for someone they can be purchased from Cartwheels Shop open Wednesday to Saturday from 9.30am.

Patchwork and Quilting Supplies – Opening Saturday 7th March 9.30am

I am delighted to announce that Cartwheels is merging with Sue Rowe of Dragonfly Crafts to open an outlet for Patchwork and Quilting Supplies here at Cartwheels Craft Centre, Penhawger Farm, Merrymeet, Liskeard.

We will be stocking:-279082508129284524vH5sKSp1c[1]

  • 100% cotton fabric, patterned and plain
  • Calico
  • Osnaburg
  • ‘Warm and Natural’ and polyester wadding
  • Buttons
  • Guitterman threads, quilting threads and multicolour threads
  • Needles, pins, templates, cutting mats, rotary cutters, acrylic rulers and much more

Plus:-

  • Handmade bags, cushions, book covers, wall hangings and more

Come along and have a look at what we have to offer, a must for any patchwork or quilting enthusiast.

Enter our free draw to win a Cartwheels jute goody bag filled with fabric, buttons, and ribbon. Simply complete your name, address, contact number and email to be in with a chance to win.

Refreshments will be available on the open day as will ample free off road parking, disabled access and facilities.

Our opening hours will be:-

Wednesday – Friday 9.30am – 3pm       Saturday 9.30am – 4pm

Please note: Workshops and classes will continue as usual at Cartwheels Craft Centre