DUE TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS ALL DAY WORKSHOPS ARE NOW CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
A FEW FACTS Each workshop will be hosted by Marie Wallin and will be worked around a specific project. The project will be an exclusive design or designs by Marie Wallin and will be an item to wear, for the home or a decorative piece. The workshops aim to be fun, friendly and creative in the beautiful surroundings of the Brooksby Hall, close to Marie’s home village of Hoby, Leicestershire
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE A pack containing Marie's BRITISH BREEDS yarn, A chance to view and try on some of the garments from Marie's latest books. There will also be an opportunity to buy some of Marie's kits, patterns and books. A delicious lunch made locally and lashings of tea, coffee, fruit juice and of course the very popular homemade cake served in the afternoon.
Brooksby Hall is a 16th century hunting lodge set in the medieval village of Brooksby, which unfortunately no longer exists. The hall is set in an 850 acre country estate and many famous and influential people have lived there. The Villiers family lived at the hall from 1235 to 1711 and have many famous descendants , including an illustrious list of past Prime Ministers, Lord Avon, Pitt the Younger and Elder and Sir Winston Churchill. Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen Mother and the late Princess of Wales can all trace their ancestry back to the Villiers family. The hall has had several owners over the centuries, including Lord Cardigan, of the Charge of the Light Brigade, the original Barclay of Barclays Bank, Lady Sarah Wilson, aunt of Sir Winston Churchill and Admiral Beatty of Brooksby and the Battle of Jutland. The current hall is now owned by Brooksby Melton College and is a specialist vocational Further and Higher Education college.
Whilst attending one of the workshops you will be able to enjoy the beautiful mature gardens and ornamental lake that surrounds the hall as well as visiting the 13th century church of St Michael of all Angels.