Introduction to Bookbinding
Nov
9
6:30 PM18:30

Introduction to Bookbinding

Spend a lovely evening eating nibbles, making friends and exploring a new craft.

Learn the basics of Japanese stab stitch and pamphlet books working with a variety of papers.

£30 - Materials and refreshments included

To book email Nicolette Lafonseca at archieandtherug@gmail.com or phone 07983 728923 (discounts available if your book more than one of Nicolette's courses!)

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Fabric Block Printing at Home
Oct
5
6:30 PM18:30

Fabric Block Printing at Home

Spend a lovely evening eating nibbles, making friends and exploring a new craft.

Learn how to make this ancient printing technique a method you can easily achieve at hometown create a variety of fabric designs.

£30 - Materials and refreshments included

To book email Nicolette Lafonseca at archieandtherug@gmail.com or phone 07983 728923 (discounts available if your book more than one of Nicolette's courses!)

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Fabric Printing with Rolling Pins
Sep
7
6:30 PM18:30

Fabric Printing with Rolling Pins

Learn a truly wonderful technique that you can use in a variety of ways to create fun fabric designs at home.

£30 - Materials and refreshments included

To book email Nicolette Lafonseca at archieandtherug@gmail.com or phone 07983 728923 (discounts available if your book more than one of Nicolette's courses!)

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Make a Wall Hanging
Aug
19
10:00 AM10:00

Make a Wall Hanging

Spend a lovely day eating nibbles, making friends and learning a new craft.

Learn a variety of techniques such as needle felting, fabric dying and stitching so that you can create a beautiful fabric wall hanging. No previous experience necessary.

£30 - Materials and refreshments included

To book email Nicolette Lafonseca at archieandtherug@gmail.com or phone 07983 728923 (discounts available if your book more than one of Nicolette's courses!)

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Natural Perfume and Aromatherapy Workshop
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Natural Perfume and Aromatherapy Workshop

Natural Perfume & Aromatherapy Workshop - From Plant to Perfume

Make your own unique and completely natural, organic perfume, with the finest quality essential oils. Experience and learn about the aromatic ingredients, where they come from and how they can support health and well-being in this practical, sensual workshop.

There will be a short break during the workshop with fragrant tea and healthy snacks provided.

Cost: £45.00 - Price includes 1 x 10ml bespoke natural roll on perfume blend to take home, using the highest quality organic oils.

Extra Perfumes: If you would like to make more than one perfume you can pay an extra £7 on the day (bespoke perfumes usually £15).

To book click here.

“I have just attended one of Laura’s workshops where we made our own perfumes using her essential oils with the support of her wealth of knowledge on the oil’s properties and the best way to blend the oils we individually chose to make up. It was such a beautiful morning, Laura is a great facilitator allowing us to be led to make our own choices entirely – all the perfumes we made were so unique to each individual person – no doubt responding to our particular needs at the time. I came away with two beautiful perfume blends and a great respect for Laura’s knowledge and her gentle presence. Thank you Laura.”
— Debra S, Australia
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Graphic Fabric Printing
Aug
3
6:30 PM18:30

Graphic Fabric Printing

Learn how you can create graphic screen print type images on fabric in your own home on natural or synthetic fibres. A great method that can be used on it's own or with other techniques.

£30 - materials and refreshments included.

To book email Nicolette Lafonseca at archieandtherug@gmail.com or phone 07983 728923 (discounts available if your book more than one of Nicolette's courses!)

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Hebden Bridge Open Studios
Jul
6
to Jul 8

Hebden Bridge Open Studios

This year we're hosting five of our member's open studios!

Come along and have a look at Hannah Honeywill, Emma Charleston, Pippa Dyrlaga, Rachel Johns and Amy Mellis' work and maybe take something away with you.

We'll have the usual tea, coffee and cakes and most probably some fun stuff to do while you're here! 

We'll be open 11am til 5pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


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The Open Studios weekend is a great opportunity to visit local artists and craftspeople in Hebden Bridge, Todmorden, Heptonstall and Mytholmroyd. This year over 90 artists will be opening their studios and homes.

Browse at your leisure, purchase original work direct from established and new talent from this flourishing creative community. Look out for the magenta signs at each of the venues.

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Women of Hebden Bridge - Hebden Bridge Arts Festival
Jun
30
11:00 AM11:00

Women of Hebden Bridge - Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

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Come and get inky and screen print your own tea towel or tote bag with our new 'Women of Hebden Bridge' design!

As part of Hebden Bridge Arts Festival we're having a fun open day to welcome our community to The Egg, celebrating the wonderful women of our town at the same time! 

There'll be a café for cakes and coffee and games and activities for kids too - see you there!

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Learn to Screen Print - February 2018
Feb
7
to Feb 28

Learn to Screen Print - February 2018

Our comprehensive course covers all the essentials for the rookie screen printer; including coating and exposing a screen using the photo emulsion technique, two colour separation, registration and the delicate art of handling a squeegee correctly.

WEEK ONE

Our first of four sessions, the first week we look at design and colour separation. Whether you've brought your completed design with you or you haven't got a clue what you want to produce, we'll guide you through the process either by hand or in Photoshop.

WEEK TWO

On the second evening of the course, you'll learn how to degrease, coat and expose your screen, as well as having a little go at a stencil screen print, just for fun!

WEEK THREE

Start printing!

Participants use this week to get to grips with their squeegee technique and start to feel confident with ink. Discover the secrets of registration and test out colour combinations ready for your final prints next week!

WEEK FOUR

In this final week you'll print your final four items, supplied by us, as well as some more if you want them.  You can bring some t-shirts to print for your friends, fabric for cushions or you can buy paper and textiles here at The Egg Factory.

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Eggsmas!
Dec
9
to Dec 10

Eggsmas!

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Our fun and fabulous Christmas event is on 9th and 10th of December this year. With 2 days of things to do, taste and buy! We've got local makers selling their wares, locally made food to tickle your tastebuds and fun things to do.

We've got 21 stalls spread over the two days, with different makers on each day:

SATURDAY 9TH:

Ailsa Lishman Textiles, Pippa Dyrlaga Paper Cut Artist, Hannah Griffiths Embroidery, Catherine Woodall Jewellery, Ruby Creagh Leather Bags, Rachel Red Print and Gifts, The Printed Peanut and Whitehall Studio Knitwear!

SUNDAY 10TH:

Emma Charleston Print and Zines, Saima Kaur Embroidery, Rachel Lucie Jewellery, KittyDog Designs Dog Wear, Julia Ogden Print, Ali Haley Jewellery, Hannah Honeywill Artist, Woody Woods Screen Print and Bonkers Clutterbucks!

On both days we're welcoming back the delicious Pextement Cheese and Sally from Kingfisher Flowers with her festive wreaths and NEW - our Marie-Claire with a showcase of local producers from Todmorden Food Assembly!

And last but not least, absolutely beauts hot food from our mates Out to Lunch!

There'll be a licenced bar with local beers and hot mulled wine, kids (and grown-ups) activities and some live music for your ears. We'll see you there for a TOTALLY TROPICAL TIME!

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Learn to Screen Print - November
Nov
1
to Nov 22

Learn to Screen Print - November

Our comprehensive course covers all the essentials for the rookie screen printer; including coating and exposing a screen using the photo emulsion technique, two colour separation, registration and the delicate art of handling a squeegee correctly.

WEEK ONE

Our first of four sessions, the first week we look at design and colour separation. Whether you've brought your completed design with you or you haven't got a clue what you want to produce, we'll guide you through the process either by hand or in Photoshop.

WEEK TWO

On the second evening of the course, you'll learn how to degrease, coat and expose your screen, as well as having a little go at a stencil screen print, just for fun!

WEEK THREE

Start printing!

Participants use this week to get to grips with their squeegee technique and start to feel confident with ink. Discover the secrets of registration and test out colour combinations ready for your final prints next week!

WEEK FOUR

In this final week you'll print your final four items, supplied by us, as well as some more if you want them.  You can bring some t-shirts to print for your friends, fabric for cushions or you can buy paper and textiles here at The Egg Factory.

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How to be a Craftivist - the art of gentle protest Book Launch
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

How to be a Craftivist - the art of gentle protest Book Launch

We are proud to welcome Sarah Corbett back to The Egg Factory for an evening of lively discussion with Helen Meller, Director of the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and to launch her new book How to be a Craftivist.

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In these times of social, political and economic uncertainty, a new handbook is offering citizens the opportunity to take part in a quiet but powerful form of activism that provokes collaboration and conversation in place of division and conflict.

How to be a Craftivist: The Art of Gentle Protest has been designed to help people use craftivism (craft + activism) to thread love, humility and beauty through their activism instead of hate, ugliness or aggression.

Sarah will be available to sign copies of the book before and after the event.

7pm arrival for a 7.30pm start, with drinks available from our pop-up bar!

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The Hebden Bridge Annual EGGSTRAVAGANZA!
Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

The Hebden Bridge Annual EGGSTRAVAGANZA!

As promised in the Hebden Bridge Annual, we're holding a fabulous family fun day to celebrate the Annual and everyone in it! With guided walks, games, dressing up and stuff for grown ups as well, the EGGSTRAVAGANZA is going to be egg-cellent!

Free to attend, you will need to book to take part in certain activities, like the walks, so watch this space for more info.

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