In-person course
in Hickling Pastures, Melton Mowbray

Frosty the Snowman at Hanwell Wine Estate



Come and make festive Frosty the shelf sitting snowman with a cheeky face! Children and adults alike will fall in love with him and you’ll find your family and friends wanting one too. The workshop will take place in our 100sqm craft barn were you will find a relaxing space to work, while taking in the beautiful surrounding views of Hanwell Wine Estate. What you will make – An adorable snowman that sits 10” from his shelf to the top of his hat and his legs dangle down about another 6”. Who is the workshop suitable for -Suitable for anyone confident with a sewing machine to sew using a normal straight stitch. A small amount of hand stitching is required. What you will need to bring – Ideally you will need your own sewing machine. (There are 2 machines onsite available on a first-come-first-served basis, note in the comments box when booking). Red and white machine sewing cotton( polyester is fine) scissors, pins and needles. General sewing equipment. Glasses if you wear them Please note – The tutor will have some items for sale or to borrow in case you are unable to source the above things yourself. Needles will be available to buy but not borrow. About your tutor Gaye I am a textile artist working mainly in textile construction but I love making all sorts of things using sewing. I have learnt from many sources throughout my life starting with my mother. Now that I am retired from the NHS I can draw on my experiences. I produce my own patterns combining old and new techniques. I love to work with beautiful natural fabrics like Harris Tweed and Abraham Moon tweed, silk, mohair and Viscose fur, 100%cotton in particular Liberty. I enjoy teaching and like to share some of my wealth of knowledge with my students so you can enjoy producing lovely works of art too. I have an adult teaching certificate, I am a qualified NHS professional (retired) and a qualified Aromatherapist. To ensure the quality of your personal experience, group size will be limited to 8. (Please note: a minimum number of 4 bookings is required in order for the session to go ahead)

What's included in the price?

What is included – All materials are provided Refreshments and a two-course vegetarian homemade lunch served with a glass of wine.


1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Hanwell Wine Estate, Melton Road, Hickling Pastures, Melton Mowbray, Nottinghamshire, LE14 3QG

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Parking provided
  • Intermediate level
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