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RESCHEDULED - Macrame Plant Hangers (Sep 5th)

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RESCHEDULED - Macrame Plant Hangers (Sep 5th)

The Courthouse Thirsk
Saturday 5th September

(£35 + £10 materials)

Reminisce over the past with the art of Macramé. Instead of weaving or knitting, this artform involves knotting cotton cord, which can be used to form geometric and free-form patterns - making the perfect hanging basket for your plant!

Macrame has a rich history first thought to originate with 13th Century Arab weavers, which were taken to Spain, Italy and then spread through Europe. Macrame was most popular in the Victorian era and most homes were adorned with the craft, encompassing items such as tablecloths, bedspreads and curtains.  Regaining popularity in the 1970’s as a means to make wall hangings, article of clothing, bedspreads, draperies, plant hangings and other furnishings. It could also be used in jewellery featuring glass beads and natural elements such as bone and shell.

This half-day session will focus on the primary knots using cotton cord to create a hanging basket to be used within the home.

Your tutor Poppy is an experienced educator who currently lives and works in North Yorkshire.  She is a trained facilitator and not only teaches for the Adult Learning and Skills Service for NYCC but also enjoys sharing her multi-disciplinary practice across the region with local community groups, schools and galleries. 

Artist Instagram: Poppy Love Oldham Instagram

Suitable For: Although suitable for everyone, the craft requires a moderate level of dexterity in your hands and arms.

Materials: All materials provided.

Extra Info: We do not use paper tickets, please use your email confirmation as proof of purchase.


COVID-19 Secure Guidelines

Wearing a face covering during workshops at The Courthouse is mandatory, unless you are exempt.

Cloth and disposable face masks can be uncomfortable, hot and fog up your glasses!

Donate (min. £1.50) to Rural Arts and use one of our high-grade, CE-certified acrylic face shields.

They’re sanitised and quarantined between uses for your safety and peace of mind.

Saturday 5th September, 1pm- 4.30pm , Rural Arts, The Courthouse Tickets Available: 1
Ticket 45.00

Workshops at Rural Arts give you the opportunity to learn or develop an artistic skill in a relaxed, creative environment and are all suitable for beginners. Our tutors are friendly, passionate and have lots of experience and knowledge to share with you. We want your day with us to be relaxed, offering you a bit of escapism and the chance to get to know like-minded people (plus there’s the bonus of getting to take something you have lovingly made home with you!).

Get to know others in the group whilst enjoying a drink in the Rural Arts Café before heading through to the workshop to start getting creative! The Café will be open throughout the day for you to get drinks and delicious lunches and cakes. Visit the café page to view our menu.

Please bring an apron.


Disability Access

Car Parking

The Courthouse offers disabled parking for Blue Badge owners. If you will be needing to use the disabled parking please contact us prior to arrival so we can reserve you a place in our carpark. 

Wheel Chair Access

The Courthouse has wheelchair access into, and throughout, the building. There is a lift providing access to the second floor and a disabled toilet.

If you are coming to a workshop or performance please let us know in advance so we can allocate a space for you in the audience or studio.


If you have purchased a place on a workshop or to one of our performances at The Courthouse and are bringing a carer with you, please let us know when you book your place. Carers are welcome to attend the activity, but if they wish to participate they will need to book a place. 

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs are allowed in the building.

How To Find The Venue

Planning Your Visit

  • A short walk from Thirsk Market Place
  • Local parking
  • Disabled parking, access and toilet
  • Games, books and activities for children
  • Children’s menu
  • Baby changing facilities
  • High chair


RESCHEDULED - Macrame Plant Hangers (Sep 5th)

RESCHEDULED - Macrame Plant Hangers (Sep 5th)
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