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  1. 25th June 2024

Join Timber + Stitch in their Aviemore Studio and learn the basics of screen printing onto fabric.

This beginners screen printing class will take place in a relaxed environment over a 2.5 hr period.

You will use hand cut paper stencils (either scissor or scalpel cut) to create your own unique tea towel or tote bag print.

– You will learn how to prepare stencils
– You will learn about suitable fabrics and inks to use
– You will create a unique printed tea towel or tote bag to take home

All materials are included in the price. You can choose to print either a tea towel or tote bag.

Join Timber + Stitch in their Aviemore Studio and learn the basics of screen printing onto fabric in the morning and sewing a lined zipper pouch in the afternoon.


This class will take place in a relaxed environment over a 4.5 hr period.


You will use hand cut paper stencils (either scissor or scalpel cut) to create your own unique print and then sew your fabric finishing the class with your own zip pouch. These little zip pouches are so versatile and a great skill to have and after the class you will be confident to make more.

What you will learn in the class:
– You will learn how to prepare paper stencils
– You will learn about suitable fabrics and inks to use for screen printing
– You will learn how to heat set your printed fabric
– You will learn how to insert a zip
– You will learn how to sew up a lined pouch

All materials are included in the class but you must bring your own sewing machine. (Basic sewing machine skills required).


This class will run from 10:00 – 14:30 with a short break for lunch when some yummy nibbles will be provided.

Join Timber + Stitch in their Aviemore Studio and learn the basics of screen printing.
This beginners screen printing class will take place in a relaxed environment over a 2.5 hr period.
You will use hand cut paper stencils (either scissor or scalpel cut) to create your own unique tea towel print.

– You will learn how to prepare stencils
– You will learn about suitable fabrics and inks to use
– You will create a unique printed tea towel to take home

All materials are included in the price

Calling all writers! Or those who’d just like to give it a go. Ignite your creativity with a brand new series of word workshops in this exciting partnership between the Highland Folk Museum and Storylands Sessions. Come and respond to the the lesser-known stories of the Highlands, inspired by unique objects from the Museum’s collection, in these supportive workshops with author Merryn Glover.

“Merryn always make participants feel so welcome and opens up such a safe space to explore, have fun and get those creative juices flowing no matter who you are or how much or little experience you have.”


The workshops are offered to anyone aged 16+, with no writing experience necessary, in a relaxed, fun and welcoming space for anyone to join – and the kettle is on! There are opportunities and plenty of support to read and perform your work, but no pressure. All that’s required is paper, pen and a playful spirit.

Over the last year, artists Elizabeth Reeder and Amanda Thomson have been working with local communities and Cairngorms Connect to create a Commonplace Book for the Cairngorms.

With over 50 submissions, including photography, drawings and writing, the final collection captures a snapshot of our lives in this landscape.

Join us at the Spey Bank Studio for an event to celebrate the project, view the submissions and get involved in weaving the Kist which will hold them, with expert guidance from willow weaver Helen Jackson.

You’ll taste four spirits including gin and rum made at Lost Loch Distillery near Aboyne on Royal Deeside, while listening to the story of the Lost Loch, how Haroosh began and why we made Scotland’s first absinthe, Murmichan. THIS EVENT WILL ONLY GO AHEAD IF THERE ARE 4 OR MORE PEOPLE BOOKED (if this event is cancelled, your fee will be refunded in full).

This is a two-day workshop, based at Badaguish Outdoor Centre, covering the fundamentals of painting landscapes in oil. We will be learning how to create landscape paintings with depth, strong composition and beautiful colour in oil. The workshop will also cover the fundamentals of painting in oils, including how to use solvents and mediums, as well as techniques and application of paint.

Suitable for beginners or those who have some experience of painting in other mediums.

Our studio for the weekend will be the large and bright conference space at Badaguish Outdoor Centre, near Aviemore. Badaguish is situated in a woodland clearing, with views of the Cairngorm mountains. We will be making the most of our stunning location and will be painting outside in the local area, as well as spending time working in the studio.

This is a two-day workshop covering the fundamentals of painting landscapes in oil. We will be learning how to create landscape paintings with depth, strong composition and beautiful colour in oil. The workshop will also cover the fundamentals of painting in oils, including how to use solvents and mediums, as well as techniques and application of paint.

Suitable for beginners or those who have some experience of painting in other mediums.

Our studio for the weekend will be the large and bright conference space at Badaguish Outdoor Centre, near Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park. Badaguish is situated in a woodland clearing, with views of the Cairngorm mountains. We will be making the most of our stunning location and will be painting outside in the local area, as well as spending time working in the studio.

Accommodation is not provided, but there are several accommodation options on-site at Badaguish, including heated camping pods for individuals and couples and forest lodges for larger groups. These can be booked on their website here or by emailing [email protected].

More information and booking at www.shonacammack.com/workshops

This winter we have put together a series of informal ‘Introduction to sourdough and butter making’ courses based out of our Dell Lodge kitchen.

Lindsay Douglas, formerly the Bread Peddler and baker at Wild Hearth Bakery has been an integral part of our team for the last few years now. She is all about the dough and is excited to share the knowledge.

Lunch and beverages included

Alongside The Third Aye jewellery-making classes, this winter you have the festive option to enjoy some mince pies and warm spiced drinks while making a brass festive decoration for your Christmas tree, home décor or to gift to a loved one. If you will allow me, we’ll listen to some Christmas classics to get in the mood!

In this two hour class you will use a saw piercing technique to follow a template or create a design of your choice. We can stamp names, dates or special words onto the finished pieces. Choose your colour of velvet ribbon to tie up your masterpiece for all to admire this festive season.

Suitable for complete beginners, those with some sawing experience will be able to create more intricate designs in the time given. All you need to bring are glasses if needed and everything else will be provided for you.

As with all the jewellery classes, this workshop is private. There are three workbenches in the studio so come along by yourself or bring a friend or family member with you!

There are also daytime and weekday slots available. Please get in touch if you require a specific date and I can try my best to accommodate you. Gift vouchers are available as credit towards workshops.


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