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Enjoy a day out at Rutland Garden Village and support small businesses in Rutland and surrounding areas.

At Rutland Garden Village we want to do what we can for local enterprise. We have a large site, great footfall, and a genuine desire to work collaboratively with other businesses, producers, artists, artisans and crafters.


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Please contact the Rutland Garden Village via email at ops@rutlandgardenvillage.co.uk or call 01572 723583 for any additional information on our events.

 

Decorative Mosaics Workshop

We are very excited to be hosting a Decorative Mosaics Workshop on Saturday, 28th May 2022, 10am-1pm.  The workshop will be held at Rutland Garden Village.

We are delighted to welcome Melanie from Mel’s Mosaics to Rutland Garden Village in Ashwell for a half day session learning the art of ‘pique assiete’ mosaics – this literally translates as ‘stolen from plates’. If you love vintage china – better yet, if you have some china of your own that you’d like to repurpose or perhaps to create a memory project to remind you of someone special – this is the workshop for you! Melanie will provide all the tools & materials necessary for you to create your own mosaic ready to take home, finish and hang on the wall – or give as a gift!

On this workshop you will be provided with base templates, plus a selection of china, tools, glue and other bits and pieces. Participants are encouraged to bring along any china/other items that they want to incorporate into their mosaic. They can expect to produce one or perhaps two pieces ready for grouting by the end of the workshop. Books will be available for inspiration.

Towards the end of the session Melanie will demonstrate how to grout a mosaic. You will be provided with sufficient unmixed grout so that you can take away your piece, allow to dry before grouting, and finish at your leisure. Fixings will be provided too.

This workshop is suitable for everyone from beginners to those with experience. Avoid missing out and book here !

Block Printing Workshop

We are very excited to be hosting a Block Printing Workshop on Wednesday, 15th June 2022, 6-9pm.  The workshop will be held in our restaurant, Radish at Rutland Garden Village.

Hosted by the lovely Nicola Cliffe of Madder Cutch & Co. purveyors of hand screen printed linen, based in Stamford, Lincolnshire. Come and spend an evening block printing with us at Rutland Garden Village, learning the basic skill of cutting a design into a variety of block print shapes. 

All printing materials, including block prints, natural plant dye inks and cotton napkins are provided.  You will take home a choice of either a block printed tote bag, tea towel or apron, either in our own original design or using one of the Madder Cutch & Co. designs. We think this workshop is absolutely perfect for a get together with friends or just a lovely treat to yourself with an added bonus of trying something new. Avoid missing out and book here !

Screen Printing Workshop

We are very excited to be hosting a Screen Printing Workshop on Wednesday, 6th July 2022, 6-9pm.  The workshop will be held at Rutland Garden Village.

Hosted by the lovely Nicola Cliffe of Madder Cutch & Co. purveyors of hand screen printed linen, based in Stamford, Lincolnshire. Come and spend an evening screen printing with us at Rutland Garden Village, learning a new skill. 

The principles of screen-printing will be revealed as you turn your own inspirational drawings into a design, that can be cut into a stencil and printed using Madder Cutch & Co’s unique natural dye pastes. You can experiment with mixing our pastes into a colour palette of your choice, ready for your final piece. You will screen print on either a tote bag or apron using your design and make something to take home.

 Avoid missing out and book here !

Friendship Lunches

We welcome you to join us at Radish where Home Instead host a Friendship lunch on the last Monday of every month 12-2:30pm. Join new friends for a two course meal, company and a quiz to brighten up a Monday afternoon. To book or find out a bit more email marion.lewis@homeinstead.co.uk or phone 01572 494623.

Rutland Book Nook

Pre-school children and their carers are invited to Rutland Book Nook - in Partnership with Usborne Share a Story sessions. Held in the Central Conservatory in our garden centre, children can safely enjoy a story while carers can grab a hot drink and something to eat.

We hope to see you soon!