This month we are delighted to announce our new venture! The Labrador Company has developed our beautiful workspace to become a Dorset Creative Hub and we are launching a whole range of workshops at The Old Dairy at Tarrant Hinton near Blandford.
Our charming work space at The Old Dairy is warmed by a woodburning stove and has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere where our team – Vicky, Tracy and Sue along with a couple of canine friends are busy taking and preparing orders for customers across the globe.
Our happy workshop hub has now been selected to be the new Annie Sloan paint stockist and workshop hub for the area.
Vicky says: “All stockists are unique, independent shops that are hand-picked for their creativity by Annie herself who personally trains the owners to run accredited Annie Sloan Workshops. We will be offering a variety of workshops at The Old Dairy, including a “Pop in and Paint” session, which means you can just pop in, no booking required, and learn to paint by the hour. All materials included. It’s a great way to learn how to ‘upcycle’ furniture – turning unwanted junk into beautiful, bespoke pieces for the home, all within a few hours of tuition and for the price of a pot of paint.”
Vicky, who has considerable experience as an interior designer, was really taken with the flexibility of the paint, “I fell in love with Annie Sloan’s beautiful range of colours and found that Chalk PaintTM allowed me to paint furniture simply, with no preparation required – you can just paint over existing paint or varnish for very impressive results.”
“There is a lot of brown furniture in Dorset just waiting to be transformed,” says Vicky who offers a warm welcome to anyone wanting to come along and give it a try.
“Pop in, enjoy a cuppa and a cuddle with the dogs and make use of our paint and advice.”
Courses coming up include, on Saturday 10th March, Annie Sloan’s Beginners Course; Saturday, 24th March, Annie Sloan’s Chair Makeover Course; Saturday 7th April Annie Sloan’s Beginners Course; Thursday 12th April Childrens’ Annie Sloan clock makeover and take home; Saturday 21st April Annie Sloan’s Chair Makeover Course; Sunday, 22nd April Mouse Hole Woolery Felting Course; Saturday, 5th May Annie Sloan’s Beginners Course; Saturday 19th May Annie Sloan’s Chair Makeover Course; Wednesday 23rd May Make a Roman blind course.
See our website for more information about our workshops and to book your space.