Mostly Ghostly presents…Stories from Shambellie

Shambellie House New Abbey, Dumfries

Join us for an atmospheric night of storytelling in the historic setting of Shambellie House. The Stewart family of Shambellie have made their home in New Abbey for hundreds of […]

£15

Needle Felt Taster Workshops & Open Day

Shambellie House New Abbey, Dumfries

An opportunity to see inside Shambellie House and find out more about our programme of courses, events and activities. For this open day there is a particular focus on wool and felting. Find out more about natural dyes, wet felting and how to needle felt. The bookable taster workshops at 10am and 2pm will give […]

Free

Frottage and Collage Taster Session

Shambellie House New Abbey, Dumfries

Creativity, discovery and mindfulness to improve your well-being through drawing. During this workshop tutor Frank Hayes will help you explore the wonderful world of Frottage (taking graphite rubbings) and collage. […]

£20

Simple Jewellery Making Taster Session

Shambellie House New Abbey, Dumfries

A course designed to enable you to make effective jewellery from inexpensive materials and using easily acquired skills. Potential projects are a faux suede bracelet with a charm; a bracelet using jump rings and seed beads; a necklace using a various beads (if you have any individual beads bring them along and they can be […]

£20

Patchwork Panel Workshop

Shambellie House New Abbey, Dumfries

Tutor Elma Graham will show you how to create a panel of background squares, with the emphasis being on accurate cutting and piecing, to which a stylised design will be added. The piece will be layered like a quilt with both functional and decorative stitching. All machine sewing with a straight stitch! The complete piece […]

£60

Quilting with Rulers

Shambellie House New Abbey, Dumfries

In this two day class you will make a 30” square quilt top which could be used as a wallhanging, table centre or a large floor cushion. Quilting rulers will be used to produce both a focal point in the quilt as well as using the rulers to create a framework for some free motion […]

£160

Hilsley Guitars Showcase

Shambellie House New Abbey, Dumfries

Guitar builder Kenny Hilsley presents a night of guitar making and music. Experience an insight into how his guitars are made including timber selection, body styles and construction techniques. Take this chance to pick up a Hilsley guitar and then enjoy a short concert, featuring Hilsley guitars, performed by Kenny, Doug Carroll and Kenny Brodie.

£15

Introducing Machine Embroidery: Bird and Animal Portraits

Shambellie House New Abbey, Dumfries

Our tutor Helen Walsh will help you learn how to use your sewing machine as a drawing machine and create a unique and beautiful piece of bird or animal inspired textile artwork. A range of templates are provided, or you can bring a good quality image of your own (A4-A3 size.) You will learn how […]

£80

Shambellie Open Day and Woodland Discovery Walks

Shambellie House New Abbey, Dumfries

The grounds surrounding Shambellie House are classified ancient woodland and have a rich variety of wildlife and biodiversity. The woodlands are a very important ecosystem comprising of native species, some planted impressive specimens and a rich and structured network of fungi and plants that has taken hundreds of years to form. Woodlands like this are […]

£10

Composition and Aesthetics for Digital Photography Beginners

Shambellie House New Abbey, Dumfries

The day will start with an introductory talk from tutor Ricky Nolan, followed by group discussion based on a range of examples. Soon afterwards you will be shooting images on […]

£60

Embroidery for Mindfulness

Shambellie House New Abbey, Dumfries

Come along and learn hand embroidery and discover how it can be used as a creative tool for mindfulness and relaxation. In each session we'll explore different embroidery stitches and […]

£20

Embroidery for Mindfulness Taster Session

Shambellie House New Abbey, Dumfries

Come along and learn hand embroidery and discover how it can be used as a creative tool for mindfulness and relaxation. In each session you’ll explore different embroidery stitches and […]

£20

Print Nature Taster Session

Shambellie House New Abbey, Dumfries

Creativity, discovery and mindfulness to improve your well-being through printmaking. During this workshop tutor Frank Hayes will help you explore the wonderful world of printmaking, texture and colour. If you’ve ever wanted to be creative through printing, but didn’t feel you had enough practice or experience, this is a perfect session for anybody of any […]

£20

Stoicism and the Art of Living: Good, Bad and Indifferent

Shambellie House New Abbey, Dumfries

Tutor Darren Harper will help you get acquainted with Zeno; the first Stoic, explore what is ‘good’, asking such questions as: What has value? What is the best way to live? and What should we do to flourish? You will also explore the Stoic ‘virtues’ before contemplating the Stoic concept of ‘indifferents’.

£60

Zen Drawing Taster Session

Shambellie House New Abbey, Dumfries

Creativity, discovery and mindfulness to improve your well-being through drawing. During this workshop tutor Frank Hayes will help you explore the wonderful world of Zentangles . If you’ve ever wanted […]

£20

Botanical Illustration

Shambellie House New Abbey, Dumfries

Be guided in the art of Botanical Illustration. Learn about the importance of colour mixing charts, graphite charts and sketchbooks. Discover how to observe, study and draw a specimen plant […]

£60

Embroidery for Mindfulness Taster Session

Shambellie House New Abbey, Dumfries

Come along and learn hand embroidery and discover how it can be used as a creative tool for mindfulness and relaxation. In each session you’ll explore different embroidery stitches and techniques with guidance from textile artist Helen Walsh. There will also be lots of opportunities to enjoy the social aspect of stitching too, either working […]

£20

Talk: Sacred Spaces of Dumfries and Galloway

Shambellie House New Abbey, Dumfries

Discover the places of Dumfries and Galloway where people have travelled on pilgrimage, marked life’s events, or found tranquillity. From stone circles and Neolithic monuments to healing wells and holy shrines. In this intriguing and well-illustrated presentation Tom Hughes will explore the landscape of our region and the ways in which people have found hope […]

£5

Mostly Ghostly presents… Stories at Shambellie

Shambellie House New Abbey, Dumfries

Join us for an atmospheric night of storytelling in the historic setting of Shambellie House. The Stewart family of Shambellie have made their home in New Abbey for hundreds of […]

£13

Sew Green – A Beginner’s Guide to Reusable Sewing Taster Session

Shambellie House New Abbey, Dumfries

Are you thinking of taking up sewing as a hobby and do you want to make something renewable? This taster course will teach you how to use a sewing machine to create a reusable washing up sponge. Not only will you learn to sew, but also create something that reduces waste. The course will help […]

£25