Sussex Prairie Garden is now closed until Saturday 1st June 2024. Our normal opening hours from 1st June will be Wednesday to Sunday 1pm until 5pm , closed Mondays and Tuesdays . On Sunday 2nd June we shall be holding our Early Summer Plant fair (30 exhibitors plus !) opening time 12 noon until 5pm - lots of plant nurseries , refreshments and music !

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Events & Courses

Natural Fibres – Cotton crochet scrubbies & soap bags with Debbie Jarvis

Friday 23rd August 2024 | 9:30am - 2:00pm

Natural Fibres – Cotton crochet scrubbies & soap bags with Debbie Jarvis

Overview: Step into the eco-friendly beauty revolution! Say goodbye to plastics and disposable products in your bathroom routine and hello to sustainability with our crochet workshop.

No matter your crochet skill level, everyone is welcome to join us on this workshop. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced crocheter, we’ve got the perfect project for you.
Beginners will craft gentle face scrubbies, intermediates will create handy soap bags, and advanced participants can challenge themselves with both projects.
Choose your favourite colours and learn how to work with these lovely natural fibres, all while reducing waste and embracing a greener lifestyle.
Let’s crochet our way to a more sustainable future, one stitch at a time!

Spaces are limited, so please book to secure your place.
Cost: £55 to include all materials needed, refreshments during the workshop and entry to the gardens for the rest of the day.
Booking and further information: Contact Debbie Jarvis at djj5748@gmail.com

About Debbie
My passion for crafts began at an early age and I have always been a keen knitter and sewer. I followed a more academic choice in my career and ended up teaching accounting courses at local colleges. After a spell of living abroad I completed a City & Guilds course in Patchwork and Quilting and had time to hone my textile skills teaching there. This helped me to make the transition to teaching textile crafts when I returned to the UK.
I began to teach crochet, sewing, knitting, patchwork and quilting which is my real passion locally. I work as a City & Guilds tutor and assessor for the School of Stitched Textiles and teach textile crafts within my Crafty Workshops group. Regular monthly classes and workshops are held in the Horsham and Southwater area in crochet, knitting, sewing, and quilting.
I love scraps and hate to throw anything away as I am always sure there is something I can use it for. I make scrappy bags and pouches as well as numerous other scrappy projects. Upcycling and reusing are so important nowadays and teaching others how to do this makes me happy too. I keep my teaching style fun and exciting as well as achieving the goals; people learn better when they are relaxed and having fun. Being able to pass on my passions is my favourite pastime.


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    1. Sussex Prairie Garden
      4.7
      Based on 518 reviews
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      Fraser BishopFraser Bishop
      10:50 11 Jul 22
      Wonderful garden well worth a visit. Great variety of plants showing so many ways of portraying a garden layout. Must comment on the great tea and cakes selection, our dog loved the doggy ice cream!
      Joan DaniellJoan Daniell
      15:13 06 Jul 22
      Beautifully planted area, in which you are encouraged to walk along paths between the plants so can be completely surrounded by foliage - a lovely effect.
      Peter WardPeter Ward
      08:40 28 Jun 22
      Beautiful garden, very relaxing, and bigger than you might think. Cafe is nice too
      Mike CleggMike Clegg
      16:07 08 Jun 22
      Tea room not brilliant nice cake but coffee in paper cup. No other options other then tea coffee and cake. Opening times short 1 to 5 but gardens beautiful
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