Eastleigh
18
Nov
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 November 11am - 5pm   37 Wells Road, Eastleigh SO50 5FY

The Sorting Office is opening its doors to the public again this November for its bi-annual Open Studios event!

Winter Open Studios is our favourite event of the year. With the festive period just around the corner, it's the ideal place to bag exquisite, locally hand-crafted gifts for loved ones, and explore a creative world tucked away in the heart of Eastleigh town.

The two-day event is a brilliant opportunity to immerse yourself in a the arts - chat to our resident artists, browse their gorgeous array of wares, explore behind the doors of the beautifully converted Royal Mail sorting office. Whatever your interest, Winter Open Studios offers up inspiration for everyone.

With the Saturday opening coinciding with the Eastleigh Christmas Lights Switch-On and our resident artists pulling out all the stops decorate their studios, Winter Open Studios is the perfect way to garner a bit of festive cheer.

Shop for Handmade Gifts

Just a small sample of what's on offer from our artists at Winter Open Studios!

From top left to bottom right: 'Jingle all the way' Card by Denise HughesScreen Printed Purse by Miesje ChaferChristmas Jumper Card by Denise HughesAssorted accessories by Miesje ChaferStag Bone China Mug by Rachel Reynolds; Cupcake Card by Steinar Lund; Painting by Eve DawsonEmbroidered Angels by Linda MillerMeadow Flower Bangles by Joanne Tinley.

Where to find us:


TIME
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 November 11am - 5pm
LOCATION
37 Wells Road, Eastleigh SO50 5FY
25
Nov
10am - 5pm   The Sorting Office, 37 Wells Road, Eastleigh

"Stacking rings are one of the biggest current fashion trends, and one of my favourite pieces of jewellery to make. Once you have mastered the basics a fantastic variety of textures and embellishments can be added to your rings, allowing you to build up a collection of beautiful rings that can be mixed and matched for a different look every day.

The Silver Stacking Rings Workshop teaches you all the skills you need to make your own perfectly fitting rings - for yourself or for presents! The class is perfect for beginners to jewellery making as it teaches many of the basic techniques needed for more advanced skills, however those with previous experience will also find their skills tested and improved by the end of the session.

Only 8 places are available to ensure that everyone gets the help and attention they need. Under 16 year olds are welcome but will need to be accompanied by a paying adult.

Tea, coffee, biscuits and cakes are included in the workshop fee, but lunch is not provided.

£70.00 per person

For more information and to book your place, visit Jo's site here.

TIME
10am - 5pm
LOCATION
The Sorting Office, 37 Wells Road, Eastleigh
09
Dec
10am - 5pm   The Sorting Office, 37 Wells Road, Eastleigh, SO50 5FY

Learn how to cut, shape and texture sterling silver sheet and wire to make three or four (or maybe more!) pairs of stunning stud and drop earrings - perfect for yourself or for Christmas presents!

This workshop is suitable for beginners to jewellery making as it teaches many of the basic skills needed for more advanced skills, however those with previous experience will also find their skills tested and improved by the end of the session. In particular, the earrings workshop will teach delicate soldering skills to attach the stud fittings and earwires to your designs.

Only 8 places are available to ensure that everyone gets the help and attention they need. Under 16 year olds are welcome but will need to be accompanied by a paying adult.

Tea, coffee, biscuits and cakes are included in the workshop fee, but lunch is not provided.

£65.00 per person

For more information and to book your place, visit Jo's website here.

TIME
10am - 5pm
LOCATION
The Sorting Office, 37 Wells Road, Eastleigh, SO50 5FY