Welcome to my site. I am Kirsty Hopkins an artist in North Yorkshire.


Felt Evening Bag

Felt Evening Bag at Appleton-Le-Moors WI I was asked by this lovely WI to give a workshop on making a Felt evening bag. A bag that could be made in two hours. I experimented at my studio first as I wanted to do something a bit different with them. I played around with shapes and […]


Felt purses and more…

Felt Hot Water bottles & Felt Purses It was an absolutely lovely day in Pateley Bridge today with the sun shining straight into my workshop as I made some more felt purses! This recent good weather has got me thinking about spring and all of the animals that we start to see (I’ve already seen […]


Happy Valentines Day!

  Happy Valentines Day to you! xo


Indigo Dyeing Course

I recently had a couple of days teaching indigo dyeing to the lovely ladies of Snape Textile Group, near Bedale. They are an independent textiles group and they meet once a month. I was lucky enough to be invited to give the course over two days, to 24 of the members. When I arrived we set up […]


Nearly February…Valentines Day

Since been in the shop I have got used to what holiday/celebration is coming up next & thinking up products to match. It still does feel weird at times, particularly thinking of Christmas in August! The obvious one in February is valentines day so here are a few pictures of inspiration and products. I love the snowdrops at […]


A Gadget Case – Crafting over Christmas

My latest make is a gadget case & I’m completely in love with it! I hope you all had a brill Christmas & lovely new year. I had a very relaxing break & also got a present that has given me hours of fun & gave me something to make over my break. I was given […]


Kirsty’s Vintage Home!

I love all the Kirstie Allsopp TV programmes and particularly the latest vintage home one – How fab does her workshop in London look?! So, inspired by the programme my husband and I tackled our dining room table and chairs & I thought I’d share the finished results with you. It was originally a cheap veneered dining […]


Free-Motion Christmas Cards

As you know I am completely addicted to free-motion embroidery and the course I run in my North Yorkshire open studio are creating lots of fellow addicts! I now have in stock a selection of Christmas cards and Yorkshire lavender filled Christmas tree decorations. The cards are £3 each or the selection of 3 designs for £7.50. The decorations are […]


Christmas Spark Event 2012

It is unbelievably that time of year again! The preview night is Friday 7th December 5-9 and I highly recommend it as it coincides with Pateley Bridge’s St Nicholas Festival & the town is a hive of activity. The King Street Workshops are 100% occupied so there is lots to look around and the opportunity to see […]


Some Happy Art Course & Craft Course Customers…

I haven’t done a blog post in a little while, so thought I’d share some pictures of happy customers. Some of the work has been created on courses, some inspired after a course, and some started on a course and then finished off at home.  What I love about having the shop is the returning customers, […]