Let us introduce ourselves

We started the Fressingfield Shed in spring 2023 as a place for the community to come together, to discover the fun and satisfaction of learning new skills, getting involved with making objects, repairing, growing and gardening, making friends and adding to the life of the village.

Our workshop is a place where people can create, build, repair, and support each other in various workshop activities. Whether you have a passion for woodworking, model making, electronics, fibre, or any other craft, our workshop provides a space for you to pursue your interests and share your skills with others. With access to a wide range of tools and resources, our goal is to empower individuals to take on DIY projects and learn valuable skills along the way. Additionally, our workshop will host workshops and events to foster collaboration and help build a strong sense of community. Join us at the Fressingfield Shed and let's make, repair, and garden together!

We have a range of members involved of different ages, men and woman, from Fressingfield and the surrounding villages. Due to the nature of the woodworking equipment, you must be over the age of 18 and be responsible to use equipment without supervision to join and have access to the workshop. If you have any questions please contact us for more information.

Registered Charity: 1203217 Incorporated 23 May 2023

person standing on brown and black welcome printed floor mat
person standing on brown and black welcome printed floor mat

Our mission

We're on a mission to create a space that is welcoming to all and inspires people to get involved with making to support individual well-being, our community and the environment. Our goal is to have equipment and space available on a regular basis, as well as workshops, skill sharing and running a repair service and other village projects.

Our vision

The Fressingfield Shed is a vibrant space where individuals can learn traditional making skills, fostering mental wellbeing and promoting community building. Through activities such as woodworking, modelling, sewing, crafts and gardening, participants gain a sense of accomplishment and fulfilment. The workshop also serves as a hub for sustainability, encouraging the reuse and repair of items, reducing waste and supporting the environment. Additionally, a community garden thrives in the grounds of the shed, providing an outdoor space for relaxation and connection with nature. This vision embodies the belief that engaging in making and learning new skills not only enhances one's mental health but also strengthens the bonds within the community. By embracing shared knowledge and skills, this workshop becomes a vital community hub where creativity, wellbeing, and environmental consciousness flourish.

Fabric Re-use Hub

As part of our environmental commitment, we are working with fabric donation partners to be a hub for fabric re-use, where we can save fabric pieces from going into landfill and instead make them available for sewing, upholstery, and fibre arts or crafts projects at low or no cost to makers in the region.

What our members say about us

First and Last Name

I have been a member of the Fressingfield Shed for over 4 months now, and I can confidently say that it has been a good time. The shed provides a welcoming and supportive environment where people with a passion for woodworking and other crafts can come together to learn, create, and share their knowledge and skills. The range of tools and equipment available is growing month by month, allowing members to work on various projects and explore different techniques. The camaraderie among the members is inviting, with everyone willing to lend a helping hand or offer advice whenever needed. The shed also has the ambition to start offering workshops and classes, which I think will be invaluable in expanding my making skills and knowledge.

First and Last Name

Being part of this community has not only allowed me to pursue my love for repair and reuse as I've been involved with refurbishing some old items, but has also allowed me to forge local friendships. I highly recommend the Fressingfield Shed to anyone who has an interest in making or repairing things and wants to be part of a supportive and inspiring community.

First and Last Name

I didn't know what to expect when I joined the shed, but it has been a really welcoming experience, and I've been able to show up a few times a week and work on my models. At home, I don't have the room to spread out and do lots of messy work, so the shed workshop has allowed me to do more, and not worry about having to put things away for meal times like when you are trying to do projects on the kitchen table.

First and Last Name

I found out they were setting up a community garden at the Shed, and I'm really interested in learning how to grow some fruit and veg - something I've never managed to do at my own place. They have welcomed me as a total garden novice, and I'm enjoying helping out the members who have a lot of years of growing experience and last month we made some hazel bean towers. Together I can see that we're going to make a really inspiring community garden space.


Workshop Times

At the moment, the workshop is open for drop in DIY woodworking and other projects on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10-12.

Our goal is to expand this in 2024 once we have our facilities more fully set up and have more members

We have a "dust free" working day for fibre work on Friday mornings 10-12