News and Events

Events coming up in Fressingfield, Suffolk

Fressingfield Shed open day - Please keep in touch and watch this space for details about our next open day. Our first one was in May 2024 which was a lot of fun, so we are planning another for the autumn.

pile of cloth on white surface
pile of cloth on white surface

Fabric Re-use Hub at the Fressingfield Shed is under construction. We are busy setting up a fabric re-use hub. We are very excited about this initiative for sourcing material that would otherwise go into waste, and supporting the circular economy through re-use. Fabric donations from the interiors industry will be sought and fabric made available for free to Shed members and for a low cost to the general public who wish to use the fabric for their own projects. Upholstery, clothing, handbags, cushions, curtains.....only your imagination is the limit! If you are interested in volunteering to support or would like to pick up some fabric please get in touch

stay tuned for future events to be posted here...

Tuesday morning garden building: Our garden is under construction - if you have time to help us build the garden during May, June, July, August 2024 please get in touch. See our garden page for more info. Novices and experts both welcome and needed!

Christmas Market - The Fressingfield Shed will be selling at the popular festive market in Fressingfield. Keep an eye out for more details. Saturday 14 Dec, 2024 at the Sancroft Hall, Fressingfield.

brown wooden welcome to the beach signage
brown wooden welcome to the beach signage

Fressingfield Shed Workshops - we are planning some more workshops on a variety of topics such as DIY around the house, learn to repair your bicycle, rag rug making, router skills, woodworking and more. Stay in touch here for more details as dates are announced.

green and brown leaves illustration
green and brown leaves illustration

Botanical print making - our course on botanical print making is getting ready to launch in June, stay in touch and email if you are interested in joining.


Workshop Times

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

A dust free day for fibre, picture framing, or other dust free work is Friday from 10-12.

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

28 Nov 2023
Exciting ground works are underway - providing plumbing into the Shed! A big thanks to everyone who has been out there digging and getting the pipes down.

A special thank you to the neighbouring Methodist Church who is generously allowing us a water connection.

12 Dec 2023
Great news - we have received a generous donation of a lathe for wood turning. This was kindly donated to the shed by Jan Hurren in memory of her late husband Ken. This machine will be used to make many beautiful and useful objects by shed members, so a big thank you to Jan. This photo is of Jan and her son Rob who dropped off the lathe to the shed


3 Jan 2024
Our dust extraction equipment is being installed. Thanks to the generosity of a locality grant by our County Councillor (thank you Peter Gould) we now have dust extraction and air cleansing equipment. This will help us to ensure the Shed is a safe place to do woodworking. A huge thank you to all the Shedders who came out to help with the install! Great work everyone.

May 2024

The outdoor veranda and workspace are now being planned and we hope to start work soon. Stay tuned for details!

In the meantime, the new garden storage shed has been built! A big thank you to all the shed members involved!

Paul Woodward and Drew Whiteley

6 Feb 2024

TC Garrett has generously donated 20 scaffolding boards to us to use for making raised beds in our garden “The Shed Outdoors”

A big thank you to Drew Whiteley and the team at TCG for this kind donation which will help us to get the garden ready for spring planting. A big thanks as well to all the Shedders helping to construct the raised beds!

Past Events

Shed Open Day 11 May 2024

Thanks to everyone for making it such a great day!!