Welcome to the Workhouse Chapel…


Welcome to the Workhouse Chapel, studio of feltmaker, Rose Hatcher, and home to the fabulous Handmade for Christmas.

This unassuming little Victorian gem has been lovingly restored and extended to create a drop-dead gorgeous studio and a bright and beautiful exhibition space.

Rose’s feltmaking studio/workshop is up amongst the rafters on the mezzanine floor, with the best view of the stunning East Window, while downstairs is devoted to showing off her work .

Each year in November and December the entire space is transformed to accommodate Handmade for Christmas – possibly the most enjoyable Christmas shopping experience this side of Lapland!!!!

Of course, other things happen here as well…..  Rose opens her studio for Dorset Art Weeks when she  usually has at least one other local artist exhibiting with her.

Then each Spring she holds a ‘new to you’ Charity Clothes sale.  So far over £9000 has been raised for local charities.


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