Little Lane Workshops is an art, craft and lifestyle studio on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and is the lifelong dream of husband and wife team - Carl & Sonia Stackhouse.
"In this day and age that sees us living life at a frantic pace, we need to make the time to just stop for a while, take a breather from life and be still and in the moment... it took a life changing accident, a nervous breakdown and time spent confined to a wheelchair to make me realise this for myself. And so freshly armed with that realisation, I some how found the courage to slam on the brakes and walk away from a twenty year corporate career with nothing more than a heart full of hope and a wishful dream that I myself could live a slower, more mindful creative life and create a place for others to escape the crazy race and indulge in some creativity for a while for themselves too.
I believe that creativity is one of the best ways to calm the mind and re-energise your spirit and there is no better place to do that than in the company of others in a warm and inviting environment" Sonia Stackhouse
Living the busy lives so many of us do, juggling family and work commitments etc, means that we don’t often afford ourselves the time to do something completely unselfish for ourselves.
Art and craft and the act of absorbing yourself in learning something new is a form of meditation in itself, therapy even and so Little Lane Workshops is built upon that principle, slow mindful living… even if it is for only a few hours.
We are very much about bringing community together - providing a place for teachers to teach, students to learn and friends - both new and old - to connect with each other.
Our studio is tucked away in Warriewood, designed as a little oasis, decorated to evoke a warm welcome feeling where one can come alone or with friends and spend a few hours with inspiring creatives learning or refining new skills.
Our creatives come from far and wide to teach their craft and our classes include macrame, weaving, traditional calligraphy, basket and sculptural weaving, shibori, meditation, and a wide variety of fibre art, painting and of course; everything in between.
We also run classes on social media, styling, photography and iPhoneography that are aimed at everyone from small startup businesses to any member of our community looking to become more confident with modern technology.
Aside from our scheduled workshops, we can also accomodate private bookings for 8 or more people, baby showers, hen's soirees, birthdays and team building.
Our studio is also available for short term lease to run your own workshops, hold meetings, showings or small events.
Just a heads up - we are partial to a good natter around here, with or without a coffee or a glass of bubbly and we look forward to welcoming you to our studio
We are always on the lookout for new ideas and new creatives, so if you have something or someone to share with me, be it yourself or some other clever clogs, or if there is something you would specifically like to learn - then flick us an email as we would love to hear from you.
xx Sonia & Carl & the LLWS Gang
We at Little Lane Workshops acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which our workshops are located and where we conduct our business. We pay our respects to Elders, past and present. We at Little Lane Workshops are committed to honouring Indigenous peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.