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  • Durham Dales Centre.

    A unique venue offering a range of attractions.
  • Tearoom.

    Homemade hot & cold meals, speciality coffees & teas, & irresistible home baking.
  • Gardens.

    Enjoy the view of the 18th century gazebo.
  • Gift Shop & Speciality Crafts.

    Inspiring and varied range of gifts & crafts.
Dales Centre Tearoom


Homemade hot & cold meals, speciality coffees, teas & irresistible home baking.

Dales Centre Gift Shop

Gift Shop & Crafts.

An inspiring & varied range of gifts, jewellery, clothing & cards, along with speciality craft shops to browse.

Dales Centre Visitor Information

Tourist Information.

Knowledgable & friendly staff along with ordnance survey maps, walking & cycling books & local history & geography books.

Curiously Contrary Mirror Workshop

Curiously Contrary Mirror Workshop

This is a two and a half hour workshop in which you will create a beautifully decorated mirror using fabric sculpting techniques.


You will be taught how to work with Powertex universal medium as a fabric hardener to produce gorgeous textures and designs. You will then apply these techniques to decorating a square mirror (10 x 10 inches), using a selection of fabrics, laces and embellishments. The exact design will be up to you and your imagination but there will be examples available for guidance and inspiration.


Once dry, you will use a dry brushing technique to apply colours of your choice to really draw out the texture of the fabrics and embellishments used. By the end of the workshop you will have a stunning and unique piece of home decor to take away.

Thursday 10th August 


£26 per person


For more information and to book your place contact Abigail Lagden 



Contact us.

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    Durham Dales Centre
    Castle Gardens, Stanhope
    County Durham
    DL13 2FJ

    01388 527650
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