The Cane Workshop is located in the historic market town of Alston, Cumbria, located in the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Alston is ideally located to be used as a base to visit the Yorkshire Dales, Northumbria, Hadrian's Wall and a wealth of other places.

Louise at work

"Making things is my absolute passion and after 5 years caning as a hobby, I decided to turn it into a business. I cane in the traditional way and only use natural rattan cane. My background has always been in art and craft, and I have a BA(Hons) in Fine Art-Sculpture, from Wimbledon School Of Art.

"I'm based in the beautiful market town of Alston, Cumbria, allegedly the highest market town in England! The Cane Workshop itself is located in Stokoe House right next to the Market Cross in the center of the town. Stokoe House is a 3 story shop dating back to 1611 and is worth a visit alone!"

I'm also an award winning preserve maker, my Stokoe House 1611 products have won many awards, a Bronze  6 Silver and Gold award from the World Famous Dalemain Marmalade Awards.

My Fennel & Apple Chutney has won a Gold Great British Food Award 2023

I also won a One Star in the Great Taste Awards 2022 for my Pear & Cranberry Chutney.

Shop open by appointment


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