About Us

about us

Michelle Dickinson

my family and other crafters

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We are a small family run independent business.  I run Sew Hands On with the help and support of my extended family but could not do it without our artists and crafters who enable Sew Hands On to be the platform which showcases our Dales’ talent.


From Groceries to Crafters – Our Journey

Sadly we had to take the decision to close the Village Store as it was no longer viable.  This was a decision we did not want to take, even offering the premises as a community shop without success. We decided to refurbish the shop and do something that I could enjoy and fit around the needs of my youngest child who has special needs.

Living in a rural area, located at the foot of Pen-y-ghent  in the North Yorkshire National Park and with limited opportunities and funds I wanted a business which would enhance opportunities and my own sense of satisfaction and achievement.  I wantd to increase my social interaction whilst prioritising my child’s needs .

I established Sew Hands On on 11th August 2018.


Tea-room, Studio & Shop

We offer a warm and friendly welcome to all.

We provide a friendly hub for visitors and local residents. Somewhere you can call in for a well deserved rest and a cuppa with a slice of cake after a day walking…or working!

Sew Hands On provides an outlet for the collective creativity we have found all over the Dales.  An outlet of and for the talent we are continually discovering.

I sew, draw and am learning the ancient art of spinning. Being the owner of Sew Hands on allows me to hone my own creativity whilst fulfilling my primary role of carer.


Opening Hours

We are open 7 days a week during the Summer,

During Winter we are open 3 days a week, currently Friday 10am – 2pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm.

Gifts Galore

Call in for a gift, something to take back home to say thank you for feeding the cat.

A souvenir mug or a place mat, to serve as a trophy for the desk at work.

Call in for individually hand crafted items.  We have a wide range of gifts including something for every budget. 

Are You a Dales’ Crafter?

We work in co-operation with independent crafters, artists and micro-businesses.  If you would like to learn more about my business model or have questions about what we offer, get in touch.

From our studio situated in Horton-in-Ribblesdale we display for sale unique hand crafted items.

We also have a Tea Room which is open 7 days a week in Summer and 3 days a week in Winter.

We have studio space which is bookable if you run workshops.  Please get in touch. 



The Art of the Ancient Crafts

 Our bank of local talent is being added to on a regular basis and we never quite know who or what may happen to just walk in from one day to the next!

We aim to offer local crafters an affordable outlet and opportunity to promote themselves, their work and the Yorkshire Dales.

I aim to provide a window into the past and provide an opportunity for all visitors to learn about and appreciate age old arts and crafts.



Find Us Here

We are situated in the centre of Horton-in Ribblesdale a mere few steps from the Pennine Way and the very popular 3 Peaks Challenge.

Meet our Artists...

…one of my aims is to showcase the wealth of talent we have here in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.  Our stock is constantly changing and you can meet some of the talented artists who create the beautiful pieces we stock, here…

Get in touch

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...at the foot of Pen-y-ghent