What is a Gonk? The Nordic Santa or to use its proper name, Tomte, is a mythical character which protects children and animals and loves to eat porridge. 

In recent years these cute, short, bearded characters have become increasingly popular in the UK they many designs and sizes and are even used to decorate homes all year round.

Why not book on and come along for some festive fun and make your very own Christmas Gonk decoration. All materials provided. 

Christmas gonk

christmas Gonk

Artist: Maria Stones

Maria is a textile artist from Hampshire. She started her crafty journey aged 7, inspired by her grandmother. Maria loves sewing, embroidery, patchwork, knitting and crochet. She has been a teacher at Ashcroft for many years and enjoys sharing her passion for all things needlecraft.


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