Covid19 update: offering over 100+ courses in Cumbria & the Lakes, we hope to resume all 'in person' courses in late July 2020. During lock down, we've upgraded a listed barn into a beautiful spacious workshop studio, enabling courses to take place with 2m distancing, hand washing and two staircases. It's possible usual catered lunches may not be included for summer courses, depending on circumstances at the time.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
Over our first coffee Georgia will tell you a little about herself and explain what is possible over the day, with hints and tips for your design in mind suitable for a repeat pattern. Once your design is finalised on paper you will learn to make block prints using a variety of mixed media tools and you will practise on paper before turning and printing up the cotton Panama fabric she supplies.
The material for the lampshade will be then cured and hand rolled and carefully finished into a lampshade.
A further piece of fabric can be printed for a matching cushion cover front to take home and make a cushion.
Georgia Wilkinson is a trained Surface Pattern Designer who worked in the studio of a textile printers for such companies as Vanessa Arbuthnott and Lewis & Wood – popular and quintessential English fabric designers.
Drawing on such influences, she now produces her own inspiring designs for modern printed fabrics for the furnishing and fashion industry.
Favouring the bold, clean lines of 1960s wallpapers and ceramics, but brought up to date with a crisp palette and striking repeat patterns adding energy to any interior space.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Welcome drinks : fresh coffee & home made biscuits, a lovely 2 course Aga lunch served in our farmhouse kitchen or outside in the Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden as soon as it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam).
Our days are considered special treats; many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District.
We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 from our friendly family run Cycle Cafe Tea Garden on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand selected experts and professionals and many considered as leading nationally in their field.
There will be an additional materials charge of between £10 and £15 payable to Georgia on the day. You can choose to make either a small table lamp shade or a larger pendant ceiling shade. Georgia will advise on print types according to shade sizes.
Annie Swarbrick at Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns
Thoroughly enjoyed the day. Learned several new skills and was pleased with my first attempt at a lampshade. Georgia was excellent. Well planned and prepared, very clear instructions and lots of help and inspiration.