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Drapes to Dungarees at Cowshed Creative, the Lake District near Windermere

Bespoke Dungarees in a Day at Cowshed Creative, Lake District National Park

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Opening 25 Aug. 2-metre distancing and smaller groups.

Drapes to dungarees: Have you got an old pair of curtains that you love but are no longer in use? Perhaps a duvet cover from childhood, or a linen tablecloth that just never finds itself on the table? Come and learn how to turn them into a bespoke pair of dashing and daring dungarees, designed to fit your shape.

The course will cover the whole process and you’ll leave with a new or honed vision for creative reuse. In this spirit; second hand materials are highly encouraged, but if you have your eye on a new piece of fabric that’s great too.

We’ll start the day with DIY pattern altering to make sure your dungarees will be the right height, width, length and style. We’ll then move onto cutting the pieces, sewing them together, making straps and attaching buckles. We envisage everyone leaving with a fully constructed pair of dungarees ready to strut into the Kentmere hills, but if we run out of time you will leave with the skills and confidence (and a handy set of diagrammed instructions!) to finish them at home.

Meg Stuart graduated with first class honours in Product Design, and in 2018 exhibited at New Designers in London. She entered the world of textiles in a DIY fashion; from a love of clothing, colour and fabric and a desire to alter and up-cycle things. She has been making clothes from curtains for the last 4 years, and runs a small business specialising in dungarees. A strong creative mind, Meg has a penchant for turning almost anything into wearable art - an infectious and inspiring passion she will bring to the course.

This workshop will be at Cowshed Creative, based in a traditional converted Lakeland barn at Browfoot Farm. The art studio is a stunning open plan space with plenty of room to wander outside and take inspiration from the amazing Lakeland landscape and environment of the peaceful Kentmere valley. Make it a special break and stay in a luxury camping pod on the farm. Check our website for availability.

All our tutors are carefully selected professionals and experts with extensive teaching experience. Whilst this is a relatively new venture, George, who has set up Cowshed Creative, has many years of experience programming and running creative courses at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal and for Cumbria Adult Education.

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What's included in the price?

The workshop fee includes some great tuition, a stunning venue and a tasty 2 course lunch with home baked bread, cake and refreshments throughout the day. We like to finish the day with a cup of tea and slice of cake. Eat outside or enjoy lunch by the wood burner.

There is an additional material fee of £2-8 for buckle clips, threads etc if you need them on the day. Details on our website give full details of what to bring.


George Grange at Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses)
Browfoot Farm, Brow Foot Lane
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  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
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  • Teenagers
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