Course Provider: Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Contact Name: Annie Swarbrick
Telephone: 01768 483984
Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Course Length: One day
5 star rating, 4 reviewers.
Click through top left hand link to our own website to see remaining 2017 Quirky courses and by using the 'keep me posted' icon you will receive the new 2018 course list when it is released in early November. Many of our early courses get booked up for Christmas presents.
Our first course students under Marieke created such stunning pieces that we added an additional date for Felt Art in October!
Felt Art - Sat 24th June; Sun 8th Oct
Felt Vessels - Sun 9th July
Felt Slippers - Tues 26th Sept
Felt Garlands - Tues 21st Nov & Fri 8th Dec
Perfect for beginners as well as those with some experience, create your very own felt masterpiece Marieke will bring all the materials necessary for the day,including a lovely choice of of vibrant colours in various fleeces and silks. See pics of the July felt art day with Marieke in the page gallery or just click on any of the pics on the website link.
Marieke is a very talented and largely self-taught felt artist who happened upon the history of felt and felting whilst examining the use of wool in sustainable living and her environment workshops. She loves the fact that many fleeces now sadly discarded by farmers can be reworked through felting into something equally beautiful and useful that will last for many years, so creating a further positive impact locally.
With roots in both of Holland and Wales, Marieke now lives in the Eden Valley and runs workshops in textiles, the environment and sustainability, taking inspiration from her beautiful Morland village in the Eden Valley.
There will be a material charge payable to the tutor directly on the day of between £6 and £10 depending on what is made.
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.
Making felt slippers -
Ros sanders -
Caroline Warlow -
This craft course provider has been awarded Platinum status for receiving 50 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.