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Hand appliqué miniatures at Cowshed Creative, the Lake District near Windermere

Hand Appliqué Miniatures at Cowshed Creative, Lake District National Park

Duration: 1 day

Price: £68

Contact: George Grange at Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses)

Browfoot Farm, Brow Foot Lane
Staveley
Kendal
Cumbria
LA89JQ
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Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Thursday 21st May 2020
Thursday 29th October 2020

About the Course

Check out our 2020 Cowshed Creative workshop programme on OUR website (purple tab above).

The workshop is 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 on the farm. Check our website for availability.

Spend a relaxing day creating collaged pictures with fabrics and stitch. The emphasis of the day is to encourage participants to develop their own creative ideas, turning all those hoarded fabric scraps into a miniature work of art using simple hand-stitches, found fabrics and embellishments. Ideal for beginner or those with some experience.

Sarah Ames is a Textile Artist working just outside the Lake District National Park in West Cumbria. Living within reach of the northern Lake District and the more industrial west coast, Sarah finds both of these areas a great inspiration for her work. Working from her lovely studio (a renovated summer house) in the garden, she uses applique and free-machine embroidery to create a range of contemporary, functional and decorative textile pieces.

Sarah has a BA and MA in Contemporary Applied Arts from the University of Cumbria and is also a qualified teacher. Having left teaching a few years ago, she now has her own textiles business selling through galleries and art/craft events across the country and leading workshops in a variety of textile media

This workshop will be at Cowshed Creative, based in a converted Lakeland barn on our traditional family 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 one of our luxury camping pods on the farm. Check out our website for details.

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.

For details on how to book as well as info on this and other courses, take a look at our website (purple button top right).

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

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.

Basic materials and equipment will be provided, but bring along a selection of fabrics, buttons or beads you have squirrelled away and would like to
include in your work.

For details on how to book as well as info on this and other courses, take a look at our website (purple button top right).



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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Accommodation offered
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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