Make a Needlefelt Herdwick doorstop , Needle felt Hare, Needle Felt Owl family or Needlefelt hummingbirds 'Quirky Workshop' with Annis McGowan @ Greystoke Cycle Cafe
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About the Course
Annis will arrive with everything you need to create and learn to carefully needle felt the soft blended Herdwick wool mix to make a fabulous Herdwick, Hare , Owls or Hummingbird . She is highly accomplished in needle felting and her work is for sale in local galleries in Cumbria. She also sells needle felt kits online.
Sat 17 March - Needle felt Hares
Mon 2 April - Needle felt Herdwicks
Mon 28 May - Needle felt Hummingbirds (£58)
Sun 24 June - Needle felt Hares
Thu 19 July - Needle felt Owl family
Sun 12 August - Needle felt Herdwicks
Wed 7 November - Needle felt Herdwicks
Fri 30 November - Needle felt Hares
This type of felt is produced by locking the wool together through repeatedly stabbing it with your needle, it sounds complicated but can easily be learned and some beautiful pieces can be created in this way.
Following Annis's careful instruction you will by the end of the day with your very own unique Hand made real Herdwick, Hare, Owls or Hummingbird.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your 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 charge of £18 for the Herdwick, Owls and Hare courses and £5 per bird for the Hummingbirds - you should be able to make 2 or 3 in the day.
Had a fabulous day today at a needlefelt workshop. Gorgeous setting and simply fantastic hospitality. Gorgeous home baked food eaten in the lovely Annie's kitchen. Workshop was great, teacher was fab and my hare now has pride of place. Thank you all!
Caeryn C - - #11961
It was a fantastic day. Annis was a great tutor. Can't wait to go back and do more. The hare is next!!
Angela Oliver - - #11812
An excellent course that was a lot of fun, as well as packing a lot into the day to make a great Herdie doorstop. As ever the setting of the Quirky Workshops at the Cycle Cafe was welcoming, with a delicious lunch.
hannah kozich - - #6364
Greatly enjoyed it although it was sometimes a bit difficult following instructions from the other end of the table
Jane Gibson - - #6199
Had a wonderful day, I have no hesitation in recommending this course, was great fun learning a new craft amongst like-minded people, eating lovely food and sharing banter in a perfect setting. Annie is awesome and the Quirky workshops at the Cycle Cafe are a real treat day away from it all, can't wait to return!
Anna Wolfe - - #6183
I have been on a number of courses here and they have all been excellent. My herdwick doorstop is lovely and even admired by James Rebanks of "shepherds life' fame. The food is lovely too, I always eat too much!
Ann Stupple - - #6159
What a great day !
The venue is lovely, with a great atmosphere. The course was excellent, all the materials required were provided. The tutor showed all the steps and no sewing is required. We all went home with our own doorstop - wonderful.
There are so many courses available, I will be returning.
Vouchers are available which make great gifts.
Patricia Davies - - #6158
Excellent and fun course. Great tutor with easy to follow steps. Amazing lunch and treats during the day. One of many great courses offered by the cycle cafe st greystoke. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend and would even attend this course again!
Roslyn - - #6156
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Course Start DatesSaturday 17th March 2018
Monday 2nd April 2018
Monday 28th May 2018
Sunday 24th June 2018
Thursday 19th July 2018
Sunday 12th August 2018
Wednesday 7th November 2018
Friday 30th November 2018
- Suitable for beginners
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