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'Make a Nuno Felt wool & silk Bag' with Marian May': a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater


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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.

Design and Make from scratch a Nuno Felt bag using soft wools and sari silks.. with Marian May

In this workshop you will be able to make a handbag-sized bag using merino wool roving and sections of sari silk for embellishment. This technique is known as Nuno felting. You will be working with a foam form as a resist, either cut to your own shape or you can use one that is provided on the day. You will then learn how to build up several layers of wool around this form to create a bag that is created seamlessly in one piece and needs no stitching. Marian will bring all the wool and a bag of colourful sari silks for you to work with. She will show you how to attach metal magnetic fasteners and various ways of attaching straps (the leather straps can be purchased separately after the course or we can send you details beforehand, there are many colours/styles to choose from online).

A felted wool bag offers a natural quite water resistance that can be used either as a shopping or hand bag. The finished size is around 12 inches square; if preferred your bag could be slightly smaller bag or rectangular.

Click through top left hand link to our own website to see all our Quirky courses and by using the 'keep me posted' icon you will receive the new course list when it is released in early November. Many of our early courses get booked up for Christmas presents.

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 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.


Annie Swarbrick at Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns
Greystoke Craft Garden
CA11 0UT
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  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
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  • Teenagers

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1 day (9:30am to 4:30pm)

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