Make a Traditional Tana Lawn Men's Tie in the Lake District

Examples of Tana Lawn Ties


During the day you will create a Traditional Tana Lawn Cotton Tie. You will learn the techniques used for cutting out, lining and interlining a tie. Tana lawn cotton is a lovely fabric to work with and comes in many gorgeous colours and designs. You have the choice to bring your own fabric or choose from a selection that Kate will have with her. There will be an extra charge for buying fabric on the day (see below). The finished tie will be 145cm. long.

Kate says: I started making Liberty print ties for my husband. His old ones from Liberty were wearing out and Liberty no longer made ties in Tana Lawn cotton. I remembered my grandmother in the 1960s making ties for the men in her life, so thought I’d give it a go! One Christmas I made ties for my husband, sons, brother and brother-in-law. They all reported back that, whenever they wore them, they always received compliments and were asked where the ties came from. Next I made a few to sell to friends, followed by some charity fairs and Love from Kate has grown from there.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

You will need to bring a sewing machine (if you have one); 50cm-1m fabric and thread to match it; scissors. If you choose to purchase fabric from Kate there will be a cost of £25/metre so please bring some cash with you.

Refreshments throughout the day and a two course lunch are provided.

We do not offer accommodation but there are numerous places to suit all budgets within a few miles at Grange over Sands, Cartmel or Windermere, and some B&Bs close by.

Due to Covid19 we can only have small groups. Please bring a mask with you and follow instructions regarding safeguarding.


Vanda Lambton at Hare Hill Barn


Hare Hill Barn
Cartmel Fell
Grange over Sands
LA11 6NZ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday
  • Wheelchair users


6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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