Make yourself a lovely, reversible French Apron! - a 'Quirky Workshop' nr Ullswater and the Lake District



Make a wonderful, versatile, Japanese-style reversible Wrap apron in a day! Perfect to wear when doing crafts, pottery, gardening and general pottering around (perhaps you could wear it to your next Quirky Workshop?), this lovely reversible apron is fully lined, as are the two generous and useful pockets. With no fiddly ties, zips or fasteners, this apron slips on easily and fits all shapes and sizes comfortably. Jenny will bring samples with her for you to see and try on, she will have sizes XS to 2XL to actually try on and choose on the day. Suitable for anyone with basic machine sewing skills. Please bring: More information of what to bring will be sent to you in the weeks leading up to the course but you will need to bring with you a working sewing machine*, a basic sewing kit (scissors, pins, tape measure, fabric markers etc), two 1.75 metres of fabric of either 115cm, 140cm or 150cm wide (contrasting plain and patterned prints work well together) and matching thread for each fabric. Sized Samples to try on and the pattern will be available on the day in sizes XS to 2XL; a small piece of interfacing for the yoke will also be supplied. * Prewashing - Jenny also recommends pre-washing your fabrics before the course. It's always a good idea to do this when you're using natural fabrics or two different types of fabric. Wash in a quick wash at 30 degrees and then iron before the day please. *please make sure your sewing machine is in good working order, with spare needles, and you are able to thread it etc. Please ask at the time of booking if you will need to borrow a machine on the day.

What's included in the price?

Welcome drinks: fresh coffee & home-made biscuits; a tasty lunch served individually at your desks or outside on the Tea Lawn if it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam). Kindly note there will be a materials charge payable directly to the tutor on the day of £5. We host over 140 different art and craft ‘Quirky Workshops’ each year here in Greystoke and have been operating since 2005. All our tutors are carefully hand selected professional experts and many are considered as national leaders in their field. We look forward to welcoming you to the Lake District and Cumbria. Additional spaces may be available- please ask! :) If you wish to be added to our database, please use the 'Stay in Touch' icon at the top of each webpage on our website (link above).


1 day

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Situated in a tranquil location on the fringes of the Lake District in north west England, we have been hosting a Quirky range of workshops since 2005. We are now proud to offer over 140 Arts, Craft and Heritage Skills Workshops each year, led by an incredible and talented range of local and national tutors, all experts in their field. We have two teaching studios, the 'Squirrel Barn' and the newly renovated, spacious and airy 'Swallow Barn', the latter of which, at 60m2 was very popular in the months post Covid, allowing 2m distancing, hand washing and two staircases. We have several garden teaching spaces too. Lunch (included) can be taken outside on the Tea Lawn in warmer months and teas/coffee with Aga home-baking is served at your desk. Our days are considered real treats.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Parking provided
  • Mother's Day
  • Suitable for beginners
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Greystoke Craft Garden, Greystoke, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0UT