Course Provider: Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Contact Name: Annie Swarbrick
Telephone: 01768 483984
Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Course Length: One day
5 star rating, 1 reviewers.
Click through top left hand link to our own website to see remaining 2017 Quirky courses and by using the 'keep me posted' icon you will receive the new 2018 course list when it is released in early November. Many of our early courses get booked up for Christmas presents.
Rag Rug Making Days with Heather Ritchie
One of Britain's most experienced rug makers and teachers of rug-making. She travels widely running workshops and is internationally recognised for her skills - her detailed floor rugs are considered as if painted with wool. A very talented lady
Heather uses both Hookie and Proddie methods in her rugs Include lovely flowers in your rug design - suitable for wall hangings or cushion covers as well as floor rugs Heather brings along lovely ideas and fabric.
What to bring - please read!
Some large sharp scissors and a couple of bags of material of the colour scheme you may want - though often the materials are pooled. Woollens wear best if hoping to make a floor rug.
Round frames are available for use and purchase at the end from Heather or we have a number of square frames to borrow and possibly buy at the end of the day - these will be joiner made and will cost around £20 we think. They will be about 2 ft by 3ft ish. Hookies and Proddies - again - are available to borrow - and buy at the end if you want - hookies are £17.
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.
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