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, 4 reviewers.
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Susan Nichols is one of the original Wire garden Sculptures artists in the north of the country and has been running these amazing wire garden sculptures courses for the past nine years - the results of the students work that attend her workshops are second to none and she constantly ensures through the day that her students remain ' on track' with their sculptures-. She has taught at Harlow Carr and many other prestigious venues as well as and still from her own studios in East Yorkshire.
Each August she travels over to the Lake District to teach those west of the Pennines how to make her fabulous sculptures Made out of pre cut sectioned galvanised chicken wire. they are solid, sturdy, and designed to last for years and years in your garden. If the weather is fine we usually work in the garden . Material charges payable to the tutor on the day are dependent upon wire prices at the time typically around Geese @ £15 per bird
Hens @ £12 per bird Susan brings the wire precut and sectioned - in ready to use pieces.
WHAT TO BRING ON THE DAY
For those coming please bring 3 things
A pair of needle nosed pliers Strong gloves - but not so thick as to be clumsy - the green type textured gardening gloves from B & Q are ideal
Something to protect your lap - a strong/ thick apron is good- or a piece of leather if you happen to have one?
The cafe has some strong aprons you may borrow. .
Our 2018 course dates will be available by email early November 2017. If you wish to receive this NEW course programme email as soon as they are released (a week or so before being put onto this Craft Course.com and various other websites) please use the 'Stay in Touch' icon at the top of each webpage on OUR WEBSITE (link above) to join our database. Many of our early courses get booked up for Christmas presents.
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 real 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.
Sallie Anderson -
Aine Kelly -
julia stanton -
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