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Greystoke
Penrith
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Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Craft Garden (formerly Cycle Cafe)
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'A bird in a day' - wood whittling with Dave Harter: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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'A bird in a day' - wood whittling with Dave Harter: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£75
A bird in a day - wildlife wood whittling with David Harter For availability on this course please see our website above, thank you. Whittling is addictive once started, - therapeutic from being relaxing, absorbing, and creative & richly rewarding in a sense of personal achievement. It has a small and low tech kit list ~ a lump of wood, a craft knife and your lap. This means whittling can be done almost anywhere when spare time is available- and it is also easily transportable. During this course Dave will...
'Applique & Stitch' discovering machine embroidery: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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'Applique & Stitch' discovering machine embroidery: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£68
Join Sarah Ames for a day of discovery and fun creating some lovely pieces using free machinery embroidery techniques incorporating hand stitch, applique and embellishment. Freehand machine embroidery is amongst the favourite of techniques in the crafting world, it's easy, quick, effective and produces a great range of results. Your day with Sarah will teach you all the basic skills you need to use freehand machining on a variety of projects. (Note : it must be possible for the feed dogs on your sewing machine to be dropped to permit...
Adventures in ink & bleach: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Adventures in ink & bleach: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£68
Landscapes in Ink and Bleach Experiment with various types of ink and a gentle bleach solutions for interesting textures and effects. “Accidental’ reactions between both mediums create dramatic landscape and sky effects, or a more controlled approach can be taken to keep the work ‘tight’. The stunning scenery of the Lake District will be our inspiration for the day. Christmas Cards with Ink and Bleach Have fun with a variety of clever techniques using various of inks with bleach to create distinctive designs for your Christmas cards. You will explore...
Applique Relief Tiles in Porcelain: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Applique Relief Tiles in Porcelain: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£75
A day spent with the very talented ceramics artist Gwen Bainbridge creating textured tiles of sizes to suit you. Whether they are to be incorporated in a kitchen wall setting, combined as a Triptych or simply used as single tile decorations or coasters is your choice. There are multiple uses for these delightful items.
Artisan bread and scones making: a 'Quirky Workshop' near Penrith at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns  at Ullswater
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Artisan bread and scones making: a 'Quirky Workshop' near Penrith at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns at Ullswater
Cumbria
£75
On this lovely combined baking day of artisan bread and scone making you should be able to make three artisan bread recipes of your choice from the recipes provided as well as two Scone recipes, including if you wish a sourdough blackcurrant scone recipe. Traditional hands on baking days with Gillian here in our Greystoke farmhouse kitchen are always busy and productive. Gill has been baking all her life and will teach you all she knows about both bread and scone making, ready to share many of her favourite recipes,...
Blacksmith for a day with Adrian Woods: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Blacksmith for a day with Adrian Woods: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria - Next course on 7th October 2019
£115
For availability on courses please see our website above, thank you. Take artistic blacksmith Adrian Wood arriving with his apprentice Lee from Cleveland equipped with 4 portable blacksmithing furnaces, 8 anvils and many tools and you have the ingredients for a perfect blacksmithing day... Our Blacksmith for a day courses run throughout the year Ramshead Firepokers or Sculptural garden flowers. Please see our website for which course runs on which date. Adrian and his able apprentice will arrive early to set up his mobile forges for 8 people on the...
Botanical printing on silk and paper - a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Botanical printing on silk and paper - a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£78
Also referred to as Eco Printing, spend a fascinating day with Margaret Steeden learning how to create beautiful prints from leaves and seeds on both fabric and paper and make a beautiful printed silk scarf. Botanical contact printing uses nothing other than leaves, fabric or paper and heat. The heat encourages the tannins in the leaves to print on to the chosen substrate. The serendipitous nature of the technique never fails to amaze. This course is suitable for all abilities who are interested in a way of extracting colours from...
Bud vases, buttons and tea lights in Porcelain with Gwen Bainbridge  - Textures in Ceramics : a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater- Cumbria
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Bud vases, buttons and tea lights in Porcelain with Gwen Bainbridge - Textures in Ceramics : a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater- Cumbria
Cumbria - Next course on 8th November 2019
£75
Buttons. Bud Vases and Tea Lights - Textures in Ceramics with Gwen Bainbridge. This day is suitable for all abilities. Much of Gwen's work is defined by the unique incorporation of textile pattern into her porcelain, making her work so unique and admired. Gwen will start the day by introducing you to porcelain clay, a beautiful material to work with; you are able to make quite fine pots as a complete beginner. You will learn how to roll the clay to a use-able thickness, then roll lace patterns of your...
Casting in pewter making jewellery, decorations & keyrings: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Casting in pewter making jewellery, decorations & keyrings: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria - Next course on 15th November 2019
£78
Have a go at this age old technique of pewtersmithing and create your own unique designs in a cuttlefish cast. Ella is an award winning Pewtersmith & will guide you through the process of carving your ideas into the cuttlefish before pouring molten pewter into the mould and finishing your design using metalwork tools. This time served technique using this unusual material produces fantastic tactile results and is a great way to experience pewter in both a molten and solid form. Please feel free to bring along any inspiration or...
Cob Clay Pizza oven building with David Alty: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Cob Clay Pizza oven building with David Alty: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£100
For availability on this course please see our website above, thank you. Over this busy one day course (originally a two day affair) you will together learn how to build a cob pizza oven and so take the knowledge home with you to recreate your very own outdoor pizza oven in your own garden. Starting with an existing plinth you will prepare, level and install the fire brick base and learn all about the importance of materials to use and insulation levels. Covering also the clay and material selection and...
Design, block print and make your own lampshade with Georgia Wilkinson: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Design, block print and make your own lampshade with Georgia Wilkinson: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria - Next course on 19th November 2019
£75
For availability on this course please see our website above, thank you. Over our first coffee Georgia will tell you a little about herself and explain what is possible over the day, with hints and tips for your design in mind suitable for a repeat pattern. Once your design is finalised on paper you will learn to make block prints using a variety of mixed media tools and you will practise on paper before turning and printing up the cotton Panama fabric she supplies. The material for the lampshade will...
Discover raku - a pottery workshop with Dave Norman at Quirky Workshops, Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns
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Discover raku - a pottery workshop with Dave Norman at Quirky Workshops, Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns
Cumbria - Next course on 2nd October 2019
£75
For availability on this course please see our website above, thank you. Come and enjoy experimenting with the ancient Japanese technique of glazing and firing raku. Exciting and fast moving – raku is irresistible and highly in vogue at present. Raku firing is unique and one of the most dramatic and exciting ways to fire pottery. It was developed in Japan in the 16th century for the Japanese tea ceremony. Tutor Dave Norman arrives with his kiln and all equipment necessary for this outdoor day of working with heat, sawdust,...
Discovering pen and wash - a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Discovering pen and wash - a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria - Next course on 2nd October 2019
£68
This medium can also be known as 'Watercolour & ink'. For availability on this course please see our website above, thank you. This day will touch on colour mixing and using watercolours and it combines the subtle variable nature of the watercolour wash with finer detail picked out in black ink pen, allowing the artist different effects in shading and textures. The type of ink pens used - its water solubility and also stippling intensity and textures employed create a vast range of effects
Discovering Pen and Wash - Christmas Card making workshop:'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Discovering Pen and Wash - Christmas Card making workshop:'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria - Next course on 3rd December 2019
£68
Discovering Pen and Wash, also known as 'Watercolour & Ink' Christmas Card making course This day will touch on colour mixing and using watercolours and it combines the subtle variable nature of the watercolour wash with finer detail picked out in black ink pen, allowing the artist different effects in shading and textures. The type of ink pens used - its water solubility and also stippling intensity and textures employed create a vast range of effects. Students therefore spend less time on the course studying in depth colour mixing and...
Discovering watercolours - all abilities: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Discovering watercolours - all abilities: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria - Next course on 24th November 2019
£68
Watercolours with Margaret Jarvis for beginners and intermediates. The workshop is different on each date, please see our website or contact us to find out which course runs on which date. Watercolours in nature ' Beyond Beginners' with Margaret Jarvis This is a follow on class to those with a little experience of watercolours looking further into depth and shading, colours, colours mixing techniques washes shading and brush techniques. Are you looking to discover and improve your water colour skills during another day of inspiration and advice. 'Discovering Watercolours' looks...
Felt art, funky felt slippers, and festive felt garlands with Marieke Tomlin a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Felt art, funky felt slippers, and festive felt garlands with Marieke Tomlin a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria - Next course on 7th October 2019
£68
For availability on these courses please see our website above, thank you. A different project will be on offer at each workshop including felt art, felt slippers and felt garlands. Please see our website for more information on which workshop will be offered on each date. Perfect for beginners as well as those with some experience, create your very own felt masterpiece. Marieke will bring all the materials necessary for the day, including a lovely choice of vibrant colours in various fleeces and silks. See pics of the July felt...
Funky felt slipper making, warm & cosy - a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Funky felt slipper making, warm & cosy - a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£68
Learn how to make a pair of your very own seamless felt slippers, moulded cleverly to your feet, unique and warm in every way. Make them as plain or as fancy as you like! About Marieke- Marieke is a very talented and largely self-taught felt artist who happened upon the history of felt and felting whilst examining the use of wool in sustainable living and her environment workshops. She loves the fact that many fleeces now sadly discarded by farmers can be reworked through felting into something equally beautiful and...
Hand rolled drum lampshade making AM or PM - a Quirky Workshop @ Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith & Ullswater
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Hand rolled drum lampshade making AM or PM - a Quirky Workshop @ Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith & Ullswater
Cumbria - Next course on 1st October 2019
£35
These are two separate courses taking place on the same day - choose either morning or afternoon or if you wish you may enrol for both and have a longer lunch between 12.30 and 1.30pm In the morning from 10am to 12.30pm, there will be a light lunch 12 -12.30. For the afternoon courses 12.30pm to 3.30pm the light lunch will be 12.30-1pm. Hand rolled drum lampshade making with Sonia Tilleard Bring your own material or perhaps choose some of Sonja's lovely selection and let her show you how to...
Intro to glass fusing : a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Intro to glass fusing : a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria - Next course on 8th October 2019
£82
We are delighted that International glass artist Karen Redmayne will be returning to take our fused glass workshops in 2019 For availability on this course please see our website above, thank you. Karen's July course will be focusing on fused glass incorporating Lakeland Flora and her November course will focus more on Christmas decorations. You will learn about different types of glass used in fusing work, dichroic and iridescent and also about the all important COE (Coefficient of expansion) – vital to understand in glass fusing as it makes sure...
Introduction to cobbling - a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns  near Penrith and Ullswater
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Introduction to cobbling - a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£55
Click through above to see our website and browse our full course programme. Join Adam Beeston here for a day of cobbling. Adam is very experienced in both teaching and cobbling. This is a 'Hands On' day enabling you to learn the skills associated with traditional methods of laying cobbles (before the days of cement and vibrating compactors!) This will be a relatively peaceful day with your square metre of ground in front of you and the materials and expertise to learn this age old traditional skill . You will...
Introduction to silver clay jewellery with Jo Dix: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns  near Penrith and Ullswater
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Introduction to silver clay jewellery with Jo Dix: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£82
For availability on this course please see our website above, thank you. Our introduction to silver clay days are 'Inspired by Nature' and run by Jo Dix. Jo runs her own Silver jewellery business called Silver Forge in the South Lakes. There's a lot of freedom is forming jewellery from Silver Clay and so there is less emphasis on the traditional jewellery making skills. Being made of silver particles the material is not cheap by any means and sometimes commands a higher price than mined silver. What is Silver Clay...
Learn how to draw - a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Learn how to draw - a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£75
Drawing is basically quite simple.....you put down what you see! On this day you will learn the basic skills of how to draw well. The trick is to use all the tools at your disposal to make it easier. You don't need a lot to start - a few pencils, bits of charcoal and a cheap sketch book. Maybe a little bottle of ink and some sharp sticks or pens; the odd biro. Nothing too expensive, mainly it's lots of enthusiasm and a willingness to practice. Drawing well is terribly...
Letter carving in stone ...(& relief) 3 day workshop with Pip Hall ~ a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns  north Lakes & Cumbria
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Letter carving in stone ...(& relief) 3 day workshop with Pip Hall ~ a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns north Lakes & Cumbria
Cumbria - Next course on 26th September 2019
£225
A 3 day stone letter carving (and relief) workshop with expert Pip Hall suitable for beginners as well as those with experience. Pip is one of the favoured letter carving tutors for the Lettering Arts Trust, and is a renowned letter carver and tutor. She taught here regularly several years ago and we are delighted she is returning to Greystoke to take another of her wonderful courses. To sustain your carving you'll be treated to lovely 2 course Aga lunches, home baking and fresh coffees/teas. A perfect compliment to your...
Lino cut printing- botanical & natural forms with Laura Sowerby - a Quirky Workshop at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns
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Lino cut printing- botanical & natural forms with Laura Sowerby - a Quirky Workshop at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns
Cumbria - Next course on 25th September 2019
£75
An exciting course with this extremely talented and exciting designer and printer. Laura Sowerby is an up and coming print maker working in lino cut out of her a picturesque studio in the Langdales in Cumbria to create intricate botanical designs for fabric, prints, wallpaper and soft furnishings. Her designs are joyously detailed and bold and reflect a love of the nature and colour of her Lakeland surroundings. Her primary inspiration comes from the urge to take a long look at plants and flowers and capture their combined forms on...
Make a Ceramic Green Man - a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Make a Ceramic Green Man - a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£75
A really exciting new course for 2019 suggested and created by Dave Norman, the much respected tutor of our very popular Raku firing pottery workshops that have taken place here over the last 3 years. We're really looking forward to this class. Make your own traditional stoneware clay Green Man to watch over your garden , in your own style and with your own embellishments with the careful guidance of Dave Norman, lifelong ceramicist, teacher and lecturer in all things 'clay' This day is suitable for beginners, i.e those with...
Make a fabulous felt garland for Christmas ~ a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Make a fabulous felt garland for Christmas ~ a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£68
Join talented Marieke Tomlin for the day and leave with your own unique felt garland for Christmas .... make felt hearts, Christmas puddings, robins, Christmas trees and much more. Marieke has been teaching with us for just one season and as well as loving her own work, we have been really impressed by the quality of the work students produce. She brings with her a lovely selection of soft fibres, felts and materials for students to use. Marieke is a very talented and largely self-taught felt artist who happened upon...
Make a needle felt Herdwick doorstop, hare, owl family, hedgehog or bunny at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns
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Make a needle felt Herdwick doorstop, hare, owl family, hedgehog or bunny at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns
Cumbria - Next course on 28th September 2019
£75
For availability on these courses please see our website above, thank you. We will be making a different animal at each workshop, including hares, bunnies, owls, hedgehogs, hummingbirds or a Herdwick doorstop. Make sure you choose the correct day for the animal you wish to make, see the website above for more details. Annis will arrive with everything you need to create and learn to carefully needle felt the soft blended Herdwick wool mix to make a fabulous Herdwick hare, owl, Easter bunny or adorable Prickles the hedgehog! She is...
Make a rush hat, basket or bag with Rachel Frost  ~ a Quirky Workshop at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Ullswater and Lake District
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Make a rush hat, basket or bag with Rachel Frost ~ a Quirky Workshop at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Ullswater and Lake District
Cumbria
£75
This is a wonderful opportunity to make your own personal woven rush hat, bag or basket in a day, using the native common bulrush (Scirpus Lacustris). For up to date availability each day please see our website link above in purple. For the hats you will start with your own custom-made hat block, you will learn how to weave this wonderfully supple material using techniques common to basketry, to create a unique hat to wear and treasure. On other days there are courses on rush bags and rush baskets. Please...
Make your own lampshade (half day) with Georgia Wilkinson. A 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Make your own lampshade (half day) with Georgia Wilkinson. A 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria - Next course on 20th November 2019
£35
Make your own drum lampshade from the fabric of your choice. Choose a morning 09.30am-12.00 noon or afternoon 1pm-3.30pm course. Georgia will arrive with all the tools and equipment needed to complete a lampshade during this short course. You will have fun creating a bespoke lovely drum lampshade to take home with you. Georgia will also bring a selection of her wonderful fresh fabrics from her Yorkshire studio and students can choose these for their lampshades or you can bring their own fabric. If you choose to make a larger...
Mosaics : silver hearts & framed hearts ~ a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden near Penrith and Ullswater
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Mosaics : silver hearts & framed hearts ~ a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria - Next course on 6th November 2019
£75
An exciting new workshop for 2019 with the hugely talented Julie Gibson. Please see our website above for availability for this course, thank you. Over our first coffee Julie will run through the plan for the day and the process of creating mosaic design, familiarizing you with the various tools and processes to be used over the day, the planning out and preparing the base. She brings with her many lovely pieces of ceramics and glass resources for you to use, as well as interesting finds like pebbles or beads...
Needle felt a Hare - with Annis McGowan. A 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Needle felt a Hare - with Annis McGowan. A 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria - Next course on 29th November 2019
£75
For availability & to book this course please see our website on the above purple "button" link - thank you. Make a lovely hare of sitting height approx 34 cm plus the ears. You can decide your own pose, either with ears up, or "moongazing" with the ears back. We will be using natural brown and grey blended wool, all materials and tools are provided. Please see our own website above for all the needle felting workshops dates in 2019 with Annis McGowan- we have approx 12 courses at least...
Pen and Wash - beyond beginners.  A 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Pen and Wash - beyond beginners. A 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£65
Another day with lovely local tutor Margaret Jarvis for the next stages of pen & wash in nature. The starkness and simplicity of pen and wash comes alive with the addition of a water colour wash. This day is for those who have some grounding in pen and wash (you may have taken Margaret's beginners course previously) and so providing a chance for more practice under Margaret's gentle guidance, looking at how to put a composition together and including how to apply pen work to your watercolours as well as...
Pewter Bangles using rolling mills - a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Pewter Bangles using rolling mills - a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£78
A new course for 2019, under Ella's expert guidance design and create a lovely Bangle and if there's time, some other jewellery pieces too, such as ear rings or pendants. During the first part of the day you will learn how to apply textures and patterns to sheet metal using traditional machinery called 'rolling mills' , followed by using various techniques to create your jewellery. You might wish to bring along some of your own patterns / textures to work with such as lace, stencils or foliage, especially if they...
Pole lathe turning with Chris Helliwell: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Pole lathe turning with Chris Helliwell: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£75
We are really happy to welcome the Yorkshire Bodger Chris Helliwell, to Greystoke along with his 8 portable lathes. Join him to learn the process of working with green wood- the importance of choosing the right sections and making the right cuts. Working on a pole lathe is very relaxing and perfect to de-stress it also requires a reasonable level of fitness. £75 adults £45 for 16 to 21 year olds when accompanied by a full place Chris will teach you to prepare the wood from a freshly cut log...
Printing with cyanotype on paper and textiles: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Printing with cyanotype on paper and textiles: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£75
£75 inc a lovely 2 course lunch, fresh coffees and cream tea During this fascinating day with Kim you will learn about the history and technical process of cyanotype and proceed to coat papers and/or material to create unique prints using found objects (from the garden , stencils or prepared negatives and watch as the sunlight magically develops your works of art. The Cyanotype process involves painting with a light sensitive emulsion on to paper or fabric and using our clear Cumbrian sunlight to develop the image. Different layers are...
Rag rug making for rugs, wall hangings and cushions with Heather Ritchie ~  a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns  near Penrith and Ullswater
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Rag rug making for rugs, wall hangings and cushions with Heather Ritchie ~ a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£75
Rag rug making days with Heather Ritchie For availability on this course please see our website above, thank you. 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. You can learn to include lovely flowers in your rug design - suitable for wall hangings or cushion covers as well as...
Relief carving & sculpture in hardwood with Alister Neville: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Relief carving & sculpture in hardwood with Alister Neville: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£82
Spend a busy day with Alister and master the various carving skills associated with Relief Carving or simple sculpture in Hardwood. Choose either a flat board, perhaps for a plaque, for bread or cheese, or a house name. Alternatively if you re feeling more energetic, carve a rough bowl or a simple 3D sculpture - a hedgehog for example from a block of wood, the choice is yours. Arriving in a large van weighed down with 3 workbenches Alister skillfully extracts them placing them safely under the canopies outside the...
Relief carving in stone with Pip Hall ...a 3 day 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Relief carving in stone with Pip Hall ...a 3 day 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria - Next course on 26th September 2019
£295
A 3 day stone carving workshop creating a relief carving with expert stone Pip Hall, suitable for beginners as well as those with experience. Pip is a renowned stone carver and tutor. She taught here regularly several years ago and we are delighted she is returning to Greystoke to take another of her excellent courses. Pip is also an expert in Stone Letter Carving, so this could also be another option for your piece. The course will take place outside in the garden if you wish and the weather is...
Silver jewellery workshop: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Silver jewellery workshop: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria - Next course on 22nd November 2019
£175
For availability on this course please see our website above, thank you. Create your own beautiful jewellery with sterling silver, pearls and semi-precious stones. On this popular two day workshop you will use a variety of equipment to make as many stunning pieces as you can under Melinda's guidance. The number of items you make will vary according to your pace. Melinda brings all the tools and equipment essential for any proper silver jewellery course. Once people become familiar with the tools the designs start flowing. Your design will be...
Small hand stitched leather bag in a day - a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns
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Small hand stitched leather bag in a day - a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns
Cumbria
£75
Leather worker Ruth Pullan specialises in creating hand stitched bags and accessories using high quality British materials. Join her for this workshop which will give you the basic skills needed to make a small leather bag. You will learn how to: - dye and condition natural vegetable tanned leather - stitch using the two needle traditional saddler's stitch - bevel and burnish raw edges for a professional finish - fit buckles and fastenings to complete your bag. Please contact us/Ruth before the course if you have a particular colour in...
Specialist furniture painting effects: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Specialist furniture painting effects: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£75
Furniture painting techniques Learn all about furniture painting. You will use Annie Sloane chalk paints, Farrow & Ball, learn how to stencil, crackle glaze finish and much more! You will begin by working on simple boards. You will learn the various techniques of using chalk paints including distressing and waxing techniques that will be explained, shown and practiced and then move on to transforming your own piece(s) that you have brought. Sonja Tilleard owns the wonderful home and gift ware shop 'White and Green' (in Cockermouth). She has completed several...
Stained glass panel two day course: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Stained glass panel two day course: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£175
Make a Stained Glass Panel with Jackie Hunt - Two day 'Design and Make' Stained Glass Panel course The panel you make could be for a place in your house or could be built into a window or frame as a hanging panel. Please bring any ideas you may have! Glass is an ancient art of using colour and light to create atmosphere and to depict images and stories. Traditionally, stained glass windows tend to be associated with cathedrals, churches and country houses, but these days it is also used...
Traditional English Longbow making  course - 2 day a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Traditional English Longbow making course - 2 day a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£200
During this two day course you will start with a selected quarter length of ash called a stave which will be reduced using the traditional axe and bill hook tools of yesteryear. In time the students will each move onto a shave horse where the draw knife and finally spoke shave will be the tool of choice. The stave will then be 'trained' to bend with great care - also known as 'tiller' the bow - under Tony's watchful eye to ensure Once the draw length of the bow is...
Understanding basic pattern cutting: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Understanding basic pattern cutting: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£75
Understanding Basic Pattern Cutting - with Dr Maggi Toner-Edgar. Please see our website for which type of pattern workshop is on each date. Maggi is a fashion consultant and illustrator based in Cockermouth, previously she was in charge of Creative Design for Fashion BA Hons at the University of Central Lancashire and specialised in Haute Couture, which included Pattern Cutting, and Fashion Design, she also ran the Contemporary Applied Arts BA Hons course at University of Cumbria teaching Millinery, Pattern Cutting and Textiles. Consequently she is more than qualified to...
Whittling Birds with Dave Harter: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns  near Penrith and Ullswater
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Whittling Birds with Dave Harter: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£75
Whittling is addictive once started - therapeutic from being relaxing, absorbing and creative & richly rewarding in a sense of personal achievement. During this course Dave will teach you traditional hand carving, whittling, skills, using craft knives and other specialist hand tools provided to enable you to complete a carved bird in a day, which can be attached to a display base. There are two types of wood idea for carving; the beautiful native lime and the more exotic Jelutong. A small fee is payable to the tutor on the...
Wildlife illustration in watercolours (and optional gouache) with Simon Williams SBA  ~ a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns  near Penrith and Ullswater
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Wildlife illustration in watercolours (and optional gouache) with Simon Williams SBA ~ a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£75
Simon travels up once every year from his Dorset studio to take this class. Students may attend for any, either or all of the 1, 2 or 3 days he will be here and can choose whether they wish to paint a wildilfe or botanical illustration. He will demonstrate and teach in each subject each day as required. You will be painting and receive instruction in the illustrative use of watercolours and also gouache if required. This course may not be suitable for complete beginners in watercolours. You should have...
Willow sheep, hares, angels, hens & cockerels with Phil Bradley: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Willow sheep, hares, angels, hens & cockerels with Phil Bradley: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria - Next course on 24th September 2019
£78
Hens: 4th June 2019, 26th Nov; Hare 9th July; Sheep: 24th Sept; Deer 4th Oct; Angel 6th Dec 2018 and 6th Dec 2019. For availability on this course please see our website above, thank you. Willow Hares: make a life size willow hare to nestle in your garden border - looking alarmed - as they do. Willow Deer: spend your day creating your very own life size small willow deer – some 2 ½ - 3ft high - to graze in the corner of your orchard (if you’re lucky enough...
Wire Garden Sculptures 'Hen'' or 'Geese' with Susan Nichols  :a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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Wire Garden Sculptures 'Hen'' or 'Geese' with Susan Nichols :a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£100
Fri 10th Aug hens, Sat 11th Aug geese. 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...