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Traditional English longbow making course - a 2-day 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater

Had a great weekend making a long bow. Very welcoming place with great food and a lovely host. Thanks for the gluten free cookies too Annie

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Make a Marvellous Messenger Bag with 'Hole House' Bags: A 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater (Course inactive)

The best course I have ever been on and the welcome and food was fabulous! Thank you

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Make a Marvellous Messenger Bag with 'Hole House' Bags: A 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater (Course inactive)

Had a fantastic day with wonderful people, Emma and the whole course was great and the food was amazing - thank you

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Weave a scarf in a day on a Hand Loom - including Leno weave: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater (Course inactive)

Did a weaving workshop then a stone carving workshop. Wonderful tuition and fab food.

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'Whittle a bonny bird in wood' whittling with Dave Harter: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater

Greystoke cycle cafe is set in such a beautiful location. Annie and all the staff were so welcoming. The food made me want to move in with them. The 'bird in a day' course was so much fun, David is such an incredible teacher and artist. I would highly recommend a visit and doing a course, I will definitely be back. Thank you xx

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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

My sister and I visited today to take part in the Willow Deer making course and we loved it. Phil Bradley was great at guiding us through the process of willow weaving and the lunch and refreshments we received from Annie were great. The glorious weather certainly helped make it a great day too, but best of all we got to take home our finished deer sculpture. We will definitely be back!!!

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Understanding basic pattern cutting: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater

Hi, I've just attended the pattern cutting day. It was wonderful. Very enjoyable, great tuition and brilliant food. Highly recommended.

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Making large traditional Floor Rag Rugs with Emma Tennant: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater (Course inactive)

Hi Annie

Once again a really lovely day at your lovely home. You are so welcoming and I will be back again, I actively lok for what I can fit in next.

Emma was a fabulous instructor and I feel well eqipped to make a rug from start to finish (which hopefully will be a thing of beauty-but no matter, I will still be immensely proud of it!)
With kind regards
Verna

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Make a needle-felt Herdwick doorstop, 2 wise owls or a gorgeous bunny at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns

An excellent course that was a lot of fun, as well as packing a lot into the day to make a great Herdie doorstop. As ever the setting of the Quirky Workshops at the Cycle Cafe was welcoming, with a delicious lunch.

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Artisan bread making day: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater (Course inactive)

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Artisan bread making day: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater (Course inactive)

Just attended the Bread Making day and came back with a bag laden with fresh baked hand made bread of all shapes and sizes. If you want to learn something new in a friendly atmosphere, with great food and in a wonderful location, look no further.

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Traditional English longbow making course - a 2-day 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater

I attended this course making a longbow from a 7 foot stave of ash over two days. The refreshments provided were all delicious. From freshly baked biscuits and coffee on arrival to homemade soups, bread and butter pudding, crumbles, scones and cakes the food was lovely. The regular cyclists popping in on their coast to coast route were all warmly welcomed and left refreshed. A lovely venue with great food and fun craft courses. Perfect.

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Discovering watercolours - all abilities: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater

I attended the August Watercolour Workshop and was inspired. Margaret is a magnificent coach, imparting tips and techniques with patience and humour. I have been painting ever since. Fellow students were great company and the food was fantastic home cooking.

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Artisan bread making day: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater (Course inactive)

Spent a wonderful day at the Cycle Cafe learning how to make Artisan bread. A thoroughly enjoyable day, excellent teacher and lovely lunch. I'll be back soon.

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Reduction linocut printing with Janet Dickson : a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater (Course inactive)

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Introduction to silver clay jewellery with Jo Dix: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater

Silver clay workshop today. Fantastic, delighted with the results. Food & hospitality wonderful, as ever! Xx

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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

I had a wonderful day at the Quirky Workshop. I'd never worked with porcelain before but Gwen explained everything really well, was very helpful when I struggled with delicate pieces. I managed to produce four items, plus a few trinkets, which I'm very proud of! The venue was a very relaxing place to be, food was excellent and kept me going. I'd recommend this course to anyone, and a voucher for a Quirky Workshop is on my Christmas wish list!

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Artisan bread making day: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater (Course inactive)

Gill was very helpful and informative and the bread we made was super tasty! I felt I learned a lot and I am confident enough to attempt making different types of bread at home.

There was maybe one too many people on the course as oven space was limited resulting in some damaged loaves. The course could maybe have been longer as we ran out of time to attempt all breads planned.

Overall the course was good fun and I am looking forward to trying other courses in the future.

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Making large traditional Floor Rag Rugs with Emma Tennant: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater (Course inactive)

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Discovering Pen and Wash - Christmas Card Making Workshop:'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater

My first experience. It was a most delightful and rewarding day because of the encouragement of our tutor. This inspired confidence that only grew as we acquired useful skills that helped me improve my own style. Excellent food, company and range of techniques all contributed to a rewarding experience. Thank you.

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