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Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Greystoke
Penrith
Cumbria
CA11 0UT

Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Cycle Cafe
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£75
Cumbria - Next course on 4th April 2019
A Bird in a Day - Wildlife Wood Whittling with David Harter 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 in and spare time available- and it is also easily transportable. During this...
£68
Cumbria - Next course on 13th April 2019
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...
£68
Cumbria
New courses for 2018 March 2018 - 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. November 2018 Christmas Cards with Ink and Bleach Have...
£75
Cumbria - Next course on 2nd August 2019
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.
£75
Cumbria - Next course on 28th March 2019
On these combined Artisan Bread and Scone day you will make three bread recipes and two Scone recipes, one being a sourdough version of Scone. This is a lovely Hands On traditional Baking day in the Greystoke Cycle Cafe farmhouse kitchen. Gill has been baking all her life and will teach you all she knows about scone making, sharing her favourite recipes with you and providing all the ingredients. You will start with a basic...
£115
Cumbria - Next course on 26th May 2019
Sun 25 Nov 2018 Ramshead Poker Sun 26th May 2019- Sculptural Flowers (2 per person) Sun 14th July '19- Ramshead Poker Sun 7th Oct '19- Sculptural Flowers (2 per person) Sun 24th Nov '19- Ramshead Poker 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...
£75
Cumbria - Next course on 5th July 2019
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...
£75
Cumbria - Next course on 8th November 2019
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...
£170
Cumbria
We are delighted that top calligrapher and tutor Gaynor Goffe is returning to Cumbria in May 2019 - full course details can be seen on our website Gaynor Goffe is one of the UK's foremost calligraphers and we're very excited she is coming to Greystoke, just close to the Lake District . Only rarely does she travel north. Her course was attended last year by both beginners and experience calligraphers and many have re booked...
£78
Cumbria - Next course on 6th April 2019
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...
£100
Cumbria - Next course on 31st May 2019
Over this busy one day course 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 dimension options...
£82
Cumbria
A new course for 2018 with Priscilla Edwards Using various fabrics, acrylic paints and machine stitch you will create a contemporary box canvas for your wall. During the day you will explore a range of techniques to enable you to produce a finished piece that is personal and will reflect your own ideas. This is fantastic workshop for anyone who would like to explore a mixed media approach to stitched textiles, no experience necessary just...
£75
Cumbria - Next course on 19th November 2019
A design, print and make day 10.00 - 4.00 Over first coffees 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...
£75
Cumbria - Next course on 4th June 2019
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...
£68
Cumbria - Next course on 17th March 2019
This medium can also be known as 'Watercolour & Ink'. 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
£68
Cumbria - Next course on 3rd December 2019
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...
£68
Cumbria - Next course on 24th November 2019
Introduction to Watercolours with Margaret Jarvis for Beginners and intermediates. First Steps in Watercolour paints looks in depth at colours, colours mixing techniques washes shading and brush techniques. It is the most useful place to start for those wishing to learn the basics in an enjoyable, thorough day of discovering the world of watercolours. Even those with considerable experience say they learn a lot from this class Please note the November date of this course...
£68
Cumbria - Next course on 19th March 2019
Felt Art Wed 19th June 2019; 7th October 2019 Funky Felt Slippers 19th March 12th Nov 2019 Festive Felt Garlands Fri 23 Nov and Fri 7 Dec 2018 and 27th Nov 2019; 4th Dec 2019 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 of vibrant colours in various fleeces and silks. See...
£35
Cumbria - Next course on 12th April 2019
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...
£82
Cumbria - Next course on 22nd May 2019
We are delighted that International Glass Artist Karen Redmayne will be returning to take our Fused Glass workshops in 2019 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...
£55
Cumbria
Click through above to see our website and browse our full 2017 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...
£82
Cumbria - Next course on 8th June 2019
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...
£75
Cumbria
Head Sculpture Dates: 1st Aug 2018 This course is suitable for beginners and those with experience. You will be working in clay using an armature made from wooden skewers (kebab sticks), these offer a temporary support that is easily removed from the model, useful if the work is to be fired. References can include (live) real human model (clothed), drawings and or photographs, or computer generated 3d model printouts. Damien can provide these or bring...
£75
Cumbria
An exciting new course added early June 2018 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...
£68
Cumbria
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. Join talented Marieke Tomlin for the day and leave with your own unique felt garland for Christmas .... make felt hearts, Christmas puddings, robins, Christmas...
£75
Cumbria - Next course on 27th March 2019
Make sure you choose the correct day for the animal on the following days : Needle felt Hares are longer days 9.30 -5.30/6pm. Hare Dates: Fri 1 March; Mon 27 May; Sun 23rd June 2019 Herdwick Doorstop: Wed 27 March; 28 Sept 2019 Easter Bunny: Sun 7 April Family of Owls: Fri 21 June Prickles the Hedgehog: Fri 9 August More dates may be available on our website, see the pink link above. Annis will...
£75
Cumbria - Next course on 28th May 2019
This is a wonderful opportunity to make your own personal woven rush hat, Mat, Bag or tableware in a day, using the native common bulrush (Scirpus Lacustris). 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, Rush floor Mats...
£68
Cumbria - Next course on 19th March 2019
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...
£35
Cumbria - Next course on 20th November 2019
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...
£75
Cumbria - Next course on 1st March 2019
Make a lovely Hare of sitting height is 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 this year. To...
£78
Cumbria - Next course on 6th April 2019
Under Ella's expert guidance design and create your own pewter vessel - an exciting new course for 2019 Under Ella's expert guidance design and create some lovely Bangles and other pieces. 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...
£75
Cumbria
The course on Sat 4th Aug is for beginners The second day ' Pole Lathe - bowl turning' is only suitable for thse who have had some experience with using a lathe- like the day before for example. 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...
£75
Cumbria - Next course on 8th August 2019
£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...
£75
Cumbria - Next course on 31st May 2019
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...
£85
Cumbria
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. One day Reduction Linocut printmaking with Janet Dickson We are delighted that Janet has agreed to travel from her Northumberland home & print studio to...
£82
Cumbria - Next course on 24th August 2019
Relief Carving in Hardwoods with Alister Neville Arriving in a large van weighed down with 3 workbenches Alister skilfully extracts them placing them safely under the canopies outside the Cyclists barn (if it looks like rain). Four people to each bench, plenty of space still and very solid. Next out comes the wide selection of woods he brings for people to choose from: sycamore, ash, oak, birch. Many people opt for house name boards but...
£175
Cumbria - Next course on 10th April 2019
Create your own beautiful jewellery with Sterling Silver, Pearls and Semi-Precious Stones. On this popular two day workshop you will use a variety 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...
£75
Cumbria - Next course on 2nd July 2019
Leather Bag Tues 2 July; Wed 3 July Mobile Phone Case Sun 30th June 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 for leather work. Using these skills you will make a belt and a simple coin purse and by the end of the day you will have the confidence to apply these...
£75
Cumbria - Next course on 14th August 2019
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...
£175
Cumbria - Next course on 6th June 2019
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...
£330
Cumbria - Next course on 17th May 2019
This is a 3+ day Stone Sculpture workshop with expert Simon Keeley Simon is a favourite tutor at the much acclaimed West Dean College and we are delighted he travels up from Surrey to take a course here every year, he says he loves teaching at this venue! Greystoke Cycle Cafe walled Tea Garden in the north Lakes, a perfect tranquil location looking out over Greystoke Castle estate. Most students prefer to work in the...
£295
Cumbria - Next course on 26th September 2019
A 3 day late September Stone letter carving workshop with expert Pip Hall. 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. Greystoke Cycle Cafe walled Tea Garden in the north Lakes, a perfect tranquil location looking out over...
£200
Cumbria - Next course on 29th June 2019
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 shavehorse 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 -...
£75
Cumbria - Next course on 20th June 2019
Understanding Basic Pattern Cutting - with Dr Maggi Toner-Edgar Bodice Pattern - Thurs 20th June; Trousers - Tues 13th August 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...
£75
Cumbria
Spend a day with Paula learning how to re-upholster and cover a drop in chair seat. Bring your favourite fabric and Paula will provide the tools and know how to create a lovely new seat.
£75
Cumbria
Make your very own unique hand made beautiful footstool from scratch, using a specially designed kit. Build up the frame then stain, paint or wax the legs (choose between Queen Anne or Classic legs). Then upholster the top seat layer by layer before finishing off in your favourite fabric. Give it as a beautiful present for someone - if you can bear to part with it- or keep it to put your feet up on...
£75
Cumbria
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...
£75
Cumbria - Next course on 5th July 2019
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...
£78
Cumbria - Next course on 4th June 2019
Hens: 4th June 2019, 26th Nov; Hare 9th July; Sheep: 24th Sept; Deer 4th Oct; Angel 6th Dec 2018 and 6th Dec 2019. 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...