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Swallows & Artisans

Contact Name: Karen Duncan

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Address:
Lanehead
East of Lake
Coniston
Cumbria
LA21 8AA

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1 day - Chicken wire sculpture - make a 3D hen or duck at Swallows & Artisans, Lake District
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1 day - Chicken wire sculpture - make a 3D hen or duck at Swallows & Artisans, Lake District
Cumbria
£75
We're excited to host the well-known wire sculptor, Chris Moss, at Swallows & Artisans. Chris uses a variety of metal materials, including new and recylced wire and mesh, to create stunning 3D sculptures particularly wild and domestic animals and birds. Chris has a love of nature and all her work reflects a detailed study of the anatomy and character of her subjects. Chris works on commissions and exhibits her work across the UK. In this one day workshop you'll learn how to make a chicken wire sculpture of a duck...
1 day - Chicken wire sculpture - make a stag's head at Swallows & Artisans, Lake District
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1 day - Chicken wire sculpture - make a stag's head at Swallows & Artisans, Lake District
Cumbria - Next course on 10th October 2019
£75
We're excited to host the well-known wire sculptor, Chris Moss, at Swallows & Artisans. Chris uses a variety of metal materials, including new and recycled wire and mesh, to create stunning sculptures particularly wild and domestic animals and birds. Chris has a love of nature and all her work reflects a detailed study of the anatomy and character of her subjects. Chris works on commissions and exhibits her work across the UK. In this one day workshop you'll learn how to sculpt a chicken wire taxidermy style stag head with...
1 day candle and soap making workshop using pure essential oils at Swallows & Artisans, Lake District
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1 day candle and soap making workshop using pure essential oils at Swallows & Artisans, Lake District
Cumbria
£75
We’re excited to host Siobhan from The Little Lakeland Soap Company at Swallows & Artisans. Siobhan combines 100% pure essential oils and quality natural ingredients into beautifully luxurious soaps, candles, bath salts, lip balms and more. In this one day workshop you will learn about the different scent blends, the properties of each oil and why they were chosen. First watch a demonstration and then, with help and guidance from Siobhan, you will create your own perfect soy wax candle and handcrafted soap bar for you to take home and...
1 day Christmas candle & soap making workshop using pure essential oils
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1 day Christmas candle & soap making workshop using pure essential oils
Cumbria - Next course on 28th November 2019
£80
We’re excited to host Siobhan from The Little Lakeland Soap Company at Swallows & Artisans. Siobhan combines 100% pure essential oils and quality natural ingredients into beautifully luxurious soaps, candles, bath salts, lip balms and more. Each product aims to relieve tension, stress and lift spirits all whilst smelling amazing! In this one day Christmas themed workshop you will learn about the background to the different scent blends, the properties of each oil and why they were chosen. After watching a demonstration, with help and guidance from Siobhan, you will...
2 day - Chicken wire sculpture - make a 3D hare at Swallows & Artisans, Lake District
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2 day - Chicken wire sculpture - make a 3D hare at Swallows & Artisans, Lake District
Cumbria - Next course on 3rd October 2019
£165
We're excited to host the well-known wire sculptor, Chris Moss, at Swallows & Artisans. Chris uses a variety of metal materials, including new and recylced wire and mesh, to create stunning 3D sculptures particularly wild and domestic animals and birds. Chris has a love of nature and all her work reflects a detailed study of the anatomy and character of her subjects. Chris works on commissions and exhibits her work across the UK. In this two day workshop you'll learn how to make a chicken wire sculpture of that most...
2 day become a weaver workshop at Swallows & Artisans, Coniston, Lake District
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2 day become a weaver workshop at Swallows & Artisans, Coniston, Lake District
Cumbria - Next course on 8th October 2019
£150
Join local Cumbrian weaver, Jan Beadle, on this 2 day workshop where she will take you through the whole process of winding a warp, dressing a loom and then weaving your cloth. The course is suitable for absolute beginners and also weavers wanting to develop their skills further. You will be working on a 4 shaft table loom and will produce a length which would be suitable for a scarf. Jan moved to Cumbria in the mid 80’s after completing her BA Hons in Textiles. She has over 30 years...
2 day course to learn illuminated lettering at Swallows & Artisans, Lake District
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2 day course to learn illuminated lettering at Swallows & Artisans, Lake District
Cumbria - Next course on 1st October 2019
£150
Join talented illuminator, Sarah Lace, for a two day workshop to learn the historic craft of illuminated lettering. This workshop offers the opportunity to learn something of the history and origins about these art forms as we examine a range of styles from 6th century Celtic through to the modern day; showing their development through time. Sarah will help with the design of your piece including simple techniques of constructing Celtic knotwork and spirals, decoration using rubrication and enhancing the piece with the use of watercolour and gold. You will...
Beginner's brush lettering at Swallows & Artisans, Lake District
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Beginner's brush lettering at Swallows & Artisans, Lake District
Cumbria
£60
Let’s explore the magic of fabulously creative brush lettering pens! There’s something very accessible about brush pen calligraphy and brush lettering – part of the fun is colour blending – your tutor, Claire, will show you how to paint simple words in sunset colours! You’ll have a selection of brush lettering pens to use on the day – bring a friend and you can swap your pens during the class for more variation in your lettering! It’s a very relaxed and friendly class: even if you don’t come along with...
Beginner's modern calligraphy at Swallows & Artisans, Lake District
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Beginner's modern calligraphy at Swallows & Artisans, Lake District
Cumbria
£60
Join the talented local calligrapher, Claire Gould, for a relaxed beginner's modern calligraphy workshop where you will learn everything to get you started with beautiful handwritten lettering styles. So you love all the gorgeous hand lettering on Instagram and Pinterest, but you have never held a calligraphy pen before. Maybe you had a calligraphy set for Christmas, or you made a New Year’s resolution to learn a new hobby. We’ll start with assembling a pen and spooning up ink. We’ll make flowy, swirly shapes and then letters and words. Claire...
Beginners modern calligraphy with a Christmas twist at Swallows & Artisans
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Beginners modern calligraphy with a Christmas twist at Swallows & Artisans
Cumbria - Next course on 27th November 2019
£80
Learn the art of beautiful modern lettering just in time for Christmas - and bring home some lovely festive goodies! In this relaxed and friendly modern calligraphy workshop you’ll learn how to use a calligraphy pen and dippy ink pot. We’ll practice alphabets then write some festive treats:- - gift tags - christmas cards - glitter baubles - gorgeous festive gift boxes About Claire Local calligrapher Claire Gould has been teaching workshops for 6 years and spends her days writing beautiful things for weddings and special occasions. Claire grew up...
Combined 1 day beginner's modern calligraphy & brush lettering at Swallows & Artisans, Lake District
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Combined 1 day beginner's modern calligraphy & brush lettering at Swallows & Artisans, Lake District
Cumbria
£100
This is a combined option of two separate workshops we have running. Please see our course listings for more details. Come and play with us for the day and enjoy a discounted rate. Start the day with learning how to write with a traditional dip pen, using lightness and pressure to create beautiful thin and thick strokes. Claire will teach the basics of a modern calligraphy alphabet and show you how to vary the flow of your lettering to create different styles! Break for lunch - please bring packed lunch...
Half day - 3D needle felt toadstools & mushrooms
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Half day - 3D needle felt toadstools & mushrooms
Cumbria - Next course on 26th November 2019
£40
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with a little experience of the wonderful art of needle felting. Using local wool, in an array of beautiful colours, you will learn the basic techniques of 3D needle felting to make your very own original mushroom/toadstool scene. Course length will be approximately 3 hours and will include a needle felting kit for you to take home. You will mount your scene on a wood slice but also have the option to purchase a glass cloche at an additional...
Half day - 3D Needlefelt Christmas Tree Decorations
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Half day - 3D Needlefelt Christmas Tree Decorations
Cumbria - Next course on 26th November 2019
£40
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with a little experience of the wonderful art of needle felting. Using local wool, in an array of beautiful colours, you will learn the basic techniques of 3D needle felting to make your very own christmas pudding, beautiful angel and probably a christmas tree too. Course length will be approximately 3 hours and will include a needle felting kit for you to take home. Hanne is also running a 3D Needlefelt Toadstool and Mushroom workshop from 10am to 1pm...
Stunning workshop with adjoining accommodation overlooking Coniston, Lake District
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Stunning workshop with adjoining accommodation overlooking Coniston, Lake District
Cumbria
Swallows & Artisans is a stunning newly renovated workshop space available for hire in the heart of the Lake District. With a purpose built interior incorporating ample work space, soft seating, display area and simple kitchen facilities the venue also offers views over the lake and hills. Take advantage of Lanehead, the adjoining 8 bedroom property (sleeping 35) and combine the two venues to host your own creative retreat! Swallows & Artisans contains purpose built tables, a comfortable soft seating area for tea breaks along with breakfast bar style seating...