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Artisan Bread and Scone making

A busy Hands on home baking day with experienced baker Gill Harris

Artisan Bread and Scone Workshop in Cumbria

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.

9.30am – 2.30pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges £10

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Furniture Painting Techniques

Bring a favourite piece of furniture to upcycle with Sonja Tilleard

Furniture Painting Workshop in Cumbria

To begin under Sonja's guidance and 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 practised. You can bring along an item of furniture to paint over the course of the day and ...

9.30am – 4pm
£75 inc a tasty 2 course lunch & home baking
Material Charges : perhaps around £5

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Wed 14th August 2019 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 1

Lampshade Short course with Georgia Wilkinson

Hand roll a 20cm drum lampshade with Georgia Wilkinson

Applique Stitch Lampshades Workshop in Cumbria

Spend a morning or afternoon with Georgia making a hand rolled drum shade. Bring along your favourite fabric or for a few £'s extra choose on the day from Georgia's lovely selection.Please see www.georgiawilkinson.co.uk - please pre request directly if you wish for a particular fabric style. Also, please pre- order other shade sizes.

Morning session 9.30am to 12noon ..... Afternoon session 1pm –3.30pm
£35inc a 20cm shade kit & light refreshments

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Wed 20th November 2019 9:30 am 9:30 am -12:00 pm
Full
Wed 20th November 2019 1:00 pm 1:00 pm -3:30 pm
Full

Lampshade short course with Sonja Tilleard

Hand roll a 30cm drum lampshade inc light lunch

Lampshade Making Workshop in Cumbria

Spend a morning or afternoon with Sonja which either starts or ends with a quick light lunch. The course includes the basic 30cm lampshade kit. Bring your favourite fabric or choose on the day from Sonja's lovely selection for a few £'s more. Please pre- order other shade sizes.

Morning session 9.30am to 1pm...... Afternoon session 1pm –3.30pm
£35 a quick light lunch included

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Tue 1st October 2019 10:00 am 10:00 am -12:30 pm
Places Remaining : 4

Lampshade Stencil

Hand Stencil and roll a drum lampshade with Sonja Tilleard

Lampshade Stencil Workshop in Cumbria

A short course finishing with a light lunch 12.30 and 1pm. Sonja will bring along a variety of stencils for you to choose from along with suitable paint shades such a Annie Sloane and others.

9,30am – 1pm
£35 Light lunch included
Materials charge: Typically not

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Tue 1st October 2019 12:30 pm 12:30 pm -3:30 pm
Places Remaining : 6

Lampshade Print

Design, block print and hand roll a drum lampshade with Georgia Wilkinson

Lampshade Print Workshop in Cumbria

Over first coffees Georgia will tell you a little about herself and explain what is possible over the day, with hints and tips for any design you may have in mind to make it suitable for a repeat pattern. 

10am – 4pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges from approx £10-15

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Tue 19th November 2019 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Full

Mosaics ...'two hearts are better than one'

Mosaics with Julie Gibson .... create a framed Mosaic piece of wall Art and also Glass Mosaic Silver Heart Pendant, both in a day

Mosaic Workshop: 'two hearts are better than one'

An exciting new workshop for 2019 with the hugely talented Julie Gibson.  Julie will run through the process of creating a mosaic and familiarise you with the various tools and processes to be used over the day. After planning out and preparing the base, she will go through the many lovely pieces of ceramics and glass pieces available to you, including various glass and ceramic pieces. 

9.30am – 4.30pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges: around £30

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Wed 6th November 2019 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Full
Tue 19th November 2019 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 4
Wed 20th November 2019 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 6

Cobbling

Hands On day learning the traditional way to lay cobbles, with Adam Beeston

Cobbling Workshop in Cumbria

We are collecting names of students interested in this class and once sufficient numbers we will email you with a date. Please let us know  you are waiting.

Adam is very experienced in both teaching and cobbling. This is a 'Hands On' day enabling you to learn the skills associated with tradtiional methods of laying cobbles (before the days of cement and vibrating compactors!) You will be cobbling roughly a metre of ground in front of you, using materials & methods of this traditional skill.


£tbc Lunch included
Material Charges

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Christmas Wreath Making

Hands On day learning the traditional way to lay cobbles, with Adam Beeston

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop in Cumbria

Learn how to make your own professional looking large Christmas door wreath using fresh greenery, variegated and textures foliage, spiced up with cones, berries, fruits and ribbons. 

If you are quick there may even be time to make a second - these make lovely presents for friends.  We can also show you how to add new oasis to an old frame and this will mean you will know how to re use your oasis ring for following years. The second rings are charged at £5 - £8.

Material Charges : see above

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Tue 10th December 2019 10:30 am 10:30 am -2:30 pm
Places Remaining : 3
Wed 11th December 2019 10:30 am 10:30 am -2:30 pm
Places Remaining : 6

Dry Stone Walling

A Hands On physical day learning the art of Dry Stone walling with world champion waller, Steve Allen.

Dry Stone Walling Workshop in Cumbria

We are collecting names of students interested in this class. Please let us know here you are waiting. We try to run a class every few years.

Learn this age old skill of creating a solid stone wall without the use of any cement or mortar. Steve (World Champion Dry Stone Waller) will guide you through the setting out & various stages of wall construction. Those with previous or existing back problems or who are pregnant should not consider this day.

Lunch included
Material Charges : none

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3D Stone Carving

Discover the art of sculpture in Stone Carving with Simon Keeley

Stone Carving Workshop in Cumbria

This is a 3 day Stone Sculpture workshop with Simon Keeley,  ideal for beginners as well as those with some experience. It provides an invigorating slice of fresh air and 'downtime' in which to lose oneself whilst learning from this 'master' of stone carving.

9.30–4pm (Fri to Sun  maquettes from 4.30pm Thurs)
£330 inc Aga lunch & home baking
Material Charges: £20-£30 for stone.

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Stone Letter Carving

'Hands On' and 'How To' ... Learn how to Build your own Cob Pizza or Bread Oven at Home - with David Alty

Stone Letter Carving Workshop in Cumbria

Pip Hall is a nationally renowned professional Stone Carver of many years experience. Her lettering work is particularly loved for its unique style. On this 3 days course Pip will guide you through all the processes required so you can carve something special into stone, be it lettering or a relief design.

9.30-4pm each day
£295 inc lunch etc
Material Charges : perhaps, depending on stone
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Thu 26th September 2019 9:30 am 9:30 am - Sat 28th September 2019 4:00 pm 4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 4

Cob Pizza Ovens

A Hands On workshop with David Alty learning together and building a Cob Pizza/ Bread oven in the garden.

Cob Pizza Oven Workshop in Cumbria

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. 

Approx  9.30 -10am start to 3-4pm. Eaxact start time will vary depending on date. 
£100 inc a tasty 2 course Aga lunch, home baking plus pizza!
Material Charges : included

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Fri 9th August 2019 9:45 am 9:45 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 3
Sun 11th August 2019 9:45 am 9:45 am -4:00 pm
Full

Wire Sculpture Hens

A day with Sue Nichols creating your own unique Wire Hen sculpture for the Garden

Wire Sculpture Hens Workshop in Cumbria

We hope that Susan will return to Greystoke in 2019 or 2020. Please let us know here you are waiting.

Every so often in August, Susan travels over to the Lake District to teach those west of the Pennines how to make her fabulous sculptures using her special preprepared sectioned galvanised chicken wire. These wonderful sculptures are amazingly life like, solid and sturdy.

10.00am – 4.30pm
£90 Lunch included
Material Charges £12

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Wire Sculpture Geese

A day with Sue Nichols creating your own unique Wire Goose sculpture for the Garden

Wire Sculpture Geese Workshop in Cumbria

Every so often in August, Susan travels over to the Lake District to teach those west of the Pennines how to make her fabulous sculptures using her special pre-prepared and sectioned galvanised chicken wire. These wonderful sculptures are amazingly life like, solid and sturdy. 

Please do let us know here that you are waiting.

10.00am – 4.30pm
£100 Lunch included
Material Charges £15

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Mosaics

A day learning mosaics for the Garden and Home

Mosaics Workshop in Cumbria

Learn the principles of Mosaic from expert Julie Gibson and make two beautiful pieces over the day ...a mounted mosaic wall picture, and a mosaic pendant ... heart or rectangular shaped as you prefer.

9.30– 4.30pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges £25

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