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Stitch & Textiles

IMPORTANT ...these courses are NOT full - only temporarily marked as being so. For 2021 launch details /COVID update please see HERE

For Students attending a rescheduled Course date from 2020, your names are already on the actual workshop list, there's no need to enrol on the waiting lists. 

Please phone 017684 83984 or email if you have a question.

Needle Felt Hares

Needle felt your own beautiful Hare with Annis McGowan

Needle Felt Hare Workshop with Annis McGowan in Cumbria

Make a lovely sitting brown Hare of approx 50cm high with the ears . You can decide on your own pose, either alert with either with ears up or wistfully  "moongazing" with ears back. We will be using natural brown wools and all materials and tools are provided.

9.30am – 5.30pm
£75 incl lovely 2 course Aga Lunch and home baking
Material Charges £45

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Upcoming Dates


Tue 15th December 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -5:30 pm
Full
Thu 4th March 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -5:30 pm
Full
Tue 27th July 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -5:30 pm
Full
Tue 23rd November 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -5:30 pm
Full

Needle Felt Herdwicks

Needle felt your own Herdwick sheep doorstop with Annis McGowan

Needle Felt Herdwicks Workshop in Cumbria

Create your own unique and characterful heavy Herdwick doorstop (around 3.5kg) - although mostly those made with Annis are placed to be admired on tables and shelves!

9.30am – 5pm
£75 incl lovely 2 course Aga Lunch and home baking
Material Charges £30

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Upcoming Dates


Tue 26th January 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -5:00 pm
Full
Sun 25th April 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -5:00 pm
Full
Sun 27th June 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -5:00 pm
Full
Fri 1st October 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -5:00 pm
Full

Needle Felt Owls

Create a small family of Owls in needle felt with Annis McGowan

Needle Felt Owls Workshop in Cumbria

Needlefelt a pair of similar size pair of owls using a variety of wools adding texture and interest with locks and natural fleece . All tools and material are provided and both owls are weighted, each one is around 6 inches high.

9.30am – 4.30pm
£75 inc. a tasty 2 course Aga lunch & home baking
Material Charges £14

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Needle Felt Bunny

Create a small family of Owls in needle felt with Annis McGowan

Needle Felt Bunny Workshop in Cumbria

Spend a relaxing day creating this irresistible little character under the guidance of Annis.  Each bunny is approx 22.5m long and will bring a smile to everyone's face, He can be made with light natural browns and greys.   

9.30am – 4.30pm
£75 inc. a tasty 2 course Aga lunch & home baking
Material Charges £20

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Wed 25th August 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Full

Felt Art with stitch with Marieke Tomlin

A day of wet felting with Marieke Tomllin creating pictures with soft delicate wool fibres

Felt Art Workshop in Cumbria

Perfect for beginners as well as those with some experience, discover the joys of working with various wool fibres and wam soapy water to create your own unique piece of wetted felt ....Marieke will show various techniques and how to incorprate special stitches and definitions to highlight certain areas of your piece.

9.30am – 4.00pm
£68 inc. a tasty 2 course Aga Lunch & home baking.
Material Charges: around £6-£10

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Sun 10th October 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Full

Felt Art ..'Beaches or Flower Borders' with Marian May

Join felt artist Marian May and create your own wet felt art Beach or Flower border picture.

Join felt artist Marian May and create your own wet felt art Beach or Flower border picture.

Marian will bring a variety of coloured merino wools, dyed silks, threads and other fibres used to create a richly textured wool picture. You will learn how to lay out the fibres, blend colours, create shapes and then use the wet felting technique which involves warm soapy water, and some rockin’ and rollin’.

9.30am – 4pm
£75 inc. a tasty 2 course Aga lunch & home baking.
Material Charge : approx £15

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Wed 14th April 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Full

'Make a Nuno Felt wool & silk Bag' with Marian May

Design and Make from scratch a Nuno Felt bag using soft wools and sari silks.

'Make a Nuno Felt wool & silk Bag' with Marian May

In this workshop you will be able to make a handbag-sized bag using merino wool roving and sections of sari silk for embellishment. This technique is known as Nuno felting. You will be working with a foam form as a resist, either cut to your own shape or you can use one that is provided on the day. You will then learn how to build up several layers of wool around this form to create a bag that is created seamlessly in one piece and needs no stitching.

9.30am – 4.30pm
£75 inc. a tasty 2 course Aga lunch & home baking.
Material Charge : approx £20

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Upcoming Dates


Sat 17th April 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Full

Felt Slippers

Learn how to make your very own warm felt slippers with Marieke Tomlin

Felt Slippers Workshop in Cumbria

Design and create your very own bespoke, warm and funky felt slippers from 100% merino wool. These will be seamless and moulded cleverly to your feet, unique and made to fit,  as plain or as fancy as you like! 

9.30am – 4pm
£68 Lunch included
Material Charges £12

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Upcoming Dates


Mon 7th December 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 1
Thu 15th April 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Full

Festive Felt Garlands

A fun festive day creating your own unique felt garland

Festive Felt Garlands Workshop in Cumbria

Over the day you will learn how to make your own Felt from scratch in the shape of holly leaves or another festive outline. Marieke will show you how best to use the wool fibres she provides, and you can select from a vast colour range, along with many inclusions of wools, fibres, silks and other special threads to create substantial felt leaves to fit in your own festive colour palette.

10am – 4pm
£68 inc. a tasty 2 course Aga lunch & home baking. 
Material Charge : approx £12

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Eco printing ...Botanical printing on a Silk Scarf with Deborah Dawn

A fascinating day with Deborah Dawn printing with selected leaves and seed heads.

Eco printing Workshop in Cumbria
Spend a fascinating day with Deborah Dawn learning how to create beautiful prints using leaves and seeds on fabric/ paper & print a 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,

10.00am to 3.00pm
£78 Lunch included
Material Charges £25

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Upcoming Dates


Sat 10th July 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -3:00 pm
Full
Sun 11th July 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -3:00 pm
Full

Leather Bags

Join Ruth Pullan for a day and hand stitch your own leather bag

Leather Bags Workshop in Cumbria

This workshop will give you the basic skills needed for leather work and at the same time you will make yourself a lovely bag using pre cut leather panels carefully prepared by Ruth. There will also be an option to dye the panels various colours using stains provided by Ruth.

9.30am – 5pm
£85 inc. a tasty Aga Lunch & home baking
Material Charges : approx £25

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Sat 26th June 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -5:00 pm
Full
Tue 29th June 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -5:30 pm
Full
Wed 30th June 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -5:00 pm
Full

'Applique & Stitch' Discovering Machine Embroidery

Learn and discover the many possibilties of machine embroidery with Sarah Ames

Applique Stitch Machine Embroidery Workshop in Cumbria

Freehand machine embroidery is among 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.

10am – 4pm
£68 Lunch included
Material Charges: up to £5

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Thu 21st January 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Full
Wed 28th April 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Full
Wed 7th July 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Full

Pattern Cutting

Couture expert Maggi Toner Edgar will guide you through creating your own paper tunic pattern for that perfect fit

Pattern Cutting Workshop in Cumbria

A course to flatter your figure:
 
Late June : Create your own unique trouser pattern


A one day course to create a very basic trouser pattern to suit your own personal figure. .

10.00am – 4.00pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges £0 

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Fri 25th June 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Full

'Painting on Silk' with Margaret Wilmot

Spend an exciting day with Margaret creating a design and painting this onto pure silk, using steam-fix dyes and hot wax.

Spend an exciting day with Margaret creating a design and painting this onto pure silk, using steam-fix dyes and hot wax.

Spend an exciting day with Margaret creating a design and painting this onto pure silk, using steam-fix dyes and hot wax.

Silk is a protein, like all the animal-based yarns such as cashmere, angora, mohair and wool and Silk painting is hundreds of years old (like felt-making) and has been practised extensively in Europe as well as Asia. 

9.30am to 4.00pm
£82 Lunch included
Material Charges:   £12 

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Wed 7th July 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Full
Tue 7th September 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Full

Paint, Print and Stitch

Paint, print and stitch a canvas with Kay Leech

Paint, Print and Stitch Workshop in Cumbria

 A lovely day with Kay being guided through the process pf creating using paint, then print,and stitch. Working in mixed media you will create a picture based on flowers, you can bring your own image or use one of the ones provided for inspiration.  

You will paint the background directly onto calico and then add layers with simple stencils and print blocks that you have created.  Finally you will add stitch which can be machine and or hand embroidery and embellish with beads and buttons.

9.30am – 4.30pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges £15

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Fri 29th January 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Full
Thu 8th April 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Full
Sat 31st July 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Full

Lampshade Making Short Course with Sonja Tilleard

Hand roll a 30cm drum lampshade with Sonja inc a 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 10am to 12.30pm...... Afternoon session 12.30pm –3pm
£35 a quick light lunch included

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Fri 16th April 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -1:00 pm
Full
Fri 16th April 2021 1:00 pm 1:00 pm -4:00 pm
Full

Make a CONE shaped Lamp' shade with Sonja of White & Green

Make a professional 'cone shaped' hand rolled large lampshade from your chosen fabric.

Make a large 'Standard Lamp' shade with Sonja of White & Green

Sonja will bring the large kit for a  50cm x 30cm drum lampshade and we will spread out in the new barn workshop space and set about creating a lovely large shade under her careful guidance, she will also bring a selection of pom poms and other trimmings for you to add at the bottom of your shade at the end of the session.

Morning session 09.15am - 12.45pm  inc light lunch at end  12.15 -45
Afternoon 12.45pm – 4.45pm inc light lunch at start 12.45 -1.15
£38 inc a quick light lunch included, £10 on day for the kit

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Rag Rugs

A day with BBC famous Rug maker Heather Ritchie learning how and starting your own rag rug.

Rag Rugs Workshop in Cumbria

Heather teaches both Hookie and Proddie methods in her rug making classes. Include lovely flowers in your rug design - suitable for wall hangings or cushion covers as well as floor rugs.  Heather brings along many of er own rugs as inspiration, aswell as lovely ideas and fabric.

9.30am – 4.00pm
£75 inc. lovely 2 course Aga Lunch and home baking.
Material Charges - only if you wish to purchase equipment at the end of the day.

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