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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 34 cm high plus the ears . You can decide on your own pose 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 – 6pm
£75 incl lovely 2 course Aga Lunch and home baking (£15 deposit to book)
Material Charges £18

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Fri 29th November 2019 9:30 am 9:30 am -6:00 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 3kg) - 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 (£15 deposit to book)
Material Charges £18

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Sat 28th September 2019 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
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Needle Felt Owls

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

Needle Felt Owls Workshop in Cumbria

Needlefelt your own mother and baby owl 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, Mother owl is approx 20cm high, baby owl 14cm high.

9.30am – 4.30pm
£75 inc. a tasty 2 course Aga lunch & home baking
Material Charges £18

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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

Needlefelt your own mother and baby owl 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, Mother owl is approx 20cm high, baby owl 14cm high.

9.30am – 4.30pm
£75 inc. a tasty 2 course Aga lunch & home baking
Material Charges £18

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Needle Felt Hedgehog

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

Needle Felt Hedgehog Workshop in Cumbria

Needlefelt your own mother and baby owl 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, Mother owl is approx 20cm high, baby owl 14cm high.

9.30am – 4.30pm
£75 inc. a tasty 2 course Aga lunch & home baking
Material Charges £18

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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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Felt Art

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 ....and through various techniques, additions and inclusions,creating your own piece of Felt art.

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

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Sun 6th October 2019 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
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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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Tue 12th November 2019 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.

9.30am – 4pm
£68 inc. a tasty 2 course Aga lunch & home baking. 
Material Charge : approx £12

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Wed 27th November 2019 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Full
Wed 4th December 2019 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
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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
£75 inc. a tasty Aga Lunch & home baking
Material Charges : approx £25

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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

Two courses to flatter your figure:
June :  Create your own unique tunic pattern

August : Create your own unique trouser pattern
Each is a one day course to create a very basic simple tunic or trouser pattern.  From the latter one can adapt for shorts & cut offs and from the former as the basis for tops & dresses in any fabric.

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

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'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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Lampshade making short course with Georgia Wilkinson

Hand roll a 20cm drum lampshade with Georgia Wilkinson

Make a hand rolled Lampshade 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 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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Tue 1st October 2019 10:00 am 10:00 am -12:30 pm
Full
Tue 1st October 2019 12:30 pm 12:30 pm -3:00 pm
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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.  She will bring a choice of base fabrics on which to stencil and you will use the pre cut stencils to decorate the fabric before rolling it into a 30cm drum lampshade. 

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
Full

Lampshade Print Workshop

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. 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 cotton Panama fabric she supplies.

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

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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Thu 3rd October 2019 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Full
Mon 2nd December 2019 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Full

Eco printing ...Botanical printing on Textiles/ Paper

A fascinating day with Margaret Steeden printing with selected leaves and seed heads.

Eco printing Workshop in Cumbria
Spend a fascinating day with Margaret Steeden 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,

9.30am – 4.30pm
£78 Lunch included
Material Charges £20

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