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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 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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Fri 29th November 2019 9:30 am 9:30 am -6:00 pm
Full
Tue 3rd March 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am - Sun 3rd March 2019 5:30 pm 5:30 pm
Full
Sat 27th June 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -5:30 pm
Full
Wed 26th August 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -5:30 pm
Full
Tue 24th November 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -5:30 pm
Places Remaining : 3

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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Sun 26th April 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -5:00 pm
Places Remaining : 9
Sun 28th June 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -5:00 pm
Places Remaining : 6
Fri 2nd October 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -5:00 pm
Places Remaining : 6

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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Wed 3rd June 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 7

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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Tue 28th July 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 5

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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Wed 4th December 2019 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Full
Wed 15th April 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 4
Sun 28th June 2020 9:45 am 9:45 am -4:15 pm
Places Remaining : 7

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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Sun 28th June 2020 9:45 am 9:45 am -4:15 pm
Places Remaining : 7

'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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Sun 19th April 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 3

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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Thu 16th April 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 6
Thu 5th November 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 5

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 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 1
Wed 25th November 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 7
Thu 3rd December 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 7

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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Sat 11th July 2020 10:00 am 10:00 am -3:00 pm
Places Remaining : 6
Sun 12th July 2020 10:00 am 10:00 am -3:00 pm
Places Remaining : 6

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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Tue 30th June 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -5:00 pm
Places Remaining : 7
Wed 1st July 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -5:00 pm
Places Remaining : 7

'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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Tue 28th April 2020 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 6
Wed 8th July 2020 10:00 am 10:00 am - Wed 24th June 2020 4:00 pm 4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 5

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

Three courses to flatter your figure:
EarlyJune :        Create your own unique tunic pattern 
Late June : Create your own unique trouser pattern
August      :   Adaptions to your Bodice Pattern

Each is a one day course to create a very basic simple tunic or trouser pattern or adapted tunic to suit your own personal figure. .  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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Wed 3rd June 2020 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 8
Thu 25th June 2020 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 7
Wed 26th August 2020 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 8

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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Mon 2nd December 2019 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 1
Tue 4th August 2020 9:45 am 9:45 am - Sat 29th August 2020 4:30 pm 4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 8
Fri 9th October 2020 9:45 am 9:45 am - Tue 29th October 2019 4:30 pm 4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 3

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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Wed 29th April 2020 10:00 am 10:00 am -1:00 pm
Places Remaining : 3
Wed 29th April 2020 1:00 pm 1:00 pm -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 3

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

Make a professional 'Standard Lamp size' hand rolled Drum 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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Sat 30th May 2020 9:15 am 9:15 am -12:45 pm
Places Remaining : 6

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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Needle Felt Hedgehog

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

Needle Felt Hedgehog Workshop in Cumbria

Spend the day creating this gorgeous little character. Prickles is approx 20cm long x 10cm high - perfect for that space on the mantle piece or sideboard. We will be working with mohair and blending wools to create your own individual hedgehog.

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

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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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Upcoming Dates


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 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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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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Upcoming Dates


Tue 19th November 2019 10:00 am 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Full
Quirky Workshops, Cumbria