Rag Rug Day - Heather Ritchie at Quirky Workshops @ Greystoke Cycle Cafe
We are very fortunate to have different inspiring Rag Rag tutors visiting us during 2011.
The well known Heather Ritchie will be holding 2 inspiring single day workshops at Greystoke during mid August - one on rugs and one on flowers.
Heather Ritchie is one of Britain's most experienced rug makers and teachers of rug-making. When Heather moved into a house in North Yorkshire with cold flagstone floors, a neighbour showed her how to make a rug using hessian sacking and old lisle stockings.
Heather was immediately inspired by the idea and, over the last 25 years has developed and refined rag rug making skills to the highest standard. She now travels widely running workshops and is internationally recognised for her skills: some of her most complex work has been described as 'painting with fabric'
Don't forget...The world acclaimed Woolfest celebration of All things Woolen and Crafty takes place at Cockermouth in the northern Lakes every June and people visit from all corner of the country and globe.
Tutors will bring along their rugs and exciting materials to inspire you to create your own design. You will be guided through both the 'Hookie' and the 'Proddie' technique of rag rugging to create your own piece of work.
You'lll be working on frames of varying sizes and are welcome to bring your own materials if you have a particular colour scheme in mind.
Enjoy the relaxing day learning this local craft. All materials are provided.
Adult £68, including a lovely 2 course lunch. Refreshments and home made cakes.
|Sat 29 Jun 2013||10:00 to 16:00|
|Sun 30 Jun 2013||09:30 to 15:30|
|Notes||The Cycle Cafe is a family-run tea garden with unusual opening times. Fri 12.00 to 18.00. Sat 10.00 to 18.00 and the second Sun of the month 10.00 to 18.00. We will serve any cyclists at other times with whatever we have, if of course we are about and available. Seasonal opening only, Apr to end Sep.|
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VenueQuirky Workshops @ Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Poplin Dub, Greystoke, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0UT
Map reference: NY 439312 Lat: 54.67273 Long: -2.87142
On the C2C Cycle route 200 yds north of Greystoke village green, direction Blencowe. We welcome all cyclists and walkers and ask all those with cars to walk the 350yds from the village car park around the Greystoke Castle walls.
We can offer parking in our driveway to cycle support vehicles and those attending our workshop days,
Bus links to Penrith and Keswick. Penrith railway station 5 miles
Parking : free
Nearest station : 5 miles (8.0 kms) from Penrith station
We have a ground floor toilet but not wide enough for wheelchair access.
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- Designated parking for guests with disabilities
- Within 50 metres approx. of entrance
- The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
- is gravel
- Drop-off point for guests outside entrance
- The route from the parking area to the entrance:
- Has steps and no ramp
- Steps to the main entrance
- Entrance is well lit
- Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
- Sugar free (diabetic)
- Gluten free (coeliacs)
- Lactose free (dairy free)
- Low potassium
- Low sodium
- Nut free
- Additive free
- Children's menu