Rag Rug Day - Emma Tennant at Quirky Workshops @ Greystoke Cycle Cafe
The much acclaimed Emma Tennant, author of several of our favourite Rag Rug publications on the history of rug making will be visiting to inspire us yet again into creating some exciting pieces.
Emma Tennant lives in Roxburghshire, Scotland .She is widely held as an authority on the history of Rag Rug making. Emma spends her winters making and designing rag rugs which are made by a group of neighbours and marketed under the name Hermitage Rugs. She spends the summer painting flowers in her studio at the foot of the Cheviots Hills and is a member of the Council of the National Trust.
She will bring along her 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'll 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.
|Tue 22 Oct 2013||09:30 to 15:30|
|Thu 14 Nov 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