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Workshop/Course, Sun 20 Oct 2019, £20

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    In partnership with Sam Read Bookseller, Grasmere.

    Why not nurture your creative spirit at one of our workshops? An opportunity to slow down, immerse yourself in a traditional craft, learn a new skill and create something beautiful. All of our workshops include the materials you will need for the day, as well as light refreshments.

    Esther Rutter spent a year writing and knitting her way round the British Isles to learn about the country’s long-held fascination with all things woolly. In this special workshop she will take you on a journey through her new book, This Golden Fleece, invite you to examine historic knitted items from our collection, and then guide you through beginning your own stranded colourwork patterns, inspired by the Dales knitters and the landscape of Cumbria. All knitting materials included.
    Please note that participants must be able to knit and purl.

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Sun 20 Oct 2019 10:00 to 13:00

    Prices

    Tickets are £20.00, and this workshop must be booked in advance.

    Facilities

    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Disabled accessDisabled access

    As Dove Cottage is an historic building, we have been unable to make provision for disabled access. However most wheelchairs will find the ground floor accessible.

    Events at this Venue

    date event
    Fri 26 Jul Pop-up Poetry
    Mon 29 Jul - Sun 4 Aug Places of Poetry
    Wed 31 Jul Wordsworth's Hawkshead
    Thu 1 Aug Dove Cottage Poets
    Fri 2 Aug Pop-up Poetry
    Sat 3 Aug In the Footsteps of Wordsworth

    Contact

    The Wordsworth Trust

    Address

    Town End,
    Grasmere,
    Cumbria,
    LA22 9SH

    Directions

    Plan route to Dove Cottage using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

    Map reference: NY 341070  Lat: 54.45410 Long: -3.01792

    By Bus: Hop on the regular 599 open top service from Bowness, Windermere and Ambleside. Sit back, relax and admire the stunning views across the Lakes. The 555 also runs regularly between Keswick, Grasmere, Windermere and Kendal. The bus stops just across the Road from Dove Cottage.

    By bike: There are cycle parking stands near the attraction's restaurant.

    On Foot: There is an easy and safe two-minute walking route from Grasmere to Dove Cottage along Stock Lane. There is also a lakeside path or the Coffin Trail Bridleway which links Grasmere to Rydal near Ambleside. Both are fairly easy-going routes with great views.

    By Car: Leave the M6 at jct 36, follow signs for Kendal, Windermere and Ambleside. Dove Cottage, the Wordsworth Museum and Art Gallery is located on the A591, the main Kendal to Keswick road through the Lake District, just South of the Grasmere mini roundabout.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Windermere station

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