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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Workshop/Course, Wed 6 Jun 2018

Woven baskets with Averil Otiv

Woven baskets with Averil Otiv

Details

Soft basketry techniques: Rush has a long history as a versatile basket making material and provides a good introduction to the craft of basketry. It is easy on the hands and a joy to work with.

With a lifelong interest in the natural world Averil studied botany at university before teaching Biology in the both America and at home. She attended an inspiring workshop some 20 years ago which sparked a passion for textiles and the finer intricacies of weaving, which she then extended to her garden. Particularly keen on the tapestries created from weaving plants harvested at home; she now holds workshops showing others how to make soft baskets and pouches using natural materials. Particularly satisfying is being intimately involved with every stage of the process from harvesting, to drying and sometimes using natural dyes before transforming the soft dried fronds into something special and useful.

Materials are £5 to £10 tbc.

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 6 Jun 2018 09:30 to 16:00
The Cycle Cafe is a family-run tea garden with quirky opening times.
For 2018 we open in June July and August to walkers (no public parking available on site) on Friday afternoons 12-6pm, Saturday and Sundays 10-6pm.
If you are a cyclist on the C2C or End to End or just passing we can hopefully offer something each day June July or August 10-6pm if we are about and available. Seasonal opening only.

Prices

£75 incl lovely 2 course Aga lunch and all refreshments.

Facilities

  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member

We have a ground floor toilet but not wide enough for wheelchair access.

Contact

Annie Swarbrick

01768483984

Address

Greystoke,
Penrith,
Cumbria,
CA11 0UT

Directions

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.

Penrith railway station 5 miles.

Parking: free

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas steps and no ramp

Food

  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesChildren's menu

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

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