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Workshop/Course, Sat 16 May 2020, £68

Draped to Dungarees

Draped to Dungarees

Details

Have you got an old pair of curtains that you love but are no longer in use? Come and learn how to turn them into a bespoke pair of dungarees, designed to fit your shape.

The course will cover the whole process and you’ll leave with a new or honed vision for creative re-use. In this spirit; second hand materials are highly encouraged, but if you have your eye on a new piece of fabric that’s great too.
We’ll start the day with DIY pattern altering to make sure your dungarees will be the right height, width, length and style. We’ll then move onto cutting the pieces, sewing them together, making straps and attaching buckles. We envisage everyone leaving with a fully constructed pair of dungarees ready to strut into the Kentmere hills, but if we run out of time you will leave with the skills and confidence (and a handy set of diagrammed instructions!) to finish them at home.

Meg Stuart graduated with first class honours in Product Design, and in 2018 exhibited at New Designers in London. She entered the world of textiles in a DIY fashion; from a love of clothing, colour and fabric and a desire to alter and
up-cycle things. She has been making clothes from curtains for the last 4 years, and runs a small business specialising in dungarees. A strong creative mind, Meg has a penchant for turning almost anything into wearable art- an infectious and inspiring passion she will bring to the course.

The workshop will be at Cowshed Creative, based in a converted Cumbrian barn on our traditional Lakeland Farm. The art studio is a stunning open plan space with plenty of room to wander outside and take inspiration from the amazing Lakeland landscape and environment of the peaceful Kentmere valley. Make it a special break and stay in one of our luxury camping pods on the farm.

All our tutors are carefully selected professionals and experts with extensive teaching experience. Whilst this is a relatively new venture, George, who has set up Cowshed Creative, has many years of experience programming and running creative courses at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal and for Cumbria Adult Education.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 16 May 2020 10:00 to 16:30
All workshops need to be pre-booked. Please do not turn up on the day without booking.

Prices

£68 fee includes some great tuition, a stunning venue and a tasty 2 course lunch with home baked bread, cake and refreshments throughout the day. We like to finish the day with a cup of tea and slice of cake. Eat outside or enjoy lunch by the wood burner.

There is an additional material fee of £ 2-8 for buckle, clips, threads etc if you need them on the day.

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Plan to deliver workshops for kids and families - setting up adult programme first.

Address

Browfoot Farm,
Staveley,
Kendal,
Cumbria,
LA8 9JQ

Directions

Plan route to Cowshed Creative using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 460001  Lat: 54.39424 Long: -2.83175

From the A591 turn into Staveley and follow the road until you reach the village hall. Turn following the sign to Kentmere for 1 mile. The road turns right over a bridge. Ignore this and go straight on up Browfoot Lane, keeping left of the river, for about 2 miles. Goose Howe is the property before us. Four fields further, on the right, there's a sign on the right hand wall for Browfoot Farm. Turn in here. Down the drive; The Cowshed is ahead on the left, with the sign on the wall. For the car park take a right at the two red doors, past farm buildings and left just beyond the grey corrugated tin barn.

Lifts can be arranged from Staveley Train Station.

Parking: free

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • 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

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 9
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesEntrance is well lit

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system

Notes

Service dogs allowed - discussion would need to take place when certain processes being used aren't safe for a dog

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