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Workshop/Course, Mon 23 Sep 2019, £70

Sketch to Stitch with Kate Reid

Sketch to Stitch with Kate Reid

Be inspired by the stunning Kentmere valley near Kendal and Windermere

Details

Make sketches, take photos or gather natural forms in the landscape that you can reinterpret into stitch. Enjoy working with colour and texture and creating layers and depth with appliqué. Add free-hand machine embroidery techniques and/or hand stitch and embellishment for definition & personal details.

How to book and what to bring - check out our website below.

Some basic experience of sewing and using a machine is needed. You don’t need a sophisticated sewing machine for this technique – it is easy to pick up and fun to learn and experiment with. A great opportunity to create your own unique textile picture. There is lots to inspire here on our farm, with fantastic views of the Kentmere hills or forage for natural objects/plant material to inspire shapes and textures that can be reinterpreted into textile work. You can also work from photographs that you bring with you, or we will have lots of inspiring photographs, images and illustrations to inspire.

Kate Reid trained at Central School of Art in London in textile design, which led to work as a freelance knitwear designer and textile specialist in a Lancashire museum. She now runs her own successful costume hire company, designing and making bespoke costumes for both theatre productions and film. Kate is an inspiring teacher; she has loads of experience and will help you develop your creativity.

The workshop will be at Cowshed Creative, based in a traditional converted Lakeland barn at Browfoot 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 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
Mon 23 Sep 2019 10:00 to 16:30
Opening dependant on Workshop programme. Places must be booked prior to the workshop date.

Prices

£70 includes a one day workshop with an experienced tutor, a tasty two course lunch on both days with homemade bread and cake and refreshments throughout the day. We like to finish the day with a cup of tea and slice of cake. There is an additional material fee £5 to cover fabric paints, fabric and threads.

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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