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Workshop/Course, Fri 6 Nov 2020, £70

Willow platters at Cowshed Creative

Willow platters at Cowshed Creative

Create an original gift from natural materials on our traditional Lakeland Farm and enjoy the stunning views and peace tranquility of the Kentmere valley.

Details

This course is for anyone who likes to use their hands, enjoys the smell and creaking of willow as they work and wants the satisfaction of creating something unique and beautiful with a practical use. This workshop will equip you with the skills to make an original willow platter and provide you with the confidence and ability to work on further pieces at home. No previous experience required.

Alongside advice on how to order and soak willow and what tools to use, you will be given advice on foraging for materials in the garden or hedgerow, and how to incorporate these into your designs.

Hannah Ehlert trained for three years in a coppice worker apprenticeship with a variety of crafts people at the Bill Hogarth Memorial Trust. She has run successful creative green wood-working courses for nine years, including; hazel wattle hurdles,
Swedish spoons and greenwood carving and baskets and willow structures in the garden. She also runs family and adult Nature Connection courses and works as a qualified Forest School practitioner. Hannah’s classes are fun and sociable, whilst also providing quiet, relaxing time, allowing you to become deeply absorbed in your own project and connecting with nature´s wonders.

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
Fri 6 Nov 2020 10:00 to 16:30
All workshops need to be pre-booked. Please do not turn up on the day without booking.

Prices

£70 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 £10 for willow.

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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