Greystoke Cycle Cafe and Tea Garden

Contact Details: Tel: +44 [0] 17684 83984

E-mail: annie@greystokecyclecafe.co.uk
Occasionally our server hiccups & emails don't get through to us - we always reply - please send your message again if we don't respond within 48 hours . THANK YOU

  

 

 

 

 

  a Quirky Workshop ~  Repeat Pattern design block printing with Georgia WIlkinson

 

 

A Quirky Workshop of  Hands On Strip and Build Bike Day with Dan Richards followed by Beginners Bike maintenance evening short course  at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

      

a Quirky Workshop making  Real silver jewellery 2 day course with Melinda Scarborough at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

 

Lino Cut workshop with Janet Dickson at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

Textures in Porcelain -a Quirky Workshop making  Buttons Bud Vases and Tea Lights with Gwen Bainbridge at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

a Quirky Workshop making  Silver Clay Jewellery  'Inspirations in Nature'  with Jo Dix at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

   

 

        a Quirky Workshop with Cyanotype printing by  Kim Tillyer at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

Welcome to Quirky Workshops

@ Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden

 

                For all  Art, Textile and Cookery workshops please see individual pages in above menu.

All other workshops in variety are detailed on these two main workshop pages

This page also contains 'How to book' & the MAIN table covering all dates, time, prices & availability of all courses

 

 

 

View from the Cycle Cafe Tea Lawn - Greystoke Castle
Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden - back lawn

You are warmly invited to enjoy an informal & relaxing day

with others at our 17th Century Cumbrian farmhouse

discovering new skills from experienced artists & professionals

in friendly surroundings.

Our Quirky Workshop Days take place in

our cosy converted barn- with oak floor & open ceiling

- a perfect space to work in ....

or in the garden on warmer summer days.

Cookery Days are held in our farmhouse kitchen.

The view from the back Cycle Cafe Tea Lawn

 

 

Photos of all previous Quirky Workshops in album format - an invaluable insight into a day

ALL the PHOTO ALBUMS

from each day

All our day workshops include

a lovely Aga two course lunch,

all refreshments & a cream tea.

Lunch is served in our farmhouse kitchen around

one large table or in the garden.

Shorter courses will include refreshments.

We hope you can find some days that appeal.

Please phone 017684 83984  or

email if you have a question

 

 

Aside from workshop attendees,

when you visit the Cycle Cafe

Tea Garden

always make sure you come

'The right way on the right day'

-

We've two sets of opening times- one for those arriving ON bikes - and others. Please read carefully 

as we've TWO sets of opening times

click picture for link 

 

 

 

 

 

Mosaics in the Garden and Home with Keeley Metcalfe

 

 

 

            

 

 

 

We have limited parking at the Cycle Café but can offer 2 spaces to workshop students in our driveway

if you cannot manage the 150-350 yd short walk from the village (4 to 8 mins)

 

 

Workshop lunch on the back lawn during summer

 

 

Watercolour Wildlife Illustration July 2011 at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

 The Willow Hares Ladies with Phil Bradley Summer 2011 at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

Beginners Artistic Blacksmithing with Adiran Wood  - June 2011 at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

Stone Letter Carving 3 day course with Pip Hall   July 2011 at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

Quirky Workshops 2016

If you find any anomalous dates or faulty links we would be grateful  if you could let us know - thank you

Where two prices are shown , the lower price applies to limited child places

 

Mar 16

 

 

 

space

 

 

 

 

Sat

19

COOKERY  hands on  Scrumptious Scone making day

ltd

£75

10   -2.30

Gill Harris

 

Sun

20

COOKERY  hands on  Artisan Bread Making Day 

1

£75

10   -2.30

Gill Harris

 

Mon 7pm -Thu

21-24

3D Stone Sculpture Carving begs or ints.  starts 7pm Mon 21st

v ltd

£330

9.30 -4.30

Simon Keeley

Easter

Sat

26

Artisan Cheese making at Home  

full

£75

9.30-  2.30

Rachael Shreeve

Easter

Sun

27

Make a Herdwick Doorstop in needle felt

ltd

£68

9.30- 3.30

Annis McGowan

Easter

Mon

28

Hands On  ‘Strip & Build A Bike’ Day     

ltd

£78

10   -  4.00

Dan Richards

 

Mon

28

Beginners Bike Maintenance eve    'Punctures Made Easy'                        

yes

£25

5.00- 7.30

Dan Richards

 

Wed

30

Introduction to Watercolours – beginners & beyond

yes

£68

9.30 - 4.00

Margaret Jarvis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APR 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fri

1

Botanical &/or Wildlife Illust.  in Watercolours or gouache

ltd

£75

9.30-  4.30

Simon Williams SBA

 

Sat

2

Botanical &/or Wildlife Illust in Watercolours or gouache

ltd

£75

9.30-  4.30

Simon Williams SBA

 

Wed

6

COOKERY  hands on  Artisan Bread Making Day

1

£75

10   -2.30

Gill Harris

 

Thu

7

Bush craft - Whittling Wildlife‘A Bird in a Day’

1

£75

9.30  - 4.30

Dave Harter

 

Sat

9

Buttons, Bud vases & Tea lights ~ Textures In Porcelain

ltd

£75

9:30 - 3:30

Gwen Bainbridge

 

Sat,Sun

9,10

English Longbow Making 2 day Course    Traditional method in Ash

ltd

£180

9.30  -4.30

Tony Saunders

 

Sun

10

Hands On  ‘Strip & Build A Bike’ Day     

1

£78

10   -  4.00

Dan Richards

 

Sun

10

Beginners Bike Maintenance evening    'Punctures Made Easy'                        

yes

£25

 5.00- 7.30

Dan Richards

 

Tue

12

Furniture Painting Techniques BYO small item to upcycle w chalk paints etc.

1

£75

9.30 – 4.30

Sonja Tilleard

 

Sat,Sun

16-17

Silver Jewellery weekend Workshop  2 days max 7   

full

£155

10  – 4.30

Melinda Scarb'ugh

 

Sat

16 

Make a Clay Pizza Oven Course    

ltd

£100

9.30 – 5pm

David Alty

 

Sun

17 

Make a Clay Pizza Oven Course    

yes

£100

9.30 – 5pm

David Alty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAY 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sat

7

Hands On  ‘Strip & Build A Bike’ Day   

yes

£78

10 -  4pm

Dan Richards

 

Sat

7

Beginners Bike Maintenance evening    'Punctures Made Easy'                        

yes

£25

5pm- 7.30

Dan Richards

 

Sun

8

Discovering Pen and Wash - all abilities

ltd

£68

9.30 - 4pm

Margaret Jarvis

 

Tue

10

Willow Sculptures                                Hares

ltd

£78

9.30 -  4pm

Phil Bradley

 

Wed

11

Willow Sculptures                                Sheep  

ltd

£90

9.30 -  4pm

Phil Bradley

 

Wed

18

Gluten Free BAKING -  lovely breads & workable Gluten free pastry  

yes

£75

10   - 2.30

Gill Harris

 

Sun

22

Make a marvellous messenger Bag

yes

£75

9.30 – 4pm

Emma Redfern

 

Mon

23

Artisan Cheese making at Home  

ltd

£75

9.30-  2.30

Rachael Shreeve

 Whit

Sun

29

Blacksmith for a Day        - Hooks and Pokers

full

£115/55

9.30-  4.30

Adrian Wood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 JUN 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Whit

Wed

1

Hands On  ‘Strip & Build A Bike’ Day   

yes

£78

10 -  4pm

Dan Richards

 Whit

Wed

1

Beginners Bike Maintenance evening    'Punctures Made Easy'                        

yes

£25

5pm- 7.30

Dan Richards

 Whit

Sat

4

Intro to Silver Clay jewellery - Inspired by Nature

yes

£82

10  -  4pm

Jo Dix

 

Tue

7

Printing with Cyanotype on paper and textiles

ltd

£75

9.30 -4pm

Kim Tillyer

 

Thu

16

Furniture Painting Techniques BYO small item to upcycle w chalk paints etc.

yes

£75

9.30 – 4.30

Sonja Tilleard

 

Fri

17

 Cane chair restoration workshop  

yes

£75

9.30 – 4pm

Wendy Wilkinson

 

Sat

18 

Make a Clay Pizza Oven Course    

yes

£100

9.30 – 5pm

David Alty

 

Sat, Sun

18-19

English Longbow Making 2 day Course Traditional method in Ash

yes

£180

9.30  -4.30

Tony Saunders

 

Sun

19

Make a Clay Pizza Oven Course    

yes

£100

9.30 – 5pm

David Alty

 

Wed

22

Make a Leather Handled Tote Bag

ltd

£75

9.30 – 4pm

Emma Redfern

 

Thu

23

Printing -Repeat Pattern design making tableware/ worktop saver

yes

£75

10 – 4.30pm

Georgia Wilkinson

 

Thu

23

Lampshade making evening

yes

£35

6pm-8.30

Georgia Wilkinson

 

Fri

24

Bush craft - Whittling Wildlife ‘A Bird in a Day’

ltd

£75

9.30  - 4.30

Dave Harter

 

Sat

25

Intro to Glass Fusing           inc jewellery & Xmas decs               

yes

£75

10  -  4pm

Marilyn Hale

 

Sun

26

Make a Herdwick Doorstop in needle felt

ltd

£68

9.30- 3.30

Annis McGowan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUL16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fri

1

Buttons, Bud vases, Tea lights    Textures In porcelain

yes

£75

9:30 - 3:30

Gwen Bainbridge

 

Sat

2

Furniture Painting Techniques BYO small item to upcycle w chalk paints etc.

yes

£75

9.30 – 4.30

Sonja Tilleard

 

Sun

3

Intro to Pattern Cutting

yes

£75

10 -     4pm

Maggi Toner Edgar

 

Tue

5

Make a laptop or notebook sleeve - morning

yes

£35

9.30 – 12.30

Emma Redfern

 

Tue

5

Make a frame purse in the afternoon

yes

£35

1.30 -4.30

Emma Redfern

 

Fri - Sun

8-10

Wood Block Engraving 3 day coursewith the illustrator of ‘Feather Report’

yes

£185

9.30 -  4pm

Peter Brown

 

Sun

10

Greenwood Spoon carving bush craft day   

yes

£75

9.30 – 5pm

David Alty

 

Tue

12

Discovering Pen and Wash - all abilities

yes

£68

9.30 -  4pm

Margaret Jarvis

 

Thu

14 

Willow Sculptures                            Deer                     

yes

£78

9.30 -  4pm

Phil Bradley

 

Fri

15

Willow Sculptures                            Hares    

yes

£78

9.30 -  4pm

Phil Bradley

 

Sat,Sun

16,17

Stained Glass Panel 2 day course        

yes

£155

9.30 -  4.30

Jackie Hunt

 

Sun

17

Blacksmith for a Day          Ramshead Fire pokers

ltd

£115/55

9.30 -  4.30

Adrian Wood

 

Fri

22

Knife Forging Workshop                          4 spaces max      pls. book here

yes

£140

9.30 – 4.30

Mark Constable

 

Sat

23

Make a slouch Bag

yes

£75

9.30 – 4pm

Emma Redfern

 

Sat

23

Knife Forging Workshop                          4 spaces max

ltd

£140

9.30  - 4.30

Mark Constable

 

Sun

24

Knife Forging Workshop                          4 spaces max

ltd

£140

9.30  - 4.30

Mark Constable

 

Sun

24

The Art of Spinning on a Spinning Wheel & Drop Spindle 

yes

£75

9.30   -3.30

Marion Woolcott

 

Thu

28

Hands On  ‘Strip & Build A Bike’ Day   

yes

£78

10   -  4pm

Dan Richards

 

Thu

28

Beginners Bike Maintenance evening    'Punctures Made Easy'                        

yes

£25

5pm - 7.30

Dan Richards

 

Sat

30

Introduction to Watercolours – beginners & beyond

yes

£68

9.30 - 4.00

Margaret Jarvis

 

Sat, Sun

30-31

English Longbow Making 2 day Course    Traditional method in Ash

Yes

£180

9.30  -4.30

Tony Saunders

 

Sun

31

Printing -Repeat Pattern design making tableware/ worktop saver

yes

£75

10 –   4.30

Georgia Wilkinson

 

Sun

31

Lampshade making evening

yes

£35

5.30  -8pm

Georgia Wilkinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUG16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thu

4

Intro to Glass Fusing                          inc jewellery & Xmas decs. if reqd.

yes

£75

10  -  4pm

Marilyn Hale

 

Sat

6

Patterned Roller printing workshop on textiles and fabric

yes

£75

9.30 – 4.30

Sonja Tilleard

 

Sun

7

Bush craft - Whittling Wildlife ‘A Bird in a Day’

Yes

£75

9.30  - 4.30

Dave Harter

 

Tue,Wed

9,10

Papermaking with plants and flowers

yes

£155

9.30 – 4.30

Jonathan Korejeko

 

Thu

11

Printing with Cyanotype on paper and textiles

Yes

£75

9.30 -4pm

Kim Tillyer

 

Fri

12

Garden Sculptures in Wire – GEESE                                   Book here

ltd

£98

10 – 4.30

Susan Nicholls

 

Sat

13

Garden Sculptures in Wire – HENS                                     Book here

1

£98

9.30 -4pm

Susan Nicholls

 

Sat

13 

Make a Clay Pizza Oven Course    

yes

£100

9.30 – 5pm

David Alty

 

Sun

14 

Make a Clay Pizza Oven Course    

yes

£100

9.30 – 5pm

David Alty

 

Tue, Wed

16-17

Silver Jewellery Workshop  2 days max 7   

ltd

£155

10  – 4.30

Melinda Scarb'ugh

 

Sat

20

Intro to Silver Clay jewellery - Inspired by Nature

yes

£82

10 - 4pm

Jo Dix

 

Tue

30 

Artisan Cheese making at Home  

Yes

£75

9.30 - 2.30

Rachael Shreeve

 

Wed

31

Greenwood Pole Lathe Turning

yes

£75

9.30 -4.30

Chris Helliwell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEP16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tue

Artisan Cheese making at Home  

Yes

£75

9.30 - 2.30

Rachael Shreeve

 

Wed

7

Gluten Free BAKING -  lovely breads & workable Gluten free pastry                   

yes

£75

10 - 2.30

Gill Harris

 

Sun

18

Make a messenger bag style Laptop cover with pockets

yes

£75

9.30 – 4pm

Emma Redfern

 

Tue

20

The Art of Spinning on a Spinning Wheel & Drop Spindle   4 max

yes

£75

9.30 -3.30

Marion Woolcott

 

Thu

22

Painting Fruits and Berries from the hedgerows  in watercolour

yes

£68

9.30 -3.30

Marion Wilson SBA

 

Fri

23

Make a Herdwick Doorstop in needle felt

Yes

£68

9.30- 3.30

Annis McGowan

 

Sat

24

Introduction to Batik

Yes

£75

9.30 -4.30

Caroline King

 

Sat, Sun

24- 25

English Longbow Making 2 day Course    Traditional method in YEW  

ltd

£295

9.30 -4.30

Tony Saunders

 

Sun

25

Intro to Pattern Cutting

yes

£75

10 -  4pm

Maggi Toner Edgar

 

Tue Wed

27,28

Stained Glass Panel 2 day course        

yes

£155

9.30- 4.30

Jackie Hunt

 

Thu

29

Cane chair restoration workshop  

yes

£75

9.30– 4pm

Wendy Wilkinson

 

Fri

30

Furniture Painting Techniques BYO small item to upcycle w chalk paints etc.

yes

£75

9.30– 4.30

Sonja Tilleard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OCT16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tue

4

Rag Rug Day   Traditional floor rugs

Yes

£75

9.30-3.30

Emma Tennant

Wed

5

Artisan Bread making day – Hand on Baking

yes

£75

10 - 2.30

Gill Harris

 

Fri

7

Reduction Linocut printmaking day

yes

£85

10 -4pm

Janet Dickson

 

Sat

8

Intro to Silver Clay jewellery - Inspired by Nature

yes

£82

10 - 4pm

Jo Dix

 

Sun

9

Blacksmith for a Day          Hooks and Pokers

yes

£115

9.30- 4.30

Adrian Wood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 NOV16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thu

3

Buttons, Bud vases, Tea lights & Xmas. Textures In porcelain

yes

£75

9:30 -3:30

Gwen Bainbridge

 

Sat

5

Introduction to Crewel Work

Yes

£75

9.30- 4pm

Philippa Turnbull

 

Tue

8

Weave a lovely scarf in a Day (on a table hand loom)

yes

£68

9.30 -4pm

Jan Beadle

 

Wed

9

Willow Sculptures                 Hens & Cockerels

yes

£78

9.30- 4pm

Phil Bradley

 

Thur

10

Willow Sculptures                 Sheep  

yes

£90

9.30- 4pm

Phil Bradley

 

Sat

12

Make a Leather Handled Tote Bag

yes

£75

9.30 -4pm

Emma Redfern

 

Tue

15

Rag Rug Day   Traditional floor rugs

yes

£75

9.30-3.30

Emma Tennant

 

Wed

16

Artisan Bread making day – Hand on Baking

yes

£75

10 - 2.30

Gill Harris

 

Thu

17

Lamp Making  ~ Roller print fabric & paint effects base w 'White & Green'

yes

£75

9.30- 4.30

Sonja Tilleard

 

Thu

17

Lampshade making evening

yes

£35

6.30 -9pm

Georgia Wilkinson

 

Fri

18

Printing -Repeat Pattern design making tableware/ worktop saver

yes

£75

9.30- 4pm

Georgia Wilkinson

 

Sat

19

Intro to Glass Fusing                         Xmas decs if reqd.

yes

£75

10 -  4pm

Marilyn Hale

 

Tue

22

Make a marvellous Messenger Bag

yes

£75

9.30- 4pm

Emma Redfern

 

Wed

23

SEW SISTER ~ Fantasy Birds

yes

£75

9.30 - 4pm

Sue Allan

 

Thu

24

SEW SISTER ~ Fabulous felted Fairies

yes

£75

9.30 - 4pm

Sue Allan

 

Fri

25

Introduction to Watercolours and making Xmas Cards

yes

£68

9.30 - 4pm

Margaret Jarvis

 

Sat,Sun

26,27

Silver Jewellery weekend Workshop  2 days max 7   

yes

£155

10 - 4.30

Melinda Scarb'ugh

 

Sun

27

Christmas Blacksmith for a Day    Rams head fire pokers or Chestnut roasters

yes

£120

9.30- 4.30

Adrian Wood

 

Tue

29

Weave a lovely scarf in a Day (on a table hand loom)

yes

£68

9.30 -4pm

Jan Beadle

DEC16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thu

1

Discovering Pen and Wash -           Making Christmas Cards ~ all abilities

yes

£68

9.30 - 4pm

Margaret Jarvis

 

Wed

7

Willow Sculptures                            Hares

yes

£78

9.30 - 4pm

Phil Bradley

 

Thu

8

Willow Sculptures                            Angels 

yes

£78

9.30 - 4pm

Phil Bradley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hands On traditional Baking Workshop - Scrumptious Scones

Sat 19th March

Quirky Workshops - Scone Baking day at Greystoke Cycle Cafe    Scone Making Quirky Cookery Workshop at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

Gill arrives with a myriad of recipes for a really exciting Scone making day.

You can choose exactly what you make, simply select from the 'small shopful' of ingredients that Gill brings along!  Once you have learned the basics (and not forgetting the secrets) then don your pinny,

roll up your sleeves and get baking.

Remember, scones don't have to be sweet, there are many delicious

savoury recipes too.  In fact the larger (flat cob sized) savoury scones are lovely

as a really tasty alternative to bread with soup !

All recipes and ingredients are provided, simply bring along a pair of lightweight scales,

a pinny and make some room in your freezer before you leave!

 

 

 

          

How to book a Course at Greystoke

see below for ways to give Workshops as presents and  buying Open Vouchers

To Book a course please email with your initial requirements using this grey table below

(if the table doesn't work, please send the information requested in an  email )

Your name will be pencilled in and full payment will be required before your place can be confirmed.

See below for Ways to pay  from BACS, cheque, or Open voucher?

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Course

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Attendee

phone number(s)

Please include mobile and home numers

just in case we need to make quick contact 

prior to the course

 

 

Attendee

email

 

Attendee

Home town & county

 

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hear about

this course

please??

                     
                     
                     

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There are 3 ways to pay  . . .

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   1 By cheque  full amount please payable to QUIRKY WORKSHOPS & post to  Greystoke Cycle Cafe, Greystoke , Penrith Cumbria  CA11 0UT

                                                             ( let us know if you wish to spread payments) & please ALWAYS write course date / attendee on the back  of each cheque ~ thank you)

   2   By OnlineTransfer ~   this is a free and fast method of payment- please email us for BACS details

 

     3  Open Voucher     ~       which must be valid and we will need the V Code at the bottom

            

Your booking will be confirmed by email along with details of parking/walking maps/times etc in the months preceeding your course as a reminder

  To buy Quirky Open Vouchers use Paypal as below. Those without Paypal accounts can still use Debit /Credit Visa cards with this facility

 

Courses marked Full ?

We always hold waiting lists for courses - please let us know if you would like to register interest in a course when it's full,

Quite often people get last minute spaces .

 

Cancellations

Sometimes due to illness or other unforeseeable circumstances a course may have to be cancelled by us at short notice

. If this happens you will receive a full refund of any course fees/ deposits paid or an option to transfer to another course. When at all possible we will give you plenty of notice .

We make every effort to find replacement tutors but at short notice this can be difficult. We are unable to refund consequential costs such as travel or accommodation

 

If you find you cannot attend a workshop

Please contact us as soon possible.

If at least 4 weeks notice is given (prior to the workshop date) you can transfer your booking to another workshop for a £20 administration fee.

If you give us less than 4 weeks notice, your payment is non-refundable and non transferable.

In this event, it is always possible for you to find another person to come in your place.

 

          

 

Giving Workshops as Christmas or birthday presents etc & buying Open Vouchers

Students say they love receiving Quirky Vouchers & Days as gifts!   Perhaps because there is no sense of guilt from self indulgence and as a gift, the recipient 'has to' actually book

themselves a lovely day out .  Quirky days are designed to be treats, with fresh coffees, home made biscuits, tasty 2 course Aga lunches and a cream tea

There are three ways of treating someone to a Quirky Workshop this Christmas and beyond

1. Give an Open Voucher

2. Choose a Specific workshop with a date

3. Give a Type of workshop as a gift, ie Be a Blacksmith for a Day' or 'Make a Handbag with Hole House' and let them select their date -   this  means there is no mention of cost on the voucher

 

 

1. Open Vouchers for any occasion from £15 to £200

Open Vouchers are great as a flexible present,  give someone a treat of an experience day without trying to second guess their choice

They can enjoy browsing the website and choosing their own workshop, look forward to their workshop, enjoy a great day out and leave with something they've made as a reminder. 

Sometimes the one who has purchased the gift joins in on the day aswell, meaning a special day out is enjoyed together and

your creations will always serve as a fond reminder.

Buying an Open voucher online is easy (see 1,2,3 below )and vouchers are valid for TWO YEARS .

 

 

2. Choosing a Specific Workshop with a date for someone

If you wish to give someone an actual course as a present on a specific date just email us to check

spaces and book a place etc  using the table above .

Once paid for in full, we will then email to YOU their confirmation to print off and put inside their card

 The confirmation will be addressed to them providing all course/accomm details and can even say who the day was given from  -

it will be a warmly worded letter to receive (click below  example)

WORRIED ABOUT THE DATE?

REGARDING the Xmas course you book and gift . . . the recipient has between Jan 8th & Jan 20th 2016 to email to request a change to another course date or revert  to a credit that will be valid for any courses in 2016 or 2017 without incurring an administration charge.

Do bear in mind, some types of courses book up quickly, so its best to try to get the right date at the outset if possible

Make sure you tell us WHOM the present is from if required

 

      

 

 

3. Giving a 'Type of course' with no fixed date

If you would prefer to give someone a course type without mention of cost or date, that's fine too.

Make you choice, use the grey table How to Book and we will send a voucher

We can provide a course gift voucher for specific occasions (50th birthday/anniversary / retirement etc or a type of course ie Blackmith day ) -

this might take slightly longer - 3 or 4 days perhaps - please allow for this,

just email us using the table above and mention you would like a give a 'Type of course' voucher

 

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You do NOT need a paypal account to pay through Paypal - Debit or Credit  card / Visa etc can be used instead.

If you need a denomination not shown, make up the sum total and using the white box  to let us know- we will email you a special voucher ie for £85 if preferred. This may take slightly longer

 

 

 

Open Vouchers

 

purchase

& print

follow

1,2,3

 

 

           

 

1,2,3

 

Choose the amount

you want to spend

You do NOT need a paypal account to pay through Paypal as

Debit or Visa cards

are also OK

 

 

1,2,3

Use the white box to tell us about

the recipient if poss. Name/ phone number please, if available.

This helps if they lose

their voucher)  thank you .

 If you're not sure who it's for that's fine too!

Pay the relevant amount

using below Add to Cart

icon , then use

'View Cart' at the end

 

1,2,3

YOU print off

your voucher choosing

Xmas or general

We'll email you a special Authorisation V Code

thats shows you've paid.

It might take up to 24 hours for this to arrive.

( If you're unable to wait for our VCode,

please use the DATE plus

first 8 digits of Paypal's long Transaction

code so we can still

locate purchase when redeemed-

thankyou)

  Quirky Workshop Open Voucher

£15

Open

 

See above header Recipient's name and tel no,

and/  your tel no:

 

  PRINT your 'general' or 'Xmas' voucher here. Once you've paid we will send by email an Authorisatoin V code for you to WRITE by HAND on the bottom of your printed voucher  before giving to the recipient . This may take up to 24 hours to receive. If you can't wait please put date of paypal purchase and 1st 8 digits of paypal reference- thank you   

 

Quirky Workshop 

Open Voucher

£25

Open

 

See above header Recipient's name and tel no,

and/ your tel no:

Quirky Workshop 

Open Voucher

£30

Open

 

See above header Recipient's name and tel no,

and/ your tel no:

 

PRINT your 'general' or 'Xmas' voucher here. Once you've paid we will send by email an Authorisatoin V code for you to WRITE by HAND on the bottom of your printed voucher  before giving to the recipient . This may take up to 24 hours to receive. If you can't wait please put date of paypal purchase and 1st 8 digits of paypal reference- thank you      

Quirky Workshop 

Open Voucher

£35

Open

 

See above header Recipient's name and tel no,

and/ your tel no:

                                               PRINT your 'general' or 'Xmas' voucher here. Once you've paid we will send by email an Authorisatoin V code for you to WRITE by HAND on the bottom of your printed voucher  before giving to the recipient . This may take up to 24 hours to receive. If you can't wait please put date of paypal purchase and 1st 8 digits of paypal reference- thank you       

Quirky Workshop 

Open Voucher

£40

Open

See above header -Recipient's name and tel no, and your tel no:

PRINT your 'general' or 'Xmas' voucher here. Once you've paid we will send by email an Authorisatoin V code for you to WRITE by HAND on the bottom of your printed voucher  before giving to the recipient . This may take up to 24 hours to receive. If you can't wait please put date of paypal purchase and 1st 8 digits of paypal reference- thank you    

Quirky Workshop 

Open Voucher

£50

Open

 

See above header - Recipient's name and tel no, and your tel no:

PRINT your 'general' or 'Xmas' voucher here. Once you've paid we will send by email an Authorisatoin V code for you to WRITE by HAND on the bottom of your printed voucher  before giving to the recipient . This may take up to 24 hours to receive. If you can't wait please put date of paypal purchase and 1st 8 digits of paypal reference- thank you   

Quirky Workshop 

Open Voucher

£60

Open

 

See above header - Recipient's name and tel no, and your tel no:

PRINT your 'general' or 'Xmas' voucher here. Once you've paid we will send by email an Authorisatoin V code for you to WRITE by HAND on the bottom of your printed voucher  before giving to the recipient . This may take up to 24 hours to receive. If you can't wait please put date of paypal purchase and 1st 8 digits of paypal reference- thank you   

Quirky Workshop

  Open Voucher

£75

Open

 

See above header - Recipient's name and tel no, and your tel no:

PRINT your 'general' or 'Xmas' voucher here. Once you've paid we will send by email an Authorisatoin V code for you to WRITE by HAND on the bottom of your printed voucher  before giving to the recipient . This may take up to 24 hours to receive. If you can't wait please put date of paypal purchase and 1st 8 digits of paypal reference- thank you    

Quirky Workshop 

Open Voucher

£100

Open

 

See above header - Recipient's name and tel no, and your tel no:

PRINT your 'general' or 'Xmas' voucher here. Once you've paid we will send by email an Authorisatoin V code for you to WRITE by HAND on the bottom of your printed voucher  before giving to the recipient . This may take up to 24 hours to receive. If you can't wait please put date of paypal purchase and 1st 8 digits of paypal reference- thank you   

Quirky Workshop 

Open Voucher

£130

Open

 

See above header  - Recipient's name and tel no and your tel no:

PRINT your 'general' or 'Xmas' voucher here. Once you've paid we will send by email an Authorisatoin V code for you to WRITE by HAND on the bottom of your printed voucher  before giving to the recipient . This may take up to 24 hours to receive. If you can't wait please put date of paypal purchase and 1st 8 digits of paypal reference- thank you   

Quirky Workshop 

Open Voucher

£160

Open

 

See above header - Recipient's name and tel no, and your tel no:

PRINT your 'general' or 'Xmas' voucher here. Once you've paid we will send by email an Authorisatoin V code for you to WRITE by HAND on the bottom of your printed voucher  before giving to the recipient . This may take up to 24 hours to receive. If you can't wait please put date of paypal purchase and 1st 8 digits of paypal reference- thank you   

Quirky Workshop

  Open Voucher

£200

Open

 

See above header - Recipient's name and tel no, and your tel no:

PRINT your 'general' or 'Xmas' voucher here. Once you've paid we will send by email an Authorisatoin V code for you to WRITE by HAND on the bottom of your printed voucher  before giving to the recipient . This may take up to 24 hours to receive. If you can't wait please put date of paypal purchase and 1st 8 digits of paypal reference- thank you    

   

Open vouchers will be valid for 2 years from Validation date and code

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Some feedback from Voucher gift holders and givers

 

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the fantastic day out yesterday for Jo and I at the Willow Angel workshop. We had an absolute ball and your hospitality was amazing. What you have going there is utterly inspiring and long may it continue! We both look forward to coming back again and again to do different things and I will certainly be bringing back others who I know would love it too.

And although it was quite a drive from Leeds, the scenery coming up yesterday morning was stunning and a real bonus. So many thanks again, take care of that knee and have a very happy Christmas and a PROSPEROUS New Year!

I have only had chance to briefly speak to my parents as I away working but my mum seemed over the moon with her day, especially by the mars bar scones, i am intrigued. Thank you ever so much for making my christmas present to them a wonderful experience. Hopefully in the summer we may be doing some cycling in the lakes so i will be sure to come and find you............ it's a pleasure to support places like yours that are doing something different and interesting.  Most people I have told about it have been surprised such a day exists and most have been interested so i have directed them to your website

Kindest regards .... R. D

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see subsequent page on top menu ie  'More Quirky Workshops' for Bushcraft, heritage, willow and wire garden sculptures etc

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Sterling Silver Jewellery Course for Beginners or Intermediates - Melinda Scarborough

 

No previous experience is necessary for either course .

All equipment and tools will be provided , though perhaps it may be  a good idea to bring

a sketchbook for ideas and notes.  Also , if appropriate, don’t forget a good pair of glasses to enable close detailed work

 

2 day Silver Jewellery Course

Sat 29 Sun 29th Nov -2015 full

Sat 16th & Sun 17th April 2016 - weekend- full

Tue 16 Wed 17 Aug 2016

Sat 26 Sun 27 Nov   weekend

9.30 -4.30pm each day

£155 inc a lovely 2 course lunch, fresh coffees and cream tea

How to Book

with Sterling Silver,Pearls and Semi Precious Stones

 

On this two day workshop you will have a variety equipment to hand to make as much as you can under

Melinda's guidance - of course everyone works at different paces and so the number of things you

make may vary and the cost for materials   used will be payable to Melinda at the end of the 2 day course

 

       

 

 

 

Silver Jewellery Weekend Workshop with Melinda Scarborough at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

Silver Jewellery Weekend Workshop with Melinda Scarborough at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

All pics are student pieces from

Greystoke workshop

      
Pics from June 2014 course

Your design will be individual to you and in the process will learn techniques

including cutting, forming, doming, soldering,

texturing and polishing. Lindy brings an array of tools and equipment  - gas bottles, polishers etc and each person

has a saw frames and special jewellers bench vice which are all pre requisites for any proper silver jewellery course.

Once people become familiar with the tools that are available they become more confident and designs start flowing

once they realise the possibilities. People will be able to work at their own pace and make the most of workshop time .

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

Some Student pieces and feedback from recent courses

 

Training for 4 years to acquire a  BA Hons in Jewellery at Middlesex University and a 2 year Diamond Mounting course at London Met. Melinda previously exhibited at The Goldsmiths’ fair and was‘Winning   Student Designer of the Year’ at British Jewellery Association Awards and awareded a 1st Goldsmiths Craft Council design award.

 

  Her beautiful contemporary designs use

all the  traditional jewellery making

techniques and her website is testament

to the quality and calibre of her work;  

she is a  bespoke jewellery designer.

Melinda Scarborough is not only a very talented gold and silver smith but an excellent teacher who is able to get complete novices (like me) to produce, in only 2 days, several pieces

of jewellery which , if I saw them in a shop, I'd pay good money for! We learnt lots of different techniques and everyone on the course made their own unique pieces applying what

we'd learnt in very different ways, it was one of the things that I was most impressed with, the freedom to make what you wanted.  It goes without saying that Annie who hosts the courses provides a delightful space in which to learn and relax and the catering is always splendid.

What a fantastic course! Being a beginner did not matter at all - Melinda was very helpful and patient.

You work at your own pace and everyone comes away with several unique and beautiful items of jewellery.

I made a necklace and earrings which I am very proud of. Annie is a fabulous host as well, lovely lunch was a well earned break :)

I made 3 necklaces on the course - all of which have been admired greatly already. One, a dragonfly, I cannot stop wearing. The course was fabulous -

Melinda the tutor was brilliant (and very patient).

The food and location were second to none. I would definitely go back again (childcare i.e. husband allowing!).

 

Material Charges

Will be payable to the tutor directly on the day  - depending on silver prices on the day this will be anything from approx  £15 upwards depending how much is used

How to Book

 

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Silver Clay Workshop - 'Inspired by Nature' . . . with Jo Dix

Jo runs her own Silver jewellery business called Silver Forge in the South Lakes . There's a lot of freedom is forming jewellery from Silver Clay and so there is less emphasis on the traditional jewellery making skills. Being made of silver particles the material is not cheap by any means and sometimes commands a higher price than mined silver.

 

 

 

 

 

'Inspired by Nature'

2016 dates

Sat 4 June ~ Sat 20 Aug ~ Sat 8 Oct

10am to 4pm

£82 inc a lovely 2 course lunch, fresh coffees and cream tea

How to Book

Materials extra

What is Silver Clay / Art Clay?

Silver Clay is part of the metal clay family.

  It's great for all skill levels and fires as

Fine Silver (99.9% pure) which is a higher quality that the jewellery "norm" of Sterling Silver (92.5%).

 

 

 

Silver clay is a fabulous medium for

making just about anything – from the

simplest piece to the most organic and

intricate patterns.

Jo will teach you the basics of how to get

the best from your silver clay and guide you through designing & making your own piece

of fine silver jewellery

All tools and equipment are provided,

just bring your imagination!

All pieces on this page are by beginner students

pieces except the bottom line

 

It is the versatility of silver clay that makes

it so popular and accessible to create

pieces without the need for intricate

techniques or tools.

You can  knead it

  • roll it
  • beat it
  • stretch it
  • texture it
  • fold it or anything else really.
  • You can even colour it, we're told.

Click here for photos of one of our recent workshops about this here at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

Sept 2014

 

Jo Dix runs her own jewellery business

called Silver Forge in South Cumbria and

we're delighted she can run some of her wonderful silver clay courses for us

here at Greystoke

 

Materials are charged extra for this day - a typical example could be anything from £20 to £45 or more depending on how much is

made during the day.

Click here for photos of one of our recent workshops about this here at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

Nov 2014

 

 

 

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Make a Stained Glass Panel ....with Jackie Hunt  - Two day 'Design and Make' Stained Glass Panels              

 

 

Glass is an ancient art of using colour and light to create atmosphere and to depict images and stories.  Traditionally, stained glass windows tend to be associated with cathedrals, churches and country houses, but these days it is also used in homes for decoration and there are many ways to manipulate glass to provide colour, texture and pattern. The course involves working with coloured, clear and textured glass; learning how to handle and cut it safely and to 'lead up' a small (approx 200mm or 8" square) panel.  All glass, tools and equipment will be provided for use on the course. No experience is needed.  This is an informal workshop with a small number of participants and there will be demonstrations and practical help throughout.

 

         

A Stained Glass Quirky Workshop with Jackie Hunt at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

This course is suitable for all abilites

Materials charge payable directly to the tutor of £20

will cover the cost of a panel 8" x 8"   If students choose to make larger panels there will be an extra charge pro rata

 

   

A 2013 Stained Glass workshop           

             

 

 

Jackie Hunt is an extremely accomplished tutor of Stained Glass

with a wealth of experience behind her

She has created some beautiful commissions

across the country and we are delighted that she comes to Greystoke despite

having moved to Dorset in 2012.

 

 

 

 

Sat 16 Sun 17 July 2016

Tue 27 Wed 28 Sept 2016

£155 inc a lovely 2 course lunch,

fresh coffees and cream tea

How to Book

9.30-4.30pm each day 

Materials extra

Click here for photos of one of our recent workshops about this here at Greystoke Cycle Cafe  

Pics from Nov 2014

 

Health and safety issues

. . Lead and lead solder will be used   these are toxic substances both to handle and to

breathe in the solder fumes.

Pregnant women are advised not to handle lead or breathe in fumes.  

A health and safety briefing will be a part of the course and the

use of safety equipment which is provided ,

e.g. safety goggles while glass cutting, will be required

PLEASE DO NOT WEAR OPEN TOED SANDLES TO THIS CLASS

 

 

                      

          

 

 

A Stained Glass Quirky Workshop with Jackie Hunt at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

A Stained Glass Quirky Workshop with Jackie Hunt at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

 

The panel you make could be for a place in your house or could be

built into a window or frame as a hanging panel.

Please bring any ideas you may have

How to Book

 


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Fused Glass Workshops with Marilyn Hale

 

Marilyn Hale has been making and teaching Fused Glass for many years from her own south Cumbrian studio and we were delighted when she came to take our Christmas decorations and jewellery course in November.  The students asked if we could get her back again and we've managed to secure some more dates for 2014 and  2015  :)

 

          

 

Fused Glass Workshop at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

Marilyn will tell you all about fused glass before you start -  the safe and most successful ways to cut, and what can be done with glass in a kiln in terms of fusing,

stacking, tack fusing and slumping.

 

 

Fused Glass Workshop at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

Introduction to Fused Glass

including

Xmas Decs & Jewellery

You will learn about different  types of glass used in

fusing work, dichroic and irredescent and also about

the all important COE (Coefficient of expansion)

– vital to understand in glass fusing as it

makes sure the right types of glass are used together

ie bullseye etc .

Fused Glass Xmas Decorations at Greystoke Cycle Cafe    

You will also learn about various inclusions

and their different applications, using frits,

stringers, stamps and foils and other fragments ,

Fused Glass Workshop at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

 

 

 

Fused Glass Xmas Decorations at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

all days are 10am to 4pm

2016 dates

Sat 25 June ~ Thu 4 Aug ~ Sat 19 Nov  2016

£75 inc a lovely 2 course lunch,

fresh coffees and cream tea

How to Book

A name plate made for a birthday gift  :) x

 

 

 

Material charges

Additional charges are £15 per student and this includes the glass you use and the firing fee back at Marilyns studio plus redelivery

of the glass back to the Cycle Cafe.

Each student will have enough glass to make around

12-15 different items (obviously depending on the sizes)

 

Certain other small items are charges EXTRA

on a 'use by' basis ie jewellery hangers,

 extra dichroics aswell as any additional

sheets of glass you may wish to use at cost.

 

Once you have been shown what is possible Marion will let you loose for the rest of that day to make what you can under her guidance.

you will be able to make jewellery,  coasters, candle holders and plaques – as in the pictures.  

Obviously if you wish to make some Xmas Decorations

(below) in spring or summer then that’s fine too!!

 

Postage & packing UPDATE

If you do not wish to collect your glass around 2 weeks later from the Cycle Cafe Marilyn can carefully package and

post your glass back to your UK home address (not inner London or islands) using a carrier . . .from £15 for the £15 glass package , but perhpas more if you have purchased more glass during the day - depending on the weight.   Glass is very heavy

 


Make your own large Door Wreath for Christmas

 

Large Christmas wreath making workshop at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

 

How to Book

 

This price includes a new

large oasis ring (16" costing (£10)

which can be renewed with fresh oasis year after year-

There may be time to make more than one wreath -

perhaps 2  (these make lovely presents for friends at Xmas time) - for the second wreath we will show you how to add new oasis to an old frame and this will mean you will know how to re use your oasis ring for following years.  The second rings are charged at £5

As well as supplying greenery ourselves, we will ask each person coming the day before- or early that morning - to gather a large

(trolley bag size) full of mixed greenery to bring

along for the course.  we can then share out what we have and create the most stunning large wreaths and also great fun making them

Large Christmas wreath making workshop at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

Large Christmas wreath making workshop at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

Below is a list of examples that we may have

some supplies of - however not enough for all so we

suggest you bring your own to decorate and add the

final touches to the foliage if you wish

- remember you will be hoping these look fresh for

atleast 2 weeks

Wreath Making 2014  pics

Click above for recent Bike Strip workshop pics

 

 

Large Christmas wreath making workshop at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

for all pictures of this day please see

http://on.fb.me/1bbg6ZL

 

 

 

 

Large Christmas wreath making workshop at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

Holly with Berries attached - Seedheads

Feathers - Baubles - Bows

Dried Fruit -ie oranges, lemons, limes

dried chilli peppers

fir cones - sprayed white silver or gold

(spray if you have )

Anything else you think may look good

We will show you how to wire up and attach any

decorations that you choose and we hope you will

never consider buying a made up

door wreath again.

 

 

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Bike Maintenance courses with Dan Richards of 'Lake District Cycling'

Dan is a qualified Cytech 3 mechanic and owner of Lake District Cycling, a cycling service provider (in association with Virgin Trains at Penrith Station, providing much needed prebookable Cycle Hire from the station platform) aswell as guided rides /tours and a cycling information resource for the local areas

Also from Penrith, Dan is the new British Cycling Sky Ride Ambassador for the Cumbria and the Lake District and planner/ promoter/leader of assessable group rides for Go Lakes ( LDNP , CT & CCC) and Active Cumbria. He is also the community cycle officer for Alston Moor and author of Top 10 Family Cycle ride books to the Lake District.

 

Please see . www.lakedistrictcycling.co.uk  for further information


 

 

Hands On

Strip & Build a Bike Day

 

£78 inc a lovely 2 course lunch, fresh coffees

and cream tea

How to Book

2016

Mon 28th March ~ Sun 10th April ~Sat 7th May

Wed 1st June  Thur 28th July

10 - 4pm

we hope more dates will be available soon

please email us to join the waiting list

for future dates

http://www.greystokecyclecafe.co.uk/form.htm

Class Max 6

Your bikes should be thoroughly

cleaned before you arrive,

 Each be provided with a bike work stand and set of

tools and then will be shown how to remove

all the components piece by piece.

 

Covering Gears, Brakes, Chains,

Cable Replacement, Headsets,

Bottom Brackets,Wheels and Hubs. .

It doesnt guarantee ruling out a trip to the bike shop

but will certainly help reduce bills .

 

 

 

Hands On strip and Build Bike Day with Steve Wood MIA at Greystoke Cycle Cafe-   max 6 people

 

In order to come on a Srip and Build bike course students should be able to happily remove an dreplace the rear wheel of their bike

Those on the course will learn how to repair or fix various small problems and change brake cables and gear cables on this day.   It will be similar to tyou giving your bike a basic service. and so you will save yourself time and money and in th efuture be able to mend or tweak slipping gears and worn brakes.

SHands On strip and Build Bike Day with Steve Wood MIA at Greystoke Cycle Cafe-   max 6 people

How to Book

 

'Punctures Made Easy'

aka Beginners

Bike Maintenance sessions

2016

£25 inc a cream tea half way through

How to Book

Mon 28th March ~ Sun 10th April ~Sat 7th May

Wed 1st June  Thur 28th July 2016

 

Beginners Bike Maintenance and Set up Short Course with Steve Woods MIA at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

This short evening course includes some hands on work and is

designed to make sure you can become self sufficient when out on

your own on a bike ride

 Starting from the very beginning with basic parts of a bike, different types of bikes an dwheels,  basic set up and moving onto gears,  types of brakes, what to look for regarding any servicing needs (when is it worn out ?) and of course, how to mend the dreaded puncture/  change an inner tube!.

This also includes removing and replacing the back wheel

 

Click here for photos of one of our recent workshops about this here at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

Click above for recent Bike workshop pictures from previous classes.


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Dry Stone Walling Workshop - Steve Allen - professional Dry Stone Waller (& World Champion)

 

 

Dry Stone Walliing Workshop with Steve Allen at Greystoke Cycle Cafe - Steve points out to the group the parts he is most impressed with- the choice of stone is everything

Steve points out to the group the parts he is most

impressed with- the choice of stone is everything!

 

Dry Stone Walling Days with Steve Allen

please email us to let us know you are waiting

 

Dry Stone Walliing Workshop with Steve Allen and Greystoke Cycle Cafe  - -Dry Stone Walling 2011 @ Newbiggin Village Hall - some 15 m of walling were totally rebuilt

 

Learn this age old technique of creating a solid stone wall without the use of any cement/ mortar- Steve will guide you through the setting out & various stages of wall construction -he is the existing & many times World Champion Dry Stone Waller& we are lucky to get him to commit to these workshops - he spends a lot of time in America working with Andy Goldsworthy - so will have a lot of knowledge to share.

This course is suitable for all abilites

 

 

FITNESS to PARTICIPATE

Dry Stone Walling is very physically demanding,

at times ground is unsafe,  uneven rocky and precarious

Stones are heavy , unwieldy and  need lifting to around 3 or 4 ft

 

 

Please bring

safety goggles & suitable gloves

and safety boots

Dry Stone Walliing Workshop with Steve Allen at Greystoke Cycle Cafe -

 

Only those who are fit to participate should sign themselves up to this course- there will be a safety briefing at the beginning and you will be asked to sign a disclaimer before the day.

(Those with previous or existing back problems or who are pregnant of course should not consider this day


'Hands On Cobbling day' with Adam Beeston

 

 

Adam is Head of Hard Landscaping in the Horticulture Dept at

local Newton Rigg College.

He also works on private commissions and over the years has helped with the  construction of several

prixe winning 'Chelsea Show Gardens'

 

We will add 2016 dates shortly- please contact us if

you are interested in this course

9.30-4.30pm

£48 per day inc a lovely 2 course lunch

and all refreshments

 

FITNESS to PARTICIPATE

Cobbling an be physically demanding, sometime the stones are quite large

and it is possible that at times the ground is unsafe and uneven.

 

 

Please bring safety goggles, suitable gloves and soft wooden or rubber mallet and even a kneeler or knee pads.

 

 

Join Adam Beeston here for a day of cobbling. Adam is very experienced in

both teaching and cobbling. This is a 'Hands On' day enabling you to learn the skills associated with tradtiional methods of laying cobbles (before the days of cement

and vibrating compactors!) This will be a relatively peaceful day with your square metre of ground in front of you and the materials and expertise to learn this age

old traditional skill .

You will leave with a good knowledge of the use of cobbles in hard landscaping, the different layers required - selecting the correct materials and learning the skill of locking the cobbles together to form a hard and durable surface

 


 

 

A Taster in the World of Dowsing and Water Divining - Eleanor Burke BSOD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will add 2016 dates in the New Year

10am to 4pm

£68 inc a lovely lunch

Despite being in the 21st century this ancient form of search and locate is still used by many ! Come and learn how and why so many builders ,

surveyors and employees from the Water Boards automatically

reach for a set of divining rods when they want to find out where the leaking pipe is - or the location of the underground drains!  OK, it might be entirely inexplicable and defy all laws of common sense and logic - but for most of us it works!  Something is happening and we cant fathom out why!

 

Enjoy a memorable day discovering and practising the fascinating art of dowsing, a skill which has been used widely for thousands of years to locate hidden water courses and other unknown underground features.

 Eleanor will show you first how to build your own rods and put together other dowsing tools that may be used. You will then be guided through the various aspects of dowsing and exploring the gardens at the Cycle Cafe (which once used to be part of the Greystoke Castle Estate and is situated on a roman road) you will start using the things you have learned.

You'll be amazed by your unknown intuitive skills. A lot of time will be spent outside, so please come prepared. If you are able -please bring 2 wire coat hangers. Eleanor is a well known member of the British Society of Dowsers and has spent many years using dowsing.

She will be travelling across from North Yorks. to join us for the day and will donate her fee to a charity that she and the BSoD actively support, involved in helping Mozambique villagers locate pure sources of drinking water. 

How to Book

 

Beginners Dowsing & Water Divinng at Greystoke Cycle Cafe with Eleanir Burke

 

 

We will let you know as soon as we have the new course dates for 2016 season - just fill in the form. Thank you

 


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Buttons. Bud Vases and Tea Lights - Textures in Ceramics with Gwen Bainbridge

This day is suitable for all abilities.

 

 

Your pieces can be detailed in white or a slip or lustre added to highight the textures that you have incorporated.

Adding a lustre might incur an extra firing charge

Ceramic bud vases, tea lights, buttons and labels with Gwen Bainbridge at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

2016

Sat 9th April  ~  Fri 1st July ~ Thu 3rd Nov

9.30am - 4pm

£75 inc a lovely 2 course lunch, fresh coffees

and cream tea

How to Book

Much of Gwens work is defined by the unique incorporation of textile

pattern into her porcelain, making her work so

unique and admired.

Gwen will start the day by introducing you to porcelain clay, a beautiful material to work with; you are able to make quite fine pots as a complete beginnner. You will learn how to roll the clay to a useable thickness, then roll lace patterns of your choice into the clay. Once leather hard you will construct a slab pot, which may be a vase, or tea light. These pots may then be further emblelished with clay buttons or lace, all of which Gwen will skillfully show you how to do. A coloured slip may be added at this stage to show up the texture in the lace patterns. Scraps of embelished clay may be made into buttons or jewellery.

 

Ceramic bud vases, tea lights, buttons and labels with Gwen Bainbridge at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

 

 

 

Ceramic bud vases, tea lights, buttons and labels with Gwen Bainbridge at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

If you have a particular piece of lace or textured fabric that you would like to incorporte into the vase then do bring it along, Gwen will advise if it is suitable for using, maybe you have a piece of lace from your wedding dress/veil you would like to immortalise in a vase.  A lovely course for mother and daughter to come to together.

There will be an additional cost for materials used (including both clay and 2 firings of the clay) of £10, payable to the tutor on the day. You should be able to make atleast 2 vases and 2 tea lights

in a day and use the remaining clay to make some small delicate decorations

The vases can be posted to you if you are not local, at an additional charge of £10, or  if you prefer you can collect from Greystoke Cycle Cafe.

 

Click here for photos of one of our recent workshops about this here at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

Ceramic bud vases, tea lights, buttons and labels with Gwen Bainbridge at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

                        Ceramic bud vases, tea lights, buttons and labels with Gwen Bainbridge at Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Ceramic bud vases, tea lights, buttons and labels with Gwen Bainbridge at Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Ceramic bud vases, tea lights, buttons and labels with Gwen Bainbridge at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

About me

I see my work as a three-dimensional scrap-book coming from both memories of my childhood and from my response to the experiences brought about through research in books, rummaging through bric a brac, antique fairs, old photographs and magazines. I’m always on the lookout for items that I might use in my work, both for inspiration and for direct practical use. I’m drawn to decorative items. Even as a child I had favourite buttons from my mum’s button box that I played with. There were some beautiful green glass dishes that were brought out for parties and the best china laid out when the minister was coming for tea. These are very strong memories for me. But alongside this finery there was the informal, natural world of my surroundings living on a rural farm in Cumbria. The hedgerows where we found  birds nests with the treasured little eggs of wild birds, which we watched until they hatched and finally fledged.

I find that nature itself seems too perfect to try to reproduce. I tend to explore the work of craftsmen of the past who themselves might have been first inspired by the natural world. I appreciate the finery of the costumes of bygone eras, and the distinctive qualities of their production. The more limited and yet still lavish colour palette of Elizabethan times, the retro styles of the 1950s and 60s. It’s quite an eclectic cocktail of inspiration stored in my mind and continually re-visited.

 

 


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Repeat Pattern Design workshop with Georgia Wilkinson- 2 glass place mats and a large worktop saver

 

 

Repeat Pattern Design workshop

Tue 23rd June ~ Sun 31st July ~ Fri 18 Nov 2016

9.30 -4.30pm

£75 inc a lovely 2 course lunch,

fresh coffees and cream tea

How to Book

 

Spend a fascinating day with textile artist Georgia Wilkinson

learning all about repeat pattern design and creating a matching large glass worktop saver and two matching half size glass placemats.

Georgia will explain the prinicples of working with repeat patterns and what will work better when making the items of the day - how to join things up,  the best use of colours and

you will coversome of the core prinicples of repeat pattern design

You will learn various printing techniques and practtise these before deciding on your final designs.  Georgia will then show you how to use her special

equipment to create a printed image onto the back of a large glass worktop saver as well as

two half size worktop saver (which could double as table place mats)

using the sublimation technique

It may also be possible if time allows- to create some melamine coasters.

 

 

 

Material charges

There will be an extra material charge of between £15 and £20 depending on

what you choose to make  ( to be confirmed)

 

 


           

   Short course - Lampshade Making (evenings)  with Georgia WIlkinson

Having spent several years working as a repeat pattern designer with the high end textile printers she left London to return to her home county of Yorkshire to start her own pattern design company . Since 2009 'Georgia Wilkinson Designs' has been offering innovative, fresh and unique hand printed textiles operating out of a cricket pavillion on her parents farm and her products are sold in shops throughout the UK as well as online.  Her designs are fun, bright and uplifting with her fabric available by the metre  or alternatively lovingly transformed into beautiful lampshades and cushions ready for your home

 

 

 

Lampshade making evening workshops

Thu 23rd June ~ Sun 31 Jly ~ Thur 17 Nov 2016

 

£35 inc welcome drinks plus a cream tea half way through

How to Book

 

 

Georgia will arrive with all the tools and equipment needed and during this short course

you will have fun creating and completing a lovely drum lampshade to take home.

 

Georgia will bring a selection of her wonderful fresh fabrics from her Yorkshire studio

and students can choose these for their lampshades or they can bring their own fabric.

The course price includes everything required to make a smaller shade

if you bring your own fabric. If you choose larger options or select some of Georgia's

fabric, these will be charged extra

Hot drinks and scones will be served mid way through the course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Design and Block Print a Lampshade & Cushion Top with Georgia Wilkinson

This day also features in the Textiles page -

Georgia is a trained Surface Pattern Designer who worked in the studio of a textile printers for such companies as Vanessa Arbuthnott and Lewis & Wood

 

 

£75 inc a lovely 2 course lunch

 

 

 

Design and Block Print a Lampshade & Cushion Top

     

 

 

 

 

 

There will be an additional materials charge of

between £10 and £15 payable

to Georgia on the day

 

2016 dates see table

I trained in Surface Pattern Design and later worked in the studio of a textile printing factory in London, working on designs for companies such as Bennison, Vanessa Arbuthnott and Lewis & Wood.

After three years I was beginning to miss the green spaces of rural North Yorkshire, where I had grown up. Returning to my roots I set up jorja wilkinson design in 2009, running the business from a 1930s cricket pavilion studio.

- See more at: http://www.jorjawilkinsondesign.co.uk/about#sthash.ORVV7Uq0.dpuf

I trained in Surface Pattern Design and later worked in the studio of a textile printing factory in London, working on designs for companies such as Bennison, Vanessa Arbuthnott and Lewis & Wood.

After three years I was beginning to miss the green spaces of rural North Yorkshire, where I had grown up. Returning to my roots I set up jorja wilkinson design in 2009, running the business from a 1930s cricket pavilion studio.

- See more at: http://www.jorjawilkinsondesign.co.uk/about#sthash.ORVV7Uq0.dpuf
    

I trained in Surface Pattern Design and later worked in the studio of a textile printing factory in London, working on designs for companies such as Bennison, Vanessa Arbuthnott and Lewis & Wood.

After three years I was beginning to miss the green spaces of rural North Yorkshire, where I had grown up. Returning to my roots I set up jorja wilkinson design in 2009, running the business from a 1930s cricket pavilion studio.

- See more at: http://www.jorjawilkinsondesign.co.uk/about#sthash.ORVV7Uq0.dpuf

 

 

 

Over first coffees Georgia will tell you a little about her self and explain what is possible over the day,

with hints and tips for your design in mind suitable for a repeat pattern.

Once your design is finalised pn paper you will learn to make block prints using a variety of mixed media tools

and you will practise on paper before turning and printing up the cotton panama fabric

she supplies.

The material for the lampshade will be then cured and hand rolled and carefully finished into a lampshade.

A further pieces of fabric may be printed for a matching cushion cover front

to take home and make a cushion You can choose to make either a small table lamp shade or a larger pendant ceiling shade - 

Georgia wil advise on print types according to shade sizes.

   Click here for photos of one of our recent workshops about this here at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

 


Paint Effects Courses

 

Three new painting technique & printing workshops using #anniesloane chalk paints, Farrow & Ball paints , a variety of patterned rollers for printing fabrics and wallpaper  - led by tutor Sonja Tilleard of 'White and Green' gift home interiors shop, Cockermouth and Penrith.

We are running several 'courses this year with the very able Sonja Tilleard from the lovely 'White and Green'  specialist Home decor shop in Penrith and Cockermouth. Sonja has acquired considerable knowledge and training in a whole variety of painting techniques for both furniture, walls and textiles. Favourite brands such as Annie Sloane Chalk Paints , Farrow and Ball,  gilded finishes and waxes are used. We are running three different courses with Sonja as detailed below

 

 

Wallpaper and fabric Patterned

Roller Painting techniques

Sat 6th August 2016

 

£75 inc a lovely 2 course lunch,

fresh coffees and cream tea

How to Book

9.30-4pm each day

 

In various parts of the world patterned paint rollers

have been used for the last 100yrs or so 

to decorate walls. 

 

They are excellent to use on all plastered or

papered walls especially on wonky walls! 

Fabric can be printed, furniture can be patterned

and paper & tissue can be decorated.

 

A variety of patterns will be available to try and you will learn the techniques to use these patterned paint rollers confidently throughout your home on vertical surfaces as well as on the flat, printing on walls, wood, fabric and paper

 There will be an extra materials charge of approx £10 -15 depending on how much you print over the day

 

 

 

Furniture Painting techniques

 

Tue 12 April ~ Thur 16 June ~ Sat 2 July ~ Fri 30 Sept

 

£75 inc a lovely 2 course lunch,

fresh coffees and cream tea

How to Book

9.30 -4pm each day

 

 

To begin under Sonja's guidance and working on simple boards you will learn the various techniques of using chalk paints including distressing and waxing techniques that will be explained,

shown and practised

Students can then work on their own small piece of furniture such as a picture frame or a small stool, chair, tiny table etc and renovate it after lunch using the learnt techniques. The brilliant thing about Chalk Paint is you don't need to do much , if any, prep to the surface (no sanding etc) - one can just paint over existing finishes.

Chalk paint is a great leveller

Sonja will bring all the materials specialist brushes, paints and waxes required and a materials charge will be made

per person - proabably around £15 payable directly to the tutor depending on the size of each piece

 

 

 

Make your own Lamp Day

Tues 24th November 2015

9.30 -4pm each day

£75 inc a lovely 2 course lunch,

fresh coffees and cream tea

How to Book

Thu 17th Nov 2016

 

Combining the patterned paint roller techniques used on a separate couse you will start the day by printing a piece of fabric which  will be used to make a drum lampshade. 

Using chalk paint, you will also paint & wax a lamp base to co-ordinate with your fabric.

By the and of the class you will take home a fully pat tested lamp unique to you - perfect for your house and amazingly

unique as a special present for someone else

There will be a materials charge of approx £35 for the complete lamp kit or similar,

depending on the sizes chosen

 

    

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Cyanotype Printing in Sunshine with Kim Tillyer

Cyanotype printing is an early form of photography, distinctive for its rich indigo colouring and the ethereal quality of the images.

The prints are traditionally exposed using sunlight and were originally adopted by botanists to accurately capture the silhouette of the plants they studied

 

 

 

Cyanotype Printing

with Kim Tillyer

a new 2016 workshop

Tue 7th June or Thu 11 Aug  2016

 

£75 inc a lovely 2 course lunch, fresh coffees and cream tea

How to Book

During this fascinating day with Kim you will learn about the history and technical process of cyanotype and proceed to coat papers and/or material to create unique prints using found objects (from the garden , stencils or prepared negatives and watch as the sunlight (or special light bulb in th eCyclists barn if it's cloudy) magically develops your works of art.

 

 

 

 

 

The Cyanotype process involves painting with a light sensitive emulsion

on to paper or fabric and using our clear Cumbrian sunlight to develop the image.

Different layers are achieved using varied exposure times, hand drawn imagery, native plants acting as a resist and prepared stencils.

The results are different every time so each print is a unique monotype

Kim is an artist and works in the Northern Lights Gallery in Keswickand sells her unique work through the the lovely Northern LIghts gallery in Keswick  - her work can be seen   here

She also writes a blog called Witchmountain, about living in the Lake District - close to Keswick .

She has recently relocated in Summer 2015 from Yorkshire.

The course is suitable for adults of all abilties and will take place outside, 

in the Cycle Cafe Tea Garden under cover as necessary. Materials wil be extra on the day depending on

how much you use - somewhere between £5 and £10 ppayabe to the tutor directly

 

 

   

 

 

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Reduction Linocut printmaking . . .with Janet Dickson

 

 

 

Lino Cut workshop with Janet Dickson at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

This course is suitable for all abilities

 

Reduction Linocut printmaking 2016

further spring/summer dates to come mid November

Fri 7th October 2016

£85 inc a lovely 2 course lunch,

fresh coffees and cream tea

How to Book

9.30-4.30pm

£85 inc a lovely 2 course lunch

We are delighted that Janet has agreed to

travel all the way from her Northumberland home & print studio

to take her wonderful Linocut courses at Greystoke.

Her style, love of garden, flora and landscape

fit perfectly; and hopefully we'll be holding at least

one of her courses in the garden!

 

Lino Cut workshop with Janet Dickson at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

 

Lino Cut workshop with Janet Dickson at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

 

About Janet

Janet Dickson is a printmaker whose work interprets pattern and design in the garden and landscape, creating, lithographs

and monotypes as well as her multilayered linocuts.

Many of Janet's prints begin life in her sketchbooks, from drawings made on location.

"I am inspired by plants and natural forms, as a gardener and a printmaker - from their colour and the detail

of their structure to the visual impact they have on their surroundings.

The garden, therefore, is one of my key subjects, but colour, structure and pattern in landscape draws me too.
Drawing underpins my work - it is where many of my prints begin and the processes I choose allow me

to incorporate drawing in some form or other.


The examples of work you see here embody my practice'.

 

 

 

Lino Cut workshop with Janet Dickson at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

Material charges & what to bring

 

Please bring an apron and wear non precious clothes -

printing is messy and the ink stains.

There will be a materials charge of between £7 and £10 payable directly to the tutor on the day dependng on the amount of work produced.

During the class Janet will teach students the importantce of design suitable for linocut, how to create and cut using the different tools provided, learn about various inks , using rollers and blending colours.

  Students will be creating a multi layer print using several colours if required.

They will be printing by hand, without the need for a press.

The size of each linocut will be approx A5 size

 

Lino Cut workshop with Janet Dickson at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

 

 

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Mosaics for both Garden and Home with Keeley Metcalfe

Assembling small pieces of glass, ceramics or stone to create patterns for items and surfaces has been popular throughout civilisation.  It is, after all, a perfect form of recycling and a real pleasure and satisfaction can be taken from transforming something that's hard to throw away but in its present form can no longer be used. Creating new ceramic pieces from your old china and transforming it into somethng new and lovely, can be rewarding, absorbing and creative .

During your day with Keeley you will learn the basic techniques and using different tesserae (the tiles) and go home with something you have made, hopefully a finished piece (depending on the size of the chosen project)

 

 

 

Your day with Keeley is a single day workshop to master the basics of Mosaics.

You will begin by learning about the two principal techniques most commonly used

during the mosaic process - In-direct technique and the direct technique. 

You will progress to making an item of your choice - either using colourful and

vibrant glass mosaic tiles to create a lively design, or alternatively broken

china crocks for the traditional 'shabby chic' look.(This is also a perfect way to use use up some of your older style crockery that cannot be discarded for sentimental reasons but is rarely or never used)


Your mosaics will be suitable for indoor and outdoor use (subject to technique chosen).

Keeley will bring with her several shaped bases in circles, hearts , squares and rectangles

and if you wish to bring something to work on ie a small table this  shouldnt be a problem,

though please check first with us

 

 

 

 

Mosaics in the Garden and Home with Keeley Metcalfe at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

Mosaics in the Garden and Home with Keeley Metcalfe at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

There will be an extra materials charge of up to £15 payable on the day

to the tutor depending on what you use 

 

Create something lovely out of treasured but unused crockery hiding in the darkest corners

of your cupboards

 

 

dates to follow asap

Please let us know if you would liek to know about

Keeley's 2016 courses

bring along something to mosaic!

9.30am - 4pm   £74 inc a lovely lunch

 

Mosaics in the Garden and Home with Keeley Metcalfe at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

 

Mosaics in a Weekend  - with Martin Cheek

Suitable for beginners to advanced

We hope that Martin will return to take a course at the Cycle Cafe in 2017 - please let us know if you would like dates as soon as they are decided- thank you

 

 

Make your own Bespoke garden labels with Clare Farley of Pinfold Pottery   

 

 

for Gardeners  . . . arrange your own 1/2 day with your gardening friends to

make your very own bespoke named

Rustic pottery Garden Labels

morning or afternoon sessions £33 includes fresh coffee at the start & materials

As well as being lovely to things to have in your own garden, these also make amazing presents

for special gardening friends.

Christmas, Wedding presents, New Home and Birthdays

and if you know your friends grow

Pak Choi and Lollo Rosso, chard and rocket rather than 'Lettuce'  -you can make exactly to their needs

If you are a small group we can arrange a garden labels workshop especially

for you  - min 6 persons

 

 

       

 

If there is time you can simply pay Clare directly for another amount of clay (£5 to 10) and this charge will of course include the firing and glazing too.

Clare will bring the fired pieces back to the Cycle Cafe or post them to you directly for which there will be an extra charge

 

 

 

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Calligraphy Workshop with Gaynor Goffe

Gaynor will return again in 2017 to take a course at the Cycle Cafe This course  is suitable for all levels from beginner to advanced, as most of the tuition is on an individual basis, with frequent group demonstrations too.

 

 

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We hold waiting lists for most courses - please do let us know if you would like to register your interest in a course even if it appears full.

 

Cancellations

Sometimes due to illness or other unforeseeable circumstances a course may have to be cancelled by us at short notice. If this happens you will receive a full refund of any course fees/ deposits paid or an option to transfer to another course. When at all possible we will give you plenty of notice .We make every effort to find replacement tutors but at short notice this can be difficult. We are unable to refund consequential costs incurred by you such as travel or accommodation

If you find you cannot attend a workshop

Please contact us as soon possible. If at least 4 weeks notice is given (prior to the workshop date) you can transfer your booking to another workshop for a £20 administration fee. If you give us less than 4 weeks notice, your payment is non-refundable and non transferable to another course. In this event, it is always possible for you to find another person to come in your place.

 

 

[Poplin Dub, Greystoke, Penrith. CA11 0UT] [+44 [0] 17684 83984] [annie@greystokecyclecafe.co.uk]