Quirky Workshops @ Greystoke Cycle Cafe nr. Penrith Cumbria. Do you prefer stitching your own clothes or would like to learn how ? Or maybe you would simply like to do a few textile course during your visit to this year’s WOOLFEST in Cockermouth – why not stop in en route and spend a day in the most fantastic environment – with lovely food having a really relaxing and rewarding time. This is a basic wardrobe renovation workshop where we look at figure types and style to suit your shape, bring along an old garments to repair, remake or customize, they may even end up as completely different garments. So learn to stitch and get style advice from a Stylist/Designer all at the same time. It is also good for the environment and your pocket as you have a great day out eating cakes instead of shopping and you take home a new outfit! Ring Annie at the Creystoke Cycle Cafe to book onto one of the Quirky Workshops April /June 2014 Tel: 017684 83984 or go to @quirkyworkshops twitter page or Greystoke Cycle Cafe FB page https://www.facebook.com/QuirkyWorkshops?fref=ts or website http://www.greystokecyclecafe.co.uk
Love Your Figure Type
Easter Monday is Fun day at Florence
Come along to the open day ENTRY FREE
+ tea and cake
Their will be:
Paintmaking: Drawing and Painting with Egremont Red paints and pastels and St Bees Yellow Pastels!
Bookmaking: It is great to make your own book to begin a new project.
Creative Crafts: Upcycle – make – do- and -mend find out about the upcoming courses where you can start creating the dress that you really want but can’t afford to buy. You can bring your sewing machine to special courses learning machine embroidery and dressmaking, make-do-and-mend, learn how and have a go! Dates tbc Come along to the Florence Mine Easter Monday Open Day to find out what’s happening and learn more about the Open Mic sessions.
10.30 until 4pm
Come along to:
The Riversmeet 4 Market Street Cockermouth starting on Wednesday 5th Feb at 10.00am for a Craft ‘n’ Craic session.
The Florence Mine, Egremont, CA22 2NR starting Thursday 13 th Feb on Thursdays throughout February.
Bring your own project -your own well-loved clothes learn how to customise and upcylce your wardrobe, style vintage events, and repair items that have been only partially used, the craic should be good too, it is all about learning and having a good time and making best use of our natural resources. You will be amazed how much you learn about other things besides. Come and get a burst of feel good acheivement.
See Rivermeet poster attached workshops Riversmeet 2014
This is part of the work I am doing as a Happiness Foundation Ambassador – its all about Art/Mindfulness and feeling good!
Issy Blow Show
Fashion galore: was a great exhibition and a must for fashion lovers, if you haven’t seen it get there as soon as you can, it didn’t have rave reviews as it was compared to the amazing Philip Treacy exhibition ‘When Philip met Isabella’ – which I must admit is difficult to top.
This is quite different, also an important show and certainly of its time as it shows the union between Philip Treacy and Alexander McQueen and was a great tribute to the work that Izzy Blow did, bringing them into the public eye and bringing them together, some really interesting info on her background too, but the assembled outfits and the presentation was certainly amazing and kept her spirit alive, see the example below.
See this review on a-n website of the Tate Modern exhibition, which I could not give my energy too after viewing the Klee – Making Visible EY Exhibition.
but I found this insight very interesting and accurate, but the exhibition is best seen alone as it is powerful an not try to do the two at once.
I have got to say that the Klee exhibition was amazing too and particularly appealed to m y textile sensibillities due to the colours used and how they were combined it was a mastery of colour, paint and portrayal of movements, altered realities and emotions. Part of my personal issue was seeing Mira Schendel’s mono-chromatic work after that was difficult, but both exhibitions are incredibly powerful in their own right.
Paul Klee, Fire at Full Moon 1933
Museum Folkwang (Essen, Germany)
Just loving all the free courses that have been put on by the Chamber of Commerce for the Cumbria Rural Women’s Growth network. What is not to like… the presenters/trainers are all amazing, to name a few Maureen Colohan @Mindfully Slim Denise Conroy @Inglewood Hospitality, Justine Douglas @CTS Cumbria Training Services, Hazel Lanchbery, Alix Martin and of course there are more. I just feel very advantaged at present and do not understand why more business women or artists in Cumbria are not taking advantage of this offer. could you not just get yourself onto this list or Database as it is FREE for all rural business women not just those who are CoC members. See Cumbria Chamber of Commerce ‘Growth Hub’.
Yesterday Justine helped me to see clearly the way that I was communicating, I think I knew but it is not one of those things that you really want to admit to I suppose, until someone holds a mirror up to your way of being. Also pics below of Denise Conroy and her goldilocks methods of pricing – a bit different from mine but similar concept! She kept us all engaged all day and managed to change a shakey strategy into a confident one.
Who knew women in Cumbria were so amazing we are hiding out light under a bushel. Some of these pics below show what an amazing time you can have on these courses. Featured also below is Catherynn Dunstan who is the organiser and has done a great job on this seminar series. Why aren’t all you Cumbrian business women linked to her and finding out when the next training session is in your town. I’ll be running a few more soon on ‘Transformation for Personal Success’ styling yourself and your brand with confidence. I have no pics for mine and I am behind the camera – as usual more comfortable that way – but Denise is a bit of a performer although I kept out all her really juicy shots. Just managed to get a Justine pic below as she was moving a bit too quickly to catch – that woman is a real highflyer- in more ways than one. Oh and the Remarkable Jennie Sutton !