Talks and Workshops

Talks and Workshops

Talks and Workshops

The artists, craftspeople, writers and filmmakers we work with have fascinating stories and expert skills to share. Many are local to us, with a deep understanding of their subject and a gift for communicating it. In our talks and events, they are able to reveal more about the creative process.

Our workshops are based on our creative programme, or on seasonal events. They’re taught by skilled makers who are enthusiastic about sharing the traditional and contemporary techniques that shape their work.


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Something Boro’d: Something Blue with Fi Oberon

Quilts are often created to commemorate a life event, but with the technique Boro, Quilting is used to mend clothes with scraps of cloth layered and quilted together. The finished piece is not only exquisite, it is useful and saturated in personal memories. Join Designer Maker Fi Oberon to quilt your own memories into a garment. Bring a pair of jeans or an item of clothing to mend, along with scraps of fabric which have a special meaning. Fi will also…
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Date
Sat 11 March 2017
Time
10.00am
Venue
Pennine Gallery
Cumbrian Flooding 2015

FLOODING: NATIONAL PROBLEM, LOCAL SOLUTIONS?

According to the Met Office heavy rainfall events have become more frequent in the UK in the last 50 years. The flooding experienced in winter 2015 will become the new normal. Taking Cumbria as a focal point, the Royal Geographical Society (with the IBG) will explore these issues during a public panel discussion held as part of the 21st Century Challenges series with the help of the North West Committee. Policy-makers and institutions are currently in the midst of considering…
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Date
Sat 11 March 2017
Time
2.30pm
Venue
Lecture Theatre
Cumbria Life Home and Garden Show

CUMBRIA LIFE HOME AND GARDEN SHOW 2017

Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 March 2017 // The Cumbria Life Home and Garden Show is in partnership with Buzy Lizzie Garden Design and Whitemore and Thwaytes Interior Design. Sponsored by Rusland Movement, G&S Specialist Timber, Penrith Building Supplies and Kendal Quality Carpets.       Over 80 carefully selected exhibitors covering all aspects of home and garden design or a new construction project as well as free talks and demonstrations throughout both days from leading regional experts. New for 2017 is…
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Ruth Issett – Working with Colour using dye, print and stitch

Author Ruth Issett is one of the world’s leading colourist in textile art today. Her stunning colour combinations defy colour rules and in this illustrated talk, Ruth Issett explores the impact of colour in her work. Ruth shares observations of different environments, interpreted in colour studies and highlights variations achieved using collective media, process and colour as well as techniques of working on both paper and fabric; using dyeing, printing, painting, collage and stitch – important processes that have anchored…
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Date
Sat 01 April 2017
Time
3.00pm
Venue
Lecture Theatre
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Make a needle felt sheep with Fi Oberon

As one of the UK's leading needle felters, Fi Oberon is much in demand for her gorgeous animal sculptures created from felt. This hands on workshop will give you an introduction to needle felting, where you will be able to create your very own needle felt sheep.
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Available Dates
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Next Date
Sat 08 April 2017
Time
10.30am
Venue
Pennine Gallery
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Fun family patchwork session with Sooz in the Shed

Join Sooz in this fun family patchwork workshop. During the workshop you will aim to complete a pretty patchwork flower using hexigon patchwork templates. All materials will be supplied and you will get a print out of the technique to take away with you, with some patchwork templates and some fabric. Ticket price includes admission for one child and one adult.  
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Available Dates
2
Next Date
Sat 08 April 2017
Time
11.00am
Venue
Activity Room
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Di Gilpin’s Gansey Knitting Masterclass

Join expert, Di Gilpin for an exploration of some key techniques and an appraisal of the fabulous fisher patterns we uses in some of our key designs!  
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Date
Sat 08 April 2017
Time
1.00pm
Venue
Activity Room
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Beginners embroidery with Leah Halliday

This fun and relaxed 1- hour workshop will give you an excellent introduction to hand embroidery. During the class Leah will teach you a variety of simple stitches and you’ll begin to create your pretty floral design. Your hand embroidered design can be used as hoop art, transformed into a panel for a cushion or quilt or framed as a picture on your wall. You'll leave with the beginnings of a beautiful embroidered item and detailed diagrams of the stitches…
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Date
Sat 08 April 2017
Time
2.30pm
Venue
Activity Room
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Learn Sashiko: Rice stitch with Susan Briscoe

Develop your stitching with designer and textile artist, Susan Briscoe. Learn how to mark and stitch the hitomezashi (one stitch Sashiko) pattern known as rice stitch, with ideas for many variations and related stitches.  Workshop kits includes fabric, thread, needle and a worksheet, with extra thread and fabric so you can try out a variation at home. This event has been programmed to tie in with our annual Knit and Stitch Show at Rheged on 8/9 April.
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Date
Sun 09 April 2017
Time
10.30am
Venue
Pennine Gallery
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Learn Sashiko: Persimmon Stitch with Susan Briscoe

Develop your stitching with designer and textile artist, Susan Briscoe. Learn how to mark and stitch the hitomezashi (one stitch sashiko) pattern known as persimmon flower stitch, with ideas for variations. Workshop kits includes fabric, thread, needle and a worksheet, with extra thread and fabric so you can try out a variation at home.  This event has been programmed to tie in with our annual Knit and Stitch Show at Rheged on 8/9 April.
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Date
Sun 09 April 2017
Time
2.30pm
Venue
Pennine Gallery