Workshops In People’s Homes / Book Tickets

Workshops in Peoples Homes took place across Cumbria in May and June 2016. We hope that visiting folk in their homes gave you the opportunity to develop a new skill as well as learn something about the way that other people live, and the stories that they have to share.

Full list of workshops:

Textile Tasters / Barbara Birch
Swap skills, patterns and tips over ‘crafternoon tea’

Dreaming of Home / Celia Burbush
Have your ideal home visualised in an original artwork for you to keep

Domestic Bliss: Tea, Wine and Cyanotypes / Colin Reynolds
A two-day workshop creating cyanotypes from your own images and household items

Come As You Are / Di Larfynn
An evening off-grid in Di Larfynn’s seasonal home

The Tentorium Approaches / Hugh Pottinger
A shared conversation about how we use spaces in Penrith

Conversation with a stranger / Katarina Prior
Converse, exchange stories, brighten someone’s day

Nest! / Maud Mercier & Jean Wildish
Felt making, story-telling and creating a home

Make Yourself At Home / Nicholas Collins
Design and make your own unique kiln formed glass piece

Double Treble Bobble / Sandra Kendal
A warm welcome awaits you at Sandra’s pop up Crochet Museum

The Holy Grain / Sue Thurley
A pilgrimage celebrating nature, nutrition, furballs and the most important plant on earth, grass



Commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices, working in partnership with Eden Arts and Florence Mine. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.