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One day one to one blacksmith course
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One day one to one blacksmith course
West Sussex
£260
Chalk Pit Forge is run by Alex Smith, who has been a blacksmith since 1998 and has run the forge since 2008, teaching one to one courses since 2009. Please visit my website to view more pictures of what people have made on past courses. This course is very popular and can be sold out a year in advance so please contact Alex to check available dates before buying a voucher. The forge is within the beautiful south downs countryside at Amberley Museum, West Sussex. Here I run courses for...
Pretty Rubbish mosaic and glass art
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Pretty Rubbish mosaic and glass art
Aberdeenshire
£95
Beginner's workshop in Pretty Rubbish Mosaics Studio. Day 1 you will be introduced to tools, adhesives and materials and will create a unique piece of mosaic art. You will learn how to cut china and glass and create your piece in pique assiette style. Classes are relaxed, fun and inspirational. At your disposal you will have a huge array of "treasure" including upcycled crockery, tiles, glass and jewellery. Day 2 you will grout and clean your piece and head home bursting with ideas for more creations! Workshops will only go...
One day stained glass classes Mid Devon (near Exeter/Tiverton/Crediton)
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One day stained glass classes Mid Devon (near Exeter/Tiverton/Crediton)
Devon - Next course on 29th September 2019
£90
Stained glass is an amazing craft, colourful, decorative and adaptable to many different forms. This course is student led, encouraging you to pursue the area of your interest. The course includes both "Tiffany" copper foiling and leaded styles. There is also the provision on some dates for doing kiln fired glass painting, silver staining and enamelling. You can create panels, lamps, clocks, mirrors, hanging pieces or set glass into a display stand. Bring your own ideas! You can contact to discuss by email the practicality of attempting a particular piece...
Crafting breaks in rural Hertfordshire
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Crafting breaks in rural Hertfordshire
Bedfordshire - Next course on 6th September 2019
£220
This is a workshop style weekend where you bring your own papercrafting, scrapbooking or knitting, wool/needlecraft projects with you, with no formal classes. The breakout sessions are informal and optional, giving you plenty of time to work on your projects. Crafting breaks in a country house in rural Hertfordshire Close to road and rail links, with 22 acres of beautiful grounds. Do you never have time to craft and need some 'me time' to relax and get some of those unfinished projects done? This break is for you.... Hosted by...
The Candle Alchemist workshop - Anglesey, Wales
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The Candle Alchemist workshop - Anglesey, Wales
Isle of Anglesey - Next course on 25th August 2019
£45
Flexible course dates! Learn practical, hands-on candlemaking in this fun and relaxed workshop - perfect for beginners. Create a variety of beautiful candles, from scented soy wax votives to traditional hand-dipped candles, scented tealights and soy wax melts. Choose from a range of fragrances and dyes to design your very own candles! At the end of this class you will take home all the wonderful candles you have made - and the skills to make your own candles at home! In this class you will learn a variety of candlemaking...
Taster pottery throwing lesson (various dates)
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Taster pottery throwing lesson (various dates)
Hampshire - Next course on 22nd August 2019
£50
This is a 2.5 hour throwing lesson on a potter’s wheel. The lesson will be tailored to the specific requests of the student/s and caters for the complete beginner upwards. This lesson is ideal for anyone wanting to try out throwing on a potter's wheel with friends or individually. There will be a maximum of 4 students on any one course. There are a number of dates to pick from; please see our website for specific dates and times. If you would like to book further in advance, please get...
Hand spinning for beginners
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Hand spinning for beginners
Cumbria - Next course on 2nd October 2019
£90
Hands-on practical one-day spinning course in the Lake District National Park. Covers all aspects, including fibre selection and preparation. By the end of the day you will have a working knowledge of the all the techniques necessary to go away and start spinning your own yarn. The course covers: • Fibre selection and preparation. Looking at all sorts of fleeces to find what's best for your needs • Carding and Blending fibres using a drum carder • Techniques for drafting using a drop spindle • Spinning on a wheel -...
From fleece to fibre: two day course in hand spinning
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From fleece to fibre: two day course in hand spinning
Cumbria - Next course on 7th September 2019
£165
Fun packed week-end in the Lake District National Park learning the absorbing art of hand spinning. Start out in our fleece store to learn about fleece selection, purchase and preparation. Move on to carding on a drum carder and then start to spin on drop spindle. Having mastered drafting on the drop spindle, progress to a wheel. Look at setting up a wheel and the principles of tension. Turn your prepared batts into spun singles. Learn the principles behind plying. Create and finish your own skein of hand spun fibre....
Create a ceramic animal sculpture with Twisted Earth Ceramics
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Create a ceramic animal sculpture with Twisted Earth Ceramics
West Yorkshire - Next course on 31st August 2019
£59
The ceramic animal workshops are perfect for the complete beginner and for those who have experience of handling clay! Using a step by step approach I will teach you some of the key sculpting skills needed, and in the process you will create your very own masterpiece to be proud of! The choice is yours- You can create any of the following animals such as- Highland Cows, Moon Gazing & Restinges Hares, Hounds, Cats, Alpacas, Smoking Dragons, Wonkey Donkeys, Quirky Owls......and much more! These are small group (max 9) workshops...
'Autumn Landscape' wool watercolour or painting with wool fibres course with Textile Artist Raya Brown
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'Autumn Landscape' wool watercolour or painting with wool fibres course with Textile Artist Raya Brown
Worcestershire - Next course on 17th September 2019
£75
'Autumn Landscape ' wool fibre painting workshop. Complete beginners are welcome! This course will take place at the beautiful Broadway Tower in Cotswolds. Wool painting or wool watercolour, as some people call it, is a unique relatively new technique which originated in St. Petersburg. This is not felt making. It is about creating a fibre picture using merino wool, silk and viscose. Laying and shaping fibres, blending the colours together, creating beautiful textures and effects with a professional Artist Raya Brown is a great experience for complete beginners as well...

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