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Spend quality time with your Dad this Father's Day and share a creative gift experience at a craft workshop! Learn new skills and hand make creative and unique objects to treasure. For more options, search for courses in your area on Sunday June 21st!

£99
Cheshire - Next course on 29th June 2019
Learn Cold Process Soap Making with Multi Award Winning Soap Maker and Column Writer for Making Soap Magazine. If you are interested in making beautiful handmade soap from delicious natural ingredients then this course is for you. Using the traditional method of soap making and with a hands on practical approach you will make a selection of soaps to take home with you. All the soaps we make are Palm Oil Free and Vegan Friendly....
£145
Oxfordshire - Next course on 13th July 2019
Make a Bag in a Day - Craft it Yourself! This course is ideal for all, from beginners to confident makers. You will learn the basics of leather craft for accessories and be introduced to techniques including machine stitching on leather, hand finishing and hand cutting. You will also be working with the full spectrum of leather types from soft leathers and suedes to a hard sturdy veg tanned leather. This is a perfect introductory...
£165
Cumbria - Next course on 3rd October 2019
We're excited to host the well-known wire sculptor, Chris Moss, at Swallows & Artisans. Chris uses a variety of metal materials, including new and recylced wire and mesh, to create stunning 3D sculptures particularly wild and domestic animals and birds. Chris has a love of nature and all her work reflects a detailed study of the anatomy and character of her subjects. Chris works on commissions and exhibits her work across the UK. In this...
£150
Cumbria - Next course on 1st October 2019
Join talented illuminator, Sarah Lace, for a two day workshop to learn the historic craft of illuminated lettering. This workshop offers the opportunity to learn something of the history and origins about these art forms as we examine a range of styles from 6th century Celtic through to the modern day; showing their development through time. Sarah will help with the design of your piece including simple techniques of constructing Celtic knotwork and spirals, decoration...
£130
Leicestershire
1 day course available to one or two people from 10am to approximately 5/6pm. I cover all the basic forging practices required to start blacksmithing as a hobby, such as drawing out to a taper, scrolling, set downs, punching, cutting with a chisel and twisting. We can make something on the day such as a poker, Garden pot holder, coat hook or a simple forged knife. Please remember its a social environment of learning for...
£75
West Yorkshire - Next course on 6th July 2019
Come and enjoy a day of leather working. Make yourself a beautiful apron in butter soft pigskin suede with buffalo nubuck straps and solid brass fittings. Personalize it with a name tag for an extra special present or something luxurious for yourself. Learn strap cutting, pattern making, attaching buckles and finishing in a small, friendly and informal workshop, working with Catherine Edwards a professional and nationally exhibiting leatherworker. The workshop is open to beginners and...
£89.95
Essex - Next course on 10th July 2019
ShabbyAnd’s… Beginners Furniture Painting Workshop using Autentico Chalk Paints For many years, Ann Cope has been transforming thousands of pieces of furniture to great acclaim for clients and customers all over the Country. Her Colchester based business "ShabbyAnd…" is the leading supplier of Autentico Chalk Paint and Ann's workshops are regularly oversubscribed. All our courses are run at the “Furniture Painting School” founded by Ann Cope. If you’ve never experienced using chalk paint or you...
£150
Cumbria - Next course on 8th October 2019
Join local Cumbrian weaver, Jan Beadle, on this 2 day workshop where she will take you through the whole process of winding a warp, dressing a loom and then weaving your cloth. The course is suitable for absolute beginners and also weavers wanting to develop their skills further. You will be working on a 4 shaft table loom and will produce a length which would be suitable for a scarf. Jan moved to Cumbria in...
£260
Bristol - Next course on 24th August 2019
Bristol Bronze Club is back! This workshop involves three consecutive days where you will learn a basic introduction into lost wax bronze casting, using the ceramic shell casting technique. On the first day you will learn how to do waxwork for the lost wax process. The second day you will learn how to apply the ceramic shell. On the last day, it is the pour day. The day will begin with burning out the mold,...
£95
Kent
Discover the wonderful world of fused glass in the beautiful medieval village of Chilham, in the heart of the Kent Downs area of outstanding natural beauty. Each full day of tuition costs only £95 and takes place in our new purpose built teaching studio. (Some of the photos show our previous, smaller studio right next door.) Courses generally start at 10am and continue until 5pm, though we're flexible. You'll be given as much help as...

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