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Soap making workshop - make soap with plant-based ingredients
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Soap making workshop - make soap with plant-based ingredients
Cheshire - Next course on 28th September 2019
£99
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. Private group bookings are available by separate arrangement. Ideal for birthdays, hen days, activity days,...
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...
French polishing & wood care - beginners course
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French polishing & wood care - beginners course
Gloucestershire
£175
This one day beginners course at our Cotswold workshop is designed to give the student the fundamental basics of French polishing and woodcare and to give them a hands on day leaving them with the vital practical skills needed to refinish furniture. Each student will work on a small or medium piece of their choice allowing them to go through the full process within one or two working days. The smaller piece being for the one day course and the medium/larger piece being for the two day course. The course...
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...
Leather long stitch journal/artist's sketchbook
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Leather long stitch journal/artist's sketchbook
West Sussex - Next course on 7th September 2019
£80
This one-day workshop is fun and friendly and suitable for complete beginners. You will make two upcycled leather journals using the long stitch technique which is simple to master and looks stunning (no glue involved). The workshop runs from 10.00am to 4.30pm. You will start in the morning by making a small A6 book with a wraparound leather cover (this will introduce you to all the basic techniques). In the afternoon session you’ll be learning more advanced techniques and constructing a larger and more complex leather journal. At the end...
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...
Alien spoon carving
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Alien spoon carving
Edinburgh - Next course on 14th September 2019
£85
Alien spoons? Well, only because it is a memorable name and some of the knife grasps feel a bit alien to start with. You will soon get to grips with them and the focus of this workshop is learning to use safe carving techniques with hand tools - the axe, straight knives and hook knives... maybe also a drawknife on a shave horse if you want to. Following good techniques you will avoid injuries and regular stretching will help you to look after your body. You should leave with the...
Autentico One Day Furniture Painting Workshop
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Autentico One Day Furniture Painting Workshop
Essex - Next course on 8th September 2019
£89.95
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 just want to brush up on your skills then this is the workshop for you……...
Beginners candle making  in Essex
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Beginners candle making in Essex
Essex
£45
We discuss the theory of 4 different waxes (gel, soy, paraffin, beeswax), labelling, both regulatory, and decoratively, different wicks, health and safety, how to heat the wax safely, the different fragrance and colouring choices and how to apply them. Differences in containers, techniques and troubleshooting and finally, equipment needed with pro's and cons. For the practical side, you will make a candle in a teacup & saucer with previously coloured and fragranced, paraffin wax (soy wax can be provided if requested), and decorate a pillar candle, and tea lights. You...

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