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Learn traditional heritage crafts at courses and workshops all over the UK. Heritage crafts are so important to our culture and living heritage - we need to keep these skills alive by learning and practicing them or they will not survive! Heritage skills can be as diverse as dry stone walling, wheel-wrighting, ploughing, rope making, gate and hurdle making, wattle and daub techniques, spoon carving, whittling and many more.

£45
Isle of Anglesey - Next course on 6th October 2018
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 taper 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...
£340
Surrey - Next course on 26th October 2018
The 'O' course is led by Peat Oberon, award-winning blacksmith, and inspiring and sympathetic teacher; assisted by Eamonn Kenward. The courses are suitable for absolute beginners, male or female, from the age of about 14 upwards; or for metalworkers seeking to gain a basic understanding of iron-forging. A place on one of Peat's courses makes a fabulous birthday, Christmas or anniversary present - some recipients have said it's the best present they've ever had! Classes...
£75
East Sussex
Come and have a go at the art of paper marbling. It's addictive and meditative all at the same time! In this one day workshop you will produce a stack of beautiful papers to take home with you. The next workshop will be running on the 22nd September. Please get in touch / visit my website / or sign up to my newsletter for future workshop dates. This is a beginners introductory course to Ebru...
£685
West Sussex - Next course on 19th November 2018
James Mursell, professional Windsor chair maker, runs these courses from his large and spacious workshop, on his farm in West Sussex. The course is 5 days long (Monday to Friday) and the days begin at 0830 and finish at 1800 (except Friday around 1600). All students can expect to take home a completed chair at the end of the course. The course is suitable for both complete woodworking novices and experienced woodworkers. Everyone will be...
£675
London - Next course on 1st October 2018
This well-structured course is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in stained glass design and making for 5 consecutive days. It’s perfect both for beginners who want to learn to make stained glass and for improvers who want to make their own panel but still require guidance and help. You will have access to Jude’s extensive stained glass design and making experience throughout the whole of the course with tutorials, demonstrations, hands-on making, one-to-one tuition...
£95
London
Learn the ancient art of stained glass in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and make your own panel to display in your home. Whether you're a beginner who's never handled glass or someone who has approached this craft before Stephen will follow your every step and make sure you leave with a stained glass panel you'll be proud of. Stephen is a stained glass artist who loves a modern approach and strives on creativity. He...
£150
Norfolk - Next course on 6th October 2018
Tiny Acorns to Terrific Tassels! Passementerie Workshop at Eau Brink Studio. A weekend of great traditional work taught by Clare Hedges. You can see Clare’s work in National Trust houses as well as private estates such as Marchmont House. I am over the moon that Clare could fit us in for a workshop this year as she is very busy and as you can imagine her work can be time consuming. Clare has featured in...
£100
North Yorkshire
Once the fires are lit and the health and safety chat out of the way we will get straight down to the business of hammering some hot steel. The day is fully hands on and as well as learning the basic principles of blacksmithing, you will make two unique items to take home with you. The first project is the snail key ring and after that, students will get to make a dragon themed coat-hook....
£95
Cumbria - Next course on 17th October 2018
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those who only have experience of pole lathe turning on a spindle lathe. Adults only, or over 16 when accompanied by a paying adult. This workshop will be limited to 6 participants. The workshop will focus specifically on the following areas: • The different types of lathe used for turning • Suitable British timbers for bowl turning • Selecting appropriate sections of a log for bowl turning...
£140
Lancashire
Hammer Skills are Blacksmithing Courses, run in conjunction with Colin White FWCF of Anvilsring. (Blacksmithing Courses North West UK on this site). The courses are run by Bob Pickard RSS and concentrate on the basic skills required to enable students to progress onto more intricate forge work. One on one tuition. If you are struggling with the production of forged ironwork to the standards you require, back to basics may be the answer. If you...