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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.

£55
Anglesey - Next course on 28th July 2018
Flexible course dates! Learn practical, hands-on candlemaking in this fun and relaxed workshop - create a variety of beautiful candles from a scented jar candle, sculpted flower candles , a traditional pillar candle and scented 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...
£340
Surrey - Next course on 31st August 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...
£685
West Sussex - Next course on 3rd September 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...
£75
Somerset - Next course on 25th August 2018
Experience making your own handcrafted spoons in an outdoor workshop within a beautiful woodland setting on the edge of the Mendip hills in Somerset. Enjoy cooking your lunch outside over the fire, eating with one of our hand carved spoons which you can take home (worth £25) Spoon carving is an ancient craft which has continued into a very contemporary one. The use of simple hand tools gives you the freedom to carve in the...
£80
Worcestershire - Next course on 22nd July 2018
This Willow Sphere Sculpture Workshop will provide you with the opportunity to learn various willow weaving techniques and will see you make your own willow sculpture. This workshop is perfect for beginners as well as those with some experience of working with willow. What a fantastic way to spend the day – learning the art of willow sculpting at this truly creative workshop. You will gain an insight into the history, cultivation and the uses...
£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....
£210
West Sussex
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. The forge is within the beautiful south downs countryside at Amberley Museum, West Sussex. Here I run courses for anyone aged 15 or over [15 yr olds need a parent present], where you can make whatever you like, providing I think you can do it in...
£80
Powys - Next course on 30th July 2018
'From fleece to fibre' - come and learn the craft of hand spinning with Dunja Roberts on our traditional hill farm in the Brecon Beacons National Park. On my one day workshop you will learn how to spin your own unique yarn using fleece from our pedigree Clun Forest and Zwartbles sheep. Come for a day of inspirational teaching, encouragement and fun to learn the basics of hand spinning. This course may be taken along...
£80
Cumbria - Next course on 2nd September 2018
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 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...
£80
Powys - Next course on 6th August 2018
'Introduction to weaving with the rigid heddle loom.' Come and learn the craft of hand weaving with Dunja Roberts on our traditional hill farm in the Brecon Beacons National Park. On this Beginners workshop you will learn how to select your weaving materials, warp the loom and weave a lovely runner or scarf in your chosen colour way all in one day. The landscape of the Brecon Beacons inspires creativity whatever the season. This is...