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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 26th May 2018
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 own candles at...
£260
Carmarthenshire
Our two day blacksmithing courses run over a weekend A two day non residential blacksmithing for beginners course in beautiful Carmarthen, West Wales. Courses run once a month. Group size is never more than four at a time to ensure personal attention. Our courses have featured in the Sunday Telegraph and The Guardian. You will make plenty of items to take home. One day taster courses are also available at £130 per day. Aaron is...
£340
Surrey - Next course on 6th July 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...
£275
London - Next course on 2nd June 2018
This short course is designed for newcomers and beginners. Immerse yourself in the joy of stained glass making for 2 full days. Whether you are a complete novice or have previously completed a 1 or 2 day course and would like to practise your skills and make another small panel, this weekend is also suitable for you. You will be guided through the steps and skills needed to create a simple glass piece using traditional...
£195
East Sussex - Next course on 9th June 2018
Origami Lampshade Making Masterclass including professional advice and insight on how to brand, market and sell your lampshades successfully. During this in-depth guided masterclass you will learn the process of designing and constructing a medium size origami lampshade by following a set of directions to turn flat sheets of paper into 3d forms. This hands on workshop will cover various paper folding/sculpting techniques and crease patterns to fold bases. This is what we cover during...
£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....
£200
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 29th May 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 31st May 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...