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.
Our 'B' course is led by Ambrose Burne, who introduces his students to the basic operations with some set pieces; then it becomes more design-based and experimental, with an exploration of the students' own ideas developed with Ambrose's help. It’s a good idea - but not compulsory - to think about what you might want to make in advance, in very general terms – don’t be too ambitious - entrance gates really aren't a possibility!...
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...
Make your own traditional wooden rake to take home.
This course is a great opportunity to learn new skills in a beautiful Woodland setting
Discover how to cleave the wood with a froe and shape with a drawknife and shave horse.
Have a go at making rake tines using the tine cutter.
This course will be run at our site near Warminster. Maximum course size 6 candidates
Calling all Arctophiles! This residential weekend workshop teaches all aspects of traditional teddy-bear making, using only the finest quality materials.
The workshop runs from 10.00-4.00pm on Saturday and Sunday, during which you will learn how to create Cornelius, who is a deep-thinker and a rather pensive bear. (Of course you can make your own with a completely different expression).
He stands 16" high and is a constructed of golden sparse mohair with light brown ultra-suede...
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...
Adult Bushcraft and Survival Skills Course
This is a great hand’s on day at our woodland site near Warminster Wiltshire.
Learning basic Survival and Bushcraft Skills.
During your time spent with us you will discover how to:
· Build a debris shelter
· Purify water
· Use natural tinder's
· Light a fire without matches
· Make cordage from natural plant fibres
· Identify trees
· Find North without a compass
Minimum age is 18,...
Would you, your friends or your family enjoy a fun and informal session building a real dry stone wall in a stunning countryside setting?
Get out in the fresh air, be next to nature, and restore an important feature that defines the British landscape.
Dry stone walling is a positive and relaxing experience which promotes mindfulness and boosts wellbeing in an inspirational, natural environment.
Delivered by highly qualified craftsmen and instructors, these events span over...
Learn dry stone walling in South West France with the London School of DSW. One week trip with full board, accommodation and training... plus a swimming pool!
Dates from 4th - 11th May 2019. The venue is in a small rural Hamlet near town of Figeac in the Lot Department, Midi Pyrénées.
'Hands-on' daily building, full support, sites cleared and prepared, stone stacked out - and ready to go. Limestone material provided when required, portable...
Make a Clutch bag in just one day in Wolfram Lohr’s Hove studio. Wolfram will teach and support you from designing and adapting our classic handmade clutch template, choosing from our range of different leather, to using hand tools to make your very own handmade leather clutch bag to take home and cherish.
Learn how to:
• Assess your leather for the job intended.
• Design your clutch from an existing template, thinking about colour,...
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...