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276 heritage crafts workshops found

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.
Weekend introductory blacksmithing course 'B' at Quinnell School of Blacksmithing
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Weekend introductory blacksmithing course 'B' at Quinnell School of Blacksmithing
Surrey - Next course on 28th September 2019
£290
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! Ambrose teaches on the BA Degree course in Artist Blacksmithing at Hereford College of Arts,...
Weekend introductory blacksmithing course 'O' at Quinnell School of Blacksmithing
Gold AWARD
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Weekend introductory blacksmithing course 'O' at Quinnell School of Blacksmithing
Surrey
£340
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 are limited to 8 students, each with a fully-equipped workstation. Peat Oberon introduces students to...
Stained glass taster weekend for beginners
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Stained glass taster weekend for beginners
London - Next course on 5th October 2019
£335
Immerse yourself in the joy of stained glass making for 2 full days with a professional, experienced stained glass artist in her working studio. On this course you will be guided through the processes and skills needed to create a leaded glass piece using traditional stained glass making techniques. Throughout the course you will have access to Jude's extensive knowledge & expertise through demonstrations, hands-on making, individual one-to-one tuition and guidance according to your needs. Whether you are a complete novice or have previously completed a 1 or 2 day...
Dry stone walling for beginners - 2 days including artisan locally sourced lunch. A fun, informal and uplifting experience for all. Cheshire, Derbyshire and Lancashire.
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Dry stone walling for beginners - 2 days including artisan locally sourced lunch. A fun, informal and uplifting experience for all. Cheshire, Derbyshire and Lancashire.
Lancashire - Next course on 12th October 2019
£149
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 two days. They are open to all abilities and ages, and involve the rebuilding of...
Heritage Teddy Bear Making Residential/Non-Residential Weekend
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Heritage Teddy Bear Making Residential/Non-Residential Weekend
Cumbria - Next course on 19th October 2019
£110
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 9.30 - 5.00pm on Saturday and Sunday, during which you will learn how to create Cornelius, who is a deep-thinking and rather pensive bear. (Of course you can make your own with a completely different expression). He stands 16" high and is constructed of golden sparse mohair with light brown ultra-suede paw pads, and is fully-jointed based on a traditional design. He has glass eyes and...
Blacksmithing one day introductory course with optional use of power hammer
Silver AWARD
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Blacksmithing one day introductory course with optional use of power hammer
Leicestershire
£150
1 day course available to one or two people from 11am to approximately 5/6pm. I cover all the basic forging practices required to start blacksmithing as a hobby, using a coke forge, anvil, hammer and power hammer to draw metal out to a taper, scrolling, set downs, punching, cutting with a chisel and twisting. We can make something on the day such as a poker, Garden pot holder, coat hook or a simple forged knife. Please remember its a social environment of learning for the day! Please email, phone or...
Green woodworking - make a traditional hay rake one day course
Silver AWARD
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Green woodworking - make a traditional hay rake one day course
Wiltshire - Next course on 13th October 2019
£75
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
Beginners spoon carving
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Beginners spoon carving
Norfolk - Next course on 13th October 2019
£60
The day involves: * An introduction to the greenwood [trees and types of wood for carving] * How to use axes and cutting tools safely * Sharpening axes and knives * Axe and knife techniques * Technical overview of the carving process * Carve your own cooking spoon Lunch * Carve your own cooking spoon, continued * Aftercare of your spoon which you take away with you!
2 Day Hand Spinning Workshop Norfolk, Lincs, Cambs, Borders
Platinum AWARD
2 Day Hand Spinning Workshop Norfolk, Lincs, Cambs, Borders
Norfolk - Next course on 7th December 2019
£140
Why not take a break from the pre-Christmas rush with some valuable time to learn a new skill. The workshop will take place in our spinning barn on our smallholding in Norfolk, complete with cosy log burner to ensure a relaxing couple of days. You will be able to meet our gorgeous Rare Breed sheep who will kindly be providing some of your wool to work with on the day. This 2 day workshop is aimed at beginner spinners but is equally suited to those looking for a refresher. You...
Blacksmithing course - make your own hammer
Silver AWARD
Blacksmithing course - make your own hammer
North Yorkshire - Next course on 1st October 2019
£400
This can be a one-to-one course, or two people maximum course and runs Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm. On this course you will make a two and a half pound blacksmith's rounding hammer, and a cross pein hammer. The hammer is the Smith's number one tool, used in almost every aspect of the craft. This two day course will cover hammer making techniques as you make two hammer heads and learn to handle them: Selecting steel stock Marking the eye Punching and drifting the eye Shaping the hammer...

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