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273 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.
Stone carving intensive: Grotesques & Gargoyles
Stone carving intensive: Grotesques & Gargoyles
Hampshire - Next course on 5th October 2019
£350
A chance to learn with award Cathedral winning stone mason, Alex Waddell, who has spent years working on Winchester Cathedral but is currently renovating stone work on castles in Wales. He is a fantastic tutor, encouraging for all levels of abilities, keen to share his knowledge and with a good sense of humour too. The venue is a rustic granary and we only take small groups. You have the option of doing the whole 4 days spread over two weekends, 10am -5pm, on a large block of Maltese Limestone or...
Sussex Trug Making Appreciation Course
Sussex Trug Making Appreciation Course
East Sussex
£160
THE COURSE Over the two days participants will be shown the process of cleaving and shaving chestnut to produce the handle and rim for their Trug and will be shown how to steam and bend both chestnut and the willow used for the boards of the Trug. The final part will involve assembling their Trug to take home and cherish. There will also be an information period at the beginning of the course when participants will learn some of the history of this most famous of Sussex Crafts. THE TUTORS...
Sweet Chestnut Bark Basket
Sweet Chestnut Bark Basket
Hampshire
£195
Sweet chestnut bark is a superb material to make baskets with being both strong and flexible. On this two day course led by Nick McMillen; students will be shown how to prepare bark and then to weave a small foraging basket with a steam bent chestnut handle. Day one will begin with looking at tree bark and the different ways it can be utilised in basketry. We will also discuss how to source, gather and store the bark. Practical work will begin with bending the blanked out handles into forms...
The Joy of Type, the Basic of Letterpress
The Joy of Type, the Basic of Letterpress
Denbighshire
£135
A weekend exploring both metal and wooden type to produce a collection of prints, postcards and greetings cards. Suitability: Beginners (Level 1) Letterpress: Before the age of computers and modern printing techniques the world relied on the letterpress for all kinds of publications and is considered by many to be one of the most important inventions of all time. Letterpress printing uses metal or wooden moveable type which is inked by hand or by the press, before paper or fabric is pressed on a printing press into it, to create...
Traditional country wine making course
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Traditional country wine making course
East Sussex
£98
A practical course, using traditional methods; you will learn in a small group how to make traditional Country Wines. Taking home a gallon of your own Wine to share with friends and family, you will also keep all the equipment needed to continue this traditional craft at home. A Mead Making course is held in the afternoon. If both courses are booked for the same day we provide a complimentary lunch. Course Programme: 1. Introduction To Wine Find out all about traditional country wines, and the different types you can...
Traditional honey wine mead making course
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Traditional honey wine mead making course
East Sussex
£98
A practical course, using traditional methods; you will learn in a small group how to make this traditional Honey Wine. Taking home a gallon of your own Mead to share with friends and family, you will also keep all the equipment needed to continue this traditional craft at home. A Traditional Wine Making course is held in the morning. If both courses are booked for the same day we provide a complimentary lunch. Course Programme: 1. Introduction To Mead Find out all about this traditional honey wine, what it is...
Traditional Pole Lathe course at Amberley Museum nr Arundel West Sussex
Traditional Pole Lathe course at Amberley Museum nr Arundel West Sussex
West Sussex
£85
One day (six hour) foundation course, wood turning using a traditional Pole lathe. Covers: tools and safe use, preparing the wood using a traditional style shave horse and draw knife, turning techniques using traditional style chisels, practice under tuition to make a useful item. Qualified Adult education trainer, an association of Pole lathe turners member. Full insurance cover. Maximum of three pupils on session. Tuition at Amberley Museum near Arundel in West Sussex, occasionally can be at Saddlescombe Farm NT, near devils dyke north of Brighton. This course can be...
Traditional upholstery taster weekend at The School of Stuff in East London
Traditional upholstery taster weekend at The School of Stuff in East London
Greater London
£195
Weekend taster session in traditional upholstery. Upholstery is a traditional craft which uses materials and techniques developed over centuries to produce elegant, comfortable seating that will last generations. Over the weekend you will learn about the tools, materials, and history of the craft and we will teach you some key techniques. We will show you how to upholster a drop-in seat for a dining chair (either your own or one we can provide). The course is designed as an introduction, so that you can see if you like upholstery. If...
Venetian Papier-Mâché Mask Making Workshop
Venetian Papier-Mâché Mask Making Workshop
Greater London
£45
WORKSHOP FOR THE CREATION OF A TYPICAL VENETIAN PAPIER-MÂCHÉ MASK Two workshops of 2 hours each Participants will: Learn important historical information on the use of masks in Venice during past centuries. Understand the ancient technique of making a Venetian papier-mâché mask Create a personalised papier-mâché mask that he/she will decorate and take home Participants: Adults. No special skills are needed for this workshop. All abilities are welcome. Materials: Papier-mâché Glue Paintbrushes Acrylic tempera Metallic paint Feathers Ribbons Water bowls Finishing Wax Hairdryers Aprons for participants *No dangerous material or...
Vintage Style Hat Making Workshop
Vintage Style Hat Making Workshop
London
£150
In this class, each participant will make their own percher, cloche, or trilby hat from wool felt, in the traditional way of ‘blocking’ the felt around wooden hat blocks. A ‘Percher Hat’ is a delightful hat which is small enough to simply ‘perch’ on the edge of the head. This is the typical style of hat which you’ll find in the Sahar Millinery collections. Often, percher hats look quite vintage – akin to the pillbox hats of the 50s or structured beret hats of the 40s. However, depending on how...

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