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.
Forget the idea of blacksmithing being big, sweaty men beating lumps of hot steel with large hammers. Forged steel can be as light and delicate or as substantial as you wish. It is a wonderful media with which to work, it can be bent, twisted, tapered, split, punched etc. Learn these basic techniques then combine them to produce your hand crafted piece, your imagination is your limit.
Courses are suitable for those of an artistic...
Fun packed week-end in the Lake District National Park learning the absorbing art of hand spinning.
Start out in our fleece store to learn about fleece selection, purchase and preparation. Move on to carding on a drum carder and then start to spin on drop spindle. Having mastered drafting on the drop spindle progress to a wheel. Look at setting up a wheel and the principles of tension. Turn your prepared batts into spun singles....
Join Clive & Wendy Elsdon of Evancliffe Leathercraft in this Introduction to Leatherwork Course.
This one day course will introduce you to the principles of hand crafted leatherwork through the making of your own hand stitched,hand dyed, leather belt.
A Hands On course during which you will learn how to mark out, cut and dye veg tan leather to make a belt. You will then prepare it for stitching and practice the technique of saddle...
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.
Take Artistic Blacksmith Adrian Wood arriving with his apprentice Lee from Cleveland equipped with 4 portable blacksmithing furnaces, 8 anvils and many tools and you have the ingredients for a perfect blacksmithing day...
Our Blacksmith for a Day courses run throughout the year:
- Dragon Hooks and Ramshead Firepokers or Sculptural garden flowers
Adrian and his able apprentice will arrive early to set up his mobile forges for 8 people on the Cafe driveway. Fresh...
This ground breaking, nationally accredited unit in hand spinning will give you a firm foundation in this wonderful, heritage craft. Over the course of two days of inspirational teaching, encouragement and fun you will learn the basics of hand spinning with Heritage Crafts Association award winning tutor Dunja Roberts. On successful completion you will be awarded an Agored Cymru (Welsh awarding body) Level 1 certificate. This unique, nationally recognised unit of learning in hand spinning...
One Day Blacksmithing Course with artist blacksmith Julian Wadsworth
Dates are flexible so please get in touch to book.
This covers introduction to the forge, basic forging techniques and a chance to make a simple forged item such as a poker, toasting fork, griddle or candle holder. The 1 day courses run from 10am to 6pm.
The studio workshop is based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire and everyone with an interest in blacksmithing and forge-work is...
The two day stained glass workshop is an amazing way to start your journey into the addictive world of stained glass.
The two day workshop is divided with four key activities :
Day 1: Day one is an important session as you will get the opportunity to learn the following:
1. Pattern selection.
2. Glass selection.
3. Familiarisation of tools.
4.Cutting glass and familiarisation of different angles and styles of cutting.
5. Grinding cut glass...
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those who have carved before but are self taught and want to improve their skills. Adults only, or over 16 when accompanied by a paying adult.
This workshop will be limited to 8 participants.
The workshop will focus specifically on the following areas:
• Appropriate wood selection
• How long can we keep wood and it still be good for carving
• Where in the log to...
1 day course available to one or two people
I cover all the basic forging practices required to start Blacksmithing as a hobby such as drawing out to a taper, scrolling, set downs, punching, cutting with a chisel and twisting. Depending how well someone learns we can also make something such as a poker or a knife.
Please message or phone to inquire about course dates before purchasing. No best offers will be accepted!