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Heritage crafts courses

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.

Swansea - Next course on 10th February 2019
We will be creating pictures using all the skills of wet and needle felting and then finishing off using a sewing machine and hand stitched embellishments. Running over 3 Sundays we will begin on day 1 by wet felting the background layer of your picture and any prefelt pieces you wish to create additional features in your art work during the second day. Day 2 will be needle felting details on to your picture and...
Please first note that all course dates are flexible. You can also come up with your own desired date/s. Date confirmation will be sent upon booking. Description: This course is suitable for all beginners; for those who want to learn stained glass leading in a friendly manner. Learn how to Lead stained glass panels / windows, in the company of a small relaxed group and for some time-out in the homely, informal setting of Jamal...
Our Blacksmith Experience day is held at our forge dating from the 1850's, which is located in the London Museum of Water and Steam in Kew. The classes will have a maximum of three students. The day will start at with a 9.45 arrival time. There will be approximately 30 minutes for lunch, and the day will finish at approx. The student will be given a hands-on introduction to the traditional craft of...
London - Next course on 12th January 2019
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...
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...
East Sussex - Next course on 4th June 2019
Learn the alchemy and processes involved in making your own set of watercolour and gouache paints. The roots, berries and minerals that we will be precipitating, grinding and binding, all have layered correspondences that link to the planetary archetypes. Using compasses and straight-edge we will create mandalas that also resonate with the planetary patterns. The symbolism and character of colour in different traditions will be explored as we apply our paints to patterns to reveal...
Cumbria - Next course on 25th February 2019
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...
Cumbria - Next course on 26th May 2019
Sun 25 Nov 2018 Ramshead Poker Sun 26th May 2019- Sculptural Flowers (2 per person) Sun 14th July '19- Ramshead Poker Sun 7th Oct '19- Sculptural Flowers (2 per person) Sun 24th Nov '19- Ramshead Poker 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...
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! Beginners...
Somerset - Next course on 12th January 2019
Come and learn silk Ribbon Embroidery . A 3 hour workshop where you will learn the techniques used to create silk ribbon flower Embroidery. A skill that has declined but was used hundreds of years ago . 10 places are available. This technique is by handstitch and so suitable for beginners. To book, click on the website link above.