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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.

£80
London
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...
£250
Greater London
This course runs over six consecutive weekday evenings between 7 and 9.30pm. The project is to fashion a beautiful bench or side-table from live-edge timber, using traditional green-woodworking techniques. The design is based on the traditional ‘pig bench’ used historically as a piece of agricultural equipment, but it makes an excellent dining bench or occasional table in the modern home. You’ll learn the process of crafting the legs and undercarriage of the bench from green...
£315
London - Next course on 31st August 2019
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....
£55
West Yorkshire
In this beginners workshop you will be expertly tutored by Central Saint Martins trained weaver Anne Crowther using Ashford looms, which are suitable for those new to weaving. I have 6 looms available, perfect for small group bookings. 'Weave a scarf in a day' – a full day workshop. Design your scarf, thread your own loom and weave your own unique scarf to wear by the end of the day! There is the option to...
£35
Norfolk
This Macramé workshop will introduce you to the versatility and fascination of this ancient craft of knotting cords into intricate designs - using one's fingers. For complete beginners or for those wishing to refresh their knowledge and skill, it can be tailored to your own project interests or previous experience. I provide tuition in a relaxed, informal setting at times and dates to best suit you. Numbers are limited to ensure maximum attention. For 2-3...
£195
County Durham - Next course on 5th October 2019
Learn to make a hand stitched leather bag in this two day workshop by Evancliffe Leathercraft. This workshop will teach you to: Mark and cut out leather. Cutting leather to form straps. Dying vegetable tanned leather. Preparing the leather to be stitched including marking and making the holes for stitching. Hand stitching leather using the traditional saddle stitch method. Riveting leather. Attaching accessories such as D-rings, fasteners, sliders and buckles*. Burnishing & applying finish the...
£90
Cumbria - Next course on 2nd October 2019
Hands-on practical one-day spinning course in the Lake District National Park. Covers all aspects, including fibre selection and preparation. By the end of the day you will have a working knowledge of the all the techniques necessary to go away and start spinning your own yarn. The course covers: • Fibre selection and preparation. Looking at all sorts of fleeces to find what's best for your needs • Carding and Blending fibres using a drum...
£35
West Midlands
Ever wondered how to create felt? In this introductory workshop you will learn about the ancient art of felt making practised by nomadic people of Central Asia for thousands of years and now being adopted by textiles artist across the globe today. You will learn about the process of bonding wool fibres together using the wet felting method, from laying out the loose fibres to working them together with other exotic fibres to form a...
£170
Middlesex - Next course on 27th July 2019
New dates! Due to demand, I have added one space to my five listed dates. Our blacksmith experience day is held at our forge dating from the 1850s, 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 10am with a 9.45 arrival time. There will be approximately 60 minutes for lunch, and the day will finish at...
£90
UK - Next course on 9th July 2019
Our leather craft workshop days are designed to be all about you…. getting hands on and making your very own clutch bag or small tablet device case/sleeve (iPad etc). Not suitable for laptops for being too thick and large. Having worked in the industry for over ten years, our workshop classes are brand new to London and started November 2017 and are all geared for people with some or no experience of working with, vegetable...

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