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264 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 blacksmithing courses
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Weekend blacksmithing courses
Carmarthenshire
£260
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. Aaron is an arts trained (BA hons fine art), time served smith who spent 6 years working...
Tapestry weaving courses for beginners -  Devon
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Tapestry weaving courses for beginners - Devon
Devon - Next course on 8th September 2019
£75
One day 'Love your Loom' tapestry course. Discover the wonderful art of tapestry weaving at my studio set in the beautiful East Devon countryside. I offer 1 day courses suitable for beginners. Tapestry weaving is a traditional hand craft conducted on a wooden frame loom and used to create pictures, wall hangings, bags and cushion covers. You will learn how to warp your own loom, weave your own textile, finish and create your very own woven wall hanging. Your sampler is made by weaving the yarn in and out. You...
Introduction to traditional green wood turning course
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Introduction to traditional green wood turning course
Berkshire - Next course on 14th December 2019
£100
My name is Simon Vowell and I am a traditional pole lathe turner that has been introducing the craft back to the general public for the past ten years. This beginners course will cover the basics of green wood-turning with all tools and materials provided. No previous experience necessary. The course content will include the selection of materials, tool types, techniques and their safe use to create a finished item by the end of the day. The emphasis on this course is to provide you with the knowledge and confidence...
Leather bag workshop - Two day Evancliffe Leathercraft Workshop
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Leather bag workshop - Two day Evancliffe Leathercraft Workshop
County Durham - Next course on 5th October 2019
£195
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 leather. Choose from a selection of patterns with the potential to add your own customisation...
Blacksmith experience day in Brentford, London
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Blacksmith experience day in Brentford, London
Middlesex - Next course on 25th December 2020
£170
Please note: Dates for 2019 are now sold out. Our blacksmith experience day is held at our forge dating from the 1830s, 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 approximately 4.30.pm. The student will be given a hands-on introduction to the traditional craft of blacksmithing - learning basic techniques &...
Spoon carving for beginners with Green Fox Wild Crafts
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Spoon carving for beginners with Green Fox Wild Crafts
South Yorkshire - Next course on 19th October 2019
£85
Introduction to spoon carving. Spoon carving is a fantastic introduction into green woodwork and one that can provide a lifetime's enjoyment. It is a fantastic skill to learn as it can be done anywhere, with few tools and very little space. On this course we will learn to carve a cooking spoon that you can use in your home using three tools; an axe, carving knife and a spoon knife. As well as carving I will show you how to sharpen and look after your tools and also how I...
Natural Dyeing & Eco-printing, Highlands, Scotland
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Natural Dyeing & Eco-printing, Highlands, Scotland
Highlands
£150
We teach Natural Dyeing the traditional way as well as Eco-printing directly onto fabric. You can join us for a weekend of dyeing fleece, silk and cotton outdoors over outdoor fires, or a weekend printing on paper, cotton and silk with flowers and leaves. Our courses are run from Crochail woods in the Highlands of Scotland, in a beautiful area just up the road from Loch Ness. Over a weekend you can learn about and make dyes from local foraged plants and ancient imported dye plants. We usually make between...
Hide camp - deer skin into buckskin
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Hide camp - deer skin into buckskin
Powys
£300
This is a detailed course in brain tanning. We will be beginning with a raw deer skin, and you’ll take home a soft, wearable, brain tanned buckskin. During this 4 day course we’ll go through every step of the process in detail so that you can take this skill home with you along with your buckskin (scraping, dressing, softening and smoking). The focus will be on finishing a whole hide each. Buckskin is a very special material, soft enough to use as clothing; it has been used across many cultures...
Learn to felt
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Learn to felt
West Midlands
£35
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 new and unique fabric. You can use your completed felted work to stitch into, frame,...
An Introduction to Spoon Carving
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An Introduction to Spoon Carving
Cumbria - Next course on 20th September 2019
£100
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 ‘take’ the spoon from • Preparation of the wood into a suitable ‘billet’ for carving...

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