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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.
Natural Dyeing & Eco-printing, Highlands, Scotland
Gold AWARD
(10)
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...
Introduction to leatherwork – belt making workshop
Gold AWARD
(14)
Introduction to leatherwork – belt making workshop
County Durham - Next course on 12th October 2019
£70
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 vegetable tanned leather to make a belt. You will then prepare it for stitching and practice the technique of saddle stitch. The course will also show you how to burnish the edges of the...
An Introduction to Spoon Carving
Platinum AWARD
(9)
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...
One day leather saddle bag group workshop
Gold AWARD
(16)
One day leather saddle bag group workshop
Herefordshire - Next course on 5th January 2020
£125
This course is suitable for beginners but it is also a great follow up for students who have already attended one of our shorter courses. The course will begin with students learning the basic leather skills (or refreshing your memory of them) by firstly learning and practicing how to hand stitch leather. You will learn marking out, choosing appropriate leather, hand saddle stitching and raw edge finishing. Following this everyone will make one small unlined saddle bag each. You will work from a prepared pattern so everyone's bags will be...
Alchemy of pigment and pattern at SAOG Studios, Forest Row, East Sussex
Platinum AWARD
(13)
Alchemy of pigment and pattern at SAOG Studios, Forest Row, East Sussex
East Sussex - Next course on 8th December 2019
£335
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 works of dazzling beauty to adorn the home and nourish the soul.
A year of preserving
Platinum AWARD
(8)
A year of preserving
Shropshire - Next course on 21st September 2019
£65
There will be plenty to keep you pickling and preserving throughout the year using ingredients from your garden, orchard and allotment. Nothing will be wasted as Sara-Jane guides you in using the available products season by season. At the end of each course you will take home your preserves and the recipes so you can carry on in your kitchen. Keep your cupboards well stocked or delight your friends with a gift handmade by you. All the preserving courses are gluten free and suitable for vegetarians. Please see individual courses...
"West Coast Chair" making course - Scottish Highlands
Gold AWARD
(5)
"West Coast Chair" making course - Scottish Highlands
Moray
£400
2020 Dates coming soon!!!!! Visit my website and subscribe to my newsletter to hear about course dates first. Come and spend a relaxing time in the woods learning new skills and meeting new folk the green wood way. Green woodworking is a traditional practice using fresh wood still full of sap allowing the tools to split,slice,shave and cleave through the wood with ease. We will use techniques that have been developed over hundreds of years, that are in harmony with the nature and qualities of the wood itself. No prior...
One day blacksmithing course
Gold AWARD
(19)
One day blacksmithing course
Yorkshire
£160
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 welcome.
Stone carving in East Yorkshire at the Northern Sculpture Studios
Gold AWARD
(7)
Stone carving in East Yorkshire at the Northern Sculpture Studios
East Yorkshire - Next course on 4th October 2019
£90
We open our studios - usually on the first Friday and Saturday of the month - for those wishing to learn to stone carve with us. With a feeling of being apprenticed in working artists studios, you can choose to come along for one day to get a feel of working with stone and complete a small carving project to take home with you, or you may wish to come to us on an ongoing basis (at intervals to suit your own needs) to undertake a longer term project of...
Basket Making at Broadrake in the Yorkshire Dales
Gold AWARD
(6)
Basket Making at Broadrake in the Yorkshire Dales
Yorkshire
£140
Popular Willow Weaving and Basketry tutor Phil Bradley is leading 2 day workshops in the weaving skills necessary to make a traditional Frame Basket on the April course or an English Round Basket in September. Phil’s gentle, relaxed teaching style will guide you through the various weaving patterns for the different parts of the basket - the base, sides, and the final edging for the English basket, and the frame, ribs, the body weaves and a handle for the Frame basket. You will gain an understanding of how the willow...

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