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.
One Day Workshops
Maximum of 5 students on each workshop.
What Can I Make?
This fun workshop is suitable for complete beginners and gives all the support, tuition and materials you need to make your very own pair of
simple shoes or sandals from our range.
For unique style and total comfort, you will use a natural crepe sole
(either Traditional Crepe soles - flat with a low heel, or a Crepe Wedge).
A chance to make a sword. In this course you will learn how to forge from start to finish a double edge sword. The course is open to all over 18s, no experience needed, what you will need is determination, stamina and patience. I will take you through the whole prosess There are a wide variety of tools involved in the making of a sword, so the ability to understand instruction is a must. I...
Two Day Blacksmithing Course with artist blacksmith Julian Wadsworth
Dates are flexible so please get in touch to book. This course runs over two days from 10am to 6pm each day.
The 2 day course starts with an 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 second day offers the opportunity to create more intricate ironwork...
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 wood working experience...
Blacksmithing for beginners course with Adrian Wood
Tutor Adrian Wood leads workshops in Blacksmithing in many venues across the north of the country. His courses are always popular and fill up very quickly. He works on decorative blacksmithing commissions for many clients in his own forge at Hornby, Teeside when he's not teaching others.
You will need to wear layers of old clothing as it can be hot work and sensible shoes (not plastic). Safety...
Join us in our wood near Warminster and learn about the ancient rural craft of charcoal making.
Course dates are flexible and it runs on demand, can be run at weekends and through out the week.
The course will cover the following:
Saw and Split Wood
Unloading and loading the charcoal kiln
Light the charcoal kiln
Cap off the kiln
Control the burn
Shut the kiln down
Take home a bag of charcoal
Come and join us for a week of traditional craft, gentle walks and optional morning yoga - a truly relaxing week for creative people who would like a bit of the outdoors.
Over the week participants can have a go at natural dyeing outdoors in the woods. Foraging for dye plants, making botanical dyes from what they have foraged and learning about ancient imported dyes. Guests will dye local fleece as well as fleece from...
Start out on your spinning journey with the ancient technique of drop spinning. Great for beginners who are keen to learn how to convert fibre into yarn.
In this 2 hour course you will be introduced to the art of drop spinning using a simple top whorl drop spindle and prepared wool fibre you will be walked through the basics of the technique and given lots of time for supported practice. You will be able...
Earth pigments are things like ochres - naturally coloured clays and rocks that have been used for colour since prehistoric times. They're strong, lightfast and permanent, and hugely versatile in how they can be used. As well as looking into the background of how the pigments have been used, this is a hands-on course. we'll use earth pigments as our prehistoric ancestors did, and then we'll look at the many ways we can use them...
Learn a new craft with a group of absolute beginners. Learn the art of embossing on pewter to produce a stunning cover for a notebook and a pen in this lustrous metal.
You will be taught the basics of hand embossing on sheet pewter, as well as how to give it an aged look. You can enhance designs with coloured inks or embellish it with jewels.
I will guide you through the process from the...