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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.

I am writing the programme for 2019 soon, so contact me to let me know if there is something you want me to cover! Day Workshops in 2018. Starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm you will have a great time learning new skills and honing existing ones. These are amazing opportunities to get high quality teaching in very small classes - without breaking the bank! May - Free Motion Quilting. Quilting our projects is...
Devon - Next course on 23rd March 2019
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. Sole 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). We...
Herefordshire - Next course on 23rd February 2019
This course is suitable for beginners but is also a great follow up for students who have already attended our half day or one day beginner’s course, who should expect to be able to make a more complex product than complete beginners The course will begin with students learning the basic leather skills (or refreshing your memory of them) by firstly making a small card case or coin purse on the first morning. You will...
Shropshire - Next course on 1st June 2019
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....
West Midlands - Next course on 21st September 2019
Create a simple and elegant seamless 3D pod using felted wool in colours of your choice. You will learn how to make a pattern, layout the wool and wool it into a permanent shape using only soap and water! No previous experience of felting is required, all abilities welcomed. Your tutor will be Emma Jackson, a felt maker with over fifteen years experience teaching, designing & making felt for her award winning textiles company, Silversoles....
Join us for a fun two days to learn the delicate art of Stumpwork Embroidery. This workshop is designed for those who already have a basic knowledge of embroidery and are interested in creating beautiful 3D embroidery pieces. The classes are no bigger than 4 to ensure that everyone is able to have individual help and guidance and enables students to work at their own speed.
Powys - Next course on 2nd March 2019
’Next steps in weaving with the rigid heddle loom.' Come and learn how versatile the rigid heddle loom can be with Dunja Roberts on our traditional hill farm in the Brecon Beacons National Park. On this Improvers workshop you will learn how to use a pick up stick to make surface patterns on your cloth and weave a lovely sampler in your chosen colour way all in one day. Although the rigid heddle loom is...
Denbighshire - Next course on 26th June 2019
Make a Windsor chair using traditional green wood working techniques A change of pace, fresh air, breath taking scenery and a beautiful chair, handmade by you… ​ Taught by Ben Willis. ​Suitable for beginners to experienced greenwood workers. This course is aimed at adults, aged 18yrs + Accomplished chair maker, Ben Willis will take you through every step of your chair making process, from selecting and felling a tree, through to crafting your final piece....
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...
London - Next course on 1st March 2019
A three hour introduction to Saori Weaving, a Japanese technique of intuitive weaving on beautiful handmade floorlooms. You will learn about the philosophy behind the Saori movement and the basic elements of the looms, warp, weft, tension, bobbins, shuttles and much more. The looms are already set up, so all you have to do is choose your colours and textures as weft. You will create a unique piece of fabric, wall hanging or table runner...