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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.

£120
Shropshire - Next course on 27th April 2019
Introduction to Blacksmithing course at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. This one day, structured course introduces beginners to some fundamental metal forging techniques. Step-by-step demonstrations will be given, and participants supervised and encouraged as they apply the techniques to making a piece of ironwork to take home. You will need to wear: old clothes (non-synthetic) /overalls and sturdy boots. Please bring leather gloves if you have any. Frazer can provide weekday courses for groups of...
£80
Hertfordshire
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...
£65
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....
£85
West Sussex
This is a workshop designed for the beginner hand spinner or for those who have tried to learn to spin but are still struggling. I keep the beginner spinner workshop short in length, only 3 hours, because your hands and feet are doing new things that you are not accustomed to so you get tired. It is better to spin a little at a time and practice every day rather than trying to overdo it....
£135
West Sussex
This beginner workshop is designed for those who are interested in learning to weave, but have never woven on a loom before. It is an introductory course that will give you a chance to learn to weave on a few different styles of table looms. Before you delve into the more complex issues of how to warp the loom, how to calculate how much yarn you need, how to design or choose a pattern, I...
£100
Devon - Next course on 2nd March 2019
Courses will be running at Bickleigh Farm throughout 2018. Please see my website via the link button above for available dates. The educational blacksmithing courses at Red Anvil School of Blacksmithing, situated near Halwell in South Devon, are free ranging in order to provide opportunities to learn the traditional skills and techniques of the craft, as well as encouraging individual contemporary projects using skills I have developed in my day to day working life. The...
£80
Powys - Next course on 19th January 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...
£325
Devon - Next course on 9th February 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...
£85
South Yorkshire - Next course on 10th March 2019
Intro to Spoon Carving. Spoon carving is a fantastic introduction into green woodwork and one that can provide a lifetimes 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 wooden cooking spoon that you can use in your home using three tools, an axe, a carving knife and a spoon knife. I will show...
£35
County Durham - Next course on 16th March 2019
This half day course will introduce you to the principles of Stamping, Embossing, Wet-Moulding and Dying Leather through the making of your own hand dyed leather Keyring, Bookmark (or Hair Barrette) and Wet-Moulded Leather Bowl. A Hands On course during which you will learn how to stamp, emboss, wet-mould & dye veg tan leather to make three separate items. Closed toe footwear should be worn. If you wish to protect your clothing (from dye etc.)...