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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.

Derbyshire - Next course on 21st July 2019
Introduction 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 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...
Moray - Next course on 6th September 2019
Set outside in a beautiful woodland workshop over-looking the river Findhorn on Logie Estate. You will learn a wide range of traditional "Green Woodworking" techniques. Come and create your own beautiful table from Scottish hardwood. This 3 day course encompasses both "Green Woodworking" techniques and contemporary furniture practices, which combined allow you to create a stunning table through enjoyable working methods. You will get to choose your own hardwood table top from our onsite showroom...
TWO DAY TRADITIONAL STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP WEEKDAYS 10am-4pm £150.00 plus materials An in depth introduction into leaded work. You will complete a leaded window/hanging/mirror of you own design (300x500mm approx).The course involves learning about pattern making, glass cutting, leading and soldering. Bring in any ideas you have. DATES ARE ONGOING FOR THIS WORKSHOP. WEEKDAY GLASS WORKSHOPS Come and be part of a working glass studio and learn to make something beautiful. These workshops can run...
East Sussex - Next course on 29th June 2019
Learn how to make baskets from foraged materials which we gather on the day from the woodland site. On offer is a wide variety of techniques & materials including bramble, bark, bone, wild rose, grass, reed mace, bulrush. Learn about the whole cycle of production- harvesting the raw materials & processing them, through to completing a beautiful & useful basket to take home with you. Courses are scheduled to coincide with the seasonal availability of...
Shropshire - Next course on 6th July 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....
Yorkshire - Next course on 11th September 2019
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...
Yorkshire - Next course on 18th August 2019
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...
Beginner blacksmithing, where we go over basic forging techniques and fire management, the different tools for different jobs. We will start working towards your first blacksmithing project by the end of the day you’ll get to take home 1 or 2 item. This is a 1 day course costing £150, this course can be extended on request.
Somerset - Next course on 10th August 2019
Come and learn silk ribbon embroidery. A 3 hour workshop where you will learn the techniques used to create silk ribbon flower embroidery. A skill that has declined but was used hundreds of years ago. 10 places are available. This technique is a handstitch and so suitable for beginners. To book, click on the website link above.
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....

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