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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.

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.)...
Moray - Next course on 17th May 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...
*note that this course also runs in Birmingham, UK* This course is a two day exploration of the carved wooden eating spoon. A well-carved wooden eating spoon can be a thing of joy to use, but there is a lot to it. JoJo will be teaching you all her tricks and techniques, developed over years of carving, to create the perfect eating spoon. This course is for people who already know how to carve a...
East Sussex - Next course on 7th November 2018
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 and 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 and useful basket to take home with you. Please note: courses are scheduled to coincide with the seasonal...
Surrey RH5 6QQ - Next course on 3rd November 2018
Come for a full day and weave from a selection of wooden bases to create some beautiful functional rectangular or round baskets. Learning trac borders, three rod wale and either a traditional or spiral border your basket will be functional and stylish. This basket workshop is ideal for beginners and we also cover where to source the materials and how to prepare them for use.
Surrey - Next course on 27th October 2018
The Zarzo basket supposedly originated in Northern Spain where it was used by cheese makers for draining cheese. The course can be divided into two sections. In the morning you make the tray or flowers basket and learn the techniques which you then take on to make the square based basket with a handle in the afternoon. There is quite a lot of standing during the day and for part of the course you work...
West Midlands
In this fun and relaxed group workshop you will learn how to add 3 dimensional shape to a felting project using resists with cut outs. You will be tutored by Penny in using basic needle felting techniques to attach various pieces to your project. Your knowledge of why the felt fibres do what they do and when will also be expanded upon! You will learn how to manipulate the felt into a stunning flower suitable...
Adult Bushcraft and Survival Skills Course This is a great hand’s on day at our woodland site near Warminster Wiltshire. Learning basic Survival and Bushcraft Skills. During your time spent with us you will: · Build your own shelter · Source and purify water · Natural tinders · Lighting a fire without matches · Making cordage from natural plant fibres · Tree Id · Natural navigation Minimum age 18 younger students are allowed by prior...
This new 6 week evening course will be a great introduction to pattern weaving... Both Modern Rigid Heddle and traditional 4 shaft looms will be set up with fine 100% cotton yarns ready for you to experiment on with a range of woven patterns, which will be included in your course pack. Exploring a variety of different loom threading orders, you can weave Twill, Tabby, Basket and houndstooth, and make a range of sample fabrics...
Autumn Preserves Autumn is the time the wooden spoon really starts working and it is the time that most preservers are at their busiest. There is so much to choose from, from the gluts of the vegetable garden and orchard to the fruitful hedgerows. We will make" Classic Piccalilli Tomato, fig and caramelised onion jam Crab apple and rosehip jelly Tutor: Sara-Jane Brough Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for your course and bring a...