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276 heritage crafts workshops found

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.
Spoon carving taster session
Bronze AWARD
(3)
Spoon carving taster session
North Yorkshire
£40
There is something very satisfying about carving a spoon. Using fresh green wood and some basic tools you can very soon immerse yourself in this traditional craft. My taster session is a great introduction to this craft. During the 3 hrs we’ll work from a freshly split log to a functional spoon. I’ll guide you through the safe use of the tools needed. Initially working with an axe to rough out a blank we then use a straight knife to refine the shape and the hook knife to form the...
Heritage Embroidery -  Stumpwork Two Day Workshops
Gold AWARD
(4)
Heritage Embroidery - Stumpwork Two Day Workshops
Somerset
£130
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.
Shave horse making at Orchard Barn, Suffolk
Bronze AWARD
(3)
Shave horse making at Orchard Barn, Suffolk
Suffolk
£255
Learn green woodworking skills at Orchard Barn. On this 3-day course you will construct a shave horse from scratch using traditional techniques and tools. Locally sourced green wood is used throughout. Your tutor, Will Wall has decades of experience of teaching, bodging and working with greenwood. Small group size (6) ensures plenty of individual time with the tutor. Learn how to make best use of equipment such as a shave horse and traditional hand tools - auger, side-axe, draw knife and plane. Make your own unique shave horse! This course...
Table making course - Scottish Highlands
Gold AWARD
(3)
Table making course - Scottish Highlands
Moray
£280
2020 Dates coming soon!!!!! Visit my website and subscribe to my newsletter to hear about course dates first. 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...
Two day blacksmithing course
Gold AWARD
(6)
Two day blacksmithing course
Yorkshire
£300
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 such as a candle holder, brackets or boot-scrapers. The studio workshop is based in Huddersfield,...
Make a Bent Stick Chair - a two day course
Platinum AWARD
(7)
Make a Bent Stick Chair - a two day course
Shropshire
£200
Make a Bent Stick Chair, two day course at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. Create your very own sculptural and natural bent-wood chair from sustainably coppiced hazel. These traditional rustic chairs are immensely pleasing to the eye, very satisfying to make and can be tailored for your comfort. The finished chair will demand centre stage in any home or garden. You will need to bring: Secateurs, a cordless drill and a claw hammer Tutor: Dave Jackson Dave Jackson is a self-employed coppice craftsman. He won the 2012 Log to Leg...
Two Day Traditional Stained Glass Workshop
Silver AWARD
(3)
Two Day Traditional Stained Glass Workshop
Leicestershire
£150
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 any time mid week as long as my diary isn't full. We are flexible with...
Blacksmithing course one day: Red Anvil School of Blacksmithing
Silver AWARD
(4)
Blacksmithing course one day: Red Anvil School of Blacksmithing
Devon - Next course on 21st September 2019
£100
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 metal will be heated either by coal fire or by gas furnace, hammered by hand and hammer on the anvil, to forge a variety of small pieces to fulfil the experience of being a blacksmith for...
Wool Spinning and Weaving
Bronze AWARD
(3)
Wool Spinning and Weaving
County Down
£35
Spinning -You will learn carding the preparation of wool fibre for spinning and drafting. The drawing out of the fibres as you spin. This class will give you an introduction to spinning. An ideal way to have go and see if you enjoy the craft. Weaving - There are a couple of different options from Ridged heddle loom weaving, 4 shaft weaving and Tapestry weaving. All classes suitable for beginners or those wanting to expand their knowledge.
Two day leather bag making course
Gold AWARD
(7)
Two day leather bag making course
Herefordshire - Next course on 18th January 2020
£230
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 learn marking out, choosing appropriate leather, hand saddle stitching and raw edge finishing. Following this...

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