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127 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.
Tapestry weaving courses for beginners -  Devon
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Tapestry weaving courses for beginners - Devon
Devon - Next course on 18th August 2019
£75
One day 'Love your Loom' tapestry course. Discover the wonderful art of tapestry weaving at my studio set in the beautiful East Devon countryside. I offer 1 day courses suitable for beginners. Tapestry weaving is a traditional hand craft conducted on a wooden frame loom and used to create pictures, wall hangings, bags and cushion covers. You will learn how to warp your own loom, weave your own textile, finish and create your very own woven wall hanging. Your sampler is made by weaving the yarn in and out. You...
Blacksmith for a Day in the Yorkshire Dales
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Blacksmith for a Day in the Yorkshire Dales
Yorkshire - Next course on 18th August 2019
£100
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 glasses will be provided along with a thick apron. Mobile forges and anvils are set...
Summer Dyes from the Countryside - one day course
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Summer Dyes from the Countryside - one day course
Shropshire - Next course on 18th August 2019
£65
Summer Dyes from the Countryside - one day course at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. Take a basket and wander through the meadows, investigate our hedgerows and gardens to identify and collect traditional dye material. Participants will prepare dye baths of vibrant colours and dip and dye wool samples to take home. The historic use of dye plants and fibres will be explored through studying examples from the museum social history collection. Early Summer Dyes Sunday 2nd June and Late Summer dyes Sunday 18th August, the courses will use different...
Beginners spoon carving
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Beginners spoon carving
Norfolk - Next course on 18th August 2019
£60
The day involves: * An introduction to the greenwood [trees and types of wood for carving] * How to use axes and cutting tools safely * Sharpening axes and knives * Axe and knife techniques * Technical overview of the carving process * Carve your own cooking spoon Lunch * Carve your own cooking spoon, continued * Aftercare of your spoon which you take away with you!
Mixed bobbin lace making in Surrey
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Mixed bobbin lace making in Surrey
Surrey - Next course on 20th August 2019
£50
Join one of my bobbin lace making workshops, or, have your own 1-2-1 session. For those who encounter a problem, with an existing pattern; Tina also holds a lace surgery as & when required. Tina has 26 years experience in making bobbin lace, able to teach in Binche, Bedfordshire, Chrysanthemum, Flanders, Honiton, Idrija, Milanese, Russian and Torchon. She is also able to provide guidance for beginners doing Bucks point. Why not come along and work on your existing project and have help/guidance with any problems that may occur, or have...
Willow weaving workshop - Spanish Zarzo Basket - Carmarthenshire
Willow weaving workshop - Spanish Zarzo Basket - Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire - Next course on 20th August 2019
£45
The Zarzo basket is a really lovely basket to make and it looks stunning too. Based on a Spanish cheese draining tray. Choice of round or square basket – suitable for all levels. Different coloured willows will be available. £45 including materials. Booking essential. All materials and use of tools is included. Please bring your own lunch or there is a lovely café on site serving hot and cold food. Venue is: Myddfai Communuty Hall & Visitor Centre, Myddfai, Carmarthenshire, SA20 0JD This workshop is suitable for all levels. Please...
Beginners needle felting workshop with Wobbly Pins
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Beginners needle felting workshop with Wobbly Pins
Leicestershire - Next course on 21st August 2019
£20
Join Jacqueline on this 2 hour workshop to learn the basics of needle felting. After a short demonstration and explanation of tools and materials used you will learn how to make a basic shape that can be crafted into a bears head key ring or a flower brooch. A wide choice of colours of wool will be available.
Make your very own clutch bag/small tablet device case/sleeve
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Make your very own clutch bag/small tablet device case/sleeve
UK - Next course on 22nd August 2019
£90
Our leather craft workshop days are designed to be all about you…. getting hands on and making your very own clutch bag or small tablet device case/sleeve (iPad etc). Not suitable for laptops for being too thick and large. Having worked in the industry for over ten years, our workshop classes are brand new to London and started November 2017 and are all geared for people with some or no experience of working with, vegetable tanned leathers of various thicknesses, and saddle stitching (depending on the course you choose). Classes...
Make a Bent Stick Chair - a two day course
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Make a Bent Stick Chair - a two day course
Shropshire - Next course on 24th August 2019
£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...
Decorative Blacksmithing - two day course
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Decorative Blacksmithing - two day course
Shropshire - Next course on 24th August 2019
£230
Decorative Blacksmithing at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. This two day course will cover a series of basic blacksmithing techniques. It is suitable for beginners and those with some knowledge of the craft. Day one will cover the most fundamental aspects of forging, and day two will explore further and include decorative elements. Participants will be 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...

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