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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.

£340
Surrey - Next course on 1st March 2019
The 'O' course is led by Peat Oberon, award-winning blacksmith, and inspiring and sympathetic teacher; assisted by Eamonn Kenward. The courses are suitable for absolute beginners, male or female, from the age of about 14 upwards; or for metalworkers seeking to gain a basic understanding of iron-forging. A place on one of Peat's courses makes a fabulous birthday, Christmas or anniversary present - some recipients have said it's the best present they've ever had! Classes...
£290
Surrey - Next course on 30th March 2019
Our 'B' course is led by Ambrose Burne, who introduces his students to the basic operations with some set pieces; then it becomes more design-based and experimental, with an exploration of the students' own ideas developed with Ambrose's help. It’s a good idea - but not compulsory - to think about what you might want to make in advance, in very general terms – don’t be too ambitious - entrance gates really aren't a possibility!...
£65
Wiltshire - Next course on 30th March 2019
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 · Purify water · Natural tinders · Fire lighting without matches · Making cordage from natural plant fibres · Tree Id · Natural navigation Minimum age 18 younger students are allowed by prior arrangement please call us to discuss. We are based...
£95
Ceredigion - Next course on 6th April 2019
Growing some of your own produce is one of the most empowering experiences going. Join us on a beautiful smallholding in the wild, wild West of Wales to learn organic gardening techniques. This day is ideal for beginners as well as experienced gardeners looking to learn how to nurture delicious home grown fruit and vegetables with a greater resilience around our changing climate, with little to no fuss at all. This accessible, hugely informative and...
£90
East Yorkshire - Next course on 21st December 2018
We open our Studios on most Fridays during term time for those wishing to work and learn alongside us. With a feeling of being apprenticed in working artists studios, you can choose to come along for one day to get a feel of working with stone and complete a small carving project to take home with you, or you may wish to come to us on an ongoing basis (at intervals to suit your own...
£90
East Yorkshire - Next course on 21st December 2018
We open our Studios on most Fridays during term time for those wishing to work and learn alongside us. With a feeling of being apprenticed in working artists studios, you can choose to come along for one day to get a feel of working with stone and complete a small carving project to take home with you, or you may wish to come to us on an ongoing basis (at intervals to suit your own...
£80
Powys - Next course on 5th January 2019
'From fleece to fibre' - come and learn the craft of hand spinning with Dunja Roberts on our traditional hill farm in the Brecon Beacons National Park. On my one day workshop you will learn how to spin your own unique yarn using fleece from our pedigree Clun Forest and Zwartbles sheep. Come for a day of inspirational teaching, encouragement and fun to learn the basics of hand spinning. This course may be taken along...
£80
Zarzo Baskets in 2 weeks
Surrey - Next course on 5th January 2019
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...
£80
Powys - Next course on 7th January 2019
'Next steps in hand spinning ...' - now that you have mastered the basics of spinning you will soon want to be able to produce a wider variety of yarns. On this one day course with Dunja Roberts you will discover new techniques for spinning yarns from fine to super-bulky using a wide variety of natural, luxury and manufactured fibres. Come for a day of inspirational teaching, encouragement and fun and discover just what a...
£195
Greater London - Next course on 8th January 2019
This course runs over four consecutive weekday evenings between 7 and 9.30pm and offers an introduction to making furniture from 'green' unseasoned wood using techniques that have been practised for thousands of years. You'll learn how to split logs into rough billets using a maul, wedges and froe, and then how to shape them further using an axe and drawknife. After that, you’ll then get to experience the wonders of turning wood on a foot-powered...