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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.

£90
East Yorkshire - Next course on 19th October 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 19th October 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...
£340
Surrey - Next course on 26th October 2018
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...
£45
Isle of Anglesey - Next course on 4th November 2018
Flexible course dates! Learn practical, hands-on candlemaking in this fun and relaxed workshop - perfect for beginners. Create a variety of beautiful candles, from scented soy wax votives to traditional hand-dipped taper candles, scented tealights and soy wax melts. Choose from a range of fragrances and dyes to design your very own candles! At the end of this class you will take home all the wonderful candles you have made - and the skills to...
£685
West Sussex - Next course on 19th November 2018
James Mursell, professional Windsor chair maker, runs these courses from his large and spacious workshop, on his farm in West Sussex. The course is 5 days long (Monday to Friday) and the days begin at 0830 and finish at 1800 (except Friday around 1600). All students can expect to take home a completed chair at the end of the course. The course is suitable for both complete woodworking novices and experienced woodworkers. Everyone will be...
£47
Surrey - Next course on 16th October 2018
The best way to encourage insects, mammals and other wildlife into your garden is to build them a home. Spend a day with tutor Paul Ritchie of the Surrey Wildlife Trust, learning which structures are best for each species. Whether you wish to encourage birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles or insects he will provide guidance on the best solutions for you. He will then assist you in making a bird house specific to the type of...
£120
Tyne and Wear - Next course on 16th October 2018
Designed especially for beginners and led by milliner Margaret Woodliff Wright, this course will provide you with a taster of winter millinery. Over three x three hour sessions at my central Newcastle studio (6 - 9pm) you will make your own trendy winter wool felt headpiece, in the very popular and easy to wear “button” style. The key millinery skills that you will learn during this course are how to stiffen, steam and block, wire,...
£95
Cumbria - Next course on 17th October 2018
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those who only have experience of pole lathe turning on a spindle lathe. Adults only, or over 16 when accompanied by a paying adult. This workshop will be limited to 6 participants. The workshop will focus specifically on the following areas: • The different types of lathe used for turning • Suitable British timbers for bowl turning • Selecting appropriate sections of a log for bowl turning...
£75
London - Next course on 17th October 2018
The two day stained glass workshop is an amazing way to start your journey into the addictive world of stained glass. The two day workshop is divided with four key activities : Day 1: Day one is an important session as you will get the opportunity to learn the following: 1. Pattern selection. 2. Glass selection. 3. Familiarisation of tools. 4.Cutting glass and familiarisation of different angles and styles of cutting. 5. Grinding cut glass...
£80
Powys - Next course on 17th October 2018
'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...