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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.

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Lancashire - Next course on 25th April 2019
Join us for our very popular Mystery Craft Night of make and take. This is sure to be another lovely evening and we welcome new folk, don't be worried you don't have to be an artist or anything. We have 12 seats so please book in store, online or by telephone asap to avoid disappointment. Mystery Craft Nights are fun monthly events open to any adult where we craft, chat, drink and eat cake! It’s...
£65
Oxfordshire
Make your own sketchbook from scratch using the very attractive Coptic stitch binding method. By the end of the day you will have made your own A5 portrait sketchbook Further information about the workshop Coptic stitch is a beautiful exposed book binding style that resembles chain stitch. These books have an open spine which means the pages open completely flat. Coptic style books are ideal as gifts or to keep for yourself as a sketchbook,...
£70
Wiltshire - Next course on 11th May 2019
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 discover how to: · Build a debris shelter · Purify water · Use natural tinder's · Light a fire without matches · Make cordage from natural plant fibres · Identify trees · Find North without a compass Minimum age is 18,...
£75
Oxfordshire - Next course on 11th May 2019
We will be using the pattern and colour of damaged, chipped and broken china to make freestanding panels featuring animal and birds. They could include small details like flower blossoms, leaves and lettering - anything that adds to the story. The china is mainly British and from the 1960/70s, sourced for it's graphic qualities and colour palette, we use simple tools and each panel is built up gradually with every little piece playing it’s part....
£85
Yorkshire - Next course on 27th April 2019
Introduction to making charcoal and biochar Charcoal was made in Ecclesall woods for the early steel industry. If you wander around it today you can still see the remnants of the old Q pits and the grave of the charcoal maker who met his demise there!! Come and make charcoal with a modern charcoal retort. This will be a day Spent in the lovely surroundings of Ecclesall Woods Sawmill learning about how charcoal and biochar...
£85
Yorkshire - Next course on 19th May 2019
On the one day course you will be shown how to make cord from Elm bark bast. Cut, shape, fold and stitch Elm bark to make an attractive rustic container/pot. Please let us know if you have any specific requirements or needs. Refundable up to two weeks prior to course (minus £30 admin fee). No refunds for cancellations within two weeks of course.
£95
London - Next course on 27th April 2019
Learn the ancient art of stained glass in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and make your own panel to display in your home. Whether you're a beginner who's never handled glass or someone who has approached this craft before Stephen will follow your every step and make sure you leave with a stained glass panel you'll be proud of. Stephen is a stained glass artist who loves a modern approach and strives on creativity. He...
£100
Cumbria - Next course on 26th May 2019
Calling all Arctophiles! This residential weekend workshop teaches all aspects of traditional teddy-bear making, using only the finest quality materials. The workshop runs from 10.00-4.00pm on Saturday and Sunday, during which you will learn how to create Cornelius, who is a deep-thinker and a rather pensive bear. (Of course you can make your own with a completely different expression). He stands 16" high and is a constructed of golden sparse mohair with light brown ultra-suede...
£125
East Sussex - Next course on 26th April 2019
Make a Clutch bag in just one day in Wolfram Lohr’s Hove studio. Wolfram will teach and support you from designing and adapting our classic handmade clutch template, choosing from our range of different leather, to using hand tools to make your very own handmade leather clutch bag to take home and cherish. Learn how to: • Assess your leather for the job intended. • Design your clutch from an existing template, thinking about colour,...
£149
Lancashire - Next course on 25th May 2019
Would you, your friends or your family enjoy a fun and informal session building a real dry stone wall in a stunning countryside setting? Get out in the fresh air, be next to nature, and restore an important feature that defines the British landscape. Dry stone walling is a positive and relaxing experience which promotes mindfulness and boosts wellbeing in an inspirational, natural environment. Delivered by highly qualified craftsmen and instructors, these events span over...