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Learn rural skills and crafts at courses and workshops all over the UK. Countryside skills and smallholding practices are not just incredibly useful but also great fun! Learn hedge-laying chainsawing, orchard maintenance, grow your own veg, animal breeding, rearing and butchery. If you have dreams or becoming self sufficient, you'll need these skills!
Beginning Your Chicken Keeping Course - Poultry Care
Silver AWARD
Beginning Your Chicken Keeping Course - Poultry Care
East Sussex - Next course on 23rd August 2019
£48
A 3 hour morning course discussing chicken keeping. Learn about the pleasures and perils of keeping hens in your garden, their suitability as pets and the joys of having your own fresh free-range eggs. What you need to know if you are just setting up and their care needs. A follow-on course is held in the afternoon, covering caring for your chickens. If both courses are booked for the same day we provide a complimentary lunch. Course Programme: 3 hours, 9.30am - 12.30pm 1. All About Chickens An introduction, background...
Caring For Your Chickens Course - Poultry Care
Silver AWARD
Caring For Your Chickens Course - Poultry Care
East Sussex - Next course on 23rd August 2019
£48
A 3 hour afternoon course - both a practical and theory session. The more you handle your chickens the more friendly they become. Some people plan to spend a lot of time with their hens and others simply like to know how to handle them should it become necessary. This course is aimed at all chicken keepers wishing to feel confident that they can carry out a basic health check, caring for and handling their hens in the correct way. A beginners course is also held in the morning, "beginning...
Coracle Making
Coracle Making
Shropshire - Next course on 23rd August 2019
£350
Build an Ironbridge style coracle using simple tools and techniques to suit all levels of experience and ability. The coracle has been around for thousands of years, evolving as a cheap, simple boat that anybody could make and use for all sorts of short river work, particularly fishing. You will learn to select suitable ash laths, techniques for bending laths to shape, nailing, clenching nails and fixing and tailoring the calico cover ready for painting. You will leave with a finished coracle and paddle ready for the Coracle Regatta on...
Introduction to green wood crafts
Silver AWARD
(1)
Introduction to green wood crafts
Cornwall - Next course on 24th August 2019
£65
Set in our beautiful tranquil 40 acre ancient oak woodland, you will welcomed with an open fire and a cup of tea. During the day you will learn how to use traditional hand tools including a shave horses to craft and carve spatulas, butter knives and gypsy flowers. You will learn safe knife techniques that can be used to carve beautiful walking sticks. Take a break, sit by the fire with cup of tea and enjoy the “Spirit of Place”. A family or friends group of between 3 and 8...
Decorative Blacksmithing - two day course
Platinum AWARD
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...
Beekeeping for Beginners Workshop
Silver AWARD
(4)
Beekeeping for Beginners Workshop
Lincolnshire - Next course on 26th August 2019
£149
If you've ever wanted to keep bees, there's no better time to begin! Whether you're keen to learn everything you need to know to get you started in hobby beekeeping, or simply extremely interested in the idea of keeping bees, this 1-day fun and interactive workshop will teach you the fascinating secrets of the honeybee and how to care for and keep bees in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way. Our Bee Keeping for Beginners workshop is lots of fun and packed full of all the essential information to leave...
Make a rush hat, basket or bag with Rachel Frost  ~ a Quirky Workshop at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Ullswater and Lake District
Platinum AWARD
(4)
Make a rush hat, basket or bag with Rachel Frost ~ a Quirky Workshop at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Ullswater and Lake District
Cumbria - Next course on 28th August 2019
£75
This is a wonderful opportunity to make your own personal woven rush hat, bag or basket in a day, using the native common bulrush (Scirpus Lacustris). For up to date availability each day please see our website link above in purple. For the hats you will start with your own custom-made hat block, you will learn how to weave this wonderfully supple material using techniques common to basketry, to create a unique hat to wear and treasure. On other days there are courses on rush bags and rush baskets. Please...
Scything for Beginners
Scything for Beginners
surrey - Next course on 29th August 2019
£45
The art of scything dates back hundreds of years and is still a very valid form of land management used today. This course will discuss the reasons why we scythe and the best places that it can be done. Mark Allery has taught these specialist skills for years and enjoys getting people started. He covers safety, tool maintenance and of course, the practical technique of scything. Mark has all the tools needed to teach on the day. He also sells equipment should you wish to continue scything in future.
Spoon carving taster
Bronze AWARD
Spoon carving taster
North Yorkshire - Next course on 30th August 2019
£45
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 1/4 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...
Bespoke candle making workshop - Edinburgh
Platinum AWARD
(193)
Bespoke candle making workshop - Edinburgh
Midlothian - Next course on 31st August 2019
£45
Held in the lovely rural village of Temple just 15 miles south of Edinburgh, our half day candle making workshop will give you the basic skills to create a scented container candle made from 100% soy wax choosing from a selection of fine fragrance oils. Our groups are kept small (a maximum of 10) to allow for individual attention. Workshop Content - Overview of the different types of wax and their differences in candle making. - You will learn about the different fragrance options (essential oils v fragrance oils) you...

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