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Rural crafts courses

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!

£50
Renfrewshire
This course will take you through some basic skills in leathercraft including design, leather preparation, simple tooling decoration, riveting and closures, staining and painting and finishing. We will make a single, lightweight vambrace or arm-bracer which may lace up or be done up with buckles. For archers, the armbracer can be made with a double layer of leather on the inside of the arm for protection. The course is suitable for beginners.
£149
Derbyshire - Next course on 12th October 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...
£150
Devon - Next course on 6th July 2019
These two-day courses teach a wide range of green woodworking techniques whilst making your own traditional green wood shaving horse using timber sourced within the woodland. The topics covered include the properties of green wood, cleaving techniques and the use of traditional hand tools and equipment such as draw-knives and pole lathes. A shave horse is a fundamental piece of kit needed by all green woodworkers and it will be yours to keep at the...
£5
Norfolk
It's very easy to get fully engrossed in your hand spinning at home alone but sometimes it is also nice to just spend time with other spinners who share your passion for all things woolly! Whether you are a competent spinner or just starting out why not pop along to our friendly group to all spin together. The aim is simply to support each other, pick up tips and make new friends. Although it will...
£15
Shropshire - Next course on 14th December 2019
Make a Christmas Wreath Learn how to make your own Christmas wreath with materials from nature. A lovely way to prepare for the festive season. This half day workshop is suitable for adults and families with children aged 8 and over. All materials provided but you may bring your own ribbons etc. to make the wreath more personal to you. You will need to bring: Secateurs Tutor: Sarah Green Accessibility Acton Scott Historic Working Farm...
£15
Somerset
Sweet Liberty Belle needle felting workshop - learn how to needle felt animal sculptures or design your own hanging heart / picture . Come and unwind, be free to create at your own pace and enjoy a chat. Enjoy Langport High Street and a walk by the river for some inspiration. Suitable for beginners and felters wanting some tips and to try something different. For a parent and child together there is a family price...
£20
Leicestershire
Start out on your spinning journey with the ancient technique of drop spinning. Great for beginners who are keen to learn how to convert fibre into yarn. In this 2 hour course you will be introduced to the art of drop spinning using a simple top whorl drop spindle and prepared wool fibre you will be walked through the basics of the technique and given lots of time for supported practice. You will be able...
£25
Leicestershire - Next course on 7th September 2019
A half day experience for the bee fan who would like to know more. We start off with a short talk on some of the basic aspects of bee keeping; including the life cycle of bees, the jobs they do and an introduction to the equipment used. An opportunity to look inside a hive will follow as we suit up (bee suits provided) and head out to the apiary to carry out a hive inspection....
£25
Northamptonshire - Next course on 6th October 2019
Join us to learn the basic skills of rag rugging. This old English tradition is the ultimate in up-cycling, using rags, fabric strips and clips of old fabric to create rugs, cushions or wreaths to adorn your home. Together we will learn the basics of the techniques - and prepare your fabrics ready to get rag rugging! Your tutor will be Hannah, the owner of Stitching Kitchen. She set up the business in 2017 to...
£25
Somerset - Next course on 17th August 2019
This course will be taught by Liberty - an experienced needle and wet felter with her own business and Etsy shop based on her felted designs. This course is suitable for beginners and those who wish to practise with a wide selection of wools types and colours In this session the process of wet felting will be explained along with the different wool types and textures. All wool is included in the price. Following Liberty...

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