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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!
Hand Spinning Social Monthly Get Together Last Saturday Each Month
Platinum AWARD
Hand Spinning Social Monthly Get Together Last Saturday Each Month
Norfolk
£5
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 be lovely to see you every month there is no obligation to do so, you...
Make a Christmas Wreath half day workshop
Platinum AWARD
Make a Christmas Wreath half day workshop
Shropshire - Next course on 14th December 2019
£15
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 is an outdoor site. Most areas are wheelchair accessible, but please be aware that the...
Saturday mornings needle felting workshop - felt your own scuplture or picture
Saturday mornings needle felting workshop - felt your own scuplture or picture
Somerset - Next course on 21st September 2019
£15
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 for two of £25
Drop spindle for beginners
Bronze AWARD
Drop spindle for beginners
Leicestershire
£20
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 to take your very own handspun wool away with you. Drop spindle spinning is an...
Meet the bees
Bronze AWARD
Meet the bees
Leicestershire - Next course on 7th September 2019
£25
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. This experience is a great choice for anyone who has ever thought about keeping bees...
Rag rug making - Stitching Kitchen, Northants, Bucks, Oxon borders
Silver AWARD
Rag rug making - Stitching Kitchen, Northants, Bucks, Oxon borders
Northamptonshire - Next course on 6th October 2019
£25
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 share her passion and skills in all things involving textiles, fabric and threads. Her courses...
Wet felting - felt  your own picture to frame, or make into a cushion
Wet felting - felt your own picture to frame, or make into a cushion
Somerset
£25
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 step by step to lay and wet felt your own picture. Come with your own...
Willow weaving bird feeders in Warwickshire
Bronze AWARD
(2)
Willow weaving bird feeders in Warwickshire
Warwickshire
£35
In this workshop we will make two types of natural willow bird feeders each for you to hang in your garden. This will give you a good introduction to working with willow and to make a functional item for you to take home. These feeders will be suitable for popping in fat balls and other bird feed (not supplied) so will suit many visiting birds. Why not treat yourself to this fun and informal workshop and treat the birds too. Booking essential. Suitable for adults 18 or over. More course...
Poultry keeping - half day course
Platinum AWARD
(3)
Poultry keeping - half day course
Shropshire
£35
Poultry Keeping - morning course with tutor Alex Logan at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. This comprehensive, practical course is designed to show that keeping poultry is not only pleasurable but also quite straightforward. All aspects of care, housing and breeding are covered including breed selection for eggs/meat, feeding, common ailments and diseases, incubation and rearing chicks, hen keeping and the law. You will need to bring: wellies and dress for the weather as most of the course takes place outside. It was a visit to Acton Scott that first...
Family green wood crafts (11-16yrs)
Platinum AWARD
Family green wood crafts (11-16yrs)
Yorkshire - Next course on 29th October 2019
£35
Children must be accompanied by an adult Our woodland crafts team have created shavehorses and hand tools specifically for children and young people to use under supervision in our woodland craft areas as part of these fantastic new family workshops. A half day family course introducing children and their accompanying adult to the correct and safe use of a range of green woodworking tools including hand drills, saws, shave horses whittling and draw knives. This course is suitable for complete novices and those with some experience. The course introduces students...

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