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£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.
£95
Ceredigion - Next course on 17th August 2019
Growing some of your own produce is one of the most empowering experiences going. Join us on a beautiful smallholding in the wild, wild West of Wales to learn organic gardening techniques. This day is ideal for beginners as well as experienced gardeners looking to learn how to nurture delicious home grown fruit and vegetables with a greater resilience around our changing climate, with little to no fuss at all. This accessible, hugely informative and...
£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...
£2.50
Northumberland - Next course on 1st September 2019
Join us at The Sill for our next Sill Sunday event. Our Rangers will be on hand to help you learn some facts about hedgehogs and what you can do to help them. Then get creative with some arts and crafts activities.
£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...
£5
Northumberland - Next course on 31st July 2019
Come Mammal Monitoring with our Rangers find out which mice, shrews and voles are living around The Sill. Help our Rangers find out which mice, shrews and voles are living around The Sill. We will check our special traps then weigh and measure the small mammals that play such a vital part in the food web. Lastly, you can help Gill, our ecologist, release them safely back into the wild.
£10
Northumberland
Join us on a guided walk exploring the wild foods of spring in Northumberland. You will be truly amazed by the diversity, abundance and the incredible flavours the landscape has to offer at this time of year; you will taste shoots, leaves and flowers long lost to our everyday diet, which you may then be inspired to add to yours!
£10
Northumberland - Next course on 20th July 2019
Get creative with us at The Sill with our Willow Making workshop. You'll work with Anna Turnbull of Biteabout Arts who has made the amazing willow animals you see around the building. You will make you very own dragonfly or mouse from willow grown & harvested in Northumberland to take away with you.
£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...

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