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Image for Narrowboat Decoration - canal art roses and castles
Next course on 22nd July 2017
My name is Julie and I'm an accredited Senior Journeyman in decorative art with the Waterways Craft Guild and I have been teaching narrow boat art for over 12 years. My training course will take place in the log cabin in my garden. The day will start at 10.00 a.m. and end at 4.00 p.m. The content of the course will be to decorate a wall hanging dinner plate with canal art roses, daisies and...
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Next course on 23rd July 2017
This is a delightful workshop that I first delivered as a 6 session course, at a women's refuge. That group went on to sell most of the items they decorated during the course, I was very happy to hear. After being asked to deliver a full day workshop, showing the basics, I designed this full day, relaxed session which went down very well last month. That session was full and I have been asked to...
Image for Upholstery Courses - Car, Boat, Furniture, Caravan/Motorhome and Campervan
Car Upholstery Courses You will learn how to strip down a seat, repair, make a cover, patterns, doorcards, headrests and refitting, and lots of tips and tricks. We supply the training seat but you are welcome to bring your own project, this is good as you can keep for a keepsake/reference. This course offers you either a 2 day, a 4 day, 10 days or if you have a project you would like done we...
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Next course on 21st August 2017
38 week Boat Building, Maintenance and Support course The 38 week Boat Building, Maintenance and Support course, incorporating City & Guilds 2463 Level 3 Diploma in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance (the technical certificate of an apprenticeship) is our flagship course. It gives students the skills to find jobs in the marine industry or establish themselves as boat builders in their own right, although some students join the course for a sabbatical or on...
Image for Flax Processing - Plant to Cloth - Gloucestershire
Discover Britain's forgotten crop - Flax. All true linen is made from flax. During the day you will be shown all the processes for working flax from seed to cloth. You will also have the opportunity of working through the processes to produce fibre ready for spinning and/or cord and rope making. A chance to dress a distaff and have a go at drop spinning. The day starts at 10.00am and finishes at 3.30pm and...
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Next course on 18th September 2017
‘Woodworking Skills incorporating Furniture Design and Making’ gives people a solid, certificated foundation (and more) in wood and working with wood. Students design and make a piece of furniture as part of the course. The course and its Level 3 qualification are exclusive to the Boat Building Academy. A maximum of ten people are accepted onto each course. Although the course has nothing to do with boats, it follows the principles that have built the...