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Are you interested in woodwork? Perhaps the smell of a woodwork shop is perfume to your nostrils? Maybe the words lathe, chisel and dowel fire your imagination? You may already have extensive woodwork skills and, if so, you will know there is always more to learn when it comes to working with wood. Perhaps you want to learn the basics of wood carving or tackle the rudiments of wood turning on the lathe. Look no further! Soon you could be spending time in a creative wood workshop with a master of the craft...

£75
Norfolk - Next course on 22nd September 2019
You will find the ‘making a small fruit picking basket’ course is ‘full on’, packing a lot into one day, and is aimed at those with patience and stamina (and a fair amount of agility) who would like to master the craft of willow basketmaking. The day will teach all the techniques required to make a round basket with a handle, in the traditional English style, using English willow, and will also give advice on...
£540
Powys - Next course on 7th July 2019
The Welsh stick chair is the vernacular style of Windsor chair that evolved west of the border several hundred years ago. They’re simple but striking, and will grace any hearth with a charismatic presence. Over this seven-day course in a beautiful woodland workshop you’ll be taken through the process of crafting a Welsh stick chair from log to finished piece. You’ll fashion the legs, spindles and other frame parts from locally sourced ash using a...
£30
Northumberland - Next course on 28th July 2019
Fan birds originated in Russia and Eastern Europe as a traditional decoration hung in the home that catches gentle breezes and so draws the eye too. They are made from a single piece of wood using simple hand tools only. It needs a steady hand and steadier nerves when it comes to opening your birds wings to reveal your creation. The course runs for 3 hours at The Creative Artist Studios, Vallum Farm, Military Road,...
£30
Teesside
Come and enjoy an evening 6.30pm to 9.30pm making wonderful rustic signs. Whether you are on your own or with friends you are sure to feel comfortable in my cosy studio in Middlesbrough. The session consists of staining or painting your wooden piece that will be your sign. You will then be guided through how the stencil is applied and how to choose colours that suit your base colour best. You can then use your...
£155
Devon
As a member of the Register of Professional Turners, (RPT) I run these courses from my well equipped workshop in North Devon. I can arrange courses for all levels of experience, from complete beginners to the more experienced. I recommend a structured course for beginners which will cover both bowl turning and an introduction to spindle turning. For the more experienced I can tailor each course to meet the student's specific requirements. I can cover...
£69
Cheshire - Next course on 19th July 2019
Come along to one of our (one day 10am to 3pm) fun and friendly workshops at Grappenhall Community Centre, Warrington. Learn a variety of furniture / craft painting techniques, transform your own piece, make some new like minded friends and leave with the skills and inspiration to continue further projects at home. The workshops are from 10am to 3pm (5 hours). A small group of no more than 6, therefore you will receive one to...
£85
Kent - Next course on 7th September 2019
Come and learn how to shabby chic an item or a frame using chalk paints and various wax finishes. We'll even show you how to make your own chalk paint.
£25
Bristol
This is a weekly course designed for both beginners and people with more experience who want help and guidance to complete a project. Morning sessions available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:30am-12 Bring your own item of furniture to be upholstered. You can buy a footstool frame and all the materials needed to completely traditionally upholster your stool. The course is run from my workshop based in central Bristol, with a maximum of 4 students...
£195
Norfolk - Next course on 28th September 2019
Join experienced tutor and woodworker Gerald Adams for a two day introduction to wood carving. The course is designed to introduce students to the specific skills and techniques involved in woodcarving, to boost their confidence and enthusiasm to take on new projects. We also aim to have fun. Students should gain a good understanding of the fundamentals of woodcarving techniques and practices, Gerald aims to encourage and direct individuals to use their talents effectively. You...
£260
Bristol
This is an intensive 2 day Traditional Upholstery course based in central Bristol. £260 for 2 days including lunch and snacks. Bring your own piece of furniture to work on over the course. Alternatively you can buy a footstool from us. Our footstools are made by a local carpenter and you use all the traditional skills to upholster it from scratch. You only need to bring 1m of top fabric to cover it in. No...

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