Our course will offer a brief introduction to the history of candle making, an understanding of the types of waxes available and their advantages and disadvantages, how size and types of candle wick are also important, burn times and so on.
We will then move on to the equipment necessary for both the hobbyist and those who are interested in a business opportunity. All the techniques will be explained and demonstrated, and common mistakes ironed...
A one day introductory workshop for a maximum of TWO persons. Each session covers the basics of working with hot beeswax in a textural, layered way, but can be customised for Artists who are looking to take it to another level.
As I offer personal tuition, please contact me for a mutually convenient date and join me in my studio on the Isle of Portland, Dorset. This unusual and dramatic coastal location offers so much...
Would you like to make your own natural skincare products?
Jools ran her own organic skincare company for several years creating a range of natural cosmetics and she is willing to share all of that information with you.
On the course you will learn how to produce:
Natural soap bars with embedded effects
Fragranced fizzy bath bombs
Body butters using aromatherapy & fragrance oils
Therapeutic bath salts
Moisturising lip scrubs
Sugared body scrub
Create your very own fascinator in this one day workshop in Charlecote Village Hall, Charlecote, near Warwick.
You can learn lots of techniques using a fabulous material called sinamay, available in loads of gorgeous colours.
You can learn how to make:
- Bows & loops
All materials and equipment will be provided.
Suitable for beginners & suitable for vegans!
Booking in advance is essential.
Green wood chair making course - 6 days.
Starting with an unseasoned log you will learn how to create a beautiful and unique chair which will last for generations. This is one of the most satisfying green wood projects and the course is suitable for complete beginners and experienced woodworkers alike. The "post and rung" construction uses the natural properties of green wood to produce incredibly strong, glue-free joints. During the course you will learn...
Come and spend a relaxing time in the woods learning new skills and meeting new folk the green wood way. Green woodworking is a traditional practice using fresh wood still full of sap allowing the tools to split,slice,shave and cleave through the wood with ease. We will use techniques that have been developed over hundreds of years, that are in harmony with the nature and qualities of the wood itself. No prior wood working experience...
The one day knife making course is designed for beginners that have no or little experience in metalwork or blacksmithing. The course starts with a quick safety talk and a cup of coffee. Once we are all settled in the first task is to make a fire poker which will give everyone some hammering skills and a feel of how the material will react once its heated.
The knife we make is a Viking one...
Have you ever fancied painting or up cycling your own furniture but don't know where to start? Well this is the course for you... Please join us at Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre for a fun filled furniture paint workshop for beginners. The course is run by Charlotte from "Charlotte's Country Commissions" she has many years experience of furniture painting and decorative techniques and can help you transform your old piece of furniture to new!...
One day woodturning course with Don White.
There is 500sq.ft of fully equipped workshop space with full dust extraction to all machinery. The “Hands-On” course is structured to cover basic principles, but is also flexible enough to be tailored to individual requirements.
Tool identification, bevel angles and sharpening will be discussed and demonstrated, enabling the student to apply proven cutting techniques which will result in minimizing sanding and less dust. Work Holding methods, such as...
Powertex art journal workshop is a very creative class that will introduce you to the magic of Powertex. This workshop will open your eyes to the endless opportunities to create. You will learn how to use Powertex, sculpt fabric and reuse, recycle and up-cycle different materials to create beautiful and unique piece of art that you will take home with you. All art journals are A5 size.
Powertex is a very versatile product. Once you...