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One day (six hour) foundation course, wood turning using a traditional Pole lathe. Covers: tools and safe use, preparing the wood using a traditional style shave horse and draw knife, turning techniques using traditional style chisels, practice under tuition to make a useful item. Qualified Adult education trainer, an association of Pole lathe turners member. Full insurance cover. Maximum of three pupils on session. Tuition at Amberley Museum near Arundel in West Sussex, occasionally can...
Cheshire - Next course on 8th May 2019
On this short workshop, you will learn the basics needed to make your own cold process soap, using natural plant oils, essential oils and botanicals. In a small group setting, you will be provided with everything you need, and taken through the process step by step by experienced soap maker, Antonia. At the end of the workshop, you will take home your fabulous creation to enjoy! Suitable for 16 years and over.
Special super intense 3 hour beginning Spinning on a Spinning Wheel workshop. If you enjoy fast intensive get your hands dirty learning this is the workshop for you. We will cover wool selection and prep, introduction to the wheel and wheel spinning ending up with plying and finishing your yarns. Everything you need is provided but you are welcome to bring your own wheel if you feel more comfortable learning to spin on it. £60...
Greater London - Next course on 29th April 2019
On this upholstery course, students learn traditional techniques and the materials required to upholster different styles of furniture. Through a series of tasks and demonstrations students learn the correct use of upholstery tools and materials. These include stripping existing upholstery, preparing timber frames and their reupholstery using webbing, stitched and nailed hessian, stitched horse hair, another layer of hessian and a final layer of calico. Finish with a final layer of students' own top fabric...
Somerset - Next course on 23rd April 2019
The Woodworks Project is offering a traditional upholstery course aimed at beginners. Students on our course will work to upholster a traditional footstool and under the guidance of our expert tutor Carla, you will learn all the skills and techniques necessary to complete it over the duration of the course, providing a perfect introduction to this time-honoured craft. Areas covered on our courses will include techniques such as; webbing, stuffing and shaping, specialist stitching, tensioning...
Greater London - Next course on 6th April 2019
Weekend taster session in traditional upholstery. Upholstery is a traditional craft which uses materials and techniques developed over centuries to produce elegant, comfortable seating that will last generations. Over the weekend you will learn about the tools, materials, and history of the craft and we will teach you some key techniques. We will show you how to upholster a drop-in seat for a dining chair (either your own or one we can provide). The course...
Ceredigion - Next course on 9th November 2019
Learn to produce a small quilt inspired by a traditional 19th century Welsh design. We’ll be using local Welsh flannel fabrics woven at our local woollen mill, Melin Teifi. You will have two days of professional quilting tuition with Lesley, learning techniques which will allow you to produce a small quilt approximately 80 centimeters square. The quilt is inspired by a traditional 19th century Welsh design. We’ll be providing Welsh flannel fabrics for the quilt...
Gwent - Next course on 27th April 2019
Make a traditional stick chair to take home with you. Lot's of room for creativity in well as learning practical woodworking skills. Learn how to cleave and shave wood using traditional techniques, and have a go at turning legs or spindles on a pole lathe. No tools or previous experience is necessary. Over 18's only. Your tutor for the day will be Isis Rowan ; a highly skilled and experienced chair-make and the course...
Hampshire - Next course on 25th March 2019
Join us on Monday 25th March and work alongside artist, teacher and maker Liz Wellby, who will guide you through a range of processes that will allow you to apply your chosen ideas and images using various inks to fabric. This one day workshop will allow you to develop sample pieces using images from your chosen themes, be they ideas inspired by landscape, flowers or the coast. Alternatively, we will provide a range of 2...
Derbyshire - Next course on 14th April 2019
Join artist, teacher and maker Liz Wellby at The Slipper Studio on the edge of the Peak District, and explore how to develop your ideas and images onto fabric using painting, monoprinting and stamp techniques. Choose your own theme to work from, be it floral, landscape or the coast or work from a range of images and books available on the day. Bring along your favoured threads, needles, scissors etc and after an active morning...