Our new course by popular request. The two day chefs knife 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.
To ensure we all produce a working knife which is a fully usable tool, occasionally we are fortunate to have a visiting expert Steve Nowacki who will be offering some technical expertise .
The material we...
ONLY TWO SPACES now AVAILABLE for this small class.
Spoon crafting with Paul McCathie
Create your very own useable wooden spoon from scratch
• No experience required
• suitable for 16 years plus
• From a log to a spoon – the complete process revealed
• Learn how to whittle
• Learn about the different tools and techniques
• Consider different styles of finish
• All materials and tools supplied
• Refreshments supplied
Mixed ability sculpture classes exploring traditional and modern approaches to fine art sculpture through structured and individual project work.
This course is offered by Turning Tree Arts and runs from my studio at Parndon Mill in Harlow, Essex, which is also home to my fine art practice. The small classes I run from only £6 per hour are mixed ability in sculpture. They are designed to allow each individual the time and space to explore...
The ottoman, a large footstool can also double up as a coffee table. Students on the course will learn traditional and modern upholstery skills, including slip stitching and making the buttons. Paint techniques are also taught using Reloved vintage paints.
Simon travels up once every year from his Dorset studio to take this class. Students may attend for any, either or all of the 1, 2 or 3 days he will be here and can choose whether they wish to paint a Wildilfe or Botanical illustration. He will demonstrate and teach in each subject each day as required. You will be painting and receive instruction in the illustrative use of watercolours and also gouache if...
Create a fun and sustainable willow plant support - the perfect addition to your garden this Spring.
During this one-day course you will discover the techniques used to weave and create a willow plant support.
Using a jig to support construction you will learn how to stake up, organise and bind stakes securely prior to starting the weave. You will learn two weaving techniques: a three-rod wale for the base of the structure, then a...
Paper cutting is THE craft of the moment! It is everywhere; shop displays, book covers and even crockery. It has a long and rich history all over the world, from Mexico to China, from Matisse to Rob Ryan. Join us for this 1-day workshop and master the basics of this highly rewarding, low cost craft.
Be inspired by Polish paper cuts, Haitian metal cut outs and wooden fret work; examples of these and more will...
The course runs in our studio near to our shop in Bridge St, Andover. We start with tea & coffee and a chat through projects that you have planned.
Topics covered include:
- Annie Sloan Chalk Paint uses
- Application techniques
- Colour blending
- Wax use & application
- Finishes including crackled effect, distressing, two tone and washes
Stephanie is your tutor for the day, she has a relaxed and...
Ideal for beginners to more advanced felters. On this course you will learn to needle felt a small animal or a lovely pictures. By using woolly fibres and small stabbing action with a barbed felting needle you will knit the fibres into a form that will grow very quickly. You will sculpt and form it alongside a very experienced feltmaker to create a unique item that you will be proud to take home - I...
Come and enjoy a 1 day specialist hand embroidery workshop with Sara Dennis, our Royal School of Needlework trained tutor. We will sew a silver tup using goldwork techniques on boiled wool. The course will cover the basics of goldwork technique, working with Japanese thread, purl, chipping and kid. It will be taught hands on, demonstration and instruction. At the end of the session you will be familiar with the application of working with metalic...