Join a friendly group for a one day rag rugging workshop near Hexham, including a delicious lunch.
Beginners hooky and proddy is taught by a well known experienced traditional rag rugging expert who can teach from beginners to advanced.
We offer an informal relaxing environment at our Farmhouse adjacent to Hadrian's Wall and Chesters Roman Fort. Learners are encouraged to learn new skills in a friendly enjoyable atmosphere. On nice days there will be the...
Introductory course for people with little or no previous experience.
There are only 6 students per course so everyone receives individual tuition.
The course syllabus:
You will learn to identify different types of leather from chrome tanned to vegetable tanned, you will gain a understanding of their qualities, and what type of leather suits each product.
Learn to maintain hand tools.
Cut out leather using a pre-made pattern.
Learn to hand stitch with confidence.
This is a brilliant class for beginners and even advance leather workers. All materials are included and there is a choice of leathers to choice from.
There are only 4 students per course so everyone receives individual tuition.
A set of tools is provided for each student to use.
Times - 10am til 5pm
(Lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments are included in the course fee)
The course syllabus
You will learn...
Once the fires are lit and the health and safety chat out of the way we will get straight down to the business of hammering some hot steel.
The day is fully hands on and as well as learning the basic principles of blacksmithing, you will make two unique items to take home with you.
The first project is the snail key ring and after that, students will get to make a dragon themed coat-hook....
Weekly classes suitable for, but not exclusive to, beginners.
Our groups are small, friendly & informal, with a maximum of 6 people per class so that we can provide you with ample support & encouragement.
To get you started you will be given a demonstration of the technique to be used in the session. You will then be able to create your own unique piece using the technique you have been shown or work on...
Learn how to make your own beautiful fine silver jewellery from art clay silver, at my studio in Newcastle upon Tyne. No previous experience is necessary!
Silver clay when fired, which can be done using an inexpensive torch at home, results in 99.9% fine silver pieces. By the end of my course you will have some beautiful jewellery to take home.
I will teach you the following:
Rolling & cutting
Pre fire finishing...
Come and enjoy a workshop creating beautiful glass where the emphasis is on fun, creativity and relaxation. You will make a your own bespoke piece of art . I will be there to help you with your creation. I have been making glass for over 7 years . I love sharing my experience and tips with others I have done a number of courses and usually greeted with " I have never made anything or...
Mosaic making day with Dawn. Come along to Red Lodge in Spennymoor, County Durham and have a creative and relaxing day, producing your very own mosaic.
Dawn has been making mosaics for over 14 years, on the course Dawn will introduce you to the techniques, tools and materials involved. Join Dawn for the day to make a unique piece of art to display in your home. People are encouraged to bring their ideas or inspiration...
Do you fancy trying your hand at Spoon Carving?
Come along and learn safe knife skills in a comfortable environment and make your own spoon. No previous woodworking experience is necessary, though those with knowledge of working with wood will still find fresh challenges in the hand carved spoon.
The courses will run from 1pm to 4pm and costs £30.
The joy of spoon carving is that we don't need expensive tools, workshops and work...
Learn to make a hand stitched leather bag in this two day workshop by Evancliffe Leathercraft.
Thisworkshop will teach you to:
Mark and cut out leather.
Cutting leather to form straps.
Dying Veg Tan Leather.
Preparing the leather to be stitched including marking and making the holes for stitching.
Hand stitching leather using the traditional saddle stitch method.
Attaching accessories such as D-rings, fasteners, sliders and buckles*.
Burnishing & Applying finish the leather....