Learn Cold Process Soap Making with Multi Award Winning Soap Maker and Column Writer for Making Soap Magazine.
If you are interested in making beautiful handmade soap from delicious natural ingredients then this course is for you.
Using the traditional method of soap making and with a hands on practical approach you will make a selection of soaps to take home with you. All the soaps we make are Palm Oil Free and Vegan Friendly....
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This five day woodwork course - 'tools' complements my other five day course in wood. To find this course click on 'The Wood Workshop' above and scroll down.
These are self interest woodwork courses where my aim is to give you the confidence and the knowledge to use basic hand tools and some of the more common power tools, to show you how to look...
- Next course on 28th April 2019
In this beginners embroidery workshop I will teach you five decorative and versatile embroidery stitches, fundamental to mastering the art of hand embroidery. If you have even a basic knowledge of stitch and want to develop your skill, then this workshop is for you!
With support and practise, you will add each stitch to your own sampler for future reference, and once mastered you will use these fabulous stitches to create a modern piece of...
Would you, your friends or your family enjoy a fun and informal session building a real dry stone wall in a stunning countryside setting?
Get out in the fresh air, be next to nature, and restore an important feature that defines the British landscape.
Dry stone walling is a positive and relaxing experience which promotes mindfulness and boosts wellbeing in an inspirational, natural environment.
Delivered by highly qualified craftsmen and instructors, these events span over...
Join Sarah Ames for a day of discovery and fun creating some lovely pieces using free machinery embroidery techniques incorporating hand stitch, applique and embellishment.
Freehand machine embroidery is amongst the favourite of techniques in the crafting world, it's easy, quick, effective and produces a great range of results.
Your day with Sarah will teach you all the basic skills you need to use freehand machining on a variety of projects.
(note : it must...
Join the talented local calligrapher, Claire Gould, for a relaxed beginner's modern calligraphy workshop where you will learn everything to get you started with beautiful handwritten lettering styles.
So you love all the gorgeous hand lettering on Instagram and Pinterest, but you have never held a calligraphy pen before. Maybe you had a calligraphy set for Christmas, or you made a New Year’s resolution to learn a new hobby.
We’ll start with assembling a pen...
Learn how to carve in a single day with one-to-one tuition.
A one day course specifically aimed at complete beginners with no previous knowledge. Learn how to carve a relief in wood or stone in a single day, (the very foundation of all sculpture in the round) with highly personal one to one tuition in the beautiful surroundings of the Peak District National Park.
Sculpture and carving have been a constant source of wonder and...
Make your own scatter cushion in the surroundings of the inspiring Edwardian cotton mill. Learn how to sew the cushion with me, including adding a zip and button detail. Choose a feather filled or fibre insert. All fabrics included, choose from patterns and plains. Take home your scatter cushion to put in pride of place in your home.
Approx. size 44cm square
This is a combined option of the two separate workshops we have running on 6th June and 6th August. Come and play with us for the day and enjoy a discounted rate.
Start the day with learning how to write with a traditional dip pen, using lightness and pressure to create beautiful thin and thick strokes. Claire will teach the basics of a modern calligraphy alphabet and show you how to vary the flow of...
Calling all Arctophiles! This residential weekend workshop teaches all aspects of traditional teddy-bear making, using only the finest quality materials.
The workshop runs from 10.00-4.00pm on Saturday and Sunday, during which you will learn how to create Cornelius, who is a deep-thinker and a rather pensive bear. (Of course you can make your own with a completely different expression).
He stands 16" high and is a constructed of golden sparse mohair with light brown ultra-suede...