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Introduction to green wood furniture making - two days
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Introduction to green wood furniture making - two days
Devon - Next course on 12th September 2019
£180
A two day course learning the skills and techniques of green woodworking, with an emphasis on contemporary design and detailing. Maximum of 6 students. You will make either a low stool or a side table using a variety of edge tools. Starting with a fresh cut log you will learn how to cleave the wood with a froe and wedges, then shape it on the shaving horse with drawknife and spokeshave. Joints used will be through-wedged-tenons. Use of contrasting timbers, and sculpted free-form table tops or seats are all available...
A fabulous introduction to fused glass - one day course
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A fabulous introduction to fused glass - one day course
Sussex - Next course on 27th September 2019
£160
This workshop offers a wonderful introduction to the art of kiln formed glass, using solely Bullseye transparent, opal and iridescent glass. You will gain an understanding of the materials, techniques and processes involved while producing your own masterpiece! Using sheet glass, frits, stringers and wire, you will be shown how to cut glass, add inclusions and create voids & bubbles. These one day courses run twice a month on Friday and Saturdays, if there are 4 or more of you and you'd like your own date, just give me a...
Don White Woodturning Experience.
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(128)
Don White Woodturning Experience.
Cornwall
£150
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 face-plates/chucks/ drive & revolving centres, will be used as required. Health & Safety issues are...
Green wood chair making - 6 day woodworking course in Devon
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Green wood chair making - 6 day woodworking course in Devon
Devon - Next course on 23rd September 2019
£450
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 to split wood accurately, and shape it using draw knife and spoke shaves. Using the...
Contemporary encaustic wax introductory workshop
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Contemporary encaustic wax introductory workshop
Dorset
£150
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 inspiration for my work, and I hope will inspire you too. During the session you...
Green wood creative seating course
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Green wood creative seating course
Devon - Next course on 4th May 2020
£475
Six day green wood creative seating course. A six day course run from the Devon Green Wood Centre on the beautiful South Devon Coast. Combining the skills of traditional Windsor chair making with techniques of free-form green wood furniture construction, this course will enable you to design and develop a chair or other seat with a strong sculptural presence. A chance to work with irregular shaped wood to create a visually stunning piece. This course is a creative exploration of the possibilities of green woodworking and is suitable for beginners,...
Make a shave horse at Sallerton Wood
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Make a shave horse at Sallerton Wood
Devon - Next course on 31st August 2019
£150
These two-day courses teach a wide range of green woodworking techniques whilst making your own traditional green wood shaving horse using timber sourced within the woodland. The topics covered include the properties of green wood, cleaving techniques and the use of traditional hand tools and equipment such as draw-knives and pole lathes. A shave horse is a fundamental piece of kit needed by all green woodworkers and it will be yours to keep at the end of the course, and the course fee is less than the cost of buying...
Textile Landscape Workshop in Dorset
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(6)
Textile Landscape Workshop in Dorset
Dorset - Next course on 31st August 2019
£70
On this one-day course, the techniques of layering and stitching fabrics that I have developed will be used to build up a landscape. Learn how to use colour and texture to create depth, using a simple running stitch on either an electric or hand sewing machine. No specific sewing skills or sophisticated machines are needed for this technique but by incorporating drawing and painting, you will be sure of making original and unique work as well as learning a new approach. Please bring your own sewing machine if possible as...
Introduction to Green Woodwork Course at Sallerton Wood
Platinum AWARD
(11)
Introduction to Green Woodwork Course at Sallerton Wood
Devon - Next course on 28th September 2019
£70
These 1-day courses cover the properties of green wood, cleaving techniques and production of simple craft objects created from a greenwood log using traditional hand tools such as draw-knives and pole lathes. Anything you make during the day will be yours to take home and may include items such as spoons, spatulas, rolling-pin or a wooden mallet. This course is most suited to anyone wishing to have a go at some green woodwork, with absolutely no previous knowledge or skills required. This is a great taster day to whet your...
Upholstery course - bring your own project
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(5)
Upholstery course - bring your own project
Cornwall - Next course on 24th August 2019
£150
We run regular weekend courses in upholstery and restoration. They are run by Polly, who has been in the industry for over 10 years and teaching in London for over 7 years so you'll be in safe hands. Five day courses are also available. We try to ensure that all your needs are taken care of so you are free to relax, unwind, get hands on creative and to make new friends too. You can bring your own project and all levels are welcome, so don't worry if you're a...

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