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Next course on 19th August 2017
Introduction to green wood furniture making - 2 days 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...
Next course on 19th August 2017
'From fleece to fibre' - come and learn the craft of hand spinning with Dunja Roberts on our traditional hill farm in the Brecon Beacons National Park. On my one day workshop you will learn how to spin your own unique yarn using fleece from our pedigree Clun Forest and Zwartbles sheep. Come for a day of inspirational teaching, encouragement and fun to learn the basics of hand spinning. This course may be taken along...
Next course on 19th August 2017
Held in the lovely rural village of Temple just 15 miles south of Edinburgh, our half day candle making workshop will give you the basic skills to create a scented container candle made from 100% natural soy wax choosing from a selection of fine fragrance oils. Our groups are kept small (a maximum of 10) to allow for individual attention. Workshop Content Overview of the different types of wax and wicks. Different fragrance options (essential...
Next course on 19th August 2017
As featured in The Guardian, learn traditional leatherwork skills at Diamond Awl Workshop. On our two day leather bag making course you will have the choice of making either a messenger bag, tote bag or postal bag. No prior leatherwork experience is needed as you will learn all the core leatherwork skills plus additional techniques that are relevant to the more complex process of leather bag making. You will leave the course having made your...
Next course on 19th August 2017
Do you want to learn a new skill? Stuck for a fun Christmas Gift? Then join us for a fun and friendly workshop in Container Candle Making Learn how to make exquisite gifts for family & friends, brides & bridesmaids learn how to make your own wedding decorations & favours. or maybe you would like to start your own artisan business, whatever the reason you are very welcome to join us for an informative and...
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Learn to sculpt your own small willow animal in the grounds of my home in the beautiful setting of Donington Le Heath We can work indoors or outdoors (weather permitting). Come and join me for a fun and relaxed informal day willow weaving. To start off with I would recommend a small animal or bird as the craft is very time consuming and I want you to leave with a finished piece of willow sculpture....
Next course on 19th August 2017
The Candle Alchemist Workshop & Studio on the Isle of Anglesey teaches candle making courses throughout the year. Located just 3 miles from Newborough forest and Llanddwyn beach - an area of outstanding natural beauty - it is an inspirational setting to learn the ancient craft of Candle Making. Our classes take place in the wonderfully atmospheric, oak-beamed schoolroom, dating back to the 1800's, where you can learn practical, hands-on candle making, in a fun...
Next course on 19th August 2017
"The Complete Chair Makeover" workshop in which we revive a vintage chair with Annie Sloan chalk paint & upholstery. The chair, all materials and tuition are included as is lunch, it's a full day and great fun, places are limited to 3 per course so it's ideal for friends to book and come along together! Stephanie (the proprietor of La Di Da and avid upcycler) runs the course and will guide you through step by...
Next course on 19th August 2017
Learn to carve greenwood spoons using traditional axe and knife techniques. This course covers; - Choice of wood. You will learn about the different qualities of the main varieties of common British hardwoods and the difference between suitable and unsuitable material. - Tools. You will use three tools; axe, straight blade knife and curved 'hook' or spoon knife. The focus will be on how to use these tools safely and efficiently. All tools and wood...
Next course on 19th August 2017
items to you will make over the two days - eg, a bearded axe, a full handle, and a tomahawk. You will learn to make using a traditional blacksmith's forge for the tomahawk and bearded axe. You will learn to forge weld the tomahawk and bearded axe.The smithing process is quite fine and not as heavy handed as regular blacksmithing. It is more akin to jewellery making techniques. Courses are run on a one to...