Beginners carving and lettering in stone weekend in the Scottish Borders



Over a relaxing weekend in the heart of the Scottish Borders you can learn the gentle art of letter-cutting. Experienced letterer and tutor Natasha Smith will guide you through the process of relief carving or hand lettering on stone, from sketch to cut letter. Using chisel and hammer you can discover the meditational art of lettering. Very small groups ensure you get lots of guidance. We begin with a cuppa around 9.30 and meet the others. Then we will look at examples of work and Natasha will demonstrate techniques. Then it's time to start hitting stone!. We work through to 4.30 each day with perhaps an open fire to warm up the soup - for lunch. We will be working out doors weather permitting so warm clothes and sturdy footwear recommended. Everyone with a bit of patience and enthusiasm will finish with 4 or 5 letters carved into stone. But be warned - stone carving is highly addictive, you may be back for more!

What's included in the price?

Sandstone or slate, use of tools, safety equipment - masks, goggles, all refreshments - home made soup, tea, coffee biscuits.


2 days

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


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Natasha Smith

with Craft Courses since 2018

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Father's Day
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Public transport
  • UK Holiday
  • Parking provided
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Furlongs, Ancrum, Jedburgh, scottish Borders, TD8 6UY