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Beginners lettering in stone in the Scottish Borders

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Over a relaxing weekend in a beautiful courtyard 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 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 its time to start hitting stone!.
We work through to 5 each day with perhaps an open fire to warm up the soup - for lunch. We will be working out doors - but under cover 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!

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Sandstone or slate, use of tools, safety equipment - masks, goggles, all refreshments - home made soup, tea, coffee biscuits. In this strange and challenging time stone carving offers a calming response and with masks worn anyway and 2 metres distance a given there is no risk to health


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  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday

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