Course Provider: Assington Mill
Contact Name: Anne Holden
Telephone: 01787 229955
Course Length: 9.30 - 5
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Learn how to make your own fine hand-crafted blank book, with professional book-maker Stephen Cook.
The books have many uses: watercolour books, sketch pads, notebooks, scrapbooks, albums....
They are each entirely hand crafted from start to finish, using the finest materials: quality watercolour and cartridge paper, buckram and similar book cloths, hand made or hand printed papers from Japan, Italy, India and the UK and printed cotton.
No two books are quite the same. They make wonderful and individual presents for any special occasion.
Assington Mill is a 70 acre organic farm in a beautiful secluded hidden valley in Suffolk. We aim to provide a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, where you will enjoy the experience of spending time with like-minded people and learning something new and life-enriching. Around fifty-five different short courses in rural and traditional craft skills are run here each year.
We aim to provide healthy meals during our courses made from locally-sourced organic ingredients, where possible. Lunches usually consist of soup and salads. Almost all the ingredients, if they are not grown here, come from Assington Farmshop, and are organic if possible. Cakes and biscuits are also home-made. We specialise in gluten-free food and are happy to cater for any other dietary requirements if you give us notice on the booking form.
Accommodation is available at many BnBs in the area (please see the list on our website) or you could stay in Mill Cottage on site. Alternatively, Camping is also possible at Assington Mill for £5 per night, anywhere on the farm. There is a toilet and shower available in a wet room; plus a kitchen with two hobs and urn. We are not a proper camp site; this is just a facility for people coming on the courses.
Assington Mill is half a mile from the nearest bus stop or 3 miles from Bures train station if you wish to travel by public transport.
To book please click through (link above) find your course and book online.
What's included in the price?
Materials are included in the fees, plus the loan of tools.
All refreshments are provided. We aim to make everything ourselves, with ingredients sourced from our local farmshop, or grown organically in the landshare scheme here at Assington Mill.
This craft course provider has been awarded Bronze status for receiving 1 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.