Popular Willow Weaving and Basketry tutor Phil Bradley is leading 2 day workshops in the weaving skills necessary to make a traditional Frame Basket on the April course or an English Round Basket in September.
Phil’s gentle, relaxed teaching style will guide you through the various weaving patterns for the different parts of the basket - the base, sides, and the final edging for the English basket, and the frame, ribs, the body weaves and...
Blacksmithing for beginners course with Adrian Wood
Tutor Adrian Wood leads workshops in Blacksmithing in many venues across the north of the country. His courses are always popular and fill up very quickly. He works on decorative blacksmithing commissions for many clients in his own forge at Hornby, Teeside when he's not teaching others.
You will need to wear layers of old clothing as it can be hot work and sensible shoes (not plastic). Safety...
Line and Wash Painting Workshop in the Yorkshire Dales with John Harrison
A relaxed, interactive, informal day delving into the mysteries of line and wash in John's unique style. Broadrake, in the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park has amazing views all around and no shortage of inspirational subject matter.
The day will cover outdoor sketching, ink drawing and application of light watercolour washes to create a loose lively painting (or three), running from 11.00am. to...
Spoon Carving with Steve Tomlin in the Yorkshire Dales
April 11th-12th 2-Day Beginners
September 27th 1-Day Improvers
The 2-day course is suitable for complete beginners & starting with a log, you will end up with a lovely hand-made stirring spoon on the first day. All the tools & materials are provided – green wood, chopping blocks, axes and knives.
The second day allows you more time to really learn & embed the skills involved in...
One day Willow Weaving Workshops in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales with lovely views of Ingleborough, Whernside and Ribblehead.
Willow Hares - May 15th
Willow Curlews - June 13th
Willow Seed Pods - July 11th
The tutor Phil Bradley lives in NW Cumbria near Cockermouth where he grows a total of 37 different varieties of sustainable willow on several local sites. The willow is used mainly for basket-making, but also for garden structures and sculptures as...