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Dorset Centre for Rural Skills

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Willow Barn
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Dorset Centre for Rural Skills
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Dorset Centre for Rural Skills's Courses

One day basket making course in the South-West. Spend the day making a basket woven from Somerset willow with experienced local tutor, Paul Windwood. With only five places per course you will get plenty of tuition from Paul who will ensure you have a beautifully crafted basket to take home with you at the end of the course. This is a relaxed and informative day where you will learn lots about the history of basket...
Half-day cob cottage maintenance course in Dorset. A half-day with Rob Buckley looking at cob cottages; from understanding their original earth construction techniques to discussing suitable methods of repair and upkeep, using Lime and natural materials. A lecture and demonstration based half day packed full of invaluable information for anyone living in an earth constructed home. Please contact us to request a place on a course, or register your interest. Past Quotes "Covered lots more...
Cob oven workshop in Dorset. A one-day course with Rob Buckley, building a working earth oven in the beautiful Blackmore Vale. With a maximum of just eight people on the course, you will work together to build an earth cob oven on a plinth. During the day Rob will discuss different techniques for different earth mixes, so that you will have the skills to build one at home for yourself. This day is also a...
One day glass blowing workshop in the South-West. Learn to blow your own glass. Spend the day in a fully working glass studio learning basic glassblowing techniques. Prior to your day, the glass will have been in the furnace for 24hrs so it is ready for you to use as soon as you come into the studio. This is a highly practical course, after an introduction to the equipment, studio and a health and safety...
Learn all about lime as a building material through theory and practical work, for maintenance, renovation and new builds. Lime is an invaluable material, both in new sustainable building and when renovating and repairing older properties. Lime Day covers all relevant topics, from health and safety basics to mixing and applying mortars, renders, plasters and washes. It also covers basic 'old house' technology which is invaluable for anyone living in an property with solid walls....
A one day spoon carving course in the beautiful setting of the Blackmore Vale. Create traditionally hand carved spoons from British hardwood with Paul Brayshaw of the Greenwood Workshop. This one day course will teach you how to create your own spoon, using simple hand tools. This skill can be practiced anywhere, anytime! The day will focus on: - Wood selection, teaching you the different qualities of British Hardwood species - Axe and knife techniques...
Practical straw bale building course in the South West. A two-day course of theory and building work learning the basic techniques of practical building with straw bales. During the two days the following topics will be covered and put into practice constructing a demonstation building dedicated to training: - History of bale building - Advantages and disadvantages of straw bales as a building material - Local authority Planning and Building Control implications - Environmental impact...
During this day in a traditional village blacksmiths forge you will learn the basics of metalwork, and have a tour of projects in progress at the workshop. You will practice the techniques of forging metal into traditional forms such as points, curls and twists, and create your own poker, hooks, or similar project to take home. As this course is limited to two people, you can work together on one project or If you go...
ANYONE CAN WELD! Welding is an invaluable skill for many repairs around the home, workshop or car, yet few people know how to weld, but anyone can do it. Spend the day in our fully equipped workshop and learn the correct way to Arc, Mig and Gas weld. One we've introduced you to the workshop and basic tools, you will start learning how to Arc Weld before going on to Gas and Mig. This is...