Contact name: Melinda Nicholds-Brown
Total bookings
about 2 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Taking inspiration from the river, meadows and country garden, release your creativity and experience a rush of pride as your creation takes shape. From lino to willow-weaving and candle making, it is the perfect setting to expand your portfolio at a relaxed pace. Larkswold grew from the desire to build a business that brought joy and warmth. We aim to bring the sense of rejuvenation that comes from being in a beautiful, natural environment with warm, genuine people. ​

Courses, kits & gifts

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Autumn Wreath Making at Larkswold (2-5pm)
Next date: 7th Oct 2022
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Block Printing at Larkswold (2-5pm)
Next date: 6th Oct 2022
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Carve a spoon from a freshly felled log
Next date: 22nd Oct 2022
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Full Day Silversmithing 10-4pm
Next date: 12th Nov 2022
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Glass Fusing at Larkswold (10am-1pm)
Next date: 6th Oct 2022
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Glass Fusing at Larkswold (2-5pm)
Next date: 8th Oct 2022
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Lampshade Making at Larkswold (2pm-5pm)
Next date: 7th Oct 2022
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Macramé 5 Feather Wall Hanging Kit
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Silversmithing-rings/bangles at Larkswold (10am-1pm)
Next date: 3rd Nov 2022
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Silversmithing-Rings/Bangles at Larkswold (2pm-5pm)
Next date: 6th Oct 2022
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Willow sculpture at Larkswold
Next date: 19th Oct 2022

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
27 Jun 22'

Ian reviewed: Carve a spoon from a freshly felled log

"The course taught by Ben was excellent, learnt many things that will improve my carving. The venue is idyllic, Melinda and Emma are very friendly and welcoming and certainly look after you, there seemed to be an endless supply of tea or coffee with cake and the lunch was superb."

1 May 22'

Jill reviewed: Willow sculpture at Larkswold

"What a lovely place to go to for a course. Looked after throughout the day with drinks, cakes and a delicious lunch. Kate helped us to make amazing willow sculptures. My heron looks majestic in the garden. Can’t believe I made that in a day. Thanks to all involved for a wonderful day."

Larkswold responded:

" Thank you so much Jill - we’re happy to hear you enjoyed the day! Hope to see you again. Emma"

28 Mar 22'

Shelley & Tim reviewed: Candlemaking at Larkswold (2pm-5pm)

"My boyfriend surprised me with a candle making course the day before my 40th birthday and we both thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The setting is beautiful; the creative hub is in the garden over looked a lovely meadow with ducks running around. We were treated to selection of cakes and drinks to start with. The instructions were clear and the atmosphere very friendly and relaxed, which was perfect. We then worked at our own pace to make four candles each, and finished the day off with a glass of bubbles and more cake! Thank you for a lovely afternoon, and we are already planning our next workshop! Very best wishes, Shelley and Tim"

Larkswold responded:

" Thanks Shelley, Lovely to meet you both. Hope to see you again soon. Melinda x"

27 Mar 22'

Wendy Smith reviewed: Introduction to Brush Lettering (10am-1pm)

"From the moment I walked through the door it was a welcoming experience. Well presented by Georgie with quality resources. The tea and cake was amazing and in the most beautiful setting. I can't wait to book my next workshop! Thank you, including the supportive emails the day before."

Larkswold responded:

" Hi Wendy, it was great to meet you and hear about your work and dreams for the future. All the best? Melinda x"

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