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Trading Places: Traditional Craft Courses

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Rockingham Forest Trust
Stanwick Lakes
Stanwick, Wellingborough
Northamptonshire
NN9 6GY

Trading Places: Traditional Craft Courses
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Basket Making Introductory Course - one day
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Basket Making Introductory Course - one day
Northamptonshire
£70
Learn to make a willow basket in the beautiful Stanwick Lakes nature reserve! Our one day Basket Making course is the perfect introduction to one of the oldest crafts known, basket remains dating back to 8,000BC have been found in Egypt! During our ‘Introductory Day’ you will learn the traditional skills necessary to make a small round willow basket for holding fruit, bread, vegetables etc. Working with buff willow that has been pre-soaked and mellowed, you will discover how to cut the slathes and form a base before staking and...
Blacksmithing Introductory Course - one day
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Blacksmithing Introductory Course - one day
Northamptonshire - Next course on 9th November 2019
£120
This one day course introduces the basic skills of Blacksmithing, a trade that used to be found in every village and was at the heart of countryside life for hundreds of years. You will learn about managing the forge and heating your steel to around 1200 degrees Celsius. Discover the techniques of drawing down and shaping the metal on the anvil – then bending, forming and quenching your work until it is transformed from a length of steel bar into your own unique hook or candle holder! The course is...
Rustic Furniture Making – 2 day course
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Rustic Furniture Making – 2 day course
Northamptonshire - Next course on 12th October 2019
£140
2 day Introduction to Green Woodworking course in the beautiful Stanwick Lakes nature reserve. Make a rustic stool or side table using traditional tools and techniques! This introductory Green Woodwork course is an ideal opportunity to try a great traditional craft. You’ll start this course by being given a simple ash log and end it with your own unique piece of rustic furniture. Traditional tools and techniques will be used throughout the two days, including froes, shave horses and drawknives. By the end of the first day you will have...
Spoon Carving 1 day course
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Spoon Carving 1 day course
Northamptonshire - Next course on 2nd November 2019
£70
Wooden spoons have been carved for thousands of years and, for most of the population, continued as an eating utensil until relatively recently. ‘Spoon’ was originally an Anglo-Saxon word that meant ‘a chip of wood’. Spoon carving requires only a few tools and within hours you can create a unique and practical item from a wooden log! On this 1 day introductory course you will begin by learning how to cleave the wood and use an axe to produce your spoon blank. The rest of the day will be spent...
Willow Animal Sculpture Course
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Willow Animal Sculpture Course
Northamptonshire - Next course on 30th October 2019
£150
Willow animal sculpture at the Trading Places Craft Barn at Stanwick Lakes. Please get in touch to go on the mailing list for future dates, as soon as they are available. The theme for this course will be to make a 2 foot (ish) high willow animal. Choose from a Hare, an Egret, a Heron, a Reindeer, a Goose or a Sheep. The course will cover the techniques required and all the tools and materials are supplied including the wire frame. The tutor for the day is local willow weaver...
Wood Carving 2 Day course
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Wood Carving 2 Day course
Northamptonshire - Next course on 26th October 2019
£140
Have you ever wanted to learn the traditional craft of Wood Carving? This 2 day course is suitable for those just starting out and also for carvers who would like to develop their skills further. For beginners you will start with the introduction of the tools and techniques and materials used for making a wood carving by hand. This will be followed by a small carving project to become familiar with the basic skills. After covering the basics you will move on to a new project that involves creating a...
Wood Carving Course - one day course
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Wood Carving Course - one day course
Northamptonshire - Next course on 7th September 2019
£75
Wood carving course in the beautiful Stanwick Lakes nature reserve! Have you ever wanted to learn the traditional craft of Wood Carving? This one day course is suitable for those just starting out and also for carvers who would like to develop their skills further. For beginners the day starts with the introduction of the tools and the techniques and materials used for making a wood carving by hand. This will be followed by a small carving project to become familiar with the basic skills and then, after lunch, you...