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Country Craft Courses

This section covers craft courses which can be anything using traditional skills eg hurdle making, felting or basketweaving.  Although some of these may not be necessary to your ultimate work related goals they are complementary to an all-round countryside knowledge and are vital in keeping alive ancient skills and traditions; and they all make for a enjoyable, informative experience.


January 2019

18/01/2019    Winter Snail Day: Slow pace, beautiful space; nature connection and creative reflection    1 Day

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm - Shropshire Council. Contact: 01694 781307 acton.scott.museum@shropshire.gov.uk c-js.co.uk/2Sla3z6

Explore the natural spaces at the beautiful setting of Acton Scott. We will play with creativity and see how the seasons inspire us through collecting, creating and sharing - no previous art experince necessary

Cost £70.00


20/01/2019    Hurdle Making     1 Day

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Derbyshire Eco Centre. Contact: 01629 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre

Learn how to weave willow or split hazel poles into a strong panel for the garden.

Cost £82.00


20/01/2019    Blacksmithing - Taster Day    1 Day

Northleach, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/660/blacksmithing-taster-day

During the taster day you will learn about the blacksmith processes through a comprehensive introduction to the basics of blacksmithing. Various techniques will be demonstrated to show how it is done and then participants will be able to have a go themselves.

Cost £120.00


22/01/2019    Blacksmithing - Taster Day    1 Day

Northleach, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/662/blacksmithing-taster-day

During the taster day you will learn about the blacksmith processes through a comprehensive introduction to the basics of blacksmithing. Various techniques will be demonstrated to show how it is done and then participants will be able to have a go themselves.

Cost £120.00


25/01/2019    Weaving with Recycled Materials    2 Days

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

These are forms of weaving that are practiced all over the world; on this course you will be following directions and coaching to enable you to learn how to make a bag with recycled card using a technique called plaiting.

Cost £270.00


February 2019

02/02/2019    Make a Canoe Paddle    2 Days

Sylva Wood Centre, OX14 4QT, Sylva Foundation. Contact: 01865 408018 info@sylva.org.uk www.sylva.org.uk/courses

During this two-day course with award-winning boat builder Colin Henwood, you will learn how to shape a single canoe paddle from Ash using hand tools.

Cost £225.00


02/02/2019    School of Honey - the ultimate honey & mead tasting adventure!    1 Day

Langtoft, near Peterborough, Bees for Business. Contact: 01778 487924 pa@beesforbusiness.com c-js.co.uk/2QhdVnq

An exciting, interactive experience here on our organic farm and the perfect day out for foodies! The UK's only School of Honey offers a unique tasting experience and culinary tour of honey, mead and even wax! Discover how to pair honey to enhance and lift flavour in the kitchen and enjoy tasting your way through everything you learn...

Cost £66.00


02/02/2019    Hedgerow Basket Making     1 Day

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Derbyshire Eco Centre. Contact: 01629 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre

Use fresh cut willows and hedgerow stems to make spectacular and functional baskets for indoor and outdoor use.

Cost £100.00


08/02/2019    Stained Glass for Beginners and Near Beginners    2 Days

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

This practical, hands-on course is an introduction for beginners and will also welcome improvers who might appreciate the opportunity to expand their knowledge and develop their technique and creative ideas within a small group, under the supervision of an experienced tutor.

Cost £270.00


09/02/2019    Craft Workshop: Mixed Media Postcards    1 Day

Nower Wood, Mill Way, leatherhead KT22 8QA, Surrey Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk https://c-js.info/2zk6KAy

Create beautiful woodland inspired works of art with internationally recognised artist, Cas Holmes.

Cost £72.00


09/02/2019    Make a greenwood stool    2 Days

Sylva Wood Centre, OX14 4QT, Sylva Foundation. Contact: 01865 408018 info@sylva.org.uk www.sylva.org.uk/courses

Working with green wood using simple hand tools, by the end of this two-day course you will make a three-legged stool under the expert tuition of green woodworker Peter Wood.

Cost £225.00


09/02/2019    Blacksmithing - Taster Day    1 Day

Northleach, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/663/blacksmithing-taster-day

During the taster day you will learn about the blacksmith processes through a comprehensive introduction to the basics of blacksmithing. Various techniques will be demonstrated to show how it is done and then participants will be able to have a go themselves.

Cost £120.00


12/02/2019    Make a Stained Glass Heart    1 Day

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

This day course gives an opportunity to explore this traditional craft and create your own copperfoiled heart-shaped panel or mirror using a pattern and glass pack. The course is a practical one, including: glass cutting, copperfoiling and soldering.

Cost £105.00


18/02/2019    Art and Craft Week    4 Days

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Spend a lovely week enjoying the food, accommodation, surroundings and the company of others whilst learning and practicing a range of art and craft skills on offer at Flatford Mill. The course will be hosted by Claire Madder.

Cost £540.00


18/02/2019    Bookbinding and Book Repairs for Beginners and Improvers    4 Days

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Covering both restoration of existing books and the creation of new bindings, this course is equally suitable for beginners and those with previous experience, since tuition is given according to individual needs.

Cost £520.00


21/02/2019    Willow Basket Weaving - Beginners    1 Day

Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, Betws Bledwrs, Lampeter, SA48 8PD, Denmark Farm Conservation Centre. Contact: 01570493358 info@denmarkfarm.org.uk www.denmarkfarm.org.uk

You will learn to makea basket with a Portcullis centre, based on the Irish potato scibs, with waling for the sides and a rod border.

Cost £45.00


21/02/2019    Basket Weaving    1 Day

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Learn how to make a traditional round basket using English willow. The day will start with instruction on types of willow, choosing, buying and planting your own materials. You will learn at least 3 different weaves plus a border technique.

Cost £80.00


22/02/2019    Parchment Craft    2 Days

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Parchment craft (also known as Pergamano) is the art of embellishing and decorating parchment paper through the use of techniques such as embossing, perforating, stippling, cutting and colouring. If you are new to the craft you will learn how to trace and emboss enabling you to make some simple greeting cards.

Cost £395.00


22/02/2019    Weave a Pheasant    1 Day

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

You will be able to master the construction of a basic bird base using English willow. This will then be transformed into a pheasant using a lovely random weave.

Cost £80.00


23/02/2019    Artisan Bread Making    1 Day

Bore Place, TN8 7AR, Bore Place. Contact: 01732 463255 hello@boreplace.org www.boreplace.org/whats-on/4230/artisan-bread-making

Led by professional patisserie chefJoanna Owens fromThe Organic Cakeryat Bore Place, this course is aimed at home bread makers who want to improve their bread making with practical experience and theoretical knowledge. This course will help you to increase your understanding of the whole bread making process.

Cost £75.00


March 2019

01/03/2019    Calligraphy for Beginners and Improvers    2 Days

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Beginners and improvers are equally welcome on this weekend calligraphy course, since the tuition can easily be adapted to meet everyone's individual needs. You will be encouraged to work in one or more calligraphy scripts, for example Formal or Cursive Italic, Foundational Hand, Uncial, Versal or other capitals.

Cost £270.00


01/03/2019    Enamelling and Encaustic Art    2 Days

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

An opportunity to explore two different jewellery disciplines in one weekend. Vitreous Enamelling is an ancient technique which works by fusing powdered glass to copper by firing in a small kiln, using both opaque and transparent glass you will create some beautiful and unique pieces.

Cost £270.00


02/03/2019    Rag Rugging on the Wild Side    1 Day

Nower Wood, Mill Way, leatherhead KT22 8QA, Surrey Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk

Recycle your old fabric into a rug, pillow or another beautiful useful item.

Cost £72.00


06/03/2019    Nature Drawing using Dry Media    3 Days

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01300 320684 kingcombe@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

Explore drawing techniques of natural history illustration, using graphite pencil and other dry media such as waxy sketching, oil-based charcoal pencils and graphite powder. With Sarah Morrish.

Cost £219.00


08/03/2019    Beadweaving for Beginners and Improvers    2 Days

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Come and learn the ancient art of off-loom beadweaving. With nothing more than needle, thread and beads even a complete beginner can create a unique piece of jewellery or decorative beadwork.

Cost £270.00


09/03/2019    Tool Sharpening    1 Day

Nower Wood, Mill Way, leatherhead KT22 8QA, Surrey Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk

Get your tools ready by learning how to correctly sharpen and maintain them. Bring your tools to sharpen on the day.

Cost £57.00


09/03/2019    Early Spring Hedgerows in Pen and Wash    2 Days

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01300 320684 kingcombe@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

The hedgerows around Kingcombe are fascinating at any time of year. In early Spring they provide inspiration and subject matter to illustrate in pen and ink and watercolour wash. With Sarah Morrish.

Cost £198.00


09/03/2019    Pole lathe course    2 Days

Sylva Wood Centre, OX14 4QT, Sylva Foundation. Contact: 01865 408018 info@sylva.org.uk www.sylva.org.uk/courses

A two-day course to learn how to work with green wood using simple hand tools, and a pole lathe, to create a stool with turned legs. Under the expert tuition of green woodworker Peter Wood.

Cost £225.00


09/03/2019    Living Willow Structures     1 Day

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Derbyshire Eco Centre. Contact: 01629 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre

Work with living willow to create structures such as domes, tunnels or seats

Cost £48.00


09/03/2019    Blacksmithing - Taster Day    1 Day

Northleach, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/664/blacksmithing-taster-day

During the taster day you will learn about the blacksmith processes through a comprehensive introduction to the basics of blacksmithing. Various techniques will be demonstrated to show how it is done and then participants will be able to have a go themselves.

Cost £120.00


16/03/2019    Construction - Self Build With Timber    2 Days

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Derbyshire Eco Centre. Contact: 01629 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre

Create a basic Walter Segal designed timber frame structure and explore super-insulation, flooring and cladding.

Cost £100.00


19/03/2019    School of Honey - the ultimate honey & mead tasting adventure!    1 Day

Langtoft, near Peterborough, Bees for Business. Contact: 01778 487924 pa@beesforbusiness.com c-js.co.uk/2QhdVnq

An exciting, interactive experience here on our organic farm and the perfect day out for foodies! The UK's only School of Honey offers a unique tasting experience and culinary tour of honey, mead and even wax! Discover how to pair honey to enhance and lift flavour in the kitchen and enjoy tasting your way through everything you learn...

Cost £66.00


20/03/2019    Treewrighting and timber-framing course    1 Day

Sylva Wood Centre, OX14 4QT, Sylva Foundation. Contact: 01865 408018 info@sylva.org.uk www.sylva.org.uk/courses

During this one-day course you will learn and develop skills in the making of a timber-frame using traditional tools and techniques. Teaching will be provided by highly experienced craftspeople in the Carpenters' Fellowship.

Cost £100.00


22/03/2019    Treewrighting and timber-framing course    1 Day

Sylva Wood Centre, OX14 4QT, Sylva Foundation. Contact: 01865 408018 info@sylva.org.uk www.sylva.org.uk/courses

During this one-day course you will learn and develop skills in the making of a timber-frame using traditional tools and techniques. Teaching will be provided by highly experienced craftspeople in the Carpenters' Fellowship.

Cost £100.00


23/03/2019    Woodland Sketching with Pencils and Charcoal    1 Day

Nower Wood, Mill Way, leatherhead KT22 8QA, Surrey Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk https://c-js.info/2znPIBI

Capture the beauty of the woods learning to sketch using pencils and charcoal.

Cost £72.00


23/03/2019    Magical Hares Needle Felting Retreat    2 Days

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01300 320684 kingcombe@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

Design and create your own running magical hare using an array of sustainable coloured fleece and local Dorset wood, in the inspirational setting of the Kingcombe Centre.

Cost £188.00


23/03/2019    Saxon building woodwork, or 'treewrighting'    1 Day

Sylva Wood Centre, OX14 4QT, Sylva Foundation. Contact: 01865 408018 info@sylva.org.uk www.sylva.org.uk/courses

Led by Damian Goodburn BA PhD, a leading archaeological woodwork specialist, this workshop will be held in our new purpose-built Education Barn at the Sylva Wood Centre.

Cost £75.00


23/03/2019    Treewrighting and timber-framing course    1 Day

Sylva Wood Centre, OX14 4QT, Sylva Foundation. Contact: 01865 408018 info@sylva.org.uk www.sylva.org.uk/courses

During this one-day course you will learn and develop skills in the making of a timber-frame using traditional tools and techniques. Teaching will be provided by highly experienced craftspeople in the Carpenters' Fellowship.

Cost £100.00


23/03/2019    Hurdle-making course    2 Days

Sylva Wood Centre, OX14 4QT, Sylva Foundation. Contact: 01865 408018 info@sylva.org.uk www.sylva.org.uk/courses

Learn and practise how to split hazel and make hurdles with coppice worker and craftsman Simon Farndon during this two-day course at the Sylva Wood Centre.

Cost £200.00


23/03/2019    Hurdle making    2 Days

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association. Contact: 01952 432769 judithadams@smallwoods.org.uk www.smallwoods.org.uk

Traditional woven hazel hurdle. Select and prepare suitable hazel, set a hurdle brace. Cleave hazel rods using a bill hook or riving post. Set the sales and weave using a selection of material to build the hurdle. Finishing weave and sending. Each participant will make a hurdle to take home.

Cost £180.00


24/03/2019    Treewrighting and timber-framing course    1 Day

Sylva Wood Centre, OX14 4QT, Sylva Foundation. Contact: 01865 408018 info@sylva.org.uk www.sylva.org.uk/courses

During this one-day course you will learn and develop skills in the making of a timber-frame using traditional tools and techniques. Teaching will be provided by highly experienced craftspeople in the Carpenters' Fellowship.

Cost £100.00


30/03/2019    Printmaking without a Press    1 Day

Malham Tarn, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01729 830331 enquiries.mt@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Join local printmaker Hester Cox on this fun workshop that will show participants that you don't need expensive studio equipment to be able to create lovely prints. Hester will demonstrate how to make stamps, relief collagraphs and monoprints so that you end the day full of ideas and your own handmade prints.

Cost £65.00


30/03/2019    Shrink Pots    1 Day

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association. Contact: 01952 432769 judithadams@smallwoods.org.uk www.smallwoods.org.uk

Using simple techniques and tools you will carve a drinking cup or pot using one piece of a greenwood branch. The base will be crafted from seasoned wood to allow the pot to shrink and seal. Select suitable wood, tool selection and sharpening, Carving and whittling techniques, Seasoning and finishing.

Cost £75.00


31/03/2019    Make a Wooden Rake    1 Day

Warminster, Explore the Great Outdoors. Contact: 07920104466 getout@explorethegreatoutdoors.co.uk explorethegreatoutdoors.co.uk

Make your own traditional wooden rake to take home. This course will be run at our site near Warminster. One Day Course 9.30am to 4pm This course is a great opportunity to learn new skills in a beautiful woodland setting.

Cost £75.00


April 2019

03/04/2019    Make a Stained Glass Panel in a Day!    1 Day

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

This beginners' day course gives an opportunity to explore this traditional craft and to make for yourself a 20cm square stained glass panel using the leaded technique.

Cost £90.00


04/04/2019    Make a Stained Glass Panel in a Day!    1 Day

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

This beginners' day course gives an opportunity to explore this traditional craft and to make for yourself a 20cm square stained glass panel using the leaded technique.

Cost £90.00


06/04/2019    Breadmaking    1 Day

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm - Shropshire Council. Contact: 01694 781307 acton.scott.museum@shropshire.gov.uk c-js.co.uk/2Sla3z6

Join us for a day of breadmaking and learn how easy it is to make your own delicious bread at home. You will try out a range of dough making techniques, One of your loaves will be baked in the original wood-fired bread oven in the farm's Bailiff's Cottage.

Cost £100.00


06/04/2019    Charcoal Making (Ring Kiln & Retort)    2 Days

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association. Contact: 01952 432769 judithadams@smallwoods.org.uk www.smallwoods.org.uk

Compare the two key charcoal and Bio-char making techniques using a ring kiln and retort methods. Working alongside a professional charcoal maker. Selecting a suitable site for a kiln, Prepare and grade suitable timber, Loading the kiln, Lighting and monitoring the burn, Closing the burn down, Unloading, grading and packaging

Cost £160.00


07/04/2019    Decorative Stone Carving     1 Day

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Derbyshire Eco Centre. Contact: 01629 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre

Learn to carve a decorative stone from a design of your choice.

Cost £50.00


09/04/2019    Blacksmithing - Taster Day    1 Day

Northleach, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/665/blacksmithing-taster-day

During the taster day you will learn about the blacksmith processes through a comprehensive introduction to the basics of blacksmithing. Various techniques will be demonstrated to show how it is done and then participants will be able to have a go themselves.

Cost £120.00


12/04/2019    Spring Snail Day: Slow pace, beautiful space; nature connection and creative reflection    1 Day

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm - Shropshire Council. Contact: 01694 781307 acton.scott.museum@shropshire.gov.uk c-js.co.uk/2Sla3z6

Explore the natural spaces at the beautiful setting of Acton Scott. We will play with creativity and see how the seasons inspire us through collecting, creating and sharing - no previous art experince necessary

Cost £70.00


12/04/2019    Touch wood lathe    3 Days

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association. Contact: 01952 432769 judithadams@smallwoods.org.uk www.smallwoods.org.uk

'Touch-Wood lathe' a single lathe that can be used for both bowl and spindle turning. Mark out and make the lathe bed, cutting mortice and dovetail joints, cleft legs shaped from oak logs, treadle and setting up lathe for use. Techniques and tools for using the lathe.

Cost £400.00


13/04/2019    Coppice Crafts    2 Days

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Derbyshire Eco Centre. Contact: 01629 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre

Learn how to use a draw knife, shave horse and axe to make cleft ash or hazel hurdles and a cleft 3 legged stool.

Cost £80.00


13/04/2019    Blacksmithing - Taster Day    1 Day

Northleach, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/666/blacksmithing-taster-day

During the taster day you will learn about the blacksmith processes through a comprehensive introduction to the basics of blacksmithing. Various techniques will be demonstrated to show how it is done and then participants will be able to have a go themselves.

Cost £120.00


13/04/2019    Fleece to Fibre    1 Day

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm - Shropshire Council. Contact: 01694 781307 acton.scott.museum@shropshire.gov.uk c-js.co.uk/2Sla3z6

This one day course will explain the preparation of raw fleece including sorting, combing and carding. Ann can advise on the choice of sheep breeds to enable successful spinning. Each student will be able to master the art of spindle spinning and will learn the basics of the spinning wheel.

Cost £60.00


13/04/2019    Charcoal Making Day    1 Day

Warminster, Explore the Great Outdoors. Contact: 07920104466 getout@explorethegreatoutdoors.co.uk www.explorethegreatoutdoors.co.uk

One Day Charcoal Making Course 9.30am to 4pm Join us in our wood near Warminster and learn about the ancient rural craft of charcoal making.

Cost £55.00


14/04/2019    Beginners Jewellery Enamelling    1 Day

Malham Tarn, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01729 830331 enquiries.mt@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Throughout this one-day workshop we will explore two different enamelling processes on copper, allowing us to experiment with colour pattern and surface texture. Emily will demonstrate and guide you through each enamelling process as well as some of her own experimental mark making techniques.

Cost £65.00


14/04/2019    Shrink Pots Discover the Magic     1 Day

warminster, Explore the Great Outdoors. Contact: 07920104466 getout@explorethegreatoutdoors.co.uk explorethegreatoutdoors.co.uk

Learn how to make a shrink pot. We will guide you through the process of making your own shrink pot. Minimum age !8

Cost £75.00


25/04/2019    Birch Bark craft    1 Day

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association. Contact: 01952 432769 judithadams@smallwoods.org.uk www.smallwoods.org.uk

Using traditional skills and techniques you will make a Birch bark basket or pouch. Learn how to Identify suitable trees and source materials, stripe the bark, work and fold the bark, use natural materials to sew the vessel and learn how to seal and finish.

Cost £85.00


26/04/2019    Willow Wigwam Garden Supports    1 Day

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01300 320684 kingcombe@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

Richard and Suzanne Kerwood of Windrush Willow will guide you through making a 4 to 6ft tall wigwam plant support with 12 uprights, followed by a cylindrical grow-through plant support using similar and additional techniques.

Cost £89.00


27/04/2019    Fun Willow Garden Decorations    1 Day

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01300 320684 kingcombe@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

Join Richard and Suzanne Kerwood of Windrush Willow to learn how to make some wonderful, fun items for your garden.

Cost £89.00


27/04/2019    Make a Canoe Paddle    2 Days

Sylva Wood Centre, OX14 4QT, Sylva Foundation. Contact: 01865 408018 info@sylva.org.uk www.sylva.org.uk/courses

During this two-day course with award-winning boat builder Colin Henwood, you will learn how to shape a single canoe paddle from Ash using hand tools.

Cost £225.00


27/04/2019    School of Honey - the ultimate honey & mead tasting adventure!    1 Day

Langtoft, near Peterborough, Bees for Business. Contact: 01778 487924 pa@beesforbusiness.com c-js.co.uk/2QhdVnq

An exciting, interactive experience here on our organic farm and the perfect day out for foodies! The UK's only School of Honey offers a unique tasting experience and culinary tour of honey, mead and even wax! Discover how to pair honey to enhance and lift flavour in the kitchen and enjoy tasting your way through everything you learn...

Cost £66.00


27/04/2019    Construction - Building Outdoor Earth Ovens    2 Days

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Derbyshire Eco Centre. Contact: 01629 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre

Find out how to build a domestic outdoor earth oven and then enjoy baking pizza in one.

Cost £105.00


27/04/2019    Outdoor Bread Ovens     2 Days

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Derbyshire Eco Centre. Contact: 01629 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre

Find out how to build a domestic outdoor earth oven and then enjoy baking pizza in one.

Cost £105.00


27/04/2019    Blacksmithing    1 Day

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm - Shropshire Council. Contact: 01694 781307 acton.scott.museum@shropshire.gov.uk c-js.co.uk/2Sla3z6

This one day, structured course introduces beginners to some fundamental metal forging techniques. Step-by-step demonstrations will be given, and participants supervised and encouraged as they apply the techniques to making a piece of ironwork to take home.

Cost £120.00


28/04/2019    Willow Frame Baskets in a Day    1 Day

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01300 320684 kingcombe@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

During this fun, practical workshop you will be introduced to the specific techniques and weaves to make these types of baskets. Led by Richard and Suzanne Kerwood of Windrush Willow.

Cost £89.00


28/04/2019    Wild Food - Forage & Feast     1 Day

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Derbyshire Eco Centre. Contact: 01629 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre

Identify, learn about, gather and cook edible leaves and flowers of our common wild plants then form a camp fire for cooking.

Cost £47.00


28/04/2019    Blacksmithing    1 Day

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm - Shropshire Council. Contact: 01694 781307 acton.scott.museum@shropshire.gov.uk c-js.co.uk/2Sla3z6

This one day, structured course introduces beginners to some fundamental metal forging techniques. Step-by-step demonstrations will be given, and participants supervised and encouraged as they apply the techniques to making a piece of ironwork to take home.

Cost £120.00


30/04/2019    Decorative Stone Carving     8 Days

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Derbyshire Eco Centre. Contact: 01629 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre

Learn to carve a decorative stone from a design of your choice.

Cost £106.00


May 2019

03/05/2019    Out to Learn Willow: Basket Making for Beginners    2 Days

Margam, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01639 895636 enquiries.mp@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Early baskets would have been made with wild materials gathered locally. In Britain oak, hazel and willow were commonly used and the weaving of willow using different techniques developed into a profession. On this course you will learn the techniques to make a beautiful round shopping basket of your own.

Cost £289.00


04/05/2019    Hurdle Making     1 Day

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Derbyshire Eco Centre. Contact: 01629 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre

Learn how to weave willow or split hazel poles into a strong panel for the garden.

Cost £82.00


04/05/2019    Blacksmithing - Taster Day    1 Day

Northleach, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/667/blacksmithing-taster-day

During the taster day you will learn about the blacksmith processes through a comprehensive introduction to the basics of blacksmithing. Various techniques will be demonstrated to show how it is done and then participants will be able to have a go themselves.

Cost £120.00


04/05/2019    Blacksmithing    1 Day

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm - Shropshire Council. Contact: 01694 781307 acton.scott.museum@shropshire.gov.uk c-js.co.uk/2Sla3z6

This one day, structured course introduces beginners to some fundamental metal forging techniques. Step-by-step demonstrations will be given, and participants supervised and encouraged as they apply the techniques to making a piece of ironwork to take home.

Cost £120.00


05/05/2019    Hurdle Making    1 Day

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

This is a practical one-day course which will leave you with the skills to weave a variety of stick materials for hurdle making. We will work primarily with one and two year old willow.

Cost £80.00


05/05/2019    Blacksmithing    1 Day

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm - Shropshire Council. Contact: 01694 781307 acton.scott.museum@shropshire.gov.uk c-js.co.uk/2Sla3z6

This one day, structured course introduces beginners to some fundamental metal forging techniques. Step-by-step demonstrations will be given, and participants supervised and encouraged as they apply the techniques to making a piece of ironwork to take home.

Cost £120.00


06/05/2019    Cyanotype Lampshade Making Workshop    1 Day

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01300 320684 kingcombe@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

Create a beautiful blue and white paper lampshade to take home, using the magical Cyanotype sun printing process and natural objects, such as leaves, grasses and feathers.

Cost £80.00


11/05/2019    Build a Cob Oven    1 Day

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm - Shropshire Council. Contact: 01694 781307 acton.scott.museum@shropshire.gov.uk c-js.co.uk/2Sla3z6

This one-day course shows you how you can build your own oven using simple techniques and materials. This is very much a hands-and-feet-on experience, tremendous fun and immensely satisfying. By the end of the day participants will have developed the skills they need to build an oven for themselves.

Cost £75.00


11/05/2019    Basket making    2 Days

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association. Contact: 01952 432769 judithadams@smallwoods.org.uk www.smallwoods.org.uk

Great opportunity to spend time with a professional basket maker to make a range of baskets of your choice including Shopping baskets, log baskets and oval baskets depending on individual experience. The course is tailored to suit a range of abilities for beginners, intermediates and experienced improvers.

Cost £140.00


11/05/2019    Shave horse    2 Days

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association. Contact: 01952 432769 judithadams@smallwoods.org.uk www.smallwoods.org.uk

Traditional English Shave horse. The shave horse will be made to suit your size and comfort and will allow you to explore other greenwood crafts. You will learn: Select suitable wood, Cut and shape wood to correct dimensions, Cutting Mortice and tenon joints, Making legs stable and level

Cost £180.00


12/05/2019    Bronze casting    1 Day

Butser Ancient Farm, Butser Ancient Farm. Contact: 0239 2598838 volunteers@butserancientfarm.co.uk www.butserancientfarm.co.uk

Learn to bronze cast and make an axe head or knife

Cost £175.00


12/05/2019    Self Build: Solar Water Heating.     2 Days

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Derbyshire Eco Centre. Contact: 01629 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre

Learn about the application of solar water heating in UK domestic hot water systems while constructing a simple solar water heater.

Cost £105.00


12/05/2019    Willow Sculpture     1 Day

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Derbyshire Eco Centre. Contact: 01629 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre

Learn simple willow weaving techniques to create your own sculptures for the house or garden.

Cost £47.00


14/05/2019    Blacksmithing - Taster Day    1 Day

Northleach, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/668/blacksmithing-taster-day

During the taster day you will learn about the blacksmith processes through a comprehensive introduction to the basics of blacksmithing. Various techniques will be demonstrated to show how it is done and then participants will be able to have a go themselves.

Cost £120.00


16/05/2019    Naturally Dyed Silk Scarves with Shibori    1 Day

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01300 320684 kingcombe@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

Learn how to create stunning patterns through stitch resist and natural plant colours to make your very own textiles. Led by Annabel Wilson.

Cost £89.00


17/05/2019    Early Summer Plants in Watercolour    3 Days

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01300 320684 kingcombe@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

Paint the flowers and plants of the early summer meadows, hedgerows and gardens in this stimulating, friendly botanical painting workshop. With Christina Hart-Davies.

Cost £220.00


18/05/2019    Flint knapping    1 Day

Butser Ancient Farm, Butser Ancient Farm. Contact: 0239 2598838 volunteers@butserancientfarm.co.uk www.butserancientfarm.co.uk

Learn to work with flint and make tools

Cost £75.00


18/05/2019    Building With Lime     2 Days

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Derbyshire Eco Centre. Contact: 01629 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre

A practical introduction to using lime in heritage restoration and new build projects.

Cost £80.00


18/05/2019    Hand Stitching and Applique    1 Day

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm - Shropshire Council. Contact: 01694 781307 acton.scott.museum@shropshire.gov.uk c-js.co.uk/2Sla3z6

Slow down and stitch for the day, be inspired and share ideas with like-minded people. You will work with small squares of fabric trying out different techniques, embroidery stitches and applying fabrics. The squares can then be patched worked together to create a wall hanging or picture.

Cost £55.00


19/05/2019    Copper repousse    1 Day

Butser Ancient Farm, Butser Ancient Farm. Contact: 0239 2598838 volunteers@butserancientfarm.co.uk www.butserancientfarm.co.uk

Learn to work with copper sheet

Cost £90.00


19/05/2019    Peg Loom and Stick Weaving    1 Day

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm - Shropshire Council. Contact: 01694 781307 acton.scott.museum@shropshire.gov.uk c-js.co.uk/2Sla3z6

A one day beginners course covering stick weaving and the use of a peg loom to create simple projects. Each person on the course will produce a place mat using methods learned on the day. No previous knowledge required, all materials and equipment provided.

Cost £60.00


20/05/2019    School of Honey - the ultimate honey & mead tasting adventure!    1 Day

Langtoft, near Peterborough, Bees for Business. Contact: 01778 487924 pa@beesforbusiness.com c-js.co.uk/2QhdVnq

An exciting, interactive experience here on our organic farm and the perfect day out for foodies! The UK's only School of Honey offers a unique tasting experience and culinary tour of honey, mead and even wax! Discover how to pair honey to enhance and lift flavour in the kitchen and enjoy tasting your way through everything you learn...

Cost £66.00


25/05/2019    Stained Glass Workshop    2 Days

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01300 320684 kingcombe@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

Learn the beautiful craft of stained glass work including kiln fired glass painting and silver staining technique.

Cost £189.00


25/05/2019    Working With Heavy Horses    1 Day

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm - Shropshire Council. Contact: 01694 781307 acton.scott.museum@shropshire.gov.uk c-js.co.uk/2Sla3z6

Spend the day learning how to care for heavy horses and how to work with them. You will start by grooming one of Acton Scott's heavy horses, understanding the importance of foot care, feeding regimes and general horse husbandry.

Cost £95.00


25/05/2019    Cleft gate    2 Days

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association. Contact: 01952 432769 judithadams@smallwoods.org.uk www.smallwoods.org.uk

Design and build a unique garden cleft gate using either oak, chestnut or ash. Use traditional tools and techniques to create a gate to be proud of. Select suitable wood , Cleaving and shaping, Joints and building. Finishing. A single gate approximately 3ft - 4ft wide is achievable in the time.

Cost £180.00


25/05/2019    Willow Hurdles    1 Day

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association. Contact: 01952 432769 judithadams@smallwoods.org.uk www.smallwoods.org.uk

Woven willow panel using hazel salesand willow weaversfollowing a traditional Somerset pattern. Woven panels make attractive garden screens and the skills learnt will allow you to continue with future projects. Including: Selecting, preparing and setting the sales, 3 main weaves - starting, main and finishing weaves, Finishing, protecting, installation.

Cost £80.00


26/05/2019    Wild Food - Forage & Feast     1 Day

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Derbyshire Eco Centre. Contact: 01629 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre

Identify, learn about, gather and cook edible leaves and flowers of our common wild plants then form a camp fire for cooking

Cost £47.00


26/05/2019    Framed Hurdles    1 Day

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association. Contact: 01952 432769 judithadams@smallwoods.org.uk www.smallwoods.org.uk

Make a simple framed hurdle using ash or chestnut frame and hazel weavers. Thesehurdles can use lower grade butmore easily available materials. suitable wood, Split and cleave wood suitable for a frame, Mortise and Tenon joint, Weaving with hazel using round and split wood.

Cost £80.00


27/05/2019    Bookbinding and Book Repairs for Beginners and Improvers    4 Days

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Covering both restoration of existing books and the creation of new bindings, this course is equally suitable for beginners and those with previous experience, since tuition is given according to individual needs.

Cost £520.00


31/05/2019    Make a Traditional Three-Legged Stool    2 Days

Juniper Hall, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01306 734501 enquiries.jh@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Using locally sourced hardwood component parts, each participant will assemble and complete a traditional three-legged stool to take home.

Cost £200.00


June 2019

01/06/2019    Spring Preserves    1 Day

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm - Shropshire Council. Contact: 01694 781307 acton.scott.museum@shropshire.gov.uk c-js.co.uk/2Sla3z6

In this preserving workshop you will make use of all that spring has to offer to make an exciting array of classic spring time preserves. You will make: Elderflower Cordial, Rhubarb & Ginger Jam, Nettle & Wild garlic pesto, Gooseberry Curd

Cost £65.00


01/06/2019    Blacksmithing    1 Day

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm - Shropshire Council. Contact: 01694 781307 acton.scott.museum@shropshire.gov.uk c-js.co.uk/2Sla3z6

This one day, structured course introduces beginners to some fundamental metal forging techniques. Step-by-step demonstrations will be given, and participants supervised and encouraged as they apply the techniques to making a piece of ironwork to take home.

Cost £120.00


01/06/2019    Milking stool    1 Day

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association. Contact: 01952 432769 judithadams@smallwoods.org.uk www.smallwoods.org.uk

Using a single log you will make a simple traditional 3 legged stool with a shaped solid seat designed to meet your own style and specification. You will split, carve and shape the seat and legs, make strong mortice and tenon joints, Finishing and preserving.

Cost £75.00


02/06/2019    Blacksmithing    1 Day

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm - Shropshire Council. Contact: 01694 781307 acton.scott.museum@shropshire.gov.uk c-js.co.uk/2Sla3z6

This one day, structured course introduces beginners to some fundamental metal forging techniques. Step-by-step demonstrations will be given, and participants supervised and encouraged as they apply the techniques to making a piece of ironwork to take home.

Cost £120.00


02/06/2019    Early Summer Dyes    1 Day

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm - Shropshire Council. Contact: 01694 781307 acton.scott.museum@shropshire.gov.uk c-js.co.uk/2Sla3z6

Take a basket and wander through the meadows, investigate our hedgerows and gardens to identify and collect traditional dye material. Participants will prepare dye baths of vibrant colours and dip and dye wool samples to take home.

Cost £65.00


08/06/2019    Going Wild in Watercolour    2 Days

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01300 320684 kingcombe@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

Learn to paint dramatic colourful watercolours of animals and wildlife with The Artist magazine’s Jake Winkle.

Cost £189.00


08/06/2019    Basket Making     2 Days

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Derbyshire Eco Centre. Contact: 01629 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre

Learn how to weave a practical basket using natural fibres

Cost £110.00


08/06/2019    Blacksmithing - Taster Day    1 Day

Northleach, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/670/blacksmithing-taster-day

During the taster day you will learn about the blacksmith processes through a comprehensive introduction to the basics of blacksmithing. Various techniques will be demonstrated to show how it is done and then participants will be able to have a go themselves.

Cost £120.00


08/06/2019    Split Hazel Basketry    2 Days

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm - Shropshire Council. Contact: 01694 781307 acton.scott.museum@shropshire.gov.uk c-js.co.uk/2Sla3z6

Make a beautiful basket from hazel in this two day course. You will employ very old techniques developed over generations to split the hazel into thin flexible strips that are used to weave the basket. This course is a masterclass in green hazel working

Cost £210.00


08/06/2019    Paddle making    2 Days

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association. Contact: 01952 432769 judithadams@smallwoods.org.uk www.smallwoods.org.uk

Work with boat builder and artist Clinton Chaloner to make a personalised paddle. Suitable for water enthusiast. use a single piece of cleft ash to craft a paddle suited to your needs. Select suitable wood, Split and cleave an ash blank, shape and fine finish using traditional hand tools.

Cost £180.00


11/06/2019    Meadow Drift - A Celebration of the Kingcombe Meadows Through Textiles    2 Days

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01300 320684 kingcombe@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

Learn how to create your own unique textile piece using fabric printing, marking and simple embroidery, taking inspiration from the Kingcombe Meadows.

Cost £188.00


11/06/2019    Blacksmithing - Taster Day    1 Day

Northleach, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/671/blacksmithing-taster-day

During the taster day you will learn about the blacksmith processes through a comprehensive introduction to the basics of blacksmithing. Various techniques will be demonstrated to show how it is done and then participants will be able to have a go themselves.

Cost £120.00


14/06/2019    Shibori with Indigo and Madder Weekend Workshop    3 Days

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01300 320684 kingcombe@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

Explore dyeing with indigo and madder, while discovering how to stitch and shape the fabric to resist the dye (called shibori) creating beautiful patterns.

Cost £219.00


15/06/2019    Bronze casting    1 Day

Butser Ancient Farm, Butser Ancient Farm. Contact: 0239 2598838 volunteers@butserancientfarm.co.uk www.butserancientfarm.co.uk

Learn to bronze cast and make an axe head or knife

Cost £175.00


21/06/2019    Illustrated Traveller's Sketchbook Weekend Workshop    3 Days

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01300 320684 kingcombe@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

Learn how to master the art of keeping a sketchbook when you are out and about or away from home, finding inspiration in the stunning summer landscape of Kingcombe.

Cost £230.00


22/06/2019    Silver working introduction    1 Day

Butser Ancient Farm, Butser Ancient Farm. Contact: 0239 2598838 volunteers@butserancientfarm.co.uk www.butserancientfarm.co.uk

Get started in silver working

Cost £110.00


23/06/2019    Silver rings    1 Day

Butser Ancient Farm, Butser Ancient Farm. Contact: 0239 2598838 volunteers@butserancientfarm.co.uk www.butserancientfarm.co.uk

Make two silver rings

Cost £110.00


29/06/2019    Construction - Self Build With Timber     2 Days

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Derbyshire Eco Centre. Contact: 01629 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre

Create a basic Walter Segal designed timber frame structure and explore super-insulation, flooring and cladding.

Cost £100.00


30/06/2019    Flax processing and simple weaving    1 Day

Butser Ancient Farm, Butser Ancient Farm. Contact: 0239 2598838 volunteers@butserancientfarm.co.uk www.butserancientfarm.co.uk

Learn to process, spin and weave flax

Cost £65.00


July 2019

05/07/2019    Basic Bushcraft    3 Days

Kindrogan, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01250 870 150 enquiries.kd@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Learn basic bushcraft skills such as using tools for woodworking, shelter building, making fire and finding and cooking basic wild food. Participants must be over 16 years old.

Cost £278.00


06/07/2019    leatherwork - make a Viking pouch    1 Day

Butser Ancient Farm, Butser Ancient Farm. Contact: 0239 2598838 volunteers@butserancientfarm.co.uk www.butserancientfarm.co.uk

Learn leatherworking skills and make a pouch

Cost £65.00


07/07/2019    Introduction to blacksmithing    1 Day

Butser Ancient Farm, Butser Ancient Farm. Contact: 0239 2598838 volunteers@butserancientfarm.co.uk www.butserancientfarm.co.uk

Learn the basis of blacksmithing

Cost £120.00


13/07/2019    Spoon Carving    1 Day

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association. Contact: 01952 432769 judithadams@smallwoods.org.uk www.smallwoods.org.uk

Spoon carving is a great way to start whittling and to learn about the properties of wood. Each spoon is completely unique which make great presents. You will learn a range of techniques and tool selection and sharpening, Wood selection, Splitting and roughing out, Carving and shaping Finishing and protecting.

Cost £80.00


14/07/2019    Introduction to Bushcraft    1 Day

Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, Betws Bledwrs, Lampeter, SA48 8PD, Denmark Farm Conservation Centre. Contact: 01570493358 info@denmarkfarm.org.uk www.denmarkfarm.org.uk

Light a fire using flint and steel and have a go at some other methods of lighting fires in the wild, we will also look in to the world of natural tinder's and learn how to build a debris shelter and a lean-to shelter

Cost £45.00


16/07/2019    Blacksmithing - Taster Day    1 Day

Northleach, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/672/blacksmithing-taster-day

During the taster day you will learn about the blacksmith processes through a comprehensive introduction to the basics of blacksmithing. Various techniques will be demonstrated to show how it is done and then participants will be able to have a go themselves.

Cost £120.00


20/07/2019    Bronze casting    1 Day

Butser Ancient Farm, Butser Ancient Farm. Contact: 0239 2598838 volunteers@butserancientfarm.co.uk www.butserancientfarm.co.uk

Learn to bronze cast and make an axe head or knife

Cost £175.00


22/07/2019    Garden Stained Glass    2 Days

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

This two-day course gives an opportunity to explore this traditional craft and to make for yourself a 25cm square flower panel using the leaded technique. There will be a choice of colours to use for the flower and background.

Cost £270.00


August 2019

01/08/2019    The Wildlife Garden Sketchbook    4 Days

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01300 320684 kingcombe@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

The wildlife and vegetable garden will provide inspiration and a variety of subject matter to illustrate, using a range of media, in a British made watercolour sketchbook. Taught by Sarah Morrish.

Cost £208.00


03/08/2019    Blacksmithing - Taster Day    1 Day

Northleach, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/673/blacksmithing-taster-day

During the taster day you will learn about the blacksmith processes through a comprehensive introduction to the basics of blacksmithing. Various techniques will be demonstrated to show how it is done and then participants will be able to have a go themselves.

Cost £120.00


05/08/2019    Coracle Making    4 Days

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

A coracle is one of the most ancient boat designs, only a few small technical steps more advanced than a raft. During this week-long course you will be able to construct your own coracle using willows for the framework and thin canvas for the skin, and hew your own paddle if time allows.

Cost £470.00


05/08/2019    Make Your Own Willow Coffin (Intermediate)    4 Days

Margam, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01639 895636 enquiries.mp@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Willow coffins are completely natural and biodegradable and are among the most environmentally friendly coffins available. On this course you will learn how to make a decorative oval willow coffin, with sisal rope handles, a wooden base and lid with a wooden centre.

Cost £450.00


09/08/2019    Making Mosaics    3 Days

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Make something beautiful for your house or garden with this ancient fascinating art. This course in mosaic art will teach you the basics through to some more advanced techniques in practice and theory. Suitable for all levels. Reasonable dexterity required to handle nippers.

Cost £405.00


10/08/2019    Hay rake    1 Day

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association. Contact: 01952 432769 judithadams@smallwoods.org.uk www.smallwoods.org.uk

Working with an ash log split and make a traditional hay rake. Choice from a range of traditional rake head designs and make and secure tines and fit.

Cost £80.00


11/08/2019    Bronze casting    1 Day

Butser Ancient Farm, Butser Ancient Farm. Contact: 0239 2598838 volunteers@butserancientfarm.co.uk www.butserancientfarm.co.uk

Learn to bronze cast and make an axe head or knife

Cost £175.00


13/08/2019    Blacksmithing - Taster Day    1 Day

Northleach, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/674/blacksmithing-taster-day

During the taster day you will learn about the blacksmith processes through a comprehensive introduction to the basics of blacksmithing. Various techniques will be demonstrated to show how it is done and then participants will be able to have a go themselves.

Cost £120.00


16/08/2019    Willow Sculpture Course    2 Days

Margam, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01639 895636 enquiries.mp@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Join us for an inspiring weekend creating your very own willow sculpture. This course provides an opportunity for you to learn all about willow, how to grow it, prepare it and sculpt it to form three-dimensional works of art.

Cost £289.00


17/08/2019    Blacksmithing two-day workshop    2 Days

Butser Ancient Farm, Butser Ancient Farm. Contact: 0239 2598838 volunteers@butserancientfarm.co.uk www.butserancientfarm.co.uk

Two-day blacksmithing workshop

Cost £240.00


17/08/2019    Hazel stick stool    1 Day

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association. Contact: 01952 432769 judithadams@smallwoods.org.uk www.smallwoods.org.uk

A great introduction to green wood crafts, you will make a stool using hazel rods using mortise and tenon joints and split hazel, selecting suitable material, tool selection and maintenance. Choose from a range of designs or make a unique stool suited to your needs.

Cost £85.00


23/08/2019    Coracle making    3 Days

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association. Contact: 01952 432769 judithadams@smallwoods.org.uk www.smallwoods.org.uk

Make your own Coracle and paddle. Learn techniques for bending ash laths to shape, nailing, clenching nails and fixing and tailoring the calico cover ready 3 coats of waterproofing with. You will leave with a finished coracle and paddle ready for the Coracle Regatta on the Bank Holiday Monday.

Cost £350.00


24/08/2019    Hand Built Ceramics    1 Day

Malham Tarn, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01729 830331 enquiries.mt@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Come and spend some time developing your ceramics skills in a relaxing, supportive environment. A day spent learning hand building techniques so that you are able to roll out and build from slabs of clay.

Cost £65.00


25/08/2019    Beginners Jewellery Enamelling    1 Day

Malham Tarn, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01729 830331 enquiries.mt@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Throughout this one-day workshop we will explore two different enamelling processes on copper, allowing us to experiment with colour pattern and surface texture. Emily will demonstrate and guide you through each enamelling process as well as some of her own experimental mark making techniques.

Cost £65.00


26/08/2019    Bookbinding and Book Repairs for Beginners and Improvers    4 Days

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Covering both restoration of existing books and the creation of new bindings, this course is equally suitable for beginners and those with previous experience, since tuition is given according to individual needs.

Cost £520.00


30/08/2019    Wallpaper Weekend Workshop    3 Days

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01300 320684 kingcombe@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

Create your own plant-inspired repeat patterns and design before printing a length by hand, with Hugh Dunford Wood.

Cost £261.00


30/08/2019    Calligraphy for Beginners and Improvers    2 Days

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Beginners and improvers are equally welcome on this weekend calligraphy course, since the tuition can easily be adapted to meet everyone's individual needs. You will be encouraged to work in one or more calligraphy scripts, for example Formal or Cursive Italic, Foundational Hand, Uncial, Versal or other capitals..

Cost £270.00


30/08/2019    Stained Glass for Beginners and Near Beginners    2 Days

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

This practical, hands-on course is an introduction for beginners and will also welcome improvers who might appreciate the opportunity to expand their knowledge and develop their technique and creative ideas within a small group, under the supervision of an experienced tutor.

Cost £270.00


30/08/2019    Paper Sculpting and Casting in Nature    2 Days

Margam, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01639 895636 enquiries.mp@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Casting from nature in Papier Mâché and Carton-Pierre. The aim of the course will be divided into three arts; making casts of found and sculpted objects, casting in Papier Mâché and Carton-Pierre and decorating the assembled work.

Cost £289.00


September 2019

01/09/2019    Flint knapping    1 Day

Butser Ancient Farm, Butser Ancient Farm. Contact: 0239 2598838 volunteers@butserancientfarm.co.uk www.butserancientfarm.co.uk

Learn to work with flint and make tools

Cost £75.00


07/09/2019    Make a Stained Glass Panel in a Day!    1 Day

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

This beginners' day course gives an opportunity to explore this traditional craft and to make for yourself a 20cm square stained glass panel using the leaded technique.

Cost £90.00


07/09/2019    Blacksmithing - Taster Day    1 Day

Northleach, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/675/blacksmithing-taster-day

During the taster day you will learn about the blacksmith processes through a comprehensive introduction to the basics of blacksmithing. Various techniques will be demonstrated to show how it is done and then participants will be able to have a go themselves.

Cost £120.00


14/09/2019    Monoprinting    1 Day

Malham Tarn, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01729 830331 enquiries.mt@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

A one-day workshop exploring monoprinting using three different methods that are characterised by line, tone and texture. Local printmaker Hester Cox will demonstrate these spontaneous and direct techniques and then participants will try them for themselves.

Cost £65.00


15/09/2019    Introduction to Bobbin Lace    1 Day

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Learn basic techniques in bobbin lace to produce a wearable piece of lace (brooch/pendant). Techniques include preparing the equipment to start, working and completing the piece of lace, to mounting the lace (if required).

Cost £80.00


15/09/2019    Beginners Jewellery Enamelling    1 Day

Malham Tarn, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01729 830331 enquiries.mt@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Throughout this one-day workshop we will explore two different enamelling processes on copper, allowing us to experiment with colour pattern and surface texture. Emily will demonstrate and guide you through each enamelling process as well as some of her own experimental mark making techniques.

Cost £65.00


17/09/2019    Blacksmithing - Taster Day    1 Day

Northleach, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/676/blacksmithing-taster-day

During the taster day you will learn about the blacksmith processes through a comprehensive introduction to the basics of blacksmithing. Various techniques will be demonstrated to show how it is done and then participants will be able to have a go themselves.

Cost £120.00


21/09/2019    Treewrighting and timber-framing course    1 Day

Sylva Wood Centre, OX14 4QT, Sylva Foundation. Contact: 01865 408018 info@sylva.org.uk www.sylva.org.uk/courses

During this one-day course you will learn and develop skills in the making of a timber-frame using traditional tools and techniques. Teaching will be provided by highly experienced craftspeople in the Carpenters' Fellowship.

Cost £100.00


21/09/2019    Silver working introduction    1 Day

Butser Ancient Farm, Butser Ancient Farm. Contact: 0239 2598838 volunteers@butserancientfarm.co.uk www.butserancientfarm.co.uk

Get started in silver working

Cost £110.00


22/09/2019    Silver rings    1 Day

Butser Ancient Farm, Butser Ancient Farm. Contact: 0239 2598838 volunteers@butserancientfarm.co.uk www.butserancientfarm.co.uk

Make two silver rings

Cost £110.00


October 2019

04/10/2019    Autumn Plants in Watercolour    3 Days

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01300 320684 kingcombe@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

Explore the rich colours and varied forms of autumn berries, fruits, seed heads and flowers in this botanical painting workshop, with Christina Hart-Davies.

Cost £220.00


05/10/2019    Blacksmithing - Taster Day    1 Day

Northleach, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/677/blacksmithing-taster-day

During the taster day you will learn about the blacksmith processes through a comprehensive introduction to the basics of blacksmithing. Various techniques will be demonstrated to show how it is done and then participants will be able to have a go themselves.

Cost £120.00


15/10/2019    Blacksmithing - Taster Day    1 Day

Northleach, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/678/blacksmithing-taster-day

During the taster day you will learn about the blacksmith processes through a comprehensive introduction to the basics of blacksmithing. Various techniques will be demonstrated to show how it is done and then participants will be able to have a go themselves.

Cost £120.00


18/10/2019    Woodblock Printmaking    2 Days

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Using the stunning landscape and natural environment of Flatford Mill as inspiration, this practical and hands-on course will introduce you to woodblock printing techniques.

Cost £270.00


25/10/2019    Calligraphy for Beginners and Improvers    2 Days

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Beginners and improvers are equally welcome on this weekend calligraphy course, since the tuition can easily be adapted to meet everyone's individual needs. You will be encouraged to work in one or more calligraphy scripts, for example Formal or Cursive Italic, Foundational Hand, Uncial, Versal or other capitals.

Cost £270.00


25/10/2019    Jewellery Making Weekend: Enamelling and Silver Clay    2 Days

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

An opportunity to explore two different jewellery disciplines in one weekend; plus a few general jewellery making techniques to make your pieces into wearable art.

Cost £330.00


25/10/2019    Stained Glass: Painting with Light    2 Days

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

This course is suitable for all abilities since there will be time for everyone to learn and practise the appropriate skills they need to design and create at least one leaded stained glass panel. Basic design concepts, different types of glass, glass cutting and leading techniques will all be covered.

Cost £310.00


November 2019

08/11/2019    Willow Stick Platters    1 Day

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01300 320684 kingcombe@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

Richard and Suzanne Kerwood of Windrush Willow will guide you through making your stick platter, also known as a Catalonian tension tray.

Cost £89.00


08/11/2019    Stained Glass for Beginners and Near Beginners    2 Days

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

This practical, hands-on course is an introduction for beginners and will also welcome improvers who might appreciate the opportunity to expand their knowledge and develop their technique and creative ideas within a small group, under the supervision of an experienced tutor.

Cost £270.00


09/11/2019    Rope Weave Round Baskets    1 Day

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01300 320684 kingcombe@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

Join Richard and Suzanne Kerwood of Windrush Willow who will guide you through making your rope weave basket, using traditional techniques for working willow.

Cost £89.00


09/11/2019    Blacksmithing - Taster Day    1 Day

Northleach, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/679/blacksmithing-taster-day

During the taster day you will learn about the blacksmith processes through a comprehensive introduction to the basics of blacksmithing. Various techniques will be demonstrated to show how it is done and then participants will be able to have a go themselves.

Cost £120.00


10/11/2019    Willow Balls and Hearts    1 Day

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01300 320684 kingcombe@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

Using a random method of weaving, Richard and Suzanne Kerwood of Windrush Willow will teach you how to create balls and hearts for decoration or gifts.

Cost £89.00


15/11/2019    Weaving Christmas Decorations    1 Day

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Participants will learn how to create a willow wreath base which they will decorate with evergreen material and some festive items such as orange slices, basic ribbon, cones and apples.

Cost £80.00


16/11/2019    Lino Printmaking Workshop Weekend    2 Days

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01300 320684 kingcombe@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

In this two-day practical, fun approach to lino printing workshop you will learn the fundamentals of lino printing, from drawing and carving your image, to the inking and printing process.

Cost £188.00


16/11/2019    Stained Glass: Christmas Wreath    1 Day

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

On this one-day course you will make a copperfoiled glass Christmas wreath, (approximately 28cm circumference). The course is a practical one and includes glass cutting, copperfoiling and soldering..

Cost £90.00


17/11/2019    Making Glass Stars for Christmas!    1 Day

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

On this one-day course you will learn to make hanging copperfoiled glass stars. You will have time to make three stars, varying in size from 11 - 19cm. If there is enough time, you can make additional stars, although there will be a charge for the extra materials.

Cost £90.00


19/11/2019    Blacksmithing - Taster Day    1 Day

Northleach, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/680/blacksmithing-taster-day

During the taster day you will learn about the blacksmith processes through a comprehensive introduction to the basics of blacksmithing. Various techniques will be demonstrated to show how it is done and then participants will be able to have a go themselves.

Cost £120.00


23/11/2019    Willow Crafts for Christmas    2 Days

Margam, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01639 895636 enquiries.mp@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Join us for a thoroughly festive willow weekend creating beautiful crafts to decorate your home or garden or to give away as lovely gifts. This course provides an opportunity for you to learn all about willow, how to grow it, prepare it and weave with it using a variety of techniques.

Cost £289.00


24/11/2019    Needle Felted Festive Robins    1 Day

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01300 320684 kingcombe@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

Create your own festive robin from sustainable coloured fleece, to decorate your home with or to give as a gift, with Carla Taylor.

Cost £79.00


28/11/2019    Christmas Wreath Making    1 Day

Bore Place, TN8 7AR, Bore Place. Contact: 01732 463255 hello@boreplace.org www.boreplace.org/whats-on/4221/christmas-wreath-making

Using resources sourced from the grounds at Bore Place, you will learn simple techniques to combine natural and found materials into a unique Christmas decoration. No previous experience or knowledge is necessary.

Cost £49.00


December 2019

06/12/2019    Weave an Angel    1 Day

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Learn to weave this very popular willow angel which can be decorated with lights or any other touches that you would like to add to make it unique. This will be followed by weaving some traditional Christmas decorations.

Cost £80.00


07/12/2019    Christmas Cards and Gift Tags in Cut Paper Collage    1 Day

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01300 320684 kingcombe@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

Create colourful, vibrant Christmas cards, matching gift tags or small Christmas pictures in cut paper collage. Taught by Penny Brown.

Cost £80.00


07/12/2019    Enamelling for Beginners and Improvers    1 Day

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

In this one-day workshop you will use a choice of copper blanks in shapes such as dragonflies to embrace our natural environment. You will learn how to fuse glass to copper in the kiln at temperatures starting from 750°C to create wonderful glass jewellery.

Cost £90.00


07/12/2019    Stained Glass: Christmas Wreath    1 Day

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

On this one-day course you will make a copperfoiled glass Christmas wreath, (approximately 28cm circumference). The course is a practical one and includes glass cutting, copperfoiling and soldering.

Cost £90.00


07/12/2019    Blacksmithing - Taster Day    1 Day

Northleach, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/681/blacksmithing-taster-day

During the taster day you will learn about the blacksmith processes through a comprehensive introduction to the basics of blacksmithing. Various techniques will be demonstrated to show how it is done and then participants will be able to have a go themselves.

Cost £120.00


08/12/2019    Christmas Felting    1 Day

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Spend a day creating presents or decorations using handcrafted feltmaking techniques. In this one-day class, Toni Peers will cover both wet and needle felting techniques that can be used to create decorations or presents.

Cost £90.00


08/12/2019    Stained Glass: Make Your Own Christmas Decorations    1 Day

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

On this one-day course you will learn to make hanging copperfoiled glass Christmas decorations, with new designs for 2019 and, if there is enough time, you can make additional items, although there will be a charge for the extra materials.

Cost £105.00


09/12/2019    Bookbinding and Book Repairs for Beginners and Improvers    4 Days

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/2KnWpZk

Covering both restoration of existing books and the creation of new bindings, this course is equally suitable for beginners and those with previous experience, since tuition is given according to individual needs.

Cost £520.00


16/12/2019    Blacksmithing - Taster Day    1 Day

Northleach, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/682/blacksmithing-taster-day

During the taster day you will learn about the blacksmith processes through a comprehensive introduction to the basics of blacksmithing. Various techniques will be demonstrated to show how it is done and then participants will be able to have a go themselves.

Cost £120.00



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