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Traditional and Rural Crafts

From soap making to indigo dying, bee keeping to stained glass, our extensive range of craft workshops will help you rediscover the homespun crafts of your grandparents’ era!

Working with a range of country craftsmen (...and women), our tutors are true experts in thier field and keen to pass on thier knowledge to others! They will work with you to master some time-honoured skills to keep our traditional country crafts alive!

Unless otherwise stated, timings for all workshops are as follows:

One day workshops - 9.30am to 3pm (includes homemade lunch and refreshments).

Half day workshops - 9.30am to 12.30pm (includes homemade cake and refreshments).

Half day cookery Workshops with lunch - 9.30am to 1.30pm (Monday to Friday) or 10am to 2pm (Saturdays) (includes refreshments as well as the lunch).

Evening workshops - 7pm to 9pm (includes homemade cake and refreshments).

    April 2015

  1. Bee Keeping

    Bee Keeping

    Saturday 25 April (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £75.00

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    Are you interested in bee keeping and love the idea of keeping your own bees and harvesting your own honey?
    This one day workshop will help both beginners and those with a basic knowledge of Bee Keeping, develop and enhance their understanding about bees and what it involves to look after them.
  2. May 2015

  3. Basic Interior Design

    Basic Interior Design

    Friday 8 May (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £75.00

    Whether you are starting from scratch with a new home or just updating a room you like, this course will provide you with guidance and advice on how to create a room with the style, design & decor that suits you and your family.
  4. Traditional Upholstery

    Traditional Upholstery

    Tuesday 12 May (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £75.00

    If you have an old piece of furniture that needs some love, then come and join us on this upholstery day and learn traditional skills and techniques to restore it to its former glory!
  5. Jewellery Making with Polymer Clay

    Jewellery Making with Polymer Clay

    Thursday 14 May (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £75.00

    If you’ve wanted to try polymer clay or played with it years ago, this class is perfect for you. This much under-rated but hugely versatile material lends itself to a wide range of patterned and textured effects to make your own unique jewellery. No previous experience is necessary, just enthusiasm and a love of exploring colour and pattern.
  6. Candle Making

    Candle Making

    Friday 15 May (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £95.00

    If you enjoy the beauty and fragrance of candles in your home, then come and join us on this one day workshop and we will show you how you can make your own bespoke range!
  7. Book Binding and Journals with Coptic Stitching

    Book Binding and Journals with Coptic Stitching

    Thursday 21 May (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £75.00

    Come & join us for this one day and, using traditional methods, learn how to make your own bespoke book using coptic stitching.
  8. June 2015

  9. Traditional Upholstery

    Traditional Upholstery

    Tuesday 9 June (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £75.00

    If you have an old piece of furniture that needs some love, then come and join us on this upholstery day and learn traditional skills and techniques to restore it to its former glory!
  10. Stained Glass (Leaded Panel)

    Stained Glass (Leaded Panel)

    Friday 19 June (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £95.00

    Come and join us for this creative one-day workshop and make your own beautiful genuine stained glass A4 abstract hanging panel or small window, using traditional techniques unchanged for years.
  11. Corn Dollies

    Corn Dollies

    Saturday 20 June (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £45.00

    If you have ever been fascinated by this ancient craft, join us for this half-day workshop with our local Country Craftsman, Bert Manton, and learn the practical skills involved in weaving corn dollies, suitable for complete beginners!

  12. Wire Sculpture - Chickens, Geese & Feathered Friends!

    Wire Sculpture - Chickens, Geese & Feathered Friends!

    Saturday 20 June (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £95.00

    During this fun hands-on workshop, using both single strand and chicken wire, Lindsay will show you how to create and develop the form of a bird in wire! From a Chicken, Goose or Bird of Prey, you can choose your 'feathered friend' and with help and guidance from Lindsay, bring it to life in wire!

  13. An Introduction to Printmaking

    An Introduction to Printmaking

    Friday 26 June (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £95.00

    On this one day introductory course, Iain Hodgkinson will take you through the basic techniques of printmaking to create textural and beautiful images with this versatile medium. You will learn different effects that can be achieved, choose a preferred method to create a print, create a ‘plate’ from which to print in Lino, drypoint or woodcut and create a finished print to take home.
  14. July 2015

  15. Traditional Upholstery

    Traditional Upholstery

    Tuesday 14 July (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £75.00

    If you have an old piece of furniture that needs some love, then come and join us on this upholstery day and learn traditional skills and techniques to restore it to its former glory!
  16. September 2015

  17. Bee Keeping

    Bee Keeping

    Saturday 26 September (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £75.00

    Are you interested in bee keeping and love the idea of keeping your own bees and harvesting your own honey?
    This one day workshop will help both beginners and those with a basic knowledge of Bee Keeping, develop and enhance their understanding about bees and what it involves to look after them.
  18. Traditional Upholstery

    Traditional Upholstery

    Tuesday 29 September (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £75.00

    If you have an old piece of furniture that needs some love, then come and join us on this upholstery day and learn traditional skills and techniques to restore it to its former glory!
  19. October 2015

  20. Book Binding and Journals with Coptic Stitching

    Book Binding and Journals with Coptic Stitching

    Friday 2 October (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £75.00

    Come & join us for this one day and, using traditional methods, learn how to make your own bespoke book using coptic stitching.

    This workshop will be run by Liz Birchall.

    This workshop will run from 9.30am to 3pm.

    The number on this workshop will be limited to 8 people.
  21. Candle Making

    Candle Making

    Saturday 3 October (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £95.00

    If you enjoy the beauty and fragrance of candles in your home, then come and join us on this one day workshop and we will show you how you can make your own bespoke range!
  22. Stained Glass

    Stained Glass

    Thursday 8 October (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £95.00

    Come and join us for this creative one-day workshop and make your own beautiful genuine stained glass A4 abstract hanging panel or small window, using traditional techniques unchanged for years.
  23. Corn Dollies

    Corn Dollies

    Thursday 15 October (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £45.00

    If you have ever been fascinated by this ancient craft, join us for this half-day workshop with our local Country Craftsman, Bert Manton, and learn the practical skills involved in weaving corn dollies, suitable for complete beginners!

  24. Wire Sculpture - Chickens, Geese & Feathered Friends!

    Wire Sculpture - Chickens, Geese & Feathered Friends!

    Saturday 17 October (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £95.00

    During this fun hands-on workshop, using both single strand and chicken wire, Lindsay will show you how to create and develop the form of a bird in wire! From a Chicken, Goose or Bird of Prey, you can choose your 'feathered friend' and with help and guidance from Lindsay, bring it to life in wire!

  25. Traditional Upholstery

    Traditional Upholstery

    Tuesday 20 October (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £75.00

    If you have an old piece of furniture that needs some love, then come and join us on this upholstery day and learn traditional skills and techniques to restore it to its former glory!
  26. November 2015

  27. Felt Making

    Felt Making

    Thursday 5 November (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £45.00

    Join us for this fun and creative workshop with local artisit Heidi Street-Ward to master the facinating art of felt making.
  28. Mosaics

    Mosaics

    Saturday 7 November (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £95.00

    In this one day hands-on workshop, with tutor Anna Conti, you will learn how to design and create your very own mosaic!
  29. Lino Printing Christmas Cards (1st of 2 evenings)

    Lino Printing Christmas Cards (1st of 2 evenings)

    Thursday 12 November (Course)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £48.50

    Give your Christmas cards a very personal touch this year and join us for this set of two evening workshops where you will learn the art of lino printing to produce a wonderful piece of artwork.

    This form of fine art printmaking is a great technique to use for making Christmas cards as once you've cut the design in the lino, you're ready to print as many cards as you need.

    So come and learn this new technique, and make your cards to stand out from the crowd and impress your family and friends with your creative flair!
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  30. Traditional Upholstery

    Traditional Upholstery

    Tuesday 17 November (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £75.00

    If you have an old piece of furniture that needs some love, then come and join us on this upholstery day and learn traditional skills and techniques to restore it to its former glory!
  31. Lino Printing Christmas Cards (2nd of 2 evenings)

    Lino Printing Christmas Cards (2nd of 2 evenings)

    Thursday 19 November (Course)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £0.00

    Give your Christmas cards a very personal touch this year and join us for this set of two evening workshops where you will learn the art of lino printing to produce a wonderful piece of artwork.

    This form of fine art printmaking is a great technique to use for making Christmas cards as once you've cut the design in the lino, you're ready to print as many cards as you need.

    So come and learn this new technique, and make your cards to stand out from the crowd and impress your family and friends with your creative flair!
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  32. A Victorian Christmas

    A Victorian Christmas

    Thursday 26 November (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £95.00

    With traditional Victorian Kissing Balls and Christmas cornucopias, garlands of dried fruit and swags of ivy ribbon, this one day workshops will show you some of the traditional ways the Victorians celebrated Christmas. So come and join us and take a step back in time to recreate some of the wonderful Christmas decorations and delicacies from the Victorian era with a modern day twist.
  33. Stained Glass Christmas Decorations

    Stained Glass Christmas Decorations

    Saturday 28 November (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £95.00

    Come and join us for this creative hands-on one-day workshop and make your own beautiful genuine stained glass light-catchers and/or angels, to hang on your tree or stand in your window this Christmas.