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).
Tuesday 14 October (Course)
Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone£75.00
Sorry, This Course is OverIf you have an old piece of furniture that needs some love, then come and learn traditional skills and techniques to restore it to its former glory!
Wednesday 15 October (Half Day AM)
Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone£35.00
Sorry, This Course is OverGet messy and creative on this fun half-day workshop and produce beautiful hand made paper.
Tutor Iain Hodgkinson will help you create wonderful paper which you can then use for card making, scrap booking and textile design.
Friday 17 October (One Day)
Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone£95.00
Sorry, This Course is OverIn this one day hands-on workshop, with tutor Anna Conti, you will learn how to design and create your very own mosaic!
Tuesday 4 November (One Day)
Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone£75.00More information to follow.
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.
Thursday 6 November (Half Day AM)
Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone£45.00beaded and wire jewellery
Thursday 6 November (One Day)
Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone£95.00This workshop will be run by Anna Conti.
Monday 10 November (Half Day AM)
Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone£45.00Join us for this fun and creative workshop with local artisit Heidi Street-Ward to master the facinating art of felt making.
Tuesday 11 November (Course)
Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone£75.00If you have an old piece of furniture that needs some love, then come and join us on this three-day upholstery course and learn traditional skills and techniques to restore it to its former glory!
Tuesday 11 November (Evening)
Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone£22.50Paper Bead and Jewellery Making.
Saturday 22 November (One Day)
Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone£95.00Come 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.
Friday 28 November (One Day)
Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone£75.00With 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.