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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).

    February 2015

  1. Traditional Upholstery

    Traditional Upholstery

    Tuesday 10 February (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!
  2. Candle Making

    Candle Making

    Thursday 12 February (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!
  3. March 2015

  4. Traditional Upholstery

    Traditional Upholstery

    Tuesday 17 March (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. An Introduction to Stained Glass (Copper Foil)

    An Introduction to Stained Glass (Copper Foil)

    Saturday 21 March (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £95.00

    During this fun and hands-on introductory stained glass workshop you will master the Copper Foil (Tiffany) technique to produce 2 beautiful light-catchers and take away the skills to continue this new craft at home! (Suitable for complete beginners and for those who have had a go, but would like to learn more!)
  6. Basic Interior Design

    Basic Interior Design

    Thursday 26 March (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £75.00

    Details to Follow
  7. April 2015

  8. 3D Felt Vessel Workshop

    3D Felt Vessel Workshop

    Monday 20 April (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £75.00

    Learn how to make a three dimensional hollow wet felted vessel or pod structure using a resist template.
  9. Traditional Upholstery

    Traditional Upholstery

    Tuesday 21 April (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. Mosaics

    Mosaics

    Friday 24 April (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!
  11. May 2015

  12. Basic Interior Design

    Basic Interior Design

    Friday 8 May (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £75.00

    Details to Follow
  13. 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!
  14. 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!
  15. 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.

    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.
  16. June 2015

  17. Traditional Upholstery

    Traditional Upholstery

    Saturday 6 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!
  18. 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.
  19. Corn Dollies

    Corn Dollies

    Saturday 20 June (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £40.00

    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!

  20. July 2015

  21. 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!
  22. September 2015

  23. 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.
  24. 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!
  25. October 2015

  26. 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.
  27. 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!
  28. 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!
  29. November 2015

  30. 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.
  31. 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!
  32. 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!
  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.