Welcome to Bay Tree Cottage Workshops

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).

    July 2017

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

    Wire Sculpture - Chickens, Geese & Feathered Friends!

    Saturday 29 July 2017 (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £120.00

    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!

  2. September 2017

  3. Willow Apple Pickers

    Willow Apple Pickers

    Friday 15 September 2017 (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £47.50

    During this half day willow workshop we will teach you to make a beautiful willow apple picker.
  4. Wire Sculpture - Chickens, Geese & Feathered Friends!

    Wire Sculpture - Chickens, Geese & Feathered Friends!

    Saturday 23 September 2017 (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £120.00

    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!

  5. Traditional Upholstery

    Traditional Upholstery

    Tuesday 26 September 2017 (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!
  6. October 2017

  7. Corn Dollies

    Corn Dollies

    Wednesday 4 October 2017 (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!

  8. Stained Glass (Leaded Panel)

    Stained Glass (Leaded Panel)

    Friday 6 October 2017 (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £120.00

    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.
  9. Frame Baskets

    Frame Baskets

    Friday 13 October 2017 (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £95.00

    On this one day workshop you will learn how to basket weave and construct a circular frame basket. There will be a choice of different coloured willows and seagrass to ensure your basket is totally unique.
  10. Traditional Upholstery

    Traditional Upholstery

    Tuesday 17 October 2017 (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!
  11. November 2017

  12. Stained Glass Christmas Decorations

    Stained Glass Christmas Decorations

    Thursday 2 November 2017 (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £120.00

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

    Wire Sculpture - Chickens, Geese & Feathered Friends!

    Saturday 4 November 2017 (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £120.00

    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!

  14. Traditional Upholstery

    Traditional Upholstery

    Tuesday 14 November 2017 (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!
  15. Christmas Candle Making

    Christmas Candle Making

    Wednesday 15 November 2017 (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £95.00

    Learn how to make festive candles during this festive workshop. The workshop itself not to mention the candles would make a wonderful Christmas present and you'll make lots to take home. Join us on this one day candle making workshop using soy wax and unusual containers, we guarantee it will be a wonderful Christmassy treat.
  16. Stained Glass Christmas Decorations

    Stained Glass Christmas Decorations

    Saturday 18 November 2017 (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £120.00

    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.
  17. A Victorian Christmas

    A Victorian Christmas

    Thursday 23 November 2017 (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.
  18. Christmas Willow Stars

    Christmas Willow Stars

    Wednesday 29 November 2017 (Evening)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £35.00

    Come and join us for this evening workshop and learn how to create some gorgeous festive stars made out of willow, left bare and rustic or adorned with twinkling lights, they will look gorgeous in your house this Christmas!
  19. December 2017

  20. Christmas Willow Stars

    Christmas Willow Stars

    Wednesday 6 December 2017 (Evening)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £35.00

    Come and join us for this evening workshop and learn how to create some gorgeous festive stars made out of willow, left bare and rustic or adorned with twinkling lights, they will look gorgeous in your house this Christmas!
  21. Christmas Willow Stars

    Christmas Willow Stars

    Thursday 7 December 2017 (Evening)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £35.00

    Come and join us for this evening workshop and learn how to create some gorgeous festive stars made out of willow, left bare and rustic or adorned with twinkling lights, they will look gorgeous in your house this Christmas!
  22. Traditional Upholstery

    Traditional Upholstery

    Tuesday 12 December 2017 (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!