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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).

    September 2014

  1. Traditional Upholstery

    Traditional Upholstery

    Tuesday 23 September (Course)

    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 three-day upholstery course and learn traditional skills and techniques to restore it to its former glory!
  2. Bee Keeping

    Bee Keeping

    Saturday 27 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.
  3. October 2014

  4. Corn Dollies

    Corn Dollies

    Tuesday 7 October (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!

  5. Traditional Upholstery (Day 2 of 3 day course)

    Traditional Upholstery (Day 2 of 3 day course)

    Tuesday 14 October (Course)

    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 three-day upholstery course and learn traditional skills and techniques to restore it to its former glory!
  6. Hand Made Paper Making

    Hand Made Paper Making

    Wednesday 15 October (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £35.00

    Get 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.
  7. Mosaics

    Mosaics

    Friday 17 October (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!
  8. November 2014

  9. Book Binding with Coptic Stitching

    Book Binding with Coptic Stitching

    Tuesday 4 November (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £75.00

    More 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.
  10. Stained Glass (Leaded Panel)

    Stained Glass (Leaded Panel)

    Thursday 6 November (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £95.00

    This workshop will be run by Anna Conti.
  11. Felt Making

    Felt Making

    Monday 10 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.
  12. Traditional Upholstery (Day 3 of 3 day course)

    Traditional Upholstery (Day 3 of 3 day course)

    Tuesday 11 November (Course)

    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 three-day upholstery course and learn traditional skills and techniques to restore it to its former glory!