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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 through the day)

Half day workshops - 9.30am to 12pm (includes homemade cake and refreshments)

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

    April 2014

  1. Felt Making

    Felt Making

    Monday 28 April (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.
  2. May 2014

  3. Traditional Upholstery

    Traditional Upholstery

    Tuesday 6 May (Course)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £225.00

    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!
  4. A Stained Glass Garden Lantern

    A Stained Glass Garden Lantern

    Saturday 10 May (Course)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £175.00

    Two day course to create your own stained glass garden lantern in this 2 day workshop. More details to follow.
  5. A Stained Glass Garden Lantern (2nd day of 2 day course)

    A Stained Glass Garden Lantern (2nd day of 2 day course)

    Sunday 11 May (Course)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £0.00

    Two day course to create your own stained glass garden lantern in this 2 day workshop. More details to follow.
  6. Hand Made Paper Making

    Hand Made Paper Making

    Thursday 15 May (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. Candle Making

    Candle Making

    Friday 23 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!
  8. June 2014

  9. Corn Dollies

    Corn Dollies

    Wednesday 4 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!

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

    Traditional Upholstery (Day 2 of 3 day course)

    Tuesday 10 June (Course)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £0.00

    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!
  11. Stained Glass (Leaded Panel)

    Stained Glass (Leaded Panel)

    Friday 20 June (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £95.00

    This workshop will be run by Anna Conti.
  12. July 2014

  13. Traditional Upholstery (Day 3 of 3 day course)

    Traditional Upholstery (Day 3 of 3 day course)

    Tuesday 1 July (Course)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £0.00

    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!
  14. Mosaics

    Mosaics

    Friday 4 July (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!
  15. Candle Making

    Candle Making

    Tuesday 15 July (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!
  16. Peg Loom Weaving

    Peg Loom Weaving

    Thursday 17 July (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £75.00

    Peg looming is an ancient form of weaving and its beauty lies in its sheer simplicity! It is an ideal way to use up all those odds and ends of yarn and fabric and the finished article can be used as mats, rugs, cushions, bags, scarves and wall hangings. The workshop will be run by textile expert Julie Ferguson who will show you how to master this traditional craft and produce your own wonderful piece of weaving to take home.
  17. September 2014

  18. Traditional Upholstery

    Traditional Upholstery

    Tuesday 23 September (Course)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £225.00

    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!
  19. October 2014

  20. 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!

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

    Traditional Upholstery (Day 2 of 3 day course)

    Tuesday 14 October (Course)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £0.00

    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!
  22. 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.
  23. 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!
  24. November 2014

  25. 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.
  26. Traditional Upholstery (Day 3 of 3 day course)

    Traditional Upholstery (Day 3 of 3 day course)

    Tuesday 11 November (Course)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £0.00

    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!
  27. Stained Glass (Leaded Panel)

    Stained Glass (Leaded Panel)

    Friday 14 November (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £95.00

    This workshop will be run by Anna Conti.