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Stone Letter & Relief Carving

An opportunity to try your hand at stone letter or relief carving with Pip Hall, 3 day September course.

Stone Carving in Letter and Relief 3 day Workshop in Cumbria

Pip Hall is a nationally renowned professional Stone Carver of many years experience. Her lettering work is particularly loved for its unique style. On this 3 days course Pip will guide you through all the processes required so you can carve something special into stone, be it lettering or a relief design. 

9.30-4pm each day
£275 inc lunch etc
Material Charges : perhaps, depending on stone

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Upcoming Dates


Wed 2nd September 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am - Fri 4th September 2020 4:00 pm 4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 1

Longbow Making

Two day Traditional English Longbow making with Tony Saunders

Longbow Making Workshop in Cumbria

During this two day course you will start with a selected quarter length of ash called a stave which will be reduced using the traditional axe and bill hook tools of yesteryear. In time the students will each move onto a shave horse where the draw knife and finally spoke shave will be the tool of choice. The stave will then be 'trained' to bend with great care - also known as 'tiller' the bow - under Tony's watchful eye to ensure safety.

9.30am – 4.30pm each day
£200 Lunch included  (£40 deposit payable online)
Material Charges approx £10

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Upcoming Dates


Tue 25th August 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am - Wed 26th August 2020 4:30 pm 4:30 pm
Full

Cob Pizza Ovens

'Hands On' and 'How To' ... Learn how to Build your own Cob Pizza or Bread Oven at Home - with David Alty

Cob Pizza Oven Workshop in Cumbria

Over this busy one day course you will together learn how to build a cob pizza oven and so take the knowledge home with you to recreate your very own outdoor pizza oven in your own garden. Starting with an existing plinth you will prepare, level and install the fire brick base and learn all about the importance of materials to use and insulation levels. 

9.30/10am – 3/4pm start time varies with date.
£100 inc a tasty 2 course Aga lunch, home baking plus pizza!
Material Charges : included

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Thu 20th August 2020 9:45 am 9:45 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 3
Sun 23rd August 2020 9:45 am 9:45 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 2

Whittling

A two day course with Dave Harter whittling your own beautiful Bird

Whittling Workshop in Cumbria

During this 2 day course Dave will teach you traditional hand carving, whittling, skills, using craft knives and other specialist hand tools provided to enable you to complete a lovely carved bird over the two days. You can make the feet , the display base and have a go at pyrography too. 

9.30am – 4.00pm each day
£165 Lunch included
Material Charges from approx £15

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Upcoming Dates


Thu 26th August 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am - Fri 27th August 2021 4:30 pm 4:30 pm
Full

Relief Hardwood Carving

Relief Carving in Hardwoods with Alister Neville

Relief Hardwood Carving Workshop in Cumbria

Arriving in a large van weighed down with 3 workbenches Alister brings a full set of wood carving tools for each student, plenty of resources and pieces of hardwood to choose from...sycamore, ash, oak, birch. Many people opt for house name boards but other items are carved as well; animals, numbers and sayings. Anything is possible - time allowing - in the day.

9.30am – 4.30pm
£82 Lunch included
Material Charges up to approx. £15 depending on choice of wood

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Willow Angels

Weave your own Willow Angel with Phil Bradley

Willow Angel Workshop in Cumbria
Traditionally our last workshop and full of festive spirit.  Join Phil to produce your own 2/3ft high Angel to grace a fireplace or special corner of your room. Made to Phil's original design 20 years ago they look lovely with candles burning at their base and wings lit up with stars/lights/tinsel, shimmering in the rising heat. Why not then remove the tinsel & keep them on display throughout the year, quietly watching over you!

9.30 – 4.30pm
£78 Lunch included
Material Charges £10

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Upcoming Dates


Wed 2nd December 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 8

Willow Sculptures

Choose your day to weave a Hare, Deer, Sheep or Hen/Cockerel with Cumbria's willow master Phil Bradley

Willow Sculpture Workshop in Cumbria

These sculptures are suitable for both indoors and out, even if you have had no experience in Willow work, Phil will guide you expertly and patiently through the day. By the end of the workshop you will have created something quite unique for either your home or garden.

9.30am – 4.30pm
£78 (£90 sheep)  Lunch included
Material Charges : around £10 

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Upcoming Dates


Tue 8th September 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 2
Thu 8th October 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Full
Wed 18th November 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 7

Weave a Rush Hat

A day with Rachel Frost weaving a traditional country native Rush hat

Soft Basketry Rush Workshop in Cumbria
This is a wonderful opportunity to make your own personal woven rush hat in a day, using the native common bulrush (Scirpus Lacustris). Starting with your own custom-made hat block, you will learn how to weave this wonderfully supple material using techniques common to basketry, to create a unique hat to wear and treasure.

9.30-4.30/5pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges approx £15 on the day

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Weave a Rush bag

A day with Rachel Frost making your own bag using English bulrush

Hazel Framed Basket Workshop in Cumbria

This is a wonderful opportunity to make your own personal woven rush bag in a day,

using the native common bulrush (Scirpus Lacustris). working on wooden blocks,

you will learn how to weave this wonderfully supple material using techniques common to basketry,

to create a unique bag to use and treasure. You can choose variations on handle length etc.

9.30am – 4.30/5pm each day
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges £15

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Upcoming Dates


Wed 23rd June 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -5:00 pm
Full

Rush Basket

A relaxing and crafty day with rush expert Rachel Frost weaving your own basket.

Rush Basketry Workshop in Cumbria
An opportunity to spend a day making your own table basket around 10 inches long using the wonderfully supple native common bulrush (Scirpus Lacustris) and traditional techniques. Rush has been used for centuries as in the kitchen , home and garden, lightweight, strong, a joy to work with and pleasing to the eye.

9.30 - 4.30pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges approx £15

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