Surrey

  • In-Person Course

    Make a Serving Tray

    Build a practical wooden serving tray using basic power tools. Learn design, layout, cutting and jointing.

    You will cut materials to size from the drawing and using the power mitre saw create mitre joints. You will use the router table and templates to create the tray ends and create grooves for the tray bottom and glue and assemble the project ready for staining or painting.

    £125.00
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    Location : Surrey

    Build a practical wooden serving tray using basic power tools. Learn design, layout, cutting ...

  • In-Person Course

    Basic Woodwork and DIY Course

    Designed for the complete beginner, learn basic woodwork; how to use different tools and gain the skills needed for necessary household DIY including: Hanging shelves, repairing cupboard doors, flat pack furniture, using battery tools.

    All safety equipment is provided but wear clothes suitable for being in a workshop.

    COURSE CONTENT
    Drawing plans and working from them
    Battery-powered drills
    Different types of squares and their uses
    Marking techniques and measuring on metal and wood
    Drilling
    Drill bits (twist drills, brad point, masonry, forstner bits, hinge bits, speed bits)
    Profile gauges
    Plum lines
    Hand planes
    Chisels
    Fasteners (nails, screws, wall fixings, concrete anchors, expanding and cam fixings)
    Handsaws, Hacksaws, Coping saws
    Files and rasps
    Mitre blocks and Bench hooks
    Timber selection for your projects
    How to sharpen tools
    Making basic joints (lap joints, half joints, mortise and tenon, pocket screws, box and dovetail joints)
    Hinge types
    Mortising for hinges and locks and how to install
    Basic jigs to make your life easy
    Spirit and Laser levels
    Sanding and preparing for finish

    £175.00
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    Location : Surrey

    Designed for the complete beginner, learn basic woodwork; how to use different tools and ...

  • In-Person Course

    DIY and Home Maintenance Course

    This course is aimed at the homeowner who would like to build their home maintenance, repair and home renovating skills. During this one day course, you will learn the following:

    COURSE CONTENT
    How to drill into plasterboard, wood, concrete, glass and brick
    Replacing a door (hanging the door, replacing hinges, installing door hardware-handle & lock)
    Repairing plasterboard (cracks, small and large holes)
    Blocking up a doorway or opening up a wall
    Fixing pictures and TV’s to walls using different fixings for different walls
    Electrical basics (wiring a plug, making an extension lead, repairing lamps and installing light fixtures, how to use a multi-meter for checking voltage and current, changing a wall socket and light switch, how to install downlights (LED and colour changing) and dimming options for mains and low voltage
    How to feed cables into difficult places and final testing
    Removal and application of silicon sealants, different sealants and their uses
    Caulking
    How to deal with wet and dry rot, special undercoats and paints
    Repairing overflowing toilets, leaking tap washers and plastic pipe connectors
    Changing a tap
    Tile application and grouting basics

    £125.00
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    Location : Surrey

    This course is aimed at the homeowner who would like to build their home ...

  • Fleece to Felt - Workshop
    In-Person Course

    Fleece to Felt

    Join us on our fleece to felt course. Covering everything you need to know to convert a fleece into naturally dyed felt.
    Starting with the fleece, you will process it ready to be dyed. Alongside this, we will take a walk around the woods and neighbouring fields and harvest a range of traditional and modern plant materials to create our dye baths.

     

    £400.00
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    Location : Greater London

    Join us on our fleece to felt course. Covering everything you need to know ...

  • Basket weaving - pippin & Gile
    In-Person Course

    Basket Weaving Course

    Create your very own willow basket. We take you through the entire basket weaving process, from how to harvest your willow to how to care for your basket.

    Join us to learn how to make a traditional willow basket. On our basket weaving course we will teach you all the steps to making your very own stake and stand wicker basket, as well as discuss willow harvesting, basket after care, and look at alternative materials that can be used in basket making.

    As well as expert tuition from our instructors, and all the necessary equipment, we will provide a warm and friendly atmosphere to delve into this wonderful ancient craft.

    During this course, we will guide you how to make a small waste paper style basket. The skills you learn on our course will enable you to scale this up or down and change the base materials, giving you countless possibilities for the future. To whet your appetite for future projects we will have a display of willow baskets and ones made from other materials covering a range of traditional, modern contemporary, artistic and functional baskets. Some of these are made by our instructor team and others by local crafts people.

    Wicker Basketry and basket weaving is an age-old practice, used in a range of contexts across a huge time span. Its careful craft is being lost, so join us, to learn this ancient craft and keep the knowledge alive.

    This course is either run out of Gilestone Woods, in the Heart of the Brecon Beacons, or our South London Woodland, just 15 minutes off junction 8 of the M25 and easily accessible by train too.

    £85.00
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    Location : Greater London

    Create your very own willow basket. We take you through the entire basket weaving ...

  • Studio Health and Safety for potters online course
    Online Course

    Studio Health and Safety for Potters

    This course gives you all the information you need to run your studio safely, and also how to evaluate how much truth there is in some of the health and safety posts on social media and elsewhere.

    £120.00
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    This course gives you all the information you need to run your studio safely, ...

  • Product Safety for Potters online course
    Online Course

    Product Safety for Potters

    This course teaches you all you need to know to make work that is safe for the user. This covers glaze stability and food safety; making work microwave, oven, dishwasher and freezer proof; electric lamps and candleholders, and all the other aspects of producing good, safe, functional work.

    £120.00
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    This course teaches you all you need to know to make work that is ...

  • In-Person Course

    Autumn Foraging and Preserving Weekend

    On our Autumn Foraging and Preserving Weekend Course, you’ll learn to identify correctly and forage for a range of wild foods found in our native woodlands and hedgerows. We will focus on the range of berries and fruits plentiful at this time of year, and how to preserve these for a later date.

    4-5th Sept 2021 – Gilestone Woods – Brecon Beacons

    11-12th Sept 2021 – South London Woods – On the outskirts of the Surrey Hills

    £180.00
    Rated 0 out of 5

    Location : Nationwide

    On our Autumn Foraging and Preserving Weekend Course, you’ll learn to identify correctly ...

  • In-Person Course

    Beaded Flower Fairies

    Learn to handcraft the most beautiful unique beaded flower fairies using superb materials from silk flowers and leaves, thousands of fabulous beads, gemstones, jingle bells and charms and metal filigree. This workshop is so much fun helping you discover your creative side and learn a new skill, handcrafting step by step at your own pace in a relaxing friendly non-rushed environment
    Suitable for absolute beginners, adults or children aged 11+  for 3 hours however there is no time limit you will not be rushed. Absolutely no experience necessary, we are happy to extend if you need more time to finish your project.  This workshop is very popular.
    Held on our premises from 1 to 4 people, and we also offer adult workshop parties at a venue of your choice or in your own home for birthdays, hen do’s, BBQ’s, perfect If you are a wheelchair user or have difficulty with walking. Daytime or weekends.
    We also visit private boarding schools, nursing homes and team building or corporate events. *References provided.

    £50.00

    Location : Hampshire

    Learn to handcraft the most beautiful unique beaded flower fairies using superb materials from ...

  • In-Person Course

    Beginners Silver Clay Workshop

    Suitable for absolute beginners, in this lovely non-rushed fun workshop in a rural location you can create pure silver charms, earrings or a pendant in a design of your choice with our guidance using silver metal clay, 925 sterling silver jump rings and ear wires are included to finish your jewellery. You will learn how to make a mould, add textures and layering, how to shape and fire your silver using a hand torch and also how to use a kiln, finishing off with polishing your jewellery in different ways. Learn how to keep and preserve your clay and basic silver soldering. In this workshop, you will never be rushed, and we are happy to give extra time to finish your project. Suitable for adults and children aged 11+. Pick up and drop off from a choice of 2 train stations available. This is a full day of silver clay learning. For a group workshop, we can bring and hold at a venue of your choice.

    £110.00

    Location : Hampshire

    Suitable for absolute beginners, in this lovely non-rushed fun workshop in a rural location ...

  • In-Person Course

    Silver Clay Mask Pendant

    Suitable for those that have some experience using metal clay, however we are prepared to adapt for beginners too and those that have attended a beginners metal clay workshop.
    The workshop is for a full day starting at 9am and ending when your piece is finished. You will not be rushed. With our guidance you will learn to create a beautiful mask pendant using 30g of silver clay, silver paste and silver syringe, finishing off firing in a kiln and polishing in a barrel tumbler. The photos are previous projects, you can create your own style.
    Have fun and learn a new skill, step by step at your own pace in a relaxing friendly non-rushed environment. You will learn soldering, texturing, layering, moulding, how to reconstitute clay, making your own silver clay paste and storing the metal clay for later usage.
    We are happy to extend if you need more time to finish your project, or we can kiln fire and post to you.
    *Extra Silver Clay available to purchase on the day.

    £220.00

    Location : Hampshire

    Suitable for those that have some experience using metal clay, however we are prepared ...

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