Crafty Courses at Denmark Farm

If you fancy a crafty autumn then here at Denmark Farm we have a feast of exciting workshops coming up for you. 
  •  Make Your Own Pole Lathe
Sat 15-Sun 16 Sept: 2 Places left BOOK NOW
An intensive, practical, hands-on, weekend course taking you through the basics of constructing a pole lathe. Tony Eames will guide you using the sensitive response of hand tools and rule of eye. You will be learning a variety of carpentry skills to produce a valued piece of equipment that has been in use for over 3000 years. During the weekend you will be using age-old tools such as brace and bits, draw knives, spoke shaves, and hand saws.
  •  Patchwork Quilts – 3 part course
Wed 26 Sept & 31 Oct & 28 Nov: BOOK NOW
A three-part workshop covering all aspects of patchwork quilting and providing the support to complete a beautiful and unique quilt by the end of the course.  3 monthly 4 hours sessions allowing participants time to complete tasks in between sessions. Come along and make the ultimate personal Christmas present for someone who you care for.
  •  Feel Like Felt? – Learn the basics in a day
Sat 13 Oct: BOOK NOW 
First you will make a flat sheet of felt using just soap, water and fleece, mixing lovely wool colours and creating beautiful patterns. Next you will learn how to use the same technique with a resist to create a purse, mobile phone cover, passport holder or glasses case – no sewing required.
  •  Soft Shoe Shuffle – Felt to Fit Slippers
Sun 14 Oct: BOOK NOW
We will consider the British wool breeds most suitable for the wear & tear of footwear. You will learn how to cut a resist to the correct size and adjust the shape to achieve a variety of slipper styles from bootie to mule or maybe a curly toed pixie shoe. You will also learn how to make a matching – or complementary – pair.
  •  Up-Cycled Textiles
Sat 20 Oct: BOOK NOW
Recycled clothes are all the rage and can cost a lot to buy… but there is another way to get your hands on the latest fashions: you can make your own instead. Simply by picking up a needle and thread you can turn out fabulous clothing which fits your size, shape and personal style perfectly, any way you want. Carys Hedd’s mission is to provide you with the inspiration and know how to make your very own ravishing recycled creations.
  •  Natural Festive Crafts
Sat 1 Dec: BOOK NOW
An inspiring and practical day with talented community artist Pod Clare. Pod will demonstrate a range of simple and effective projects to decorate your home during the festive period. Projects include embossed Christmas tree decorations, bramble wreaths, candle holders, larch cone stars and mini wooden trees using found and recycled materials. You can choose which projects you’d like to work on and take home whatever you make plus bags of ideas to keep on making.
  • Make Your Own Herbal Cosmetics
Sun 2 Dec: BOOK NOW
Spend an informative and enjoyable day with Christine Stephenson, Medical Herbalist learning how to make herbal cosmetic items such as herbal creams and bath products from plants that are easy to grow in your own garden in time for Christmas – making ideal Christmas gifts.  All ingredients and utensils will be provided.  The ingredients used will be of high quality, using natural ingredients, free from harsh chemicals and detergents.  You will be able to take away with you four completed products.  There will be some additional ingredients for sale on the day to take away and use at home.
For the full list of conservation, natural crafts & sustainable living courses – See our website

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