Workshop Calendar 2018

Pre-booking required for all workshops.
Workshops run 10am-4pm unless otherwise stated.
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Learn Something Old

 

February

18           Birch workshop with Jo Dunbar £100. On this magical forest retreat day, we deeply connect to the spirit of the Birch, and how we can work with her energy of cleansing and new beginnings within our own lives.

 

April

14           Spring Foraging workshop with Tiff Francis £60. A beginner’s guide to foraging wild food in spring, as the year begins and the first plants start to grow through.

28           Rush Foraging Basket with Ruby Taylor £90. Come and make a foraging basket using true English rush (Schoenoplectus lacustris). English rush is a delightful material to work with, a native plant with a long history of use in basket making.

 

May

12           Hawthorn workshop with Jo Dunbar £100. On this day when we honour the spirit of Hawthorn in the Druid tradition using ritual and by deeply exploring the ancient myths and stories of Hawthorn.

13           Introduction to copper repousse with Wes Cole £85. Working with copper sheet to create an artistic finish.

19           Make a milkmaid’s stool with Darren Hammerton £100. Using traditional woodworking techniques and tools to made a three-legged stool.

19           Felt a Moon gazing hare with Alison Hemmings £45. Spend the morning learning to needle-felt and make a moon gazing hare.

26           Introduction to Blacksmithing with Joe Tyler £120. Learn the basics of traditional blacksmith and make something to take home.

 

June

2              Flint knapping with Bob Turner £60. Try the ancient skill of turning stone to tools learning techniques to knap flint and create an edge.

16           Bronze casting with Jim Clift. £165. Cast a copy of an ancient bronze axe or knife. SOLD OUT

16 and 17 Make a traditional hayrake with Darren Hammerton. £125. Learn some traditional woodwork techniques as you make a Southern English style hayrake.

23 and 24  and 7 and 8 July. Roman sword with Rod Hughes £460. Four day workshop to make your own Roman sword.

30 June and 1 July            Introduction to Blacksmithing with Joe Tyler two-day course £240. Learn the basics of traditional blacksmithing and make some objects to take home.

 

July

1              Ancient Skills with Mark Havey £70. Learn four important ancient skills: flint knapping, fire lighting, cordage and gluing to create your own spear.

14           Viking leather coin pouch with Jess Paske £70. Using traditional techniques make and decorate a Viking-style coin pouch.

15 July and 28/29 July     Pit fired Pottery with Sally Mareike £120 adults, £80 children. An experimental workshops to make, decorate and fire pottery using ancient methods.

21           Introduction to bee keeping with Petersfield beekeeping group £60. Learn about bees, how to help them, how to keep them and what to do with their products.

22           Bronze casting with Jim Clift £165. Cast a copy of an ancient bronze axe or knife.

 

August

5              Introduction to blacksmithing with Joe Tyler £120. Learn the basics of traditional blacksmithing and make an object to take home.

11           Silver beginners’ workshop with Neil Burrage £100. Learn the basics of working with silver

12           Silver Viking ring with Neil Burrage £100. Make two silver rings based on ancient designs.

18           Flint knapping with Bob Turner £60. Try the ancient skill of turning stone to tools learning techniques to knap flint and create an edge.

19           Bronze casting with Jim Clift £165. Cast a copy of an ancient bronze axe or knife.

25           Herbs workshop with Laura Uphill £60. Discover the ancient healing herbs and how to use them.

25 and 26     Historical Blacksmithing with Joe Tyler £240. Two day blacksmithing workshop to make a copy of a historic item.

 

September

8              Autumn foraging workshop with Tiff Francis £60. A beginner’s guide to foraging wild food in autumn, as the days grow colder and the hedgerow becomes heavy with fruit.

16           Bronze casting with Jim Clift £165. Cast a copy of an ancient bronze axe or knife.
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