Traditional Austrian Scything with Nicole Clough

This one day course is designed to introduce the attendee to using and looking after an Austrian scythe. The course is suitable for a range of experience levels, from complete beginners to those who have been using a scythe but feel that it could be working better for them. The course covers: • Setting up and understanding the Austrian scythe. • Effective mowing techniques which are kind to both the user and…

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Weave your own Garden Obelisks and Plant Climbers with Maggie Cooper

Make your own garden structures for climbing plants using natural materials. Expert weaver Maggie Cooper will show you step by step how to use traditional weaving techniques to make garden obelisks, sculpture or plant-climbers using a variety of natural materials. Course fee includes all materials and a delicious lunch from The Yard Cafe (a hand-made sausage roll with salads and a piece of cake. Veggie alternative available on request). Maggie Cooper has…

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The Scythe – A tool for our times.

Nicole Clough explains why learning this traditional skill has many benefits - ahead of our Scything class in May. A scything renaissance is underway! With many of us seeking greener, cleaner solutions, this tool is drawing a lot of attention and is making a strong comeback in the UK. As a teacher of scything, I have somewhat of a reputation for raving about its merits, but not without justification. It’s a privilege…

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Basket Weaving with Maggie Cooper

Make your own beautiful hedgerow basket from natural materials in a variety of colours. Learn how to weave a traditional basket, making use of the decorative colours of different willow varieties. A place on this day course would be a great gift to give someone who loves crafting, or you could make a basket to give as a gift, filled with food or flowers? (*photographs show baskets made on the course by…

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Spoon Carving with Tom Jennings

Carve your own spoon in a day from green wood, and learn about the tools and techniques that you can use to create a variety of shapes. This course offers an introduction to woodcarving with craftsman Tom Jennings. You will be guided step by step through the entire process of crafting your own beautiful eating spoon. It is a traditional skill that you can continue to use throughout your life as a…

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Traditional Christmas Wreath Making

Get in the Christmas spirit by making your own decorative wreath. Using natural materials, learn how to construct and decorate your own eco-friendly traditional Christmas wreath in the beautiful surroundings of the historic Cotesbach Estate. The informal and friendly class will be held in our Georgian Schoolhouse building, in a small group. From building the frame, to adding a variety of natural foliage, you will be guided through the process. Ticket includes…

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Traditional Christmas Wreath Making

Get in the Christmas spirit by making your own decorative wreath. Using natural materials, learn how to construct and decorate your own eco-friendly traditional Christmas wreath in the beautiful surroundings of the historic Cotesbach Estate. The informal and friendly class will be held in our Georgian Schoolhouse building, in a small group. From building the frame, to adding a variety of natural foliage, you will be guided through the process. Ticket includes…

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Traditional Christmas Wreath Making

Get in the Christmas spirit by making your own decorative wreath. Using natural materials, learn how to construct and decorate your own eco-friendly traditional Christmas wreath in the beautiful surroundings of the historic Cotesbach Estate. The informal and friendly class will be held in our Georgian Schoolhouse building, in a small group. From building the frame, to adding a variety of natural foliage, you will be guided through the process. Ticket includes…

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Traditional Christmas Wreath Workshop

Using natural materials, learn how to construct and decorate your own eco-friendly traditional Christmas wreath in the beautiful surroundings of the historic Cotesbach Estate. From building the frame, to adding a variety of natural foliage, you will be guided through the process. No experience is necessary, all materials supplied. Mulled wine included. Small groups. Covid-secure venue. For tickets, please click here.

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Traditional Christmas Wreath Workshop

Using natural materials, learn how to construct and decorate your own eco-friendly traditional Christmas wreath in the beautiful surroundings of the historic Cotesbach Estate. From building the frame, to adding a variety of natural foliage, you will be guided through the process. No experience is necessary, all materials supplied. Mulled wine included. Small groups. Covid-secure venue. For tickets, please click here.

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