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Tickets only £50.00 Candle making workshop Make your own scented soy candle

In this workshop you will create your own scented, natural soy wax candle which is perfect for a gift or as a treat for yourself. Dianne will talk you through the science of candle making, how to choose the best materials and what a good candle should look like. There will be lots of evocative fragrances to smell and discuss.

What’s included?

  • materials to create your own candle (soy wax, scented oil, wick, container)
  • course handbook with instructions, recommendations and safety information
  • tea and coffee
  • admission to Sacrewell for the day for the ticket holder

This workshop is suitable for anyone aged 16 or above. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Dates:

Spring, Summer and Spa Scented Candles: March 25th, August 19th

Countryside Christmas Candles: November 4th

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Tickets only £65.00 Introduction to Sourdough Dip into an traditional methods of making bread

Enter into the world of sourdough bread with our expert Helen from the White Cottage Bakery. She'll teach you the principles of making delicious sourdough bread in our charming Victorian bakery. During the day you will learn how to mix and develop a strong dough: to shape it, prove it and finally to score it and prepare it for baking. You will learn about the process of working with wild yeast: the good bacteria and lactic acid at play within the culture, as well as the care and maintenance of your own starter. You'll follow the story of flour from field to fork with a tour of our working, eighteenth century watermill and get a chance to experiment with our Victorian, wood-fired oven. You'll leave at the end of the day with your own sourdough starter, a proving basket, a dough scraper and all the knowledge you need to start on your own baking journey.

Our Introduction to Sourdough workshop will run on Saturday 15th September from 9:30am till 2:00pm.

What's included?

  • materials for creating a sourdough loaf and a simple soda bread
  • instructions, advice and recipe notes from our expert Helen
  • a proving basket and a dough scraper
  • your own sourdough starter to take home
  • one fully prepared sourdough loaf for you to bake at home
  • tea and coffee
  • admission to Sacrewell for the day for the ticketholder

This workshop is ideal for beginners or intermediates with an interest in baking. It is suitable for anyone aged 16 or over. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Our watermill and bakery are historic buildings situated a 300m walk from our main entrance. The meeting room used as part of the workshop is accessed by a steep set of external stairs and the tour of the watermill will involve climbing narrow, steep stairs with handrails to explore the four storey building. We may be able to offer a parking space closer to the bakery; please contact us by email if this is something you require.

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Tickets only £55.00 Stained Glass Workshop: make a suncatcher During this workshop you will learn the traditional technique of copper foiling from the tutors from Strawberry Glass. You will work with the vibrant and glowing colours of...

During this workshop you will learn the traditional technique of copper foiling from the tutors from Strawberry Glass. You will work with the vibrant and glowing colours of handmade glass, capturing the summer sunshine to create your own unique suncatcher. The workshop will take place on Saturday 21st of July. You can book for either the morning session from 10am-12.30am or the afternoon session from 1.30pm-4pm. The workshop will last two and a half hours.

What's included:

  • instruction from experienced tutors in the technique of copper foiling
  • practice in grinding and cleaning glass pieces
  • all the tools and materials that you will need to create your own suncatcher
  • goggles and gloves to protect you from lead and glass residues when cutting, grinding, leading and soldering
  • tea or coffee and biscuits
  • admission onto the site for the day for the ticketholder

This workshop is suitable for ages 16 and above. Under 18s must be accompanied by a full paying adult.

If you are pregnant or breast feeding you should consult a doctor before booking as some of the materials used have a lead content.

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Tickets only £30.00 Tai Chi Workshop Relax, breath and move in this wonderful workshop.

Tai Chi is a form of breathing and moving that originally began as a martial art in 13th Century China. Today it is recognised as a popular form of exercise that can reduce stress and improve balance, flexibility, strength and stamina. In this introductory workshop at Sacrewell, Susanne will lead you in a series of gentle movements with coordinated breathing to relax you into a mindful state and help you appreciate our beautiful countryside. Susanne teaches the Tian Zhaolin Tia Chi Form which she has personally studied in China.

During the afternoon, you will be taught Qi Gong - a series of breathing and physical exercises for all ages and physical conditions. Qi Gong practice is a simple yet powerful series of exercises to help connect mind, body and spirit and promote a feeling of inner calm. You will be taught movements of the first set of the Tian Zhaolin Large Frame Form and also, weather permitting, engage in a Chi Walk through the farm.

Our Tai Chi workshop will run on Saturday 23rd June from 1:00pm till around 4:00pm.

What's included?

  • an introductory tai chi lesson
  • notes to take home to inspire further practice
  • demonstrations of Tian Zhaolin Taiji (traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan) and Tian Zhaolin Jian (narrow blade sword)
  • light refreshments (jasmine tea, rice crackers and fortune cookies)
  • a tai chi walk (weather permitting)
  • admission to Sacrewell for the day for the ticketholder

This workshop is ideal for beginners and is suitable for all abilities and anyone aged 16 or over. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult.

If weather permits, the workshop will be held on our old, grass tennis court which is a 200m walk from our main entrance and across uneven ground. We may be able to offer a parking space closer to the tennis court; please contact us by email if this is something you require. The alternative, wet weather venue is a function room in our main building.

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Tickets only £20.00 Make a Clay Farm Animal Create your own clay Sacrewell souvenir

Get hands on with one of the oldest art forms on the planet. Simple clay, made from water and earth, has been used to make pots, ceramics and decorative items for thousands of years.

In our children's workshops this summer, you will create your own farm animal from air-drying clay with the help of Richard Gibson, who has 20 years of experience as a practising ceramicist and sculptor.

What’s included?

  • materials and tools for both the adult and the child to create their own clay farm animal
  • 1.5 hours of instruction and advice from Richard
  • admission to Sacrewell for the day for both the adult and child participating in the workshop

This workshop is suitable for children aged between 5 and 12 years old and their accompanying adult. 

The workshop will take place in the Hutton Barn, a historic building situated a 400m walk from our main entrance. We may be able to offer a parking space closer to the Hutton Barn; please contact us by email if this is something you require.

There will be three Make a Clay Farm Animal workshop sessions on each date.

Friday 27th July: 9:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 13:00 or 14:00 - 15:30

Friday 10th August: 9:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 13:00 or 14:00 - 15:30

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Tickets only £70.00 Raku Firing An exciting method of making beautiful ceramics

The raku firing process involves heating a pot until it is glowing red hot, then removing it from the kiln and placing it in a container with combustibles which react with the glazes to produce beautiful, unpredictable designs. This method is a modern twist on the traditional techniques used in raku pottery for Japanese tea ceremonies.

Spend the day with Richard Gibson, a practising ceramicist and sculptor, to experience the excitement of the raku firing process and create your own pots to take away at the end of the day.

Our Raku Firing workshop will run on Sunday 23rd September from 9:30am till 4:00pm.

What's included?

  • materials for dipping and glazing up to 3 ceramic pots
  • instructions, demonstrations and advice from Richard
  • tea and coffee
  • admission to Sacrewell for the day for the ticketholder

This workshop is suitable for anyone aged 16 or over. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult.

This workshop will take place outdoors in the gardens of our farm house which is a 200m walk from our main entrance and across uneven ground. We may be able to offer a parking space closer to the farm house, please contact us by email if this is something you require. 

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