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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 £55.00 Stained Glass Workshop: create festive decorations Explore the skills of stained glass copper foiling and make colourful decorations for the festive season. You'll be using copper tape and solder to make join the pieces...

Explore the skills of stained glass copper foiling and make colourful decorations for the festive season. You'll be using copper tape and solder to make join the pieces of glass in a technique developed in the Tiffany Studios. The workshop will have a relaxed environment with plenty of individual attention and there will be a large selection of coloured and textured glass pieces to choose from.  At the end of the day you will take your handmade decorations home with you.

The workshop will take place on Saturday 8th December 2018 from 10.30am-3pm. The workshop will last three and a three quarter hours. There will be a break for lunch between 12.15pm-1pm. Lunch will not be provided.

What skills will I learn?

  • selecting suitable glass to create your unique festive decorations
  •  preparing the edges of the glass for foiling  
  • applying copper foil tape
  • soldering the seams and attaching hanging rings
  •  polishing ready for display

What's Included:

  • use of tools and materials
  • light refreshment
  • 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.

As there is a lead content in the solder please take medical advice before booking if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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Tickets only £30.00 Sparkling Snowflakes - Embroidered Decorations Bring sparkle to your home this festive season

Add sparkle to the festive season with this stunning hand-embroidered snowflake. Learn a variety of hand embroidery stitches in traditional counted thread techniques combined with contemporary beadwork. You'll be taken through the design by the embroidery tutor, Amberley, who graduated with a degree in hand embroidery from the Royal School of Needlework.

Our Sparkling Snowflake workshop will run on Saturday 17th November from 10:00am till 1:00pm and will cost £30 per person.

What's included?

  • materials for creating your own hanging snowflake decoration
  • instructions and advice from Amberley, a graduate of the Royal School of Needlework
  • a box to take your decoration home in
  • experience in traditional counted thread embroidery and contemporary embellishment techniques
  • tea and coffee
  • admission to Sacrewell for the day for the ticketholder

This workshop is suitable for beginners with no prior experience or intermediates who would like to learn a new technique. It is suitable for anyone aged 16 or over. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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Tickets only £70.00 Stool Making: Green Woodworking Use traditional techniques to create a three-legged stool

Make a rustic, three-legged stool that will be useful in your own home or to give as a great present. Learn basic green woodworking skills with Mike Sweeney, our experienced tutor from Nene Coppicing and Crafts.

Green woodworking involves working with freshly felled wood in a traditional manner. As the wood is still soft, you will cleave the wood along it's natural grain, creating a product that is structurally very strong.

Our Stool Making workshop will run on Saturday 17th November from 10:00am till 4:30pm. There are just 5 spaces available on this small group course, which costs £70 per person. 

What's included?

  • materials for creating your rustic, three-legged stool
  • experience in green woodworking techniques
  • working on a shave horse using a draw knife and other basic tools to shape the seat
  • instructions and advice from our expert
  • tea and coffee
  • admission to Sacrewell for the day for the ticketholder

This workshop is ideal for anyone from absolute beginners to experienced carpenters who would like to try expand their skills. It is suitable for those aged 16 or over. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult.

The Nene Coppicing and Crafts workshop at Sacrewell is situated approximately 75m from our main entrance and has an uneven, cobbled floor. We may be able to offer a parking space closer to the workshop; please contact us by email if this is something you require.

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Tickets only £70.00 Willow Weaving: Doorstop Create a round base and try different ways to weave willow

Looking for an unusual Christmas present? Come and make a willow door stop. Learn how to create a round base and use different weaves to create this eye-catching object with Andrea Togher, our experienced tutor from Nene Coppicing and Crafts. The doorstop is weighted with a large stone, on which you can write a message or a quote to make it into a very personalised gift.

Weaving of willow, hazel and oak has been happening in Britain since Roman times. In this workshop you'll be using historical skills to create a modern, sculptural object.

Our Willow Weaving: Doorstop workshop will run on Saturday 24th November from 10:00am till 4:30pm. There are just 4 spaces available on this small group course, which costs £70 per person. 

What's included?

  • materials for creating your personalised, willow door stop
  • experience in making a round base and using a French randing weave
  • instructions and advice from our expert
  • tea and coffee
  • admission to Sacrewell for the day for the ticketholder

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

The Nene Coppicing and Crafts workshop at Sacrewell is situated approximately 75m from our main entrance and has an uneven, cobbled floor. We may be able to offer a parking space closer to the workshop; please contact us by email if this is something you require.

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Tickets only £35.00 Rustic Willow Wreath Give your home a festive feel with a handmade willow wreath

Give your home a festive feel with a hand made, rustic willow wreath. Andrea and Claudine, our experienced tutors from Nene Coppicing and Crafts, will help you master the techniques needed to weave your own willow wreath and create a traditional decoration for your home. 

Our Rustic Willow Wreath workshop will run on Saturday 8th December from 10:00am till 1:00pm. There are just 6 spaces available on this small group course, which costs £35 per person. 

What's included?

  • materials for creating and decorating your rustic willow wreath
  • experience in traditional willow techniques
  • instructions and advice from our experts
  • tea and coffee
  • admission to Sacrewell for the day for the ticketholder

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

The Nene Coppicing and Crafts workshop at Sacrewell is situated approximately 75m from our main entrance and has an uneven, cobbled floor. We may be able to offer a parking space closer to the workshop; please contact us by email if this is something you require.

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Tickets only £45.00 Christmas Wrapped Up: Printing Carve a rubber stamp and custom print your own gift wrap with matching tags

Make your Christmas gifts stand out from all the others under the tree with custom printed gift wrap and matching gift tags.

Local artist and designer Tina Firkins will teach you how to carve your own rubber stamp, inspired by the beautiful countryside here at Sacrewell Farm. You can then combine your stamp with a selection made by Tina to produce a set of gift wrap and gift tags that will give your presents a truly personal touch.

Our Christmas Wrapped Up: Printing workshop will run on Sunday 18th November from 10am till 1pm.

What's included?

  • materials for creating your own custom printed gift wrap and tags
  • instructions and advice from artist and designer Tina
  • your own hand carved rubber stamp
  • tea and coffee
  • admission to Sacrewell for the day for the ticketholder

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

Our mill house is a historic building situated a 300m walk from our main entrance. The kitchen used for the workshop is on the ground floor of the building with slightly raised door frames at the entrance. We may be able to offer a parking space closer to the mill house; please contact us by email if this is something you require.

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Tickets only £50.00 Festive Floristry: Door Wreath Craft a door wreath to welcome your festive visitors

Give your visitors an especially warm welcome this year with a door wreath you have crafted yourself. Our experienced tutor Rebecca from The Botanical Flower Studio will guide you through the process of selecting, preparing and presenting foliage and flowers to create a stunning wreath. Rebecca believes in sourcing local, seasonal materials as much as possible and will be inviting you to use holly and ivy from around Sacrewell farm as part of your design.

Our Festive Floristry: Door Wreath workshop will run on Sunday 16th December from 10:00am till 12:30pm and will cost £50 per person. There is a £10 discount if you book this workshop in a bundle with our Festive Floristry: Table Decoration workshop which is running on the same date. If you wish to take advantage of this offer, please purchase the Festive Floristry Bundle which can be found by scrolling to the bottom of our main workshops page.

What's included?

  • materials for creating your own festive door wreath
  • instructions and advice from local florist, Rebecca
  • tea and coffee
  • admission to Sacrewell for the day for the ticketholder

This workshop is suitable for beginners with no prior experience. It is suitable for anyone aged 16 or over. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Our mill house is a historic building situated a 300m walk from our main entrance. The rooms used for the workshop are on the ground floor of the building with slightly raised door frames at the entrance. We may be able to offer a parking space closer to the mill house; please contact us by email if this is something you require.

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Tickets only £40.00 Everyday Mindfulness Take inspiration from the changing seasons with our mindfulness tutor

Take inspiration from the changing seasons and learn some mindfulness practices to take you through winter and into spring. Barbara Reid, a professional teacher of Mindfulness programmes for the past 10 years, will be your guide.  Using ideas from nature, writings about the seasons, and simple practices, we’ll discover what it means to be mindful in an everyday sense. And we’ll also gather together a storehouse of practical tips and exercises that can both help us savour our moments and stay balanced when times are bumpy.

Our Everyday Mindfulness workshop will run on Sunday 27th January from 10:00am till 1:00pm and will cost £40 per person.

What’s included:

  •  A half day of tuition and practice with Barbara
  • Supporting learning materials that you can take away with you
  • A guided mindful walk through the farm
  • Tea and coffee
  • Admission to Sacrewell for the day for the ticketholder

The workshop is suitable for complete beginners, as well as people who have learned mindfulness before. It is suitable for anyone aged 16 or over. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult.

This workshop includes a mindful walk around the farm that will be taken at a slow pace but may last up to one hour. Please contact us if you would like to participate in the workshop and have questions about accessing the mindful walk activity.

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Tickets only £50.00 Festive Floristry: Table Decoration Create a table decoration worth discussing over dinner

Bring a personal touch to your festive table with a decoration you have crafted yourself. Our experienced tutor Rebecca from The Botanical Flower Studio will guide you through the process of selecting, preparing and presenting foliage and flowers to create a centrepiece worth discussing over dinner. Rebecca believes in sourcing local, seasonal materials as much as possible and will be inviting you to use holly and ivy from around Sacrewell farm as part of your design.

Our Festive Floristry: Table Decoration workshop will run on Sunday 16th December from 1:30pm till 4:00pm and will cost £50 per person. There is a £10 discount if you book this workshop in a bundle with our Festive Floristry: Door Wreath workshop which is running on the same date. If you wish to take advantage of this offer, please purchase the Festive Floristry Bundle which can be found by scrolling to the bottom of our main workshops page.

What's included?

  • materials for creating your own festive table decoration
  • instructions and advice from local florist, Rebecca
  • tea and coffee
  • admission to Sacrewell for the day for the ticketholder

This workshop is suitable for beginners with no prior experience. It is suitable for anyone aged 16 or over. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Our mill house is a historic building situated a 300m walk from our main entrance. The rooms used for the workshop are on the ground floor of the building with slightly raised door frames at the entrance. We may be able to offer a parking space closer to the mill house; please contact us by email if this is something you require.

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