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£45.00 Bread for Beginners Bake your own loaf

There's nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked bread, and a loaf that you've made yourself tastes so much better than anything else. In this half day workshop you'll learn all you need to begin baking your own loaves at home. Under the watchful eye of expert baker Sue Hudson, you'll mill your own flour using a tabletop Mockmill, create a round of soda bread and a Sacrewell loaf from scratch, and practice your kneading skills.The bread that you bake will be yours to take home, as long as you can withstand the temptation to nibble on it.

The workshop takes place in our Victorian bakery so you can be inspired by the history of the building. Fans of Victorian Bakers on BBC 2 might recognise the room, as it was used to film the first ever episode. Our wood fired Victorian oven will be ablaze to keep you cosy, but we'll use a modern oven to bake your loaves to ensure their success.

Our Bread for Beginners workshop will run on Saturday 29th February from 11am to 1pm. Tickets cost £45 per person.

What's included?

  • materials for creating a Sacrewell loaf and a simple soda bread
  • instructions, advice and recipe notes from our expert, Sue
  • a tour of our working watermill
  • admission to Sacrewell for the day for the ticketholder

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

There will be long periods of standing during the workshop. 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 you are interested in participating in this workshop and you have any questions about accessibility. 

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£50.00 Herbs for Healing: Tinctures & Cream Making Spend a morning with our medical herbalist Ginny

Take a morning walk through Sacrewell Farm with Ginny from The Broad Street Practice in Stamford. She’ll be sharing her knowledge and expertise from over 15 years of experience as a medical herbalist.

On your walk you’ll identify commonly used medicinal plants and trees and learn about their active constituents and medicinal properties. Next, you’ll head into the kitchen to learn how to make tinctures (the most common form of herbal preparation used by western medical herbalists) and skin creams. We will make a healing skin cream on the day, and you’ll learn how to adapt the recipe to make different types of creams at home.

Our Herbs for Healing: Tincture & Cream Making workshop will run from 10:00am till 1:00pm and will cost £50 per person.

What's included?

  • a guided herb walk around the grounds of Sacrewell
  • information on the active constituents and medicinal uses of various plants
  • access to Ginny’s wealth of knowledge of herbal medicine
  • materials for making your own 100ml tincture and a jar of cream
  • tea and coffee
  • admission to Sacrewell for the day for the ticketholder

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

This workshop includes a guided 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 access.

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£70.00 Willow Weaving: Doorstop Create a beautiful willow structure for your home

Fancy a day out learning a new skill? Or perhaps you have done some willow weaving before and would like to create something a bit different?

Work in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, learning several basic willow weaving techniques to create a beautiful, functional door stop. 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. The small size of this group allows for each participant to work at their own pace, with 1 to 1 support where necessary.

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 7th December from 10:00am till 4:30pm. There are just 6 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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£55.00 Stained Glass Workshop: 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 join the pieces of...

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 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 30th November 2019 from 10.30am-3pm. 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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£55.00 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 Saturday 14th December and will cost £55 per person. There are two sessions available to choose from: the morning session will run from 10:00am till 12:30pm and the afternoon session will run from 1:30pm to 4pm.

What's included?

  • materials for creating your own festive door wreath
  • instructions and advice from local florist, Rebecca
  • tea and coffee, and some festive nibbles
  • 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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£40.00 Chocolate Workshop: Festive Truffles Join Barbara from Stamford Heavenly Chocolates as she guides you to create, fill and decorate a selection of delicious chocolate truffles for the festive season. You will be...

Join Barbara from Stamford Heavenly Chocolates as she guides you to create, fill and decorate a selection of delicious chocolate truffles for the festive season.

You will be provided with everything you need to produce 16 truffles in a range of delightful flavours in this fun and creative workshop. Using a splendid range of boxes, bags, ribbons and bows, you will also design the packaging for your chocolate masterpiece. At the end of the experience, you will take home a luxurious Christmas treat you can give to someone special (or keep for yourself!).

Our Festive Truffle Making workshop will run on Saturday 23rd November from 1pm to 4pm. Tickets cost £40 per person.

What is included?

  • ingredients for creating a selection of 16 chocolate truffles in a range of flavours
  • instructions and guidance from our expert, Barbara
  • materials to package your chocolate truffles
  • tea and coffee
  • admission to Sacrewell for the day for the ticket holder

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners, as full guidance will be given. It is suitable for anyone aged 16 or over. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult.

The function room used for the workshop is located on the ground floor, a short walk from the main car park.

If you have any allergies please contact us by email before booking.

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£40.00 Festive Needle Felt Robin Enjoy a festive day learning the art of needle felting. In this festive workshop you will learn how to make a charming little 3D needle felted red robin made from wool. You will be...

Enjoy a festive day learning the art of needle felting. In this festive workshop you will learn how to make a charming little 3D needle felted red robin made from wool. You will be shown techniques of how to make the body of the robin and then how to add in the details using a specialist felting needle. Your felted bird will take pride of place on your Christmas tree or in your home!

Our Festive Needle Felt Robin workshop will run on Saturday 16th November from 10:00am till 4:00pm and will cost £40 per person.  

What's included?

  • materials for making your own needle felted Robin
  • instructions and advice from our expert, Heidi
  • tea and coffee
  • admission to Sacrewell for the day for the ticket holder

This workshop is fun and informal; ideal for both beginners and people with felting knowledge. It is suitable for anyone aged 16 or older, but those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult who has also purchased a Needle Felt Robin workshop ticket.

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