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£50.00 Felt Workshop: Landscapes Enjoy a day learning how to make a piece of handmade felt using simple wet felt making techniques. You will have the opportunity to use a range of colourful merino wool tops and...

Enjoy a day learning how to make a piece of handmade felt using simple wet felt making techniques. You will have the opportunity to use a range of colourful merino wool tops and other natural fibres to create shapes and textures within your felt design inspired by landscapes or seascapes. We will focus on blending techniques with wool carders to create ‘painterly’ areas within your felt piece. You will also have the option to add extra decorative embroidery and stitching when you get home.

Our Felted Farm Landscapes workshop will run on Saturday 25th May from 10:00am till 4:00pm and will cost £50 per person.

What's included?

  • materials for making your own felt landscape
  • instructions and advice from Heidi
  • a sheep shearing show and the chance to feel a freshly sheared fleece
  • tea and coffee
  • admission to Sacrewell for the day for the ticket holder

This workshop is ideal for beginners or students with some felting knowledge. It is suitable for anyone aged 16 or above. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult.

The sheep shearing show will take place in unheated outbuildings situated a 300m walk from our main entrance, with uneven floors. Please contact us if you would like to participate in this workshop and have questions about access.

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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 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 workshops will run on Sunday 3rd March. Join our morning session from 10:00am till 12:00 noon or our afternoon session from 1:00pm till 3:00pm. 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
  • tea and coffee
  • 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.

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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£125.00 Beginner's Dry Stone Walling Try a traditional skill and help conserve the Sacrewell site

Join our tutor, Richard Donayou, for two days of training in this traditional skill. The course teaches the basic principles of dry stone walling which will involve hands on setting out and building. At the end of the course, you will have a good knowledge of the history of local walls, an understanding of the tools to use and the skills to set out your own wall and lay stone proficiently. Enjoy working at your own pace in a structured but informal atmosphere.

Our Beginner's Dry Stone Walling workshop will run on two separate dates in 2019: Saturday and Sunday 9-10 March and Thursday and Friday 21-22nd March, from 9:00am till 4:00pm. There are just 7 spaces available on each two day course, which costs £125 per person. 

What's included?

  • learning the basic principles of dry stone walling and the history and styles of walling in our local area 
  • experience in hands on setting out and building.
  • opportunity to contribute to the contribution of Sacrewell's valuable local dry stone walls
  • safety instruction and guidance from the instructor
  • tea and coffee
  • admission to Sacrewell for the two days for the ticketholder

You should be reasonably fit and healthy to complete this course. Stone walling does not require great physical strength. It is suitable for those aged 16 or over. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult. If you have any medical conditions which you think that your instructor should know about, you should inform him. Serious injuries in walling are rare, but care is needed when handling and working with stones to avoid back, hand, feet and eye injuries.

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£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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£35.00 Foraging Walk Take a tour of the wild edibles in our hedgerows

Take a stroll in the Cambridgeshire countryside with Kerry and she'll open your eyes to the wild edibles that are all around. She'll introduce you to commonly growing wild foods and teach you how to avoid poisonous lookalikes. You'll also get to sample a range of delicious wild food foraging treats such as drinking vinegars, salts, syrups, jams and fruit leathers, along the way.

Our Foraging Walk workshop will run on Sunday 14th April from 1:30pm till 5:00pm and will cost £35 per person.

What's included?

  • a guided walk with our expert forager Kerry
  • information on how to identify common wild foods
  • tips on harvesting and recipe ideas
  • samples of wild food foraging treats
  • admission to Sacrewell for the day for the ticketholder

This workshop is suitable for beginners with no prior experience or those who would like to expand their knowledge. It is suitable for anyone aged 16 or over. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult. Unfortunately we we are not able to accept dogs on this walking workshop.

The walk will last around three and a half hours at a leisurely pace and will be on uneven terrain.

Course participants agree that anything they sample on the course is entirely at their own risk and understand that allergic reactions may occur even with only very small amounts of new foods.

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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 on Sunday 23rd June 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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