Following the Bank Holiday, bin collections will be one day later than usual this week including a collection on Saturday 7 May. More information here.
Craft Courses and Workshops
A variety of workshops, courses and taster sessions are available in the beautiful setting of Mill Green on subjects as diverse as wood turning, photography, quilting, bee keeping and more. They are all friendly, practical and taught by experts. A programme of FREE craft demonstrations is run on Sundays and some Bank Holiday Mondays throughout the summer months to coincide with the serving of Cream Teas.
For a great birthday or Christmas gift with a difference, why not get one of our Gift Vouchers! (Valid for all our courses and workshops)
Adult Taster Day
Learn from local craftsman Colin Smith about different woods, use a lathe and produce at least one item to take home at the end of the day.
Refreshments will be provided as well as all of the equipment and materials.
£45 inc. VAT.
Four Day Course
Following on from our taster course, you can build your skills and also your confidence on our 4 day beginners workshop and take home some beautiful pieces. The course is based in our garage workshop under the expert guidance of Colin Smith, a gifted wood turning craftsman.
Each wood working student will be given instruction on tool maintenance and have the use of their own dedicated lathe throughout the course. Over the four days the students will produce a turned bowl as well as some spindle works in the form of candlesticks or alternative pieces using the same technique.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided as well as all of the equipment and materials.
£350 inc VAT
Be A Miller's Apprentice
Dates by Arrangement
There has been a watermill at Mill Green for over 1000 years. Become part of its tradition by learning to mill, as many others have done before you here. Invite a friend to join you, enjoy a delicious home made lunch and then bake a loaf of bread with the flour you have made.
£120 inc VAT per person or £190 for two.
Beginners Patchwork and Quilting Workshop
This craft has a long tradition of up-cycling old shirts and dresses into heirloom pieces. In this workshop you will make a scented mug rug in the Log Cabin Design using vintage fabrics and lavender.
Bring a packed lunch. Refreshments, materials and equipment will be supplied.
£40 inc. VAT
Willow Plant Support Workshop
|Create some interest and height in your borders - a willow wigwam will support sweet peas or clematis. Suitable for beginners, you will learn simple and useful techniques to make a useful structure for your garden. Wigwam - approx 5′ tall. To allow for preparation of materials please book by 3rd April. Bring a packed lunch and some sharp secateurs, if you have them. Refreshment's will be provided as well as all of the materials.||£75 inc VAT|
Learn to make a beautiful willow dragonfly for you wall or garden in this beginners willow workshop. Hazel Godfrey will teach you techniques for a basic weave, spiral plait, and random weave. To allow for preparation of materials please book by 15th May.
Bring a packed lunch and some sharp secateurs, if you have them. Refreshments will be provided as well as the natural materials.
£60 inc VAT
Garden Bird Feeder Workshop
|Create a wildlife haven at home. Come and join our course tutor Richard Deacon, a local artisan craftsman and make his nature welcoming feeders for your garden friends. Bring a packed lunch. Refreshments, materials and equipment will be supplied.||£40 inc VAT|
Introduction to Jewellery Making
|On this beginner's introduction to jewellery making workshop you will:|
What is included:
£30 inc VAT
Semi Precious Stones Jewellery Making Workshop
|Learn from tutor Kathryn Parratt how to use fine 'Tiger tail' jewellery wire and crimps with pearls, semi precious stones and Swarovski crystals to make a beautiful 'illusion' style necklace. Find out about different beads and components, tools needed and how to use them, and design tips.|
All materials provided.
|£70 inc VAT|
Simply Charming - Intermediate Jewellery Making Workshop
|Some prior jewellery making experience or an aptitude and reasonable skill level for crafts recommended.|
Using the correct techniques, work with head pins and jump rings to make: Earrings, Charm Bracelets, Key Rings, and Pendants
Bring a packed lunch.
|£70 inc VAT|
The Christmas Vintage Paper Workshop
Come and spend a day making Christmas gifts and decorations with vintage books, sheet music, old maps and other decorative papers.
If you ever wanted to know how to make a Christmas tree or angel from a folded book, now's your chance. There will be ideas on how to make some lovely Christmas cards and gift tags with some interesting ways to wrap your gifts using buttons and ribbons and a sprig or two of herbs. Enjoy a lovely day away from it all at the Museum and go home buzzing with ideas for a home made traditional festive Christmas.
All materials provided.
|£45 inc VAT|
Garden Bird Box Workshop
|Create a wildlife haven at home. Come and join our course tutor Richard Deacon, a local artisan craftsman and make his nature welcoming bird boxes for your garden friends. Bring a packed lunch. Refreshments, materials and equipment will be supplied. The course fee is £40 including VAT||£40 inc VAT|
To book courses Contact Us.
Gift vouchers are available for all of our Taster Days and Courses
A programme of FREE craft demonstrations is run on Sundays and some Bank Holiday Mondays throughout the summer months to coincide with the serving of Cream Teas. Details are shown on the Family Fun page.