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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.

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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)

 

Work shops

Date/Time

Workshop Details

Booking Details

Woodturning

Adult Taster Day

Please enquire at Mill Green Museum
10am - 4.30pm

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.

Booking essential
01707 357850

Four Day Course

Please enquire at Mill Green Museum

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

Booking Essential
01707 357850

Be A Miller's Apprentice

Dates by Arrangement
Please enquire at Mill Green Museum
10am to 2:30pm

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

Please enquire at Mill Green Museum
10am - 4pm

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

Booking essential
01707 357850



Willow Working

Willow Plant Support Workshop

Please enquire at Mill Green Museum

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

Dragonfly

Please enquire at Mill Green Museum

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

Booking essential
01707 357850

Garden Bird Feeder Workshop

Please enquire at Mill Green Museum

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

Jewellery Making

Introduction to Jewellery Making

Please enquire at Mill Green Museum

On this beginner's introduction to jewellery making workshop you will:
  • Learn to use beading wire and beads to make bracelets and necklaces
  • Be taught about the different types of beads and components used
  • Discover which tools you need to get started, and when and how to use them
  • Learn some design tips which you can use in the future in your own bracelet and necklace designs
  • Learn where to buy materials and equipment

What is included:

  • All materials and beads needed and use of tools on the day
  • Two pieces of jewellery which you will make and take home at no additional charge (usually one necklace and one bracelet)
  • An information pack to take home, detailing the basic techniques, materials guide, list of recommended suppliers and information sources
  • All refreshments

£30 inc VAT

 

Semi Precious Stones Jewellery Making Workshop

Please enquire at Mill Green Museum
2.30pm - 4.30pm

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

Please enquire at Mill Green Museum
11.00am - 4.00pm

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

November/December 2016
Please enquire at Mill Green Museum
10am to 4pm

Christmas 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

Please enquire at Mill Green Museum
10am to 4pm

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

Booking Courses

To book courses Contact Us.

Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers are available for all of our Taster Days and Courses

Craft Demonstrations

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.


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