Crafts and Wildlife 2024

Exploring Printmaking Weekend

Date:
Fri 22 – Sun 24 March
Price:
£216 (Veranda Room)
£234 (House Room or Garden Cabin)
Non-resident price: £174 (includes meals and tuition)
with…
Vicky Hirsch

An opportunity to try out a range of printmaking techniques using a portable press and no press at all!

We will explore mono-printing, collagraph relief printing, and intaglio.

Back by popular request!

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Making Mosaics Weekend

Date:
Fri 14 – Sun 16 June
Price:
£216 (Veranda Room)
£234 (House Room or Garden Cabin)
Non-resident price: £174 (includes meals and tuition)
with…
Vicky Hirsch

Create a mosaic by recycling old crockery into beautiful panels. Learn how to cut, lay and grout, and enjoy the delights of deliberately smashing china! Vitreous glass tiles, mirrors and nuggets will also be available and please bring your own broken or chipped china to incorporate.

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Willow Basket Making Weekend

Date:
Fri 5 – Sun 7 July Begins 12 noon on the Friday, finishes 4pm on Sunday
Price:
£219 (Veranda Room)
£237 (Farmhouse Room) both prices include 2 nights’ accommodation in the main farmhouse, meals and refreshments and 21/2 days tuition
Non-resident price: £198 (includes meals and tuition)
with…
Tess Wakeling

An opportunity to make willow baskets, handbags, backpacks, lampshades, platters and decorations.

This weekend is suitable for both beginners and for those with experience.

There will be an extra charge of £20 for materials, and options to buy leather straps (£5) if making bags.

Tess taught the willow course here last year, and we have invited her back again due to many requests!

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Women’s Weekend

Date:
Fri 20 – Sun 22 September
Price:
£216 (Veranda Room)
£234 (House Room or Garden Cabin)
Non-resident price: £180 (includes meals and tuition)

A much-requested return of this weekend - to enjoy some favourite activities: doing crafts, reading, talking, walking, listening, yoga, having a sauna, singing, and being, together. We can do whatever we like, and, of course, eat plenty of good farm food.

Note: There will also be an opportunity to book a massage at an extra cost of £45.

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Textile Crafts Weekend

Date:
Fri 4 – Sun 6 October
(begins 12 noon on the Friday, with lunch)
Price:
£216 (Veranda room)
£234 (House Room or Garden Cabin)
Non-resident price: £174 (includes meals and tuition)
with…
Mary Maguire

Immerse yourself in a tactile world of textile crafts.

Learn the art of needle-felting to make soft toys, pincushions, or small sculptures. Also create 2D pictures, embellish clothes or a hat, or make decorative repairs to holes in jumpers. You will learn embroidery stitches to make a work of art, or up-cycle a garment.

Book Textile Crafts Short Break

Mushroom Memories Weekend

Date:
Fri 18 – Sun 20 October
Price:
£198 (Veranda Room)
£216 (House Room)
Children & young people (2-25 yrs) £96
with…
Jean Binney and Martin Hawes

In the woods, on the downs, and in the fields of north Wiltshire, over 100 different species of mushrooms and toadstools have been found on our previous courses.

On this weekend, we shall explore fungal habitats, learn how to identify the big, the bad, and the edible ones while discovering their innumerable medicinal and culinary uses; the latter tested by way of fantastic fry-ups.

Book Mushroom Memories Weekend

Crafts and Wildlife Dates 2024

Fri 22 – Sun 24 March

Exploring Printmaking Weekend

Fri 14 – Sun 16 June

Making Mosaics Weekend

Fri 5 – 7 July

Willow Basket Making Weekend

Fri 20 – Sun 22 September

Women’s Weekend

Fri 4 – 6 October

Textile Crafts Weekend

Fri 18 – Sun 20 October

Mushroom Memories

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