Traditional Crafts

  • Trading Places Wood Carving - one day course
    17th October 2020
    9:15 am - 5:00 pm
  • Trading Places Wood Carving - one day course
    18th October 2020
    9:15 am - 5:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to learn the traditional craft of Wood Carving? This one day course is suitable for those just starting out and also for carvers who would like to develop their skills further. The day starts with the introduction of the tools and techniques and materials used for making a wood carving by hand. This (more…)


  • Trading Places Spoon Carving - introductory course
    22nd October 2020
    9:15 am - 5:00 pm

Spoon Carving Introductory Day Wooden spoons have been carved for thousands of years and, for most of the population, continued as an eating utensil until relatively recently. ‘Spoon’ was originally an Anglo-Saxon word that meant ‘a chip of wood’. Spoon carving requires only a few tools and within hours you can create a unique and (more…)


  • Trading Places Rustic Furniture - two day course
    24th October 2020 - 25th October 2020
    9:15 am - 5:00 pm

Introduction to Green Woodworking This introductory Green Woodwork course is an ideal opportunity to try a great traditional craft by making a piece of charming rustic furniture . You’ll start this course by being given pieces of a simple ash log and end it with your own unique, hand crafted, rustic stool or small table! Traditional tools (more…)


  • Trading Places Blacksmithing - introductory course
    11th November 2020
    9:15 am - 5:00 pm
  • Trading Places Blacksmithing - introductory course
    12th November 2020
    9:15 am - 5:00 pm
  • Trading Places Blacksmithing - introductory course
    13th November 2020
    9:15 am - 5:00 pm
  • Trading Places Blacksmithing - introductory course
    14th November 2020
    9:15 am - 5:00 pm

This Trading Places course introduces the basic skills of Blacksmithing, a trade that used to be found in every village and was at the heart of countryside life for hundreds of years. You will learn about managing the forge and heating your steel to around 1200 degrees Celsius. Discover the techniques of drawing down and shaping the (more…)