Walford Mill Crafts, Knobcrook Road, off Stone Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1NL
01202 841400  info@walfordmillcrafts.co.uk

Education

 

Adult Workshops: Apr-Jun

April, May, June 2022

List of classes for the full year

Please Note: Booking is essential for all workshops and is done direct with the tutor.

Pre-booked Lunches: Our onsite cafe Happyccino offers a pre-booked lunch menu for workshop attendees, specifically designed so that it will be ready for you at a set break time. If you are interested in taking up this offer please contact your tutor to see whether they are participating in the scheme and for a copy of the menu. Please note that all bookings must be made through your tutor and will require several days advance notice.

 

Sat 2nd Apr - Spoon Carving - Jack Fazey

In this workshop you will learn all the skills and techniques needed to craft your own wooden spoons by hand, using just an axe & knife.

Jack Fazey has been working with wood for over 10 years, carving spoons for about 8 years, and teaching for even longer. In his safe, competent hands you will be guided through the safe use of the axe, sloyd knife and crook knife, as well as shown how to select wood for carving, keep your tools sharp and ultimately how to make some wonderful wooden spoons!

These fun, relaxed, highly regarded workshops run in various beautiful venues in and around Wimborne, Dorset.

Suitable for absolute beginners as well as those who may already have some experience, rest assured you will be guided through each step slowly, thoroughly & enjoyably!

Participants can expect to nish the day with a brand new hobby to continue at home as well as a lovely wooden spoon or two.

10am - 4pm
£80 per person

All tools & wood provided
Drinks/refreshments provided
Please BYO Lunch

Booking and more info at - www.fazeywoodcraft.uk/workshops

Sat 2nd Apr - Driftwood Harbours and Seascapes - Michelle Clements-Davies

A fun day working with driftwood and reclaimed materials to create your very own miniature harbour complete with tiny harbour cottages.

All materials are provided but you are very welcome to bring any special pieces of wood or reclaimed rusty bits to work with.

Step-by-step tuition to guarantee great results, in the very comfortable new education room at Walford Mill.

Please provide your own packed lunch, or you can buy lunch at the wonderful onsite cafe - ask tutor for details

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Time: 10am to 4.30pm
Cost: £80 including materials

To book please email, message or telephone, spaces do tend to book up quickly so please book early to avoid disappointment.

email: driftwoodmich@googlemail.com

Michelle 07843 259594

Sun 3rd Apr - Spoon Carving - Jack Fazey

In this workshop you will learn all the skills and techniques needed to craft your own wooden spoons by hand, using just an axe & knife.

Jack Fazey has been working with wood for over 10 years, carving spoons for about 8 years, and teaching for even longer. In his safe, competent hands you will be guided through the safe use of the axe, sloyd knife and crook knife, as well as shown how to select wood for carving, keep your tools sharp and ultimately how to make some wonderful wooden spoons!

These fun, relaxed, highly regarded workshops run in various beautiful venues in and around Wimborne, Dorset.

Suitable for absolute beginners as well as those who may already have some experience, rest assured you will be guided through each step slowly, thoroughly & enjoyably!

Participants can expect to nish the day with a brand new hobby to continue at home as well as a lovely wooden spoon or two.

10am - 4pm
£80 per person

All tools & wood provided
Drinks/refreshments provided
Please BYO Lunch

CANCELLED

Booking and more info at - www.fazeywoodcraft.uk/workshops

Sun 3rd Apr - Driftwood Harbours and Seascapes - Michelle Clements-Davies

A fun day working with driftwood and reclaimed materials to create your very own miniature harbour complete with tiny harbour cottages.

All materials are provided but you are very welcome to bring any special pieces of wood or reclaimed rusty bits to work with.

Step-by-step tuition to guarantee great results, in the very comfortable new education room at Walford Mill.

Please provide your own packed lunch, or you can buy lunch at the wonderful onsite cafe - ask tutor for details

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Time: 11am to 3.30pm
Cost: £80 including materials

To book please email, message or telephone, spaces do tend to book up quickly so please book early to avoid disappointment.

email: driftwoodmich@googlemail.com

Michelle 07843 259594

Sat 9th Apr - Drawing from Nature - Julie Herring

Get closer to nature, by ‘Drawing from observation’ with tuition and guidance by Artist/Tutor, Julie Herring.

Friendly, adult classes, suitable for beginners and improvers.

Subjects over the various drawing classes with Julie will be Spring & Summer flowers, seasonal flora, hedgerows, shells and a selection of items from the tutor’s own natural collection. Indoor or outdoor sketching. Please bring sketchbooks and pencils and/or watercolours. Other materials provided. Enjoy the Mill, riverbank and natural surroundings for inspiration.

Venue: Walford Mill
Time: 10.30am - 3pm
Cost: £45 per session or £120 for 3 sessions booked together, in advance.

Booking essential. Please call or email Julie for bookings and further information.

Julie Herring, Artist/Tutor
tel: 07720 353454
e: info@earth-art.org.uk www.earth-art.org.uk

Sat 23rd Apr - Introduction to Reduction Lino Cutting - Robin Mackenzie

This one-day workshop is perfect for beginners looking to learn a new technique.

You will be taught the principles of designing for print, how to separate your design into two colours, methods for cutting lino, and how to print a two colour reduction print on Robin's 1854 Albion press.

Venue: Walford Mill
Time: 10.30am - 4pm
Cost: £70 (All materials are provided for each class)

Please contact Robin on 07979 812083 or email robin@robinmackenzie.co.uk to book

Sun 24th Apr - Introduction to Reduction Lino Cutting - Robin Mackenzie

This one-day workshop is perfect for beginners looking to learn a new technique.

You will be taught the principles of designing for print, how to separate your design into two colours, methods for cutting lino, and how to print a two colour reduction print on Robin's 1854 Albion press.

Venue: Walford Mill
Time: 10.30am - 4pm
Cost: £70 (All materials are provided for each class)

Please contact Robin on 07979 812083 or email robin@robinmackenzie.co.uk to book

Fri 29th Apr - Raffia Lampshade Workshop - Claire Richards

Do you have a perfectly lovely small lamp at home that would like a raffia facelift? Perhaps you just love the look of raffia in your home as an interiors material – why not, what’s not to love? Now is your chance to create your own bespoke raffia lampshade finish and also learn how to create many other stunning styles. If you like to upcycle, this is the workshop for you. If you love the look of raffia for your home, this is the workshop for you. If you like to buy a lampshade bargain from a charity shop and give it a raffia face lift...then this is the workshop too.

This is the workshop that gives you the chance to enjoy working with raffia, learn new techniques and take home a lamp that has just enjoyed a lovely raffia face-lift. All raffia supplied, if you have a small table lamp with a shade at home then please bring along. Otherwise there will be a small lampshade available for students to purchase and work on – please note that this may be a charity shop purchase.

Date: Friday 29th April 2022
Time: 10am - 4pm
Cost: £75

CANCELLED

To book contact Claire: allthingsraffia@gmail.com


 

Sat 30th Apr - Stacking Rings Workshop - Natalie Chan

In this full day course, held at the stunning Walford Mill in Wimborne Dorset, you will start at the very beginning with a brief introduction to the essential tools used by Silversmiths and jewellers around the world. The ‘Introduction to stacking rings’ course is designed for complete beginners who want to learn the basic silversmithing techniques. You will then go on to make 3 stacking rings (1 copper and 2 sterling silver) to either gift or wear with pride at the end of the day.

The course will include;

* Introduction to the tools of silversmithing and how to correctly use them to go onto making more goodies at home. (All tools will be provided on the day for you to use).
* Introduction to texturing metals; hammering, line hammering, stamping etc
* Introduction to measuring, cutting and preparing metals for soldering and joining.
* Introduction to filing, sanding, polishing and finishing - to achieve a professional finish.

On the day, once shown how to use the tools, how to achieve a textured surface and how to join metals, you will be guided through making 2 silver stacking rings and 1 copper ring for you to take home in your very own ‘I made this’ pouch.

Time: 10am - 4pm
Cost £80+materials

For further details and to book a place visit:

https://www.peekingduckjewellery.com/product-page/stacking-rings-workshops

Sat 30th Apr - Willow Garden Obelisk - Nina Stockings

Make an impressive 6ft-tall garden obelisk from willow, you can choose from different natural willow colours to make your obelisk
truly individual. Cake and hot drinks provided, please bring your own lunch. We will be working outside so please dress for the weather. Hot drink and cake included please bring your own lunch.

Time: 9.30am – 2.30pm.

Date: 30/4/22 and 1/5/22

Cost £45.

To book: https://cademy.co.uk/green-spiral-willow

For more information please call Nina on 07491 130423 or email: yanina.s.ys@gmail.com

Sun 1st May - Willow Garden Obelisk - Nina Stockings

Make an impressive 6ft-tall garden obelisk from willow, you can choose from different natural willow colours to make your obelisk
truly individual. Cake and hot drinks provided, please bring your own lunch. We will be working outside so please dress for the weather. Hot drink and cake included please bring your own lunch.

Time: 9.30am – 2.30pm.

Date: 30/4/22 and 1/5/22

Cost £45.

To book: https://cademy.co.uk/green-spiral-willow

For more information please call Nina on 07491 130423 or email: yanina.s.ys@gmail.com

Fri 6th May - Sea Glass and Silver Clay Pendants - Grainne Reynolds

See: https://www.timestotreasure.co.uk/classes

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418


 

Sat 7th May - Silver Clay taster sessions - Grainne Reynolds

See: https://www.timestotreasure.co.uk/classes

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418


 

Sun 8th May - Yin Tang Basket Workshop - Nina Stockings

Make this unusual Ying Yang with an integrated rustic handle. During the course you will use several different natural coloured willows and apply different weaving techniques to make your basket completely individual. Enjoy a day of craft with refreshments provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm.

Date: 08/05/22

Cost £75

To book: https://cademy.co.uk/green-spiral-willow

For more information please call Nina on 07491 130423 or email: yanina.s.ys@gmail.com

Fri 20th May - Cat Collage and Clay Workshop - Sarah Redmond-Fareham and Emily Stracey

Did someone say CATS, COLLAGE and CLAY?

Spend a day at Walford Mill celebrating your furry friends with collage artist Sarah Redmond-Fareham and ceramicist Emily Stracey

The day will start with Sarah sharing her scalpel and paper collage techniques to help you create an original artwork of your favourite cat

In the afternoon you will get your paws into clay with Emily who will guide you through the process of making a clay face of your favourite feline

Time: 10am - 3pm
Cost: £80

POSTPONED

Please bring your own lunch or this can be pre ordered through the Happyccino

To book a space or for further information please email sarahredmondfareham@gmail.com or emilystracey@hotmail.com


 

Sat 21st May - Silver Clay Inspired By Nature - Grainne Reynolds

See: https://www.timestotreasure.co.uk/classes

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418

 

Sat 28th May - Drawing from Nature - Julie Herring

Get closer to nature, by ‘Drawing from observation’ with tuition and guidance by Artist/Tutor, Julie Herring.

Friendly, adult classes, suitable for beginners and improvers.

Subjects over the various drawing classes with Julie will be Spring & Summer flowers, seasonal flora, hedgerows, shells and a selection of items from the tutor’s own natural collection. Indoor or outdoor sketching. Please bring sketchbooks and pencils and/or watercolours. Other materials provided. Enjoy the Mill, riverbank and natural surroundings for inspiration.

Venue: Walford Mill
Time: 10.30am - 3pm
Cost: £45 per session or £120 for 3 sessions booked together, in advance.

Booking essential. Please call or email Julie for bookings and further information.

CANCELLED

Julie Herring, Artist/Tutor
tel: 07720 353454
e: info@earth-art.org.uk www.earth-art.org.uk

Sat 18th Jun - Stacking Rings Workshop - Natalie Chan

In this full day course, held at the stunning Walford Mill in Wimborne Dorset, you will start at the very beginning with a brief introduction to the essential tools used by Silversmiths and jewellers around the world. The ‘Introduction to stacking rings’ course is designed for complete beginners who want to learn the basic silversmithing techniques. You will then go on to make 3 stacking rings (1 copper and 2 sterling silver) to either gift or wear with pride at the end of the day.

The course will include;

* Introduction to the tools of silversmithing and how to correctly use them to go onto making more goodies at home. (All tools will be provided on the day for you to use).
* Introduction to texturing metals; hammering, line hammering, stamping etc
* Introduction to measuring, cutting and preparing metals for soldering and joining.
* Introduction to filing, sanding, polishing and finishing - to achieve a professional finish.

On the day, once shown how to use the tools, how to achieve a textured surface and how to join metals, you will be guided through making 2 silver stacking rings and 1 copper ring for you to take home in your very own ‘I made this’ pouch.

Time: 10am - 4pm
Cost £80+materials

For further details and to book a place visit:

https://www.peekingduckjewellery.com/product-page/stacking-rings-workshops

Sat/Sun 18/19th Jun - Ash Splint Basketry - Jack Fazey

Join Fazey Woodcraft for two day's of Ash Splint Basket Making....

Your tutor for the weekend will be the fantastic Michelle Mateo. Michelle is an experienced basket maker & bowl turner, and member of both The Heritage Crafts Association & The Basket Makers Association.

This two day course will see you go from 'Log to Basket'. Beginning with an Ash log, the weekend starts by pounding the ash by hand and then processing the splints yourself into the necessary pieces required. You'll then get the chance to split the splints further, as well learn knife techniques to prepare the ash for weaving.

Next begins the basket, you'll learn about basic weave, and the importance of tension. You’ll also get to understand so much more about the properties of Ash; its durability, its exibility, strengths and weaknesses.

Learning these skills will give you the foundations needed to not only weave baskets yourself, but also how to produce materials yourself, adapt future baskets to your own designs, and a guaranteed appreciation of the mighty Ash Tree.
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Ash Splint Basketry has its roots in the indigenous cultures of North America, and many of the techniques used in the making of these baskets also originate from Europe.

Due to the way Ash trees grow, pounding the logs delaminates them, enabling the harvesting of thin strips of wood. These are then worked further before being woven into baskets.

9am - 5pm
£185 per person

All tools & wood provided
Drinks/refreshments provided
Please BYO Lunch

Don't fancy a full two days of it? One day courses also available.

Booking and more info at - www.fazeywoodcraft.uk/workshops

Sat 19th Jun - Driftwood Harbours and Seascapes - Michelle Clements-Davies

A fun day working with driftwood and reclaimed materials to create your very own miniature harbour complete with tiny harbour cottages.

All materials are provided but you are very welcome to bring any special pieces of wood or reclaimed rusty bits to work with.

Step-by-step tuition to guarantee great results, in the very comfortable new education room at Walford Mill.

Please provide your own packed lunch, or you can buy lunch at the wonderful onsite cafe - ask tutor for details

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Time: 10am to 4.30pm
Cost: £80 including materials

To book please email, message or telephone, spaces do tend to book up quickly so please book early to avoid disappointment.

email: driftwoodmich@googlemail.com

Michelle 07843 259594

Fri 24th Jun - Silver Clay Rock Pool pendants - Grainne Reynolds

See: https://www.timestotreasure.co.uk/classes

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418

Sat 25th Jun - 'Picnic for One' Willow and rush lunch bag/small handbag - Nina Stockings

Make a beautiful willow and rush lunch bag/small handbag with leather or cork handles.
 
During the day you will learn how the willow and rush are harvested and processed. You will learn several key weaving techniques, which you can practice at home to make more baskets. No experience necessary, my workshops are fun and relaxed with small classes so everyone gets lots of hands on help if needed. Refreshments provided, please bring your own lunch.
 

Time:9.30am – 4pm.

Date: 25/6/22

Cost: £75

To book: https://cademy.co.uk/green-spiral-willow

For more information please call Nina on 07491 130423 or email: yanina.s.ys@gmail.com