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

Education

 

Adult Workshops: Jan-Mar

January, February, March 2021

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

List of classes for the full year

2021 Due to the current need for social distancing the education space has been expanded into the adjoining gallery area to give a 2m+ spacing between student desks.  If you are uncertain about how this might affect your enjoyment of the class, do please come along and have a look at the class area any time the Mill is open.

Sat 9th Jan - Harbour Workshop - 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.

Refreshments are provided throughout the day, please provide your own packed lunch or you can buy lunch at the wonderful onsite cafe.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Time: 11am to 4.00pm
Cost: £80 per person

The cost for the day is £80, payable when booking.

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

CANCELLED/POSTPONED

email: driftwoodmich@googlemail.com

Michelle 07843 259594

Sat 16th Jan - Bark Containers - Jack Fazey

Join Fazey Woodcraft for a chance to have a go at making your own tree bark storage containers!

Bark containers are one of, if not the oldest way to contain foodstuffs, liquids & other goods. In this workshop we will be using methods and materials that span back thousands of years into pre-history to create a beautiful, strong & sustainable container from Birch Bark. This style of container is possibly my favourite of all. An ingenuous method of making which involves clever finger tab joints and friction. No glue, no nails, no modern materials. An immensely satisfying experience.

A history of the use of bark, roots & wood plus examples of harvesting, storing and working with these materials will lead us up to the main task of the day, creating your very own natural tupperware.

The gathering and harvesting of materials for projects such as this is completely dependent on the seasons. Spring is the time to gather materials, as the sap is running and the bark peels off the tree easily. Every spring I gather, dry and store materials in preparation for courses. The one exception to this is Birch bark. Due to our relatively mild winters Birch bark in the UK is unsuitable for making into containers. Thankfully, there are many crafts people still active in Northern Europe harvesting and supplying Birch Bark for the uses mentioned above.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts in Wimborne
10am till approx 4pm.

All tools & materials are provided.  Please Bring Your Own Lunch.

CANCELLED/POSTPONED

COVID - 19 Please note all scheduled workshops will be running, adhering to government guidelines. If the situation changes and a workshop has to be rescheduled due to covid-19 a voucher or refund will be offered.

 

Sun 17th Jan - Bark Containers - Jack Fazey

Join Fazey Woodcraft for a chance to have a go at making your own tree bark storage containers!

Bark containers are one of, if not the oldest way to contain foodstuffs, liquids & other goods. In this workshop we will be using methods and materials that span back thousands of years into pre-history to create a beautiful, strong & sustainable container from Birch Bark. This style of container is possibly my favourite of all. An ingenuous method of making which involves clever finger tab joints and friction. No glue, no nails, no modern materials. An immensely satisfying experience.

A history of the use of bark, roots & wood plus examples of harvesting, storing and working with these materials will lead us up to the main task of the day, creating your very own natural tupperware.

The gathering and harvesting of materials for projects such as this is completely dependent on the seasons. Spring is the time to gather materials, as the sap is running and the bark peels off the tree easily. Every spring I gather, dry and store materials in preparation for courses. The one exception to this is Birch bark. Due to our relatively mild winters Birch bark in the UK is unsuitable for making into containers. Thankfully, there are many crafts people still active in Northern Europe harvesting and supplying Birch Bark for the uses mentioned above.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts in Wimborne
10am till approx 4pm.

All tools & materials are provided. Please Bring Your Own Lunch.

CANCELLED/POSTPONED

COVID - 19 Please note all scheduled workshops will be running, adhering to government guidelines. If the situation changes and a workshop has to be rescheduled due to covid-19 a voucher or refund will be offered.

Sat 23rd Jan - Harbour Workshop - 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.

Refreshments are provided throughout the day, please provide your own packed lunch or you can buy lunch at the wonderful onsite cafe.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Time: 11am to 4.00pm
Cost: £80 per person

The cost for the day is £80, payable when booking.

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

CANCELLED/POSTPONED

email: driftwoodmich@googlemail.com

Michelle 07843 259594

Sat 30th Jan - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

Postponed to 10th July

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418

 

Sat 30th Jan - Spoon Carving - Jack Fazey

Join Fazey Woodcraft and learn the art of spoon carving!

POSTPONED to 13th Mar

Sun 31st Jan - Spoon Carving - Jack Fazey

Join Fazey Woodcraft and learn the art of spoon carving!


POSTPONED to 14th Mar

Sun 31st Jan - Basket Weaving - Bird Feeder - Nina Stockings

Come along and make two attractive willow bird feeders, one to fill with fat balls and another, corn dolly style, to fill with suet. These make great additions to your garden or thoughtful handmade gifts.

Our wild birds rely on this extra feed during the cold and wet weather and will be regular visitors to your feeders.

Note: Morning and Afternoon sessions

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Postponed to 30th April
Time: 10am to 12.30pm and 13.30pm to 4pm
Cost: £30 per session, includes refreshments.

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

Fri 5th Feb - Raffia Workshop - Claire Richards

More details shortly

POSTPONED to 26th March

Claire Richards 07722 828879

 

Sat 6th Feb - Calligraphy - Neil Ingham

More details shortly

CANCELLED/POSTPONED

 

Sun 7th Feb - Harbour Workshop - 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.

Refreshments are provided throughout the day, please provide your own packed lunch or you can buy lunch at the wonderful onsite cafe.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Time: 11am to 4.00pm
Cost: £80 per person

The cost for the day is £80, payable when booking.

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

CANCELLED/POSTPONED

email: driftwoodmich@googlemail.com

Michelle 07843 259594

Fri 12th Feb - Living Willow Garden Sculpture - with Nina Stockings

Make an amazing 5’ tall living willow sculpture for your garden, which will last for years and provide new deep red willow withies for you to cut and weave with each year. You will learn some basic weaving techniques and learn about how the willow is grown and processed. Plant pot and compost supplied.

Refreshments are included.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Friday 12th February 2021
Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm
Cost: £55 per person

POSTPONED to 2nd April

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

Sat 13th Feb - Living Willow Garden Sculpture - with Nina Stockings

Make an amazing 5’ tall living willow sculpture for your garden, which will last for years and provide new deep red willow withies for you to cut and weave with each year. You will learn some basic weaving techniques and learn about how the willow is grown and processed. Plant pot and compost supplied.

Refreshments are included.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Saturday 13th February 2021
Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm
Cost: £55 per person

POSTPONED to 4th April

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

Sun 14th Feb - Living Willow Garden Sculpture - with Nina Stockings

Make an amazing 5’ tall living willow sculpture for your garden, which will last for years and provide new deep red willow withies for you to cut and weave with each year. You will learn some basic weaving techniques and learn about how the willow is grown and processed. Plant pot and compost supplied.

Refreshments are included.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Sunday 14th February 2021
Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm
Cost: £55 per person

POSTPONED to 5th April

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

Fri 19th Feb - Spoon Carving - Jack Fazey

Join Fazey Woodcraft and learn the art of spoon carving!

POSTPONED to 28th May

Sat 20th Feb - Harbour Workshop - 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.

Refreshments are provided throughout the day, please provide your own packed lunch or you can buy lunch at the wonderful onsite cafe.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Time: 11am to 4.00pm
Cost: £80 per person

CANCELLED/POSTPONED

The cost for the day is £80, payable when booking.

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 20th Feb - Spoon Carving - Jack Fazey

Join Fazey Woodcraft and learn the art of spoon carving!

POSTPONED to 29th May

Sun 21st Feb - 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)

CANCELLED

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

 

Sun 21st Feb - Spoon Carving - Jack Fazey

Join Fazey Woodcraft and learn the art of spoon carving!

POSTPONED to 30th May

Sat 27th Feb - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

POSTPONED to 19th March

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418

 

Sat 5th Mar - Bark Containers - Jack Fazey

Join Fazey Woodcraft for a chance to have a go at making your own tree bark storage containers!

Bark containers are one of, if not the oldest way to contain foodstuffs, liquids & other goods. In this workshop we will be using methods and materials that span back thousands of years into pre-history to create a beautiful, strong & sustainable container from Birch Bark. This style of container is possibly my favourite of all. An ingenuous method of making which involves clever finger tab joints and friction. No glue, no nails, no modern materials. An immensely satisfying experience.

A history of the use of bark, roots & wood plus examples of harvesting, storing and working with these materials will lead us up to the main task of the day, creating your very own natural tupperware.

The gathering and harvesting of materials for projects such as this is completely dependent on the seasons. Spring is the time to gather materials, as the sap is running and the bark peels off the tree easily. Every spring I gather, dry and store materials in preparation for courses. The one exception to this is Birch bark. Due to our relatively mild winters Birch bark in the UK is unsuitable for making into containers. Thankfully, there are many crafts people still active in Northern Europe harvesting and supplying Birch Bark for the uses mentioned above.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts in Wimborne
10am till approx 4pm.

All tools & materials are provided. Please Bring Your Own Lunch.

POSTPONED to 31st July

COVID - 19 Please note all scheduled workshops will be running, adhering to government guidelines. If the situation changes and a workshop has to be rescheduled due to covid-19 a voucher or refund will be offered.

Sun 6th Mar - Bark Containers - Jack Fazey

Join Fazey Woodcraft for a chance to have a go at making your own tree bark storage containers!

Bark containers are one of, if not the oldest way to contain foodstuffs, liquids & other goods. In this workshop we will be using methods and materials that span back thousands of years into pre-history to create a beautiful, strong & sustainable container from Birch Bark. This style of container is possibly my favourite of all. An ingenuous method of making which involves clever finger tab joints and friction. No glue, no nails, no modern materials. An immensely satisfying experience.

A history of the use of bark, roots & wood plus examples of harvesting, storing and working with these materials will lead us up to the main task of the day, creating your very own natural tupperware.

The gathering and harvesting of materials for projects such as this is completely dependent on the seasons. Spring is the time to gather materials, as the sap is running and the bark peels off the tree easily. Every spring I gather, dry and store materials in preparation for courses. The one exception to this is Birch bark. Due to our relatively mild winters Birch bark in the UK is unsuitable for making into containers. Thankfully, there are many crafts people still active in Northern Europe harvesting and supplying Birch Bark for the uses mentioned above.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts in Wimborne
10am till approx 4pm.

All tools & materials are provided. Please Bring Your Own Lunch.

POSTPONED to 1st Aug

COVID - 19 Please note all scheduled workshops will be running, adhering to government guidelines. If the situation changes and a workshop has to be rescheduled due to covid-19 a voucher or refund will be offered.

Sun 7th Mar - Air Gardens - Leila Alford

Create an Air Garden Workshop

Learn how to make your very own sea-scape Air Garden in this fun workshop, using living air plants, gemstones and beach-combed shells, composed in a beautiful glass vessel.

Perfect for a pre-Mother’s Day treat!

Come along to Leila’s March Air Garden Workshop and create your very own sea-themed air plant terrarium, complete with gemstones, beach-combed shells and driftwood and more.

You will learn more about these fascinating plants and how to care for them, as Leila will guide you step-by-step towards creating an authentic sea-scape effect.

All materials are included, you will have the chance to choose from a selection of shapes and materials, and you will take home what you have made.

Air Gardens make perfect presents and beautiful, unique home decor. A relaxed and fun workshop open to all, in the beautiful airy setting of Walford Mill.

Special Offer! As Mother’s Day will only be a week away, why not bring your mum or a friend, share some quality time and create a gift together, taking home your keepsake Air Gardens to cherish for the very special price of 2 for £60!

Date: Sunday 7th March 2021
Time: 12pm -1.30pm
Cost: £40 per person

Special Pre-Mother’s Day Offer! 2 for £60
Call Leila on 07789680229 for any queries and to book.
Booking also available through Eventbrite:

POSTPONED to Sun 4th July

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/create-an-air-garden-workshop-march-make-your-own-air-plant-terrarium-tickets-136433380915

Bookings are transferable/refundable should it need to be postponed or cancelled.
Alternatively, the booking can be exchanged for an Air Garden to the value of the ticket

 

Sat 13th Mar - Harbour Workshop - 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.

Refreshments are provided throughout the day, please provide your own packed lunch or you can buy lunch at the wonderful onsite cafe.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Time: 11am to 4.00pm
Cost: £80 per person

The cost for the day is £80, payable when booking.

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

CANCELLED/POSTPONED

email: driftwoodmich@googlemail.com

Michelle 07843 259594

Sat 13th Mar - Spoon Carving - Jack Fazey

Join Fazey Woodcraft and learn the art of spoon carving!

In this workshop you will learn all the skills and techniques needed to craft your own wooden spoons. You will be taught the safe use of the axe, sloyd knife and crook knife as well as how to select wood for carving and ultimately how to make some wonderful wooden spoons!

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

Participant numbers limited to 5

£75 per person
10am - 4pm
All tools & wood provided

COVID-19 - All risk assessments have been updated and improved to comply with government guidelines on social distancing.

POSTPONED to 10th Sept

If a workshop is cancelled due to a change in government rules, a voucher or full refund will be offered.

Children from age 16+ may attend if joined by a participating adult

Sun 14th Mar - Spoon Carving - Jack Fazey

Join Fazey Woodcraft and learn the art of spoon carving!

In this workshop you will learn all the skills and techniques needed to craft your own wooden spoons. You will be taught the safe use of the axe, sloyd knife and crook knife as well as how to select wood for carving and ultimately how to make some wonderful wooden spoons!

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

Participant numbers limited to 5

£75 per person
10am - 4pm
All tools & wood provided

COVID-19 - All risk assessments have been updated and improved to comply with government guidelines on social distancing.

POSTPONED to 11th Sept

If a workshop is cancelled due to a change in government rules, a voucher or full refund will be offered.

Children from age 16+ may attend if joined by a participating adult

Fri 19th Mar - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

More details shortly

POSTPONED

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418

 

Sat 20th Mar - Clay Workshop - Stephen Yates

More details shortly

Stephen Yates 07720 892944

 

Sat 20th Mar - Spoon Carving - Jack Fazey

Join Fazey Woodcraft and learn the art of spoon carving!

In this workshop you will learn all the skills and techniques needed to craft your own wooden spoons. You will be taught the safe use of the axe, sloyd knife and crook knife as well as how to select wood for carving and ultimately how to make some wonderful wooden spoons!

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

Participant numbers limited to 5

£75 per person
10am - 4pm
All tools & wood provided

COVID-19 - All risk assessments have been updated and improved to comply with government guidelines on social distancing.

POSTPONED to 4th September

If a workshop is cancelled due to a change in government rules, a voucher or full refund will be offered.

Children from age 16+ may attend if joined by a participating adult

Sun 21st Mar - Introduction to Wood Engraving - 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 wood engraving, methods of engraving into a block of end grain wood, and how to print from your finished block, using Robin's 1854 Albion press.

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

CANCELLED

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

 

Sun 21st Mar - Spoon Carving - Jack Fazey

Join Fazey Woodcraft and learn the art of spoon carving!

In this workshop you will learn all the skills and techniques needed to craft your own wooden spoons. You will be taught the safe use of the axe, sloyd knife and crook knife as well as how to select wood for carving and ultimately how to make some wonderful wooden spoons!

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

Participant numbers limited to 5

£75 per person
10am - 4pm
All tools & wood provided

COVID-19 - All risk assessments have been updated and improved to comply with government guidelines on social distancing.

POSTPONED to 5th September

If a workshop is cancelled due to a change in government rules, a voucher or full refund will be offered.

Children from age 16+ may attend if joined by a participating adult

Fri 26th Mar - Raffia Workshop - Claire Richards

More details shortly

Claire Richards 07722 828879

 

Sat 27th Mar - Clay Workshop - Stephen Yates

More details shortly

Stephen Yates 07720 892944

 

Sun 28th Mar - Harbour Workshop - 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.

Refreshments are provided throughout the day, please provide your own packed lunch or you can buy lunch at the wonderful onsite cafe.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Time: 11am to 4.00pm
Cost: £80 per person

The cost for the day is £80, payable when booking.

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

CANCELLED/POSTPONED

email: driftwoodmich@googlemail.com

Michelle 07843 259594