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 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.

Fri 2nd Apr - 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
Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm
Cost: £55 per person

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

Sat 3rd Apr - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

More details shortly

POSTPONED

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418

 

Sun 4th Apr - 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
Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm
Cost: £55 per person

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

Mon 5th Apr - 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
Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm
Cost: £55 per person

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

Sat 10th Apr - 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

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

Fri 16th Apr - 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.

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

Sat 17th Apr - 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.

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

Sat 17th Apr - Reusable Cloth Sanitary Pad (CSP) Sewing Workshop – Sarah Appleton

Learn how to sew your own set of attractive, sustainable, eco-friendly, reusable sanitary pads from materials you may already have at home in this new, fun, exciting workshop with Textile Artist Sarah Appleton.

Suitable for all skill levels, participants will be taught step-by-step and can expect to come away with their completed pads, plus all the new skills, templates and instructions to carry on making at home – and maybe even some new friends! :)

Materials will be provided, however participants will be required to bring their own sewing machine.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Time: 10am to 4.00pm
Cost: £60 per person payable at time of booking

POSTPONED

Children aged 12+ are welcome if joined by a participating adult. For more information or to book a space please email sarah.j.c.appleton@gmail.com

or telephone / message on 07979474815

 

Sun 18th 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)

CANCELLED

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

 

Sun 18th Apr - 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.

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 23rd Apr - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

More details shortly

POSTPONED

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418

 

Fri 23rd Apr - Willow Weaving - 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.

Time 10.00am - 2.30pm
Cost £45

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

Sat 24th Apr - Willow Weaving - 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.

Time 10.00am - 2.30pm
Cost £45

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

Sun 25th Apr - 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

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

Fri 30th Apr - 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
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

Sat 8th May - 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

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

Fri 14th May - Willow Weaving - 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.

Time 10.00am - 2.30pm
Cost £45

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

Sat 15th May - Willow Weaving - 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.

Time 10.00am - 2.30pm
Cost £45

CANCELLED

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

Sat 15th May - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

More details shortly

POSTPONED

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418

 

Sun 16th May - 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

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

Fri 21st May - Porcelain paper clay - with Deborah Clarke

Sunflower and Botanical Tiles workshops

Please email creativeclayforall@yahoo.co.uk to reserve your space

 

Sat 22nd May - 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.

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 23rd May - 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.

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.

Fri 28th May - 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.

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

Sat 29th May - 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.

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

Sat 29th May - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

More details shortly

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418

 

Sun 30th May - 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.

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 30th May - Silver Clay - Claire Marshall

CANCELLED

For more information and to book a place on this workshop please contact: claire@northskyjewellery.co.uk

 

Fri 4th Jun - 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.

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

Sat 5th Jun - 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.

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

Sat 5th Jun - Drawing and Painting Classes 'Inspired by 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
Date: Saturday … 2021
Time: 10.30am-3.30pm
Cost: £45 per day, or 4 days booked and paid in advance for £160:
Sat 5 June, Sat 3 July, Sat 7 Aug & Sat 4 Sept 2021

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

 

Sun 6th Jun - 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.

email: driftwoodmich@googlemail.com

Michelle 07843 259594

Sun 6th Jun - 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.

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

Sat 12th Jun - Willow Weaving - 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.

Time 10.00am - 2.30pm
Cost £45

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

Sun 13th Jun - Willow Weaving - Basket - Nina Stockings

Make this unusual stepped border basket with a rustic log 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 10am-4pm
Cost £70

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

Fri 18th Jun - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

More details shortly

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418

 

Sat 19th Jun - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

More details shortly

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418

 

Sun 20th Jun - 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.

(Latest Jun 1st: - spaces available)

email: driftwoodmich@googlemail.com

Michelle 07843 259594

Sat 26th Jun - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

More details shortly

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418

 

Sun 27th Jun - 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)

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