Countryside and Craft Courses

Rural craft courses in Norfolk - email claretalbot@btinternet.com to book
Brakehill Lodge Farm, Carbrooke
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Rural craft courses

  • Pottery for beginners Saturday 5th October

    £60.00
    Come and try you skill on our one day beginners pottery workshop with tutor Richard Wilks from his Norwich studio - Saturday 5th October 2019. Brakehill Lodge Farm looks forward to welcoming the talented Richard Wilks, for a day of pottery. Richard will be demonstrating how to throw a pot and handbuilding methods to create your own designs. Materials and lunch included for £60. Places limited so please get in touch to secure your place - call us on 07899905963 or email claretalbot@btinternet.com
  • Soap making for beginners Saturday 7th September

    £45.00
    Learn hands on how to make traditional cold process soap, and how to adapt recipes to your own personal preference.You will also be shown how to use previously prepared soap base to create artistic designs, colours and fragrances.All products vegetarian. Gloves, eye protectors and ingredients will all be supplied on the day allowing you to process 6-8 bars of soap which you can take home. Cost of £45 will include all materials, equipment and a farmhouse lunch, plus all drinks. Call Clare on 07899905963 or email claretalbot@btinternet.com to book - only limited spaces.
  • Willow weaving - Saturday 31st August

    £60.00
    Willow Weaving tutor, Maxine Tricker will be coming to Brakehill Lodge Farm on Saturday 31st Auguts to run a willow weaving course. Workshops are suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience. Learn a variety of techniques for sculpture and hangings for interior or exterior pieces.Students will be able to achieve a selection of sample pieces combining weaving, wrapping and braiding.Remember to wear suitable clothes as we will be in the barn.Willow is prepared about a week in advance of each workshop and can be selected for your project if you let us know.Price is £45 for the day to include lunch and all tools. The materials are £15.
  • Candle making for beginners - Saturday 19th October 2019

    £45.00
    Learn hands on how to make handmade candles that will burn well and give off a beautiful fragrance.Your tutor will show you how to adapt recipes to your own personal preference.You will also be shown how to make candles with colours and fragrances, each student will go home with 1 large and 2 small candles, or 2 large candles at the end of the session. All products vegetarian. Gloves, eye protectors and ingredients will all be supplied on the day.Cost of £45 will include all materials, equipment and a farmhouse lunch, plus all drinks. Call Clare on 07899905963 or email claretalbot@btinternet.com to book - only 6 places available.
  • Wool rug making - peg looming craft - Saturday 21st September

    £60.00
    Come and meet Sarah Francis who has many years experience of weaving, spinning wool, and working with sheep in Norfolk.Participants would take away 2 pieces for this session. One working mainly with commercial yarns and one working with raw sheep’s fleece.Start time 10am - 3pm with an hour break for a farmhouse lunch.Simple peg looms available to buy from £10 on the day.There will be a spinning demo along with photos of the flock of sheep and preparation process to help understand from beginning to end. Cost of the day is £45 which covers the tutor fee, all tools, and your lunch. Material cost on the day is £5.Any questions, or if you would like to book, please email Clare on claretalbot@btinternet.com or call 07899905963.

Enjoy a day learning a new skill


Come to Norfolk and take some time to learn a new skill at Brakehill Lodge Farm.  Enjoy a lunch included in your tutor fees.  Always a small friendly group , who make friends and keep in touch. More course details to follow, so keep an eye open for something new that may interest you.  Contact Clare for all the details.
We support Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Everytime we hold a course we donate to this charity.
 https://www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/home


Some customer reviews:-

5th Dec 2018 - Great venue and as a workshop provider it is really well organised, Jane

6th Oct 2018 The soap making workshop I did today was really good, so enjoyed myself and the lunch was delicious. Thank you very much - Helen 

17th Nov 2018 - The willow weaving course today was excellent. The tutor Jane Frost was very inspiring and helpful. Thanks to Clare for the perfect setting and fab lunch and cake. - Sue 

2nd Feb 2019 - I took part in the willow weaving course today and it was so much fun! The ladies were so lovely and homemade lunch was gorgeous. I will definitely be returning for future workshops!  Ell

23rd March 2019 - Wonderful day, great relaxed tuition, a lot of laughter amongst the concentration .... and then there was lunch! All fantastic! - Kate

9th March 2019 - I really enjoyed the soap making workshop; the demonstration was clear and informative and our tutor was inspirational. We had a lovely homemade lunch including delicious soup, homemade bread, and cake. I really enjoyed the company, everyone was so friendly. I look forward to hearing of future workshops.- Vicky





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Carbrooke
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