Great tutors offer you a range of
traditional crafts and countryside skills workshops.
Sharing their wealth of skills and experience with you.
Have you ever thought how to weave a basket? How to blacksmith? Make soap? Felt? Carve wood or stone? How to build dry stone walls? How to construct rustic or elm furniture? Which native plants can be beneficial to health? Or even how to survive in the wild?
Well here is your opportunity!
Each weekend event will be a little different with a menu of options for our workshops.
Traditional skills - making and doing something- HANDS ON. All the different disciplines are highlighted on our Workshops page.
We have compiled a broad and interesting range of workshops to suit the absolute beginner to the more practised.
We hope to offer something for everyone and our tutors have been chosen not just for their professional expertise but also for their teaching ability.
The weekend events have a menu of options for workshops with a flexible itinerary. Pick two days of different disciplines and mix and match or stay with the same tutor for a more in-depth experience. Or just attend one of the days if you can't commit to the whole weekend event. Remember, its more than just learning we are providing a programme of evening talks, demonstrations and entertainment for each event.
One day taster session on the 26th of October, many workshops are half a day to allow you to come and try.
HOW - The September Event
WHERE - Hosted by John McVitty of Dolmen Crafts at his family farm in the beautiful and historic 'Orchard County' of Armagh.
WHAT - Workshops are Available?
Spinning and natural Dying
Lunch on both days is included and a simple but substantial subsidized dinner is available on Saturday evening if required. All day tea and coffee is provided. All food is either grown on site or locally sourced.