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Free taster course for Farm volunteers &Tower Hamlets Residents
Wednesdays 21st and 28th January 10am-12pm
This course consists of the basic techniques required for forging. Half an hour is theory, one and a half hours practical work including: heat management, hammer management and making a small item to take home. – Duration 2 hours.
Wednesday, 7th January, 7-9pm
Saturday, 10th January, 10am-12pm
Wednesday, 14th January, 7-9pm
Wednesday, 11th February,7-9pm
Saturday, 14th February, 10am-12pm
Wednesday, 18th February, 7-9pm
This course is designed for those who want to learn more about and put into practice the techniques learnt on the introduction to blacksmithing course. The course consists of one house theory spread out over the whole day, and 5 hours practical work resulting in one or two items to take home with a 1hour lunch break. Cost £120 – duration: 6 hours.
Saturday,31st January, 10am-5pm, £120 per peson
Saturday, 28th February, 10am-5pm, £120 per peson
All courses are 5 people maximum with safety equipment provided.
One to one blacksmithing courses
These courses are tailored to suit the individual. They can be designed to cater for specific techniques, such as forge welding, scroll work etc. or as per the introduction or basic course. Cost starting from £100 – duration 2-6 hours.
Tricks of the trade 4th – 7th Aug 2015
Four day intensive blacksmithing course.
£560 including a 2course lunch in the farm award winning Cafe
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Gift vouchers available
To enrol and for more course information please contact Richard on 07597 056300 or email email@example.com
Three week fire by friction class
Thursday evenings from 26th Feb 2015 to 12th March 2015, 7pm to 8pm
What could be more warming on a cold winter’s evening than learning how to coax a flame in the warmth of Barn’s wood working studio? Using traditional Green Woodwork techniques such as cleaving and shaping on a shave horse you will create your own fire set to take home at the end of the course, by which time you will have learnt how to create an ember with your set and then coax it into a flame with tinder. £50 for the three week course.
You can see the fire making process, and the fire sets that you will get to make, in the video below from our resident Green Wood Guild:
Six week stool making class
Thursday evenings from 15th Jan 2015 to 19th Feb 2015, 7pm to 8pm
Using coppiced Hazel make you’ll create your stool frame using round mortise and tenon joints made with a traditional brace and bit and then weave the seat with recycled bicycle inner tubes.
£90 for the whole course – supported by Stepney City Farm these classes are considerably cheaper than Barn the Spoon’s usual classes which are advertised through his own website. Just four places available and taught by Barn and an apprentice, with a student/ teacher ratio of 2:1 you can expect excellent support and guidance as you craft your very own stool from scratch.
SOLD OUT – NEW DATES WILL BE ADDED IN 2015
Free pottery classes for unemployed residents of Tower Hamlets
These run on Wednesday evening from 2-4pm and Spring term starts up again on February 4th.
If you have any questions about Pottery classes please contact Jessica.
Nic and Jane
We are two textile teachers who have been friends for many years. Having taught separately over the last decade we have now come together at one of our favorite places, Stepney City Farm, to teach a series of classes and take part in a number of events on the farm. To contact us or to book a place please email us on NicAndJane@yahoo.co.uk