Managing Wildlife on Historic MonumentsDates:
13th May 2013 - 16th Jun 2013
The plants and animals that occur on historic buildings and sites are not only important for wildlife conservation but they contribute to the aesthetic appeal and are a valuable educational resource. Whilst some may be damaging to masonry or artefac...
Food for free Date:
19th May 2013
The day will begin with an introduction to the types of wild food available throughout the year, how to identify them, similar species to be aware of and the history and folk lore attached to them.
Afterwards participants will take a g...
Greenwood chair makingDates:
20th May 2013 - 25th May 2013
This six day course offers participants the opportunity to use green wood working skills to make their own Windsor Chair. Participants will learn to make a chair from a freshly felled tree using only traditional hand tools. The turned par...
Conservation of Architectural Ironwork CPD CourseDates:
20th May 2013 - 21st May 2013
Aimed at professionals and craftspeople, this course is an introduction to the conservation of ironwork. Delegates will learn the basic principles of assessing historic ironwork in situ and make decisions about its care. Tender procedures often requi...
Timber Frame Repairs Dates:
22nd May 2013 - 24th May 2013
Those attending this three-day hands-on course will learn how to repair historic sole plates and studwork on a live project. The course has been designed for working carpenters and joiners, but home owners with basic skills are very welcome. The cour...
Stone carving:tealight holderDate:
25th May 2013
Participants will be taken through the process of marking out, roughing out and finishing a relief stone carving using hand tools. We will also look at where to purchase different stones and tools, chisel sharpening and some of the health...
Letter cutting in stoneDate:
26th May 2013
You will learn how to carve your own monogram or house number in stone using hand tools. Students will be shown how to draw out their own designs on paper, transfer them on to the stone and carve them using a hammer and chisel. We will al...
Conservation and Repair of Plasters and RendersDates:
28th May 2013 - 31st May 2013
The course will provide an understanding of, and basic skills in, the conservation and replication of traditional internal and external plaster.
The starting point will be the recognition and identification of the problems and failures encountered...
Make a traditional hand-sewn bookDate:
1st Jun 2013
During this workshop students will make a non-adhesive book by sewing folded sections of paper, marking, piercing and sewing these on to vellum slips with linen, waxed thread using the French stitch. When complete this will be the text b...
An Introduction to Timber Frame RepairsDate:
4th Jun 2013
Become more knowledgeable about traditional timber frame repair methods and develop your carpentry skills. These days are made up of theory and practical sessions; they will enable you to understand traditional carpentry joints, make an informed choi...