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March 2019

Womens’ Handbag in the style of a Leather Sporan – Viking style pouch

March 28
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day 28 of the month, repeating indefinitely

Learn to make a small shoulder bag. This will give you all the techniques used in tradtional leathercraft including cutting out a template, holepunching, dying the edges and using saddlestich to sew it together. An embossed design is placed on the front Limited to 4 places

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Forged Blacksmith Bushcraft Knife

March 29
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

On this course you can spend two days learning to forge a traditional blacksmith bushcraft knife. It will involve basic blacksmith techniques for one part of the knife and silversmithing techniques for the other. You will learn how to temper, heat treat and sharpen using files. You can learn how to put a twist in the knife. If you want to make a sheath for it - this will cost an extra £100 and will be another day's course. 2…

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Printmaking without a Press

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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Join local printmaker Hester Cox on this fun workshop that will show participants that you don’t need expensive studio equipment to be able to create lovely prints. Hester demonstrate how to make stamps, relief collagraphs and monoprints so that you end the day full of ideas and go home with lots of your own handmade prints.

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Stick Making Classes

March 31
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day 31 of the month, repeating indefinitely

n this workshop you will use traditional tools such as files, sandpaper and stickpress and learn how to straighten a stick using either a steam box or a heat gun depending on numbers in the class at the time. You will be taught the basic techniques to create your own stick which you will take home with you. The skills you will learn are: 1. Straightening the shank. 2. Dressing knots. 3. Making a peg joint. 4. Preparing the handle.…

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April 2019

spoon carving

April 1
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day 1 of the month, repeating indefinitely

Come and spend a day  learning to make your own spoon. See it transform from a block of wood to the finished utensil. A whole day with a skilled woodland craftsman. Beginners can explore their potential. You will be guided through choosing wood, cutting and cleaning, basic axe skills and simple knife skills and carving techniques as well as tool care, sharpening and honing. You will also learn how to "read the wood", ie how to sculpt it into the…

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Weaving with Silk with Jan Beadle

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Farfield Mill, Garsdale Road
Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5LW United Kingdom
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Learn to weave with silk, the looms will be already set up in a beautiful mix of colours to create your own unique luxurious scarf. Suitable for beginners and weavers wanting to develop their skills further

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Forged Blacksmith Bushcraft Knife

April 5
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

On this course you can spend two days learning to forge a traditional blacksmith bushcraft knife. It will involve basic blacksmith techniques for one part of the knife and silversmithing techniques for the other. You will learn how to temper, heat treat and sharpen using files. You can learn how to put a twist in the knife. If you want to make a sheath for it - this will cost an extra £100 and will be another day's course. 2…

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BROADRAKE – 2 Day Spoon Carving Workshop

April 11 @ 9:45 am - April 12 @ 4:00 pm
Broadrake, Chapel-le-Dale Ingleton North Yorkshire LA6 3AX United Kingdom + Google Map

We first ran this workshop in 2018 over both one and two days; the two days worked best with more opportunity to embed the basic axe and knife skills taught on the first day with more hands on experience on the second day under Steve's watchful eye. Steve Tomlin will guide you safely, step-by-step, through the traditional skills of this increasingly popular craft. From a fresh greenwood log, axe work is used to split the log and then to axe…

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Craft a Personal Story

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - May 2 @ 8:30 pm
The Joinery, Market Pl
Settle, BD249ED
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A FREE 4 week writing course for adults. You will learn to craft your experiences into stories after practising through a range of practical excercises. At the end of the course there will be an opportunity for you to share the stories you've written with friends and family - and maybe even members of the public in a bell tent by the river at the Tales by the Ribble - Family Fun Day on 4 May. There is also an…

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Forged Blacksmith Bushcraft Knife

April 12
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

On this course you can spend two days learning to forge a traditional blacksmith bushcraft knife. It will involve basic blacksmith techniques for one part of the knife and silversmithing techniques for the other. You will learn how to temper, heat treat and sharpen using files. You can learn how to put a twist in the knife. If you want to make a sheath for it - this will cost an extra £100 and will be another day's course. 2…

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BROADRAKE – Frame Basket Making

April 17 - April 18
Broadrake, Chapel-le-Dale Ingleton North Yorkshire LA6 3AX United Kingdom + Google Map

Tutor Phil Bradley lives in NW Cumbria where he grows his own sustainable willow for basketry, garden items as well as bird & animal sculptures, all popular workshop topics. Over two days, Phil will guide the group through all the processes to make sure that everyone masters the traditional basketry weaves to create a lovely willow frame basket, one of the earliest basket forms. His gentle humour and excellent teaching style will make sure that everyone successfully creates their very…

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Wild about Dormice

April 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on 17-04-2019 at 2:00pm

Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre, Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre
Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 3TH United Kingdom
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Meet at Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre. What is it like being a dormouse? Are they really our sleepiest animal? What do they eat? Two hours of wild fun discovering what life is like for our teeny tiny dormice and how we can help them survive in the Dales. This is an outdoor event please come prepared for the weather on the day and be ready to get muddy! This activity will run twice; 10.30 - 12.30 and 14.00  -…

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Wild about Dormice

April 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on 17-04-2019 at 2:00pm

Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre, Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre
Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 3TH United Kingdom
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Meet at Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre. What is it like being a dormouse? Are they really our sleepiest animal? What do they eat? Two hours of wild fun discovering what life is like for our teeny tiny dormice and how we can help them survive in the Dales. This is an outdoor event please come prepared for the weather on the day and be ready to get muddy! This activity will run twice; 10.30 - 12.30 and 14.00  -…

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Go Wild!

April 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tebay Southbound Services, CA10 3SB United Kingdom + Google Map

Discover National Parks. The Yorkshire Dales is one of 15 National Parks in the UK; come and explore them with us. Come and join in the fun and learn about our wonderful wildlife. This free drop-in event is for accompanied children aged 5 to 12, with lots of science and craft based activities. All you need to bring is an adult to help you with any tricky stuff.

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Forged Blacksmith Bushcraft Knife

April 19
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

On this course you can spend two days learning to forge a traditional blacksmith bushcraft knife. It will involve basic blacksmith techniques for one part of the knife and silversmithing techniques for the other. You will learn how to temper, heat treat and sharpen using files. You can learn how to put a twist in the knife. If you want to make a sheath for it - this will cost an extra £100 and will be another day's course. 2…

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Go Wild!

April 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

DSI Wildlife Investigation. Be a nature detective, follow our trail and find the clues to solve the mystery of the disappearing eggs. Come and join in the fun and learn about our wonderful wildlife. This drop-in event is for accompanied children aged 5 to 12 , with lots of science and craft based activities.  All you need to bring is an adult to help you with any tricky stuff. Included in museum admission.

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Forged Blacksmith Bushcraft Knife

April 26
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

On this course you can spend two days learning to forge a traditional blacksmith bushcraft knife. It will involve basic blacksmith techniques for one part of the knife and silversmithing techniques for the other. You will learn how to temper, heat treat and sharpen using files. You can learn how to put a twist in the knife. If you want to make a sheath for it - this will cost an extra £100 and will be another day's course. 2…

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Wild About Streams

April 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on 26-04-2019 at 2:00pm

Malham National Park Centre, Malham North Yorkshire BD23 4DA United Kingdom + Google Map

Meet at Malham National Park Centre. Come on a stream dip with us! See what lives in our streams, test the water quality, discover how creatures survive in water. Take home everything you need to become a water detective. Lots of fun; be ready to get wet! This is an outdoor event please come prepared for the weather on the day and be ready to get wet! You will need shoes you can go into the water in, a towel…

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Wild About Streams

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on 26-04-2019 at 2:00pm

Malham National Park Centre, Malham North Yorkshire BD23 4DA United Kingdom + Google Map

Meet at Malham National Park Centre. Come on a stream dip with us! See what lives in our streams, test the water quality, discover how creatures survive in water. Take home everything you need to become a water detective. Lots of fun; be ready to get wet! This is an outdoor event please come prepared for the weather on the day and be ready to get wet! You will need shoes you can go into the water in, a towel…

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Wandering Draw: Malham Tarn in Graphite & Charcoal

April 26 @ 4:00 pm - April 28 @ 3:00 pm
Malham Tarn Field Centre, Malham Tarn Field Centre
Settle, BD24 9PU
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A weekend with Margaret Uttley, learning her techniques on short walks around the Tarn and Fen, capturing characterful notations of the richly varied textures and growths amongst this very special environment. You will be provided with a handmade sketchbook and as the weekend progresses you will create a journal of Malham Tarn drawings.

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