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The Heritage Skills Centre is a focus for heritage crafts and skills development in Lincolnshire. It provides hands on experience and training through taster days, short courses and demonstrations in craft, conservation and traditional building...

The Heritage Skills Centre is a focus for heritage crafts and skills development in Lincolnshire. It provides hands on experience and training through taster days, short courses and demonstrations in craft, conservation and traditional building skills. As well as running a range of courses for homeowners, hobbyists, contractors, professionals and education groups, the Heritage Skills Centre hosts a variety of temporary exhibitions to showcase the work of craftspeople and artists from across the region and runs hands on activities for the public with the help of a team of volunteers.

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Tickets only £85.00 3D Coloured Pyrography Find out more here: http://www.lincolncastle.com/content/3d-coloured-pyrography

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Tickets only £50.00 3D Wet Felting Learn how to felt 3D objects such as bowls and vases. Find out more here

Learn how to felt 3D objects such as bowls and vases. Find out more here

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Tickets only £120.00 All Bound Up: Wooden Covered Books with exposed Decorative Spines Create  wooden stunning tactile wooden covered books with sewn paper sections on exposed spines in a variety of styles the basics of the medieval and early sewn...

Create  wooden stunning tactile wooden covered books with sewn paper sections on exposed spines in a variety of styles the basics of the medieval and early sewn books. Find out more here

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Tickets only £75.00 Advanced Illuminated Manuscripts This illumination workshop focus solely on the use of manuscript gesso and loose leaf gold. Raising the gold on gesso means that it can be burnished to a high shine producing...

This illumination workshop focus solely on the use of manuscript gesso and loose leaf gold. Raising the gold on gesso means that it can be burnished to a high shine producing beautiful resutls. Find out more here

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Tickets only £220.00 Blacksmithing Evening Course On these evening sessions you will have the chance to expand your skills and work on set peices or with some discussion and guidance from our tutor items of your own design....

On these evening sessions you will have the chance to expand your skills and work on set peices or with some discussion and guidance from our tutor items of your own design. Find out more here

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Tickets only £105.00 Blacksmithing Taster Day This one day taster course will teach students basic forgework techniques. You will make items such as letter openers in the morning and develop your skills in the afternoon...

This one day taster course will teach students basic forgework techniques. You will make items such as letter openers in the morning and develop your skills in the afternoon to create letters and numbers.

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Tickets only £200.00 Blacksmith Tool Making Want to experience working a forge? Or decided that you want one of your own? Then why not join us on this two day course and make your own tools which you'll be able to take away...

Want to experience working a forge? Or decided that you want one of your own? Then why not join us on this two day course and make your own tools which you'll be able to take away and use after the course. Find out more here

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Tickets only £4.00 Drop In: Mothers Day Ceramic Flowers Join us on this short drop in workshop and create your own little ceramic rose - perfect to gift on Mothers Day.

Join us on this short drop in workshop and create your own little ceramic rose - perfect to gift on Mothers Day.

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Tickets only £45.00 Extracting pigments from rocks and plants This workshop will introduce you to this traditional skill, transforming rocks (a local stone and a semi-precious rock such as Chrysocolla) and plants (Persian berry or Madder)...

This workshop will introduce you to this traditional skill, transforming rocks (a local stone and a semi-precious rock such as Chrysocolla) and plants (Persian berry or Madder) into beautiful watercolour, tempera and oil paint.

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Tickets only £45.00 Furniture Painting: Traditional Gustavian Finishes morning session This workshop will enable you to identify a Gustavian Pallet bespoke to your own interior, before developing skills in layering and distress, crackle techniques, liming techniques...

This workshop will enable you to identify a Gustavian Pallet bespoke to your own interior, before developing skills in layering and distress, crackle techniques, liming techniques and wax’s and also in motif work.

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Tickets only £65.00 Illuminated Manuscripts Students will be introduced to the variety of illuminated manuscripts. The morning will be spent learning how to apply gold leaf to paper using various traditional...

Students will be introduced to the variety of illuminated manuscripts. The morning will be spent learning how to apply gold leaf to paper using various traditional techniques. Having mastered this skill, the afternoon will be spent creating a small scale medieval design in watercolour and 24 carat gold leaf to take home.

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Tickets only £200.00 Introduction to Leaded Stained Glass (2 day course) On this two day workshop you will use cold cutting techniques and lead came to produce weatherproof panels that can be used for both decorative and practical purposes to make a...

On this two day workshop you will use cold cutting techniques and lead came to produce weatherproof panels that can be used for both decorative and practical purposes to make a simple leaded panel that can be displayed by hanging in a window.

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Tickets only £70.00 Introduction to Leatherwork Skills covered on the course include pattern construction, sewing, cutting, and simple decoration. Participants will then use these skills to complete a...

Skills covered on the course include pattern construction, sewing, cutting, and simple decoration. Participants will then use these skills to complete a small bespoke project piece using skills learnt on the course. 

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Tickets only £75.00 Introduction to Pyrography Ideal for the beginner, this course provides a full introduction to the decorative art of pyrography which involves using a specialised electrically heated pen to burn designs on...

Ideal for the beginner, this course provides a full introduction to the decorative art of pyrography which involves using a specialised electrically heated pen to burn designs on natural materials. 

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Tickets only £50.00 Introduction to Spinning Wool During the course of the day this course will introduce you to the preparation of fleece and the basics of spinning.

During the course of the day this course will introduce you to the preparation of fleece and the basics of spinning.

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Tickets only £160.00 Introduction to Traditional Hand Bookbinding In this the first of a series of 4 week course you will learn the basic skills and understandings of book construction and much more. 

In this the first of a series of 4 week course you will learn the basic skills and understandings of book construction and much more. 

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Tickets only £120.00 Introduction to Upholstery evening course On this course you'll create a new seat for your own drop in and pin cushion chair/stool. This course will run over three evening sessions.

On this course you'll create a new seat for your own drop in and pin cushion chair/stool. This course will run over three evening sessions.

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Tickets only £60.00 Medieval Tile Making Find out more Book now
Tickets only £45.00 Needle Felting Taster Day Discover the different techniques to needle felting.

Discover the different techniques to needle felting.

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Tickets only £95.00 Pole Lathe Wood Turning On the course students will learn; how to safely use the tools provided, how to carefully select and cleave (split) the logs for working, how to shape the wood using a shaving...

On the course students will learn; how to safely use the tools provided, how to carefully select and cleave (split) the logs for working, how to shape the wood using a shaving horse and drawknife, and finally how to turn greenwood using a pole lathe.

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Tickets only £70.00 Silversmithing Taster Day On this one day taster course you will learn the techniques to produce your own piece of jewellery from a range of metals.

On this one day taster course you will learn the techniques to produce your own piece of jewellery from a range of metals.

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Tickets only £120.00 Silversmithing Afternoon Course Over the course of 4 afternoon sessions you will learn the techniques, and develop your skills to produce your own piece of jewellery from a range of metals.

Over the course of 4 afternoon sessions you will learn the techniques, and develop your skills to produce your own piece of jewellery from a range of metals.

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Tickets only £145.00 Silversmithing Evening Course Over the course of 4 evening sessions you will learn the techniques, and develop your skills to produce your own piece of jewellery from a range of metals.

Over the course of 4 evening sessions you will learn the techniques, and develop your skills to produce your own piece of jewellery from a range of metals.

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Tickets only £85.00 Stone Carving Taster Day: Letters and Numbers The course offers a simple introduction to stone carving. This course will focus on a classic techniques required to carve letters and numbers.

The course offers a simple introduction to stone carving. This course will focus on a classic techniques required to carve letters and numbers.

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Tickets only £85.00 Stone Carving Taster Day: Tudor Rose The course offers a simple introduction to low relief stone carving. This course will focus on a classic Tudor Rose design.

The course offers a simple introduction to low relief stone carving. This course will focus on a classic Tudor Rose design.

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Tickets only £65.00 Traditional Hand Embroidery: Jewels of the Raj Discover Shisha Mirror embroidery on this one day course and create your own jewels of the Raj sampler.

Discover Shisha Mirror embroidery on this one day course and create your own jewels of the Raj sampler.

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Tickets only £70.00 Willow Weaving:Garden Sculptures Join us on this packed day and create your own willow sculptures for the garden.

Join us on this packed day and create your own willow sculptures for the garden.

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Tickets only £60.00 Woodcarving Taster Day You will carve a set piece carving which will get you familiar with the tools and techniques and you will be able to take home a small work of art.

You will carve a set piece carving which will get you familiar with the tools and techniques and you will be able to take home a small work of art.

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Tickets only £120.00 Woodcarving Afternoon course At the start of the course you will be carving a set piece which will get you familiar with the carving tools and techniques. Thereafter, you can choose your own subjects...

At the start of the course you will be carving a set piece which will get you familiar with the carving tools and techniques. Thereafter, you can choose your own subjects bearing in mind the length of the course remaining.

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Tickets only £145.00 Woodcarving Evening Course At the start of the course you will be carving a set piece which will get you familiar with the carving tools and techniques. Thereafter, you can choose your own subjects...

At the start of the course you will be carving a set piece which will get you familiar with the carving tools and techniques. Thereafter, you can choose your own subjects bearing in mind the length of the course remaining.

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Tickets only £100.00 Wooden Stool Making Create your own wooden stool. You'll work with cleft wood using and use a shaving horse, drawknife and pole lathe.

Create your own wooden stool. You'll work with cleft wood using and use a shaving horse, drawknife and pole lathe.

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The Heritage Skills Centre is a focus for heritage crafts and skills development in Lincolnshire. It provides hands on experience and training through taster days, short courses and demonstrations in craft, conservation and traditional building skills. As well as running a range of courses for homeowners, hobbyists, contractors, professionals and education groups, the Heritage Skills Centre hosts a variety of temporary exhibitions to showcase the work of craftspeople and artists from across the region and runs hands on activities for the public with the help of a team of volunteers.

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