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Heritage Skills Centre Courses

Heritage Skills Centre Courses

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.

All Bound Up: Medieval Wood Covered Book

All Bound Up: Medieval Wood Covered Book Discover how wooden boards are laced into bindings like the Domesday Book.

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  • All Bound Up: Medieval Wood Covered Book £70.00

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All Bound Up: Sketchbook making

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  • All Bound Up: Sketchbook Making £65.00

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All Bound Up: Journals

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  • All Bound Up: Journals £65.00

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All Bound Up: Portfolios

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  • All Bound Up: Portfolios £65.00

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Beginners Domestic Embroidery Evening course

Beginners Domestic Embroidery Evening course Ever been scared to pick up a needle and thread? then let us put you at ease with our new evening embroidery course. Starting with simple stitches, each student will be able...

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  • Beginners Domestic Embroidery Evening Course £120.00

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Blacksmithing Taster Day

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...

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  • Blacksmithing Taster Day £100.00

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Introduction to Blacksmithing (2 day course)

Introduction to Blacksmithing (2 day course) On this two day introduction you will get to grips with a wide variety of Blacksmithing techniques such as tapering, splitting, upsetting, punching, scrolling and even fire...

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  • Introduction to Blacksmithing (2 day course) £175.00

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Conservation Taster Workshop: Restoring Family History

Conservation Taster Workshop: Restoring Family History Conservators from WHConservation will introduce you to how precious photographs and documents can be harmed by the passing of years, and show you some simple methods for caring for...

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  • Conservation Taster Workshop: Restoring Family History £15.00

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Conservation Taster Workshop: Reconstructing Damaged Ceramics

Conservation Taster Workshop: Reconstructing Damaged Ceramics Conservators from WHConservation will introduce you to the basics for repairing damaged ceramics focusing on two of the most common ceramic materials - earthenware and...

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  • Conservation Taster Workshop: Reconstructing Damaged Ceramics £15.00

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Conservation Taster Workshops: Treasured Textiles

Conservation Taster Workshops: Treasured Textiles Conservators from WHConservation will introduce you to how to care for and display your treasured textiles at home while creating a padded hanger suitable for larger items.

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  • Conservation Taster Workshops: Treasured Textiles £15.00

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Extracting pigments from rocks and plants

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)...

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  • Extracting Pigments from Rocks and Plants £45.00

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Furniture Painting: Traditional Gustavian Finishes morning session

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...

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  • Furn Paint: Traditional Gust Finish (day w shop) £45.00

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Give it a go Gilding

Give it a go Gilding Gilding has been used for centuries to add a touch of sparkle to all maner of things. Come give it a go and leave with your own small gilded item.

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  • Give it a go Gilding £15.00

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Illuminated Manuscripts

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...

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  • Illuminated Manuscripts £60.00

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Advanced Illuminated Manuscripts

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...

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  • Advanced Illuminated Manuscripts £75.00

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Introduction to Leaded Stained Glass (2 day course)

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...

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  • Introduction to Leaded Stained Glass (2 day course) £185.00

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Introduction to Leatherwork

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...

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  • Introduction to Leatherwork £70.00

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Leather Tool Covers

Leather Tool Covers Why not create your own tool covers this autumn on our new leatherwork course.

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  • Leather Tool Covers £80.00

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Introduction to Lime Plastering

Introduction to Lime Plastering A one day course aimed at those with little to no understanding of plastering which will introduce why we use lime based plasters in traditionally constructed buildings, take you...

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  • Introduction to Lime Plastering £108.00

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Intermediate Lime Plastering

Intermediate Lime Plastering On this two day course you’ll learn why lime based plasters are essential in historic buildings and get hands-on experience of applying lime  and hair plaster, leaving...

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  • Intermediate Lime Plastering £216.00

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Introduction to Lime Pointing

Introduction to Lime Pointing On this one day course you’ll gain an understanding of why we use lime in historic buildings, the different applications of lime and how to mix lime mortar and wash.

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  • Introduction to Lime Pointing £95.00

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Introduction to Needle Felting

Introduction to Needle Felting Discover the different techniques to needle felting.

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  • Introduction to Needle Felting £45.00

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Introduction to Wet Felting

Introduction to Wet Felting Discover the different techniques of wet felting; using Merino wools you will explore techniques such as flat felt making, making felt balls and ropes and using silks and yarns to...

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  • Introuduction to Wet Felting £40.00

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Introduction to Pyrography

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...

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  • Introduction to Pyrography £75.00

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Pyrography on Paper

Pyrography on Paper This new one day course will see you learn the specific techniques and requirments to burn designs onto paper.

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  • Pyrography on Paper £80.00

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Pyrography: Timbergram

Pyrography: Timbergram Timbergam - like Instagram but on wood!

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  • Pyrography: Timbergram £80.00

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Introduction to Spinning Wool

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.

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  • Introduction to Spinning Wool £45.00

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Introduction to Stone Carving

Introduction to Stone Carving On this two day course you'll not only cover everything from the 'taster' day course, but you'll have the opportunity to design your own carving.  

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  • Introduction to Stone Carving £170.00

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Introduction to Upholstery evening course

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 the following dates; 6th, 13th and...

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  • Introduction to Upholstery evening course £120.00

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Intermediate Upholstery Evening Course

Intermediate Upholstery Evening Course On this course you will complete a stuff over seat on your own chair and develop previous skills. You will also expand them to include stitched edges. The course will meet on the...

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  • Intermediate Upholstery Evening Course £140.00

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Mirror Making

Mirror Making Using the copper foil technique for stained glass on this new day long workshop you will create your own mirror to take home.

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  • Mirror Making £100.00

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Modern Calligraphy

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  • Modern Calligraphy £35.00

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Ocarina Making

Ocarina Making Create your own ancient ceramic wind insturment on our occarina sessions. Open not just to adults but accompanied children too.  

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  • Ocarina Making - adult £35.00
  • Ocarina Making - Child 5-15yrs old Free

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Halloween Pottery

Halloween Pottery Join us in one of our new family friendly pottery sessions.

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  • Halloween Pottery- adult £35.00
  • Halloween Pottery- Child 5-15yrs old Free

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Pole Lathe Wood Turning

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...

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  • Pole Lathe Wood Turning £95.00

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Rock to Roof

Rock to Roof Gain a greater understanding of Slate and how it is used in traditional roofing on this one day course. Over the day you will gain an understanding of the history and...

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  • Rock to Roof £120.00

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Silversmithing Taster Day

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.

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  • Silversmithing Taster Day £70.00

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Silversmithing Afternoon Course

Silversmithing Afternoon Course Over the course of 6 afternoon sessions you will learn the techniques, and develop your skills to produce your own piece of jewellery from a range of metals. The course will...

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  • Silversmithing afternoon course (6 week) £170.00

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Silversmithing Evening Course

Silversmithing Evening Course Over the course of 6 evening sessions you will learn the techniques, and develop your skills to produce your own piece of jewellery from a range of metals. The course...

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  • Silversmithing evening course £180.00

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Stone Carving Taster Day

Stone Carving Taster Day The course offers a simple introduction to low relief stone carving. There will be different designs avaliable on different sessions.

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  • Stone Carving Taster Day £85.00

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Tool Sharpening

Tool Sharpening You'll spend all day grinding, filing, sanding and sharpening all types of tools. We’ll have plenty of our tools to sharpen but we’d love you to bring your own tools...

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  • Tool Sharpening £70.00

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Traditional Hand Embroidery: Elizabethan Knot Gardens

Traditional Hand Embroidery: Elizabethan Knot Gardens Learn the basics of canvas work embroidery in a knot garden inspired design. We will look at the historical designs of these beautiful gardens and learn some 3 dimensional stitches...

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  • Traditional Hand Embroidery: Elizabethan Knot Gardens £65.00

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Traditional Hand Embroidery: Jacobean Crewelwork

Traditional Hand Embroidery: Jacobean Crewelwork Taking a close look at animals depicted in historical Jacobean crewelwork, we will look at the styles and stitches used to represent them, then have a go at our own animal inspired...

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  • Traditional Hand Embroidery: Jacobean Crewelwork £65.00

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Traditional Hand Embroidery: Ribbon work

Traditional Hand Embroidery: Ribbon work Using the beautiful art of 17th Century silk ribbon embroidery, we will create a seasonal winter wreath including ribbon roses, ribbon stitch leaves and ribbon holly leaves,...

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  • Traditional Hand Embroidery: Ribbon Work £65.00

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Willow Weaving: Baskets

Willow Weaving: Baskets Create your own ribbed willow basket.

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  • Willow Weaving: Baskets £70.00

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Advanced Willow Weaving: Sheep and Pigs

Advanced Willow Weaving: Sheep and Pigs Take your willow weaving skills to the next level on this advanced one day course. You'll build on existing skills to create your own sheep or pig which you will be able to take...

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  • Advanced Willow Weaving: Sheep and Pigs £80.00

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Woodcarving Taster Day

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.

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  • Woodcarving Taster Day £60.00

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Woodcarving Afternoon course

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...

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  • Woodcarving Afternoon Course £170.00

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Woodcarving Evening Course

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...

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  • Woodcarving evening course £180.00

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Wooden Stool Making

Wooden Stool Making 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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  • Wooden Stool Making £100.00

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All Bound Up: Christmas Stars and Boxes

All Bound Up: Christmas Stars and Boxes Create your own special christmas gift boxes and twinkling decorative stars on this one day course.

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  • All Bound Up: Christmas Stars and Boxes £60.00

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Alternative Decorated Christmas Tree

Alternative Decorated Christmas Tree On this day long course you'll spend the morning creating your willow Christmas tree and the afternoon putting on the finishing touches before creating decorations that you...

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  • Alternative Decorated Christmas Tree £80.00

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Glass Christmas Decorations

Glass Christmas Decorations Over the course of this day long workshop you'll develop the skills involved in the copper foil stained glass technique and use them to create a variety of hanging Christmas...

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  • Glass Christmas Decorations £100.00

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Make your own Gilded Christmas Decoration

Make your own Gilded Christmas Decoration Working with both 'false' metals and real gold leaf you will learn how to prepare, gild and tone various surfaces, taking your creations away to ‘deck your halls’...

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  • Make your own Gilded Christmas Decoration £55.00

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Make and Decorate Ceramic Christmas

Make and Decorate Ceramic Christmas On this workshop you'll get to decorate premade ceramic items and then create your own. Items will be hand molded and then fired ready for you to collect before Christmas.

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  • Make and Decorate Ceramic Christmas £60.00

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Christmas Papercraft

Christmas Papercraft Create beautiful bespoke items for Christmas in this half day workshop suitable for complete beginners. You'll go home with a host of items that you have made, and even more ideas...

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  • Christmas Papercraft £35.00

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Christmas Pottery

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  • Christmas Pottery- adult £35.00
  • Christmas Pottery - Child 5-15yrs old Free

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Christmas Needle Felting

Christmas Needle Felting On this one day christmas course you will make some charming needle felted seasonal items to take home and enjoy yourself or give as gifts.

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  • Christmas Needle Felting £50.00

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Christmas Wet Felting

Christmas Wet Felting Discover the joys of 3D wet felting and create a charming stocking just in time for Christmas.

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  • Christmas Wet Felted Stocking £45.00

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Christmas Willow Wreaths

Christmas Willow Wreaths Learn the core techniques required for willow working as well as the specific skills needed to create a willow wreaths, in circular, heart and...

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  • Christmas Willow Wreaths £60.00

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Christmas Woodcarving

Christmas Woodcarving There will be a choice of Christmas themed set piece subjects to carve, either in low relief or a choice of stamps to personalize your Christmas cards or other stationery.

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  • Christmas Woodcarving £60.00

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