Learning from the past
7th & 8th July - "First Century Skills With Modern Uses"
Doldowlod Walled Garden
Learn to build an earth oven and cook efficient, delicious meals on a basic camp kitchen using a mixture of staple and easily foraged ingredients. From breads to bhajis, roasts and stews, a surprisingly varied meal can be assembled using very simple cooking equipment.
Turn wood-ashes and oil into domestic soft soap, and compare this ancient method to versatile modern soapmaking to create simple yet luxurious bar soaps.
Discover how to spin wool into yarn, then dye your creations with the ancient natural dyes Woad, Weld and madder.
Explore the ancient metalworking technique of repoussé, creating intricate raised designs inspired by Iron Age examples.
After the introductory sessions to the above techniques, participants may choose to focus on either textiles or metalwork in the portions of the workshop dedicated to craft practice.
Over the course of the weekend create food to share and soaps, fibres, or a metalwork item to take home.
Tutors are Sally Pointer & Gareth Riseborough, both specialists in historic skills and traditional crafts.
Course 10.30am to 4pm both days.
To book a place, please click here or phone Zoe on 01597 824 240 or 07999 353 217