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www.field-studies-Crafts & Traditional Skills and Book Repairs forBeginners and ImproversFM. O. 12 Feb-17 Feb. Sun-Fri. £548. £388Covering both restoration of existing booksand the creation of new bindings, thiscourse is equally suitable for beginners andthose with previous experience, sincetuition is given according to individualneeds. The course emphasises thetraditional skills and techniques of handbinding and helps you develop a deeperinsight into this rewarding craft. GeorgeDavidsonis a freelance bookbinder, whoregularly runs courses at Flatford Mill.Stained Glass for Beginners and Near BeginnersFM. B. 24 Feb-26 Feb. Fri-Sun. £240. £172This course is for anyone who wishes tolearn or find out more about the craft ofTiffany-style stained glass, where glass withcopper foil soldered at the edges allowsbeautiful and delicate objects to be made.Detailed design can take inspiration fromthe natural or built environment. Glass andother materials are provided but pleaseexpect to reimburse for the amounts youuse. Rosella Chester is an experiencedstained glass artist who teaches regularly atFlatford Mill.A Week of Willow BasketryKD. O. 24 Feb-01 Mar. Fri-Thu. £340. £255This course is aimed at beginners andimprovers. It will introduce the basictechniques of weaving a round basket tonewcomers to the craft, and will show thosewith more experience how to control theshape and form of their baskets, producegood borders and handles and to progressto other shapes. It will have a distinctlyScottish feel with baskets incorporating theuse of Scottish-grown willows and nativehedgerow materials. Jane Wilkinsonis anexperienced tutor who has been weavingbaskets, hurdles, sculpture and coracles for12 years.Calligraphy for Beginners andImproversFM. O. 02 Mar-04 Mar. Fri-Sun. £224. £158Beginners and improvers are equallywelcome on this weekend calligraphycourse, since tuition can be adapted to meetindividual needs. You can learn or revisecalligraphy scripts of your choice or choosefrom the following: experimenting withscript variations, design of short texts orbackgrounds and decoration. GaynorGoffeis a freelance calligrapher andteacher and a Fellow of the Calligraphy andLettering Arts Society.Care and Repair of Old HousesMA. O. 11 Apr. Wed. Non-residential. £100This one-day course is designed to givehomeowners and tradespeople theknowledge required to help conserve oldhouses. The course covers the principlesof conservation and the use of the correctenvironmentally-friendly materials andtechniques on old buildings. Comprisingclassroom lectures and practicalworkshops, the course offers theopportunity to gain hands-on experienceusing lime and associated materials.Attendees will be provided with theknowledge to take control of thedecisions necessary to repair andmaintain an old house. Cliff Blundelland Chris Wrightare historic buildingsexperts based in Pembrokeshire andfounders of The Lime Company of WestWales (TLC). They are members of TheBuilding Limes Forum and lecture atcourses throughout the UK run by TheSociety for the Protection of AncientBuildings, The National Trust and theRoyal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Introduction to Dry Stone WallingMA. B. 16 Apr-17 Apr. Mon-Tue. £170. £125This courses enables participants tofamiliarise themselves with the basictechniques of dry stone walling. It willcover the basic skills of dry stone walling,the tools and equipment needed and howto use them. It will also help participants tohelp estimate quantities and cost of a drystone wall project and to have theconfidence to tackle a straightforward drystone walling task. Andrew Rickmanis amember of the Down to Earth Project Team,a social enterprise specialising inSustainability Education and NaturalBuilding.Willow Work for Your Garden: Small Willow SculpturesFM. O. 17 Apr. Tue. Non-residential. £56This one-day course will show you how tomake simple, striking sculptures out ofwillow such as birds, woven balls or yourown creative idea. No previousexperience of willow work is necessary. JoHammondis a local artist who teacheswillow work and basketry. Course feeincludes a home-cooked lunch, withmaterials charged at cost according tohow productive you are!Green Wood Working for BeginnersFM. B. 27 Apr-29 Apr. Fri-Sun. £224. £158This weekend is an introduction to thefascinating craft of green wood working:the working of unseasoned wood in logform. Using ash and sweet chestnut fromlocal coppiced woodlands, we will beginby making simple products such asmallets and log boxes, then learn how toturn wood using pedal-powered polelathes. All tools and materials areprovided. Richard Kingis a localcraftsman who lives and works with theOld Hall Community in East Bergholt.The practical sessions take place in hisworkshop there.Stained Glass Panels for BeginnersFM. B. 27 Apr-29 Apr. Fri-Sun. £244. £178This course is for anyone who wishes tolearn how to make leaded stained glasspanels. No previous experience isnecessary. You will create a small panelabout 20cm square, based on a simpledesign of your choosing. This will allowyou to learn all the techniques involvedfrom glass cutting and leading to polishingand finishing. Glass and other materials areprovided but please expect to reimburse forthe amounts you use. Carole Grayis adesigner of decorative stained glass whogreatly enjoys sharing her expertise.Willow Work for Your Garden: Small Willow SculpturesFM. O. 01 May. Tue. Non-residential. £56See course description 17 Apr. Jo Hammond.20Discounts for shared accommodationShared accommodation is usually available on our residential courses at a discounted price. The cost is(see page 2)normally around £10 per night less than sole occupancy price. Please contact the Centre for an exact price.centreleveldatesdayssole occupancynon-residentialfee FM . O . 01 Feb-03 Feb . Fri-Sun . £174 . £13517Dry stone wall Stephanie Kiel

Introduction to Cob BuildingMA. B. 01 May-02 May. Tue-Wed. £170. £125This course provides participants with anintroduction to building with cob walls,with a load-bearing capacity. It will enableparticipants to gain knowledge of thematerials needed, how to locate them andcreate a good cob mix. It will cover thepractical skills involved in building plumbwalls and sculptural decoration and how togo about building a suitable shelter,foundation and finishing. Jen McKennaisa member of the Down to Earth ProjectTeam, a social enterprise specialising inSustainability Education and NaturalBuilding.Making a Stained Glass PanelMT. O. 04 May-07 May. Fri-Mon. £375. £269This course gives you the opportunity tocreate a panel of stained glass for yourself,with inspiration drawn from thesurrounding landscape of Malham Tarn,using the traditional method of combiningcoloured glass with lead. Suitable foranyone, no prior experience is needed.Jackie Huntis a professional stained glassartist, working from her home studio in theYorkshire Dales. She has recently designedand built a window for Malham Tarn FieldCentre.Coracle WorkshopKD. O. 14 May-18 May. Mon-Fri. £320. £240Coracles are traditionally woven boatscovered with hides. They were used forfishing in estuaries or for floatingcommercially produced timber down river.During the course you will make theframework of a Boyne coracle (the westcoast of Scotland or Irish style) and cover itwith canvas and, time permitting, paint thecanvas with bitumen. You will have theopportunity to paddle your own or thetutor's coracle in a local loch. JaneWilkinsonis an experienced tutor who hasbeen weaving baskets, hurdles, sculptureand coracles for 12 years. Fly Fishing in the Dales WeekendMT. O. 18 May-21 May. Fri-Mon. £375. £269Malham Tarn holds an excellent stock ofgenuinely wild brown trout. This weekendcourse provides the opportunity to enjoy theexperience of fly fishing for them on the Tarnand for brown trout and grayling in theRiver Wharfe. You will learn the manytechniques involved in fishing stillwatersand rivers, and will learn something of thelife of the trout and the food it eats. Therewill be plenty of individual instruction forthose new to fly fishing who need to acquirethe basic skills and techniques. StephenCheetham, an experienced fly fishinginstructor and fly dresser, is a fully qualifiedmember of the Game Anglers InstructorsAssociation (GAIA) and a member of theAngling Development Board (ADB).Landscapes in StitchMT. O. 18 May-21 May. Fri-Mon. £340. £234Learn how to create a stitched textileartwork, inspired by the wonderfulsurroundings of Malham Tarn. Theembroidery you create may be by hand ormachine, on any fabric, using any type ofthread. It could be a wall hanging, picture ora piece of stitched fabric that can be madeinto an item such as a cushion or a bag.Come and be adventurous! Jan Hicksobtained her degree in ContemporaryApplied Arts at Carlisle, and was a finalist inthe 2011 Craft and Design Magazine Awards.She teaches a wide range of crafts, includingembroidery. Bookbinding and Book Repairs forBeginners and ImproversFM. O. 03 Jun-08 Jun. Sun-Fri. £548. £388See course description 12 Feb-17 Feb.George Davidson.Calligraphy for Beginners and ImproversFM. O. 08 Jun-10 Jun. Fri-Sun. £224. £158See course description 02 Mar-04 Mar.Gaynor Goffe.Stained Glass for Beginners and ImproversFM. O. 30 Jul-03 Aug. Mon-Fri. £438. £310This course is equally suitable for beginnersand improvers, since there will be time foreveryone to practise the skills they need todesign and create at least one leadedstained glass panel. Glass and othermaterials are provided but please expect toreimburse for the amounts you use. CaroleGrayuses traditional techniques practisedby stained glass artists over the centuries tocreate highly contemporary and decorativework. See also 03 Aug-06 Aug for a follow-on course. If you attend both courseswithin the week, we offer you a 10%discount on each of them.Stained Glass for Beginners and ImproversFM. O. 03 Aug-06 Aug. Fri-Mon. £338. £240See course description 30 Jul-03 Aug, butplease note that this course is a day shorter.If you attend both courses within the week,we offer you a 10% discount on each ofthem. Carole Gray.Introduction to NeedlefeltingMT. O. 03 Aug-06 Aug. Fri-Mon. £360. £251Create beautiful shapes from wool! Thisshort course will introduce you to thesimple basic tools used for needlefelting,and will teach you how to create bothinteresting two dimensional surfaces, andsmall three dimensional objects. Explorethe potential for creating graphic andpainterly textiles within this medium, usingfelting needles to sculpt shapes, and ideasand techniques for embellishment. LynneSteinis a well-known textile artist wholargely uses rag rugging and needlefeltingtechniques and processes within her work,which has been exhibited widely. Lynne isan experienced teacher who has workedwith groups of all ages.Fly Fishing in the DalesMT. O. 10 Aug-17 Aug. Fri-Fri. £750. £535Learn to fish more successfully during thisweek long fly fishing course in theYorkshire Dales. Malham Tarn holds anexcellent stock of genuinely wild browntrout, this course provides the opportunityto enjoy the experience of fly fishing forthem in the Tarn and the surroundingwaters, including the River Wharfe. Learnthe techniques involved and something ofthe life of the trout. Plenty of individualinstruction for those new to fly fishing whoneed to acquire the basic skills andtechniques. Stephen Cheetham, anexperienced fly fishing instructor and flydresser, is a fully qualified member of theGame Anglers Instructors Association(GAIA) and a member of the AnglingDevelopment Board (ADB).Introduction to Dry Stone WallingMA. B. 14 Aug-15 Aug. Tue-Wed. £170. £126See course description 16 Apr-17 Apr.Andrew Rickman.Care and Repair: Best Practice with LimeMA. O. 14 Aug-15 Aug. Tue-Wed. £180. £140This two day residential course provides aninsight into the skills required when usingNEWNEWNeedlefelting Lynne Stein18BLBlencathra .DFDale Fort .EFEpping Forest .FMFlatford Mill . KDKindrogan .MTMalham Tarn .MAMargam .OROrielton .PMPreston Montford .RCRhyd-y-creuau .SLSlapton Ley