Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Courses for period homeowners

Furniture Restoration
Learn how to do small repairs, French polishing, stripping and re-polishing, surface cleaning and revival and repairing lost veneer. No previous experience needed.
12 - 13 January, Assington near Sudbury, Suffolk
£140 (including lunch and materials, accommodation £25 per night)
For further information or to book on the course contact: Anne Holden, Assington Mill Farm, Tel: 01787 229955 or visit www.assingtonmill.com

Carpentry for beginners
Tailor-made for enthusiastic but inexperienced amateurs and will cover what to make, timber choice and acquisition, tools required, wood finishes, ironmongery and adhesives, plus the handicrafts of tool sharpening, cutting, planing and chiseling, classic timber joints and the use of routers and lathes.
18 January, Assington near Sudbury, Suffolk
£45 (including lunch and refreshments, accommodation £25 per night)
For further information or to book on the course contact: Anne Holden, Assington Mill Farm, Tel: 01787 229955 or visit www.assingtonmill.com

Basket weaving, chair seating and willow work
You will be shown how to construct baskets from sustainable willow. You will complete two or three projects, with a choice from shopping and laundry baskets to storage boxes and letter racks - whilst learning about willow harvesting, construction techniques and handle making.
11 - 14 January, West Dean College, West Dean, Chichester
£220 (non residential, residential visits vary)
For further information or to book on the course contact: West Dean College, Tel: 0844 499 4408 or visit www.westdean.org.uk

Period House

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