Craft Courses

Luxury Craft Courses at Be A Garden Maker

Treat yourself to a fun day with friends or to learn a new craft skill … then why not join us for one of our NEW CRAFT COURSES.
On our day courses you’ll start the day with coffee, enjoy a lovely lunch and afternoon tea & cake. 1/2 day courses your day will include coffee/tea and a homemade biscuit/cake.

The day includes all equipment and items you will need, you need no previous experience and you will leave the day with something you have made to be proud of.
To book please complete the form below, email click here or call 01729 840848

For more detail about the course and pictures click on the course title

Weds 17 July Wire Sculpting – make a duck/hen/pheasant £75
Chris Moss

Sat 10th August Make a ceramic bird bath and feeder
Lesley Wood 10-3.30 £75
Use a range of techniques to make your own unique bird bath and use stains or coloured slips to decorate it. You should also have time to make a small bird feeder.

Wed 11th September Stick Making- Wooden Handle/V Thumb/Hiker
Wildman Bushcraft 10-5 £90

Sat 14th September Make a Mini Needle Felt Replica of Your Pet
Phinefibre 10-4.30 £75

Tues 24th September
Sculpt Ceramic Star Gazing Hares
Richard Hedges 10-3.30 £75
Glass Fusing Techniques
Angela Henderson 10-3.30 £75

Wed 25th September Make a colourful ceramic window planter
Lesley Wood 10-3.30 £75
You will create slabs of clay that will be quickly dried to then ‘build’ your planter. Decoration will be with coloured slip or underglazes.

Sat 28th September Watercolour Techniques – Highland Cow
Alison Drake 10-3.30 £75

Fri 4th October
½ Day Wicker Obelisk
Julie Livesey 10-12.30pm £55
Wicker Sculpting – Small Animals – Dragonflies, Bees, Mice & Butterflies
Julie Livesey 1.30 -4pm £45

Sat 5th October
Papercut Monograms
Pocket Wren 10-12.30pm £35
Papercut Hares
Pocket Wren 1pm – 3.30pm £35

Fri 11th October Learn How to Draw Animals in Pastels
Margaret Robinson 10-3.30 £75

Wed 16th October Small Wire Bird Sculpting
Chris Moss 10-12.30pm £40

Fri 18th October Learn about the Night Sky
Pete & Brian 6.30 – 10pm £15

Fri 25th October Funky Needle Felt Birds
Phinefibre 10-3.30 £75

Sat 26th October Watercolour Techniques – Squirrel Collecting Nuts
Alison Drake 10-3.30 £75

Fri 1st November Ceramic Herdwick Sheep Sculpting
Richard Hedges 10-3.30pm £75

Thurs 7th November Sculpt a Wire Stags Head
Chris Moss 10-3.30pm £95

Fri 8th November Pastel Drawing – Winter Landscapes
Margaret Robinson 10-3.30 £75

Wed 13th November Make tall or small textured ceramic candleholders
Lesley Wood 10-3.30 £75

Fri 15th November Wicker Stag Sculpting
Julie Livesey 9.30-5pm £90 + £10

Sat 16th November Christmas Glass Fusing
Angela 10-3.30 £75

Thurs 21st November Xmas Ceramic Owls
Richard Hedges 10-3.30 £75

Fri 22nd November Xmas Tweed & Felt Wreath Making
Mel Smethurst 10-3.30pm £75

Sat 23rd November
Fresh Xmas Wreath Making
Nikki Brown 10-12.30 £30
Fresh Xmas Wreath Making
Nikki Brown 1.30-4pm £30

Thurs 28th November Needle Felt Christmas Tree Decorations 
Phinefibre 10-12.30 or 1-3.30 £40

Fri 29th November Wicker Stag Sculpting
Julie Livesey 9.30-5pm £90 + £10

Sat 30th November
Fresh Xmas Wreath Making
Nikki Brown 10-12.30 £30
Fresh Xmas Wreath Making
Nikki Brown 1.30-4pm £30

Fri 6th December Stone Carve a Xmas Decoration
Chris Swales 10-3.30pm £75

Sat 7th December
Fresh Xmas Wreath Making
Nikki Brown 10-12.30 £30
Fresh Xmas Wreath Making
Nikki Brown 1.30-4pm £30

Sun 8th December
Xmas Glass Fusing
Angela 10-3.30 £75
Papercut tea lamps
Pocket Wren 10-12.30pm £35
Papercut light up wreath
Pocket Wren 1-3.30pm £35

Wed 11th December Fresh Xmas Wreath Making -Evening
Nikki Brown 7-9.30pm £30

Fri 13th December Wicker Christmas Decorations 1/2 Day
Julie Livesey 10-12.30 or 1.30-4pm

Sat 14th December
Make a Leather Purse or Viking Style Belt Pouch
Wildman Bushman 10-5 £90
Watercolour Techniques – Owl Flying In the Snow
Alison Drake 10-3.30 £75


Sun 15th December Breakfast with Santa
9.30-11.30 £18



Sat 20th December Flowers for Xmas
Nicola Brown 10-1pm £35


Sun 21st December Breakfast with Santa
9.30-11.30 £18



What people have said about our courses;
“Brilliant Day”, What did you enjoy? “The making, the lunch, the tea & cakes. Great idea, we’ll be back”
“The venue was perfect. Excellent learning to willow weave was so interesting and finished products looked great.”
“Completely enjoyed the day, perfect balance between ‘work & care’.”
“Will recommend the experience to friends.”
“Well looked after, regular breaks made learning a new skill fun.”

1 thought on “Craft Courses”

  1. Stone carving workshop with Chris Swales in September was a really enjoyable day.
    I have never done stone carving before. I felt very supported by Chris, he made the whole experience very interesting. The meal and teas, with home made cakes were delicious and very nicely presented. I now have my home number in stone ready to put in our outside stone wall.
    I can now appreciate what skill it takes a stone mason to carve stone.
    I recommend anyone to go on this craft course


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