Sadly we are unable to continue the courses due to my recently-diagnosed cancer of the liver.  I will be contacting all our past and existing customers soon by email to let them know.  Those who have already booked for courses in 2018, with the exception of the Mosaic course in January, which will be our last course, will be refunded their fees if they send in their bank details to me by email: [email protected].

Bob and I have enjoyed running the courses over the past twelve years, and been lucky enough to meet over 5000 students during that time.  We have learnt all sorts of interesting facts over the period, and every course has been fun for us; a different party every weekend.  We hope it has been for you too.


Anne Holden


Assington Mill in Suffolk offers short one to three-day courses on over 70 different topics. We focus mainly on rural and traditional crafts; subjects that fit in with our rural location, but it could be anything that we think people might like to do and that is not available nearby or even elsewhere. Being privately run, we have the flexibility to respond to demand from our students. Qualifications are not given, or exams held, but we aim to help people if they want to take the skills to a higher level.  Click on OUR COURSES to see the list of over 70 different subjects.

Our objectives are to provide a friendly and welcoming setting where people can enjoy learning something new which will enrich their lives, and have a great day out with like-minded people. Assington Mill, on a small 70-acre organic farm, lies in one of Suffolk's beautiful secret valleys, which you can explore after the course is over. This is the most likely site for the mill mentioned in the Domesday Book, and again in historic records for 1588. Click on ABOUT ASSINGTON MILL for more details.

We provide home-made and locally-sourced food, much of it grown in the kitchen garden here, and can cater for any diet. Gluten-free food and cakes are a speciality. Click on FOOD to see more.