Current Courses

What a joy rush is! Its soft, silk like and malleable qualities are gentle on the hands and very light weight. Its colours vary from light gold through gentle greens to bronzy hues.

Nadine Anderson

Available dates: 

Friday, 21 September, 2018
Anne & Bob cutting rushes for the rush weaving course at Assington Mill

£95.00

For thousands of years we have depended on plants to provide the essentials of life - food, shelter, clothing, fuel and medicine.  In many respects little has changed.  For most of the world's popu

Jude Greenan & Vanessa Neville MNIMH

Available dates: 

Saturday, 22 September, 2018
Collecting hawthorn berries on the Wild Medicine course at Assington Mill, Suffo

£95.00

Needle felting is the art of creating felt by pricking raw wool with special barbed needles.  The fibres becomes enmeshed and can be formed into a picture or a sculpture.  With a basic form constru

Jools Abbey

Available dates: 

Saturday, 13 October, 2018
Needlefelt dog, made by Julie Abbey

£90.00

This is a one-day course foraging for edible fungi available at this time of the year,  with explanations of how it can be used and eaten.

Matthew Rooney

Available dates: 

Saturday, 20 October, 2018
Foraging for food at Assington Mill

£90.00

The art of taxidermy is in preparing, stuffing and then mounting the skins of animals for display.  These could be as hunting trophies, or for museum use or maybe the preservation of a beloved pet.

Jools Abbey

Available dates: 

Saturday, 27 October, 2018
Taxidermy course at Assington Mill

£90.00

Come and learn to lay hedges the Suffolk way, from a real Suffolk man!  Click on Neil's name above to see more about him.

Neil Catchpole

Available dates: 

Saturday, 3 November, 2018
Hedgelaying course at Assington Mill, Suffolk

£90.00

Neil Reekie

Available dates: 

Sunday, 4 November, 2018
Students on a chainsaw maintenance course at Assington Mill, Suffolk

£95.00

Calligraphy for Beginners and Improvers Your choice of Script A day to discover the pleasure of writing with a broad edged pen.  Beginners can start with the Uncial Script , a beautiful ha

Jan Jeffreys FCLAS

Available dates: 

Saturday, 17 November, 2018
Calligraphy by Jan Jeffreys, tutor on the calligraphy course

£90.00

Ray Davis

Available dates: 

Sunday, 18 November, 2018
Ray with his game at the start of the wild meat butchery course

£90.00

Come and make presents for your friends and family, and relax and have fun at the same time!  Silver clay is an amazing new art material (99% silver) that makes it possible for everyone to make rea

Melanie Blaikie

Available dates: 

Sunday, 2 December, 2018
Silver clay jewellery course at Assington Mill, Melanie & Helen standing

£100.00