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Historic trades and crafts

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Irons in the fire The course will take place in the 150 year old Museum smithy, where everything is done as it would have been more than a century ago. Students will make a simple toasting fork...

The course will take place in the 150 year old Museum smithy, where everything is done as it would have been more than a century ago. Students will make a simple toasting fork or poker. 

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Mill experience Spend the morning in our 400 year old watermill. Learn the history of the mill, where it was originally built, its life as a working parish mill and its eventual gift to Weald...

Spend the morning in our 400 year old watermill. Learn the history of the mill, where it was originally built, its life as a working parish mill and its eventual gift to Weald & Downland, including its reconstruction at the museum. Learn about the different types of mill and their common features. Find out how the nature of a mill’s environment determines the best form of mill for a particular location. Learn how the watermill works, the three key controls at the miller’s disposal, and about the grain that the millers use. Find out how the mill’s controls affect the quality of the flour produced and the best quality that should be aimed at. Then have a go at working in our mill and produce a small bag of flour to take home.

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Prehistoric flint tool making Using the methods of ancient British people, including flint, knapping, cordage manufacture from natural fibres, and working with bone and antler, you will produce your own hafted...

Using the methods of ancient British people, including flint, knapping, cordage manufacture from natural fibres, and working with bone and antler, you will produce your own hafted tool to take home.

 

 

 

 

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pit-fired pottery Working with local clays, students will explore the techniques and create pots that echo those found at the Neolithic causewayed enclosure at the Trundle hill near to the Museum....

Working with local clays, students will explore the techniques and create pots that echo those found at the Neolithic causewayed enclosure at the Trundle hill near to the Museum. On the course you will cover clay preparation, as well as three different types of hand building techniques and decoration.

There will be the opportunity to return to the Museum to take part in a pit firing of the pots on Saturday 30 June 2018, this will start at 9am and continue until the pots are fired (which can be after 6pm). The following morning (Sunday 1 July) you can return to the Museum to opening the pit and take your pot home.

 

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Stone carving: Green Man A two-day workshop teaching participants how to mark out, rough out and finish a Green Man design in Bath stone. The course will give people the opportunity to either carve their...

A two-day workshop teaching participants how to mark out, rough out and finish a Green Man design in Bath stone. The course will give people the opportunity to either carve their own design or copy carve one using a template. The course will also cover carving techniques, sharpening and look at where to buy tools and stone. By the end of the two days participants will be able to take away a finished carving.

 

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Flint knapping An introduction to the skill of flint knapping. You will go through the techniques and the aim of the day is for everyone to be able to go away and replicate what they have learnt.

An introduction to the skill of flint knapping. You will go through the techniques and the aim of the day is for everyone to be able to go away and replicate what they have learnt.

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Traditional manuscript book skills This workshop explains how ancient manuscript books were created, from the preparation and treatment of vellum skins for the pages, to the curing and cutting of quills, making ink,...

This workshop explains how ancient manuscript books were created, from the preparation and treatment of vellum skins for the pages, to the curing and cutting of quills, making ink, and laying of gold leaf. It will introduce and demonstrate the practical skills required, and you will have a go at writing with quills before designing your own initials to build onto a vellum bookmark.

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Make a pycombe-style crook The course will take place in the 150 year old Museum smithy, where everything is done as it would have been more than a century ago. Students will make a Pyecombe Crook to take...

The course will take place in the 150 year old Museum smithy, where everything is done as it would have been more than a century ago. Students will make a Pyecombe Crook to take home with them.

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