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Wendy Shorter Interiors is a multi-award-winning training centre recognised by Ofsted and offering qualifications accredited by the Association of Master Upholsterers & Soft Furnishers. Based in Hertfordshire, it offers a range of courses, from one and two-day beginner courses in curtain making, roman blinds, cushions and chair caning, to weekly upholstery classes and professional diploma qualification courses in upholstery and soft furnishings. The company prides itself on the quality of work that its students achieve, with a consistently high level of credit and distinctions. Students also enjoy the added value of its enrichment programme, where they have the opportunity to participate in various industry-based visits and competitions
01727 824358
Assington Mill, set in beautiful Suffolk countryside between Colchester and Sudbury, offers over 55 different short 1-3 day courses, mainly on rural skills and crafts, at very reasonable prices. Fees include home-made lunch, biscuits and cakes. Have a look at our website, www.assingtonmill.com, for full details. We can also send you a gift voucher for whatever amount you want to give. This way, s/he can choose which course appeals.
01787 229955
The new Travel Kadai is the perfect present – a fabulous portable Firebowl BBQ in one. Complete with stand, grills, tongs and duffle bag price at £98. Ideal for trips to the beach, camping or family outings. Add the Kadai Cookware Set including skewers, lid and grill tray to receive a FREE leather glove price £149. Be inspired…
01694 751279/283
Established for 28 years selling quality antiques and collectables, 17th to 20th-century furniture, decorative antiques, mid-century and modern clocks, silver, jewellery, ceramics and pottery, metalware, treen and boxes, and more. Ideal presents for Christmas. Local and national deliveries available. Easy parking. Credit/debit cards accepted. ● Monday to Friday 9am–5.30pm, Saturday 10am–4pm. Extended hours and Sundays during fair periods. Kelham Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1BX.
01636 674869
Weft Blown creates weather-inspired, handwoven fabric for you and your home. From its Craft Town Scotland studio in the Ayrshire coastal town of West Kilbride, it teaches people of all ages how to weave their own cloth and spin their own yarn. Classes range from one-day beginner weaving or spinning to three-day table-loom workshops. Go along and make your very own cloth and yarn.
07930657900
Every Quercus bed is beautifully handcrafted in Nottinghamshire using traditional methods and materials. Our craftsmen only ever handpick the finest light character grade oak, which is at least 150-200 years old. Each Quercus bed is handmade to order and comes with free delivery and installation, as well as a 10 year guarantee. All Quercus beds, including sleigh beds and four poster beds are available up to 8ft wide. A made to measure service is also available.
01777 869 669
Claire Cotterill is a fine art mosaicist with 18 years experience of designing and producing mosaic installations to commission in public and residential environments. She works closely with a range of clients to achieve their vision and each bespoke commission is a unique work of art. Following design consultation, tiles of the highest quality are cut and placed by hand to produce beautiful and durable mosaic which will enhance any interior or exterior environment in which its installed. Bespoke mosaics add a unique touch to kitchens, bathrooms, floors and gardens, there are limitless applications ! Commission as a gift for that special occasion or even take part in a course at her studio at The Custard Factory, Birmingham, learn new skills and create your own !

Using the indirect, Italian method of mosaic construction, Claire designs and produces mosaic in her studio. Mosaic is then installed in situ, affording the minimum disruption during installation. Claire has considerable experience of working with architects, engineers, landscape architects, planners and other designers and has an excellent track record of delivering commissions on budget and within given timescales.
We have been making, designing and restoring rocking horses since 1976, based just outside of York we offer courses for people of all abilities, whether a regular woodworker or never carved before, these courses offer something for everyone, nobody fails. We run three different courses, carving a rocking horse head, carving a mini rocking horse & carving and making a chair horse. All our courses are supported by excellent plans, timber packs and high quality accessories.
01759 368737
At Lovelitter we resurrect the relics of everyday life to bring delight once again. All our vintage furniture and homeware pieces are individually sourced and hand-picked for their unique design and quality. A great selection is available online, or make an appointment to visit us at our South London arch.
Dating back to 1080, and nestled in the heart of the exclusive Minster Quarter, Grays Court is a true hidden gem. Boasting a quintessentially English country garden surrounded by the city walls, and eight luxurious en-suite bedrooms, the house is steeped in history and character. A country house in the heart of the city, Grays Court promises an unforgettable stay in almost a thousand years of history.
01904 612613
Come and have an enjoyable time learning new craft skills in a professional artist's studio. Learn about the techniques of stained glass and make your own panel to take home with you. There's only four places in a class so there's plenty of one to one time. Taster days, weekend and evening classes run through the year. For most of the courses no previous experience is needed.
01656 856155 / 07909 697468
Creating and teaching are ingrained into the daily life of award winning Textile Artist Dionne Swift. Based in Holmfirth, nestled in the Pennine Hills Dionne runs exciting drawing, printing and sewing workshops: day classes and extended 5 day summer schools. Yet if you can't make the trip to Yorkshire there's a fantastic offering of workshops ONLINE www.workshops-online.org : learn from the comfort of your own home and get all the feedback and support you need from your fellow students and enthusiastic tutor. NEW - Lampshade making with free machine embroidery.
07974 747080
Enjoy four stunning state rooms beautifully decorated in vintage style for the festive season. Immerse yourself in the magnificent interiors, amongst extraordinary treasures, blended with just a touch or two of eccentricity. Saturday 6 December to Monday 2 January, 11am - 3pm. £5 per person (admission for NT members Free). Get Christmas wrapped up at the Petworth House Christmas Fair, and find the perfect gifts for all your friends and family with over one hundred stalls to browse. Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 November, 10.30am - 3.30pm. £5 adults, children Free
01798 342207
Jackson Woodturners, the stair parts specialists. Stockists of brands such as Richard Burbidge, Cheshire Mouldings & Clive Durose. We also offer our own range of quality stair parts, which offer the same excellent quality at lower prices. Visit our purpose built showroom in Sheffield to view a wide range of styles, or shop online from the comfort of your own home at www.jacksonwoodturners.co.uk
0114 272 1228
Retroworld specialise in selling iconic pieces of Vintage Furniture, Lighting & Homeware from the 1950's - 70's. With ever changing stock arriving from all over the UK & Europe this really is the only Vintage Shop you will need to visit!! Selling to individuals, interior designers and T.V.& Theatrical companies for over 15 years retroworld has a wealth of knowledge that can help you find that all important piece that will finish off your Vintage look. With many happy customers you are assured of both quality vintage pieces and great customer service. Viewings at their Warehouse is by appointment or go to www.retroworldonline.co.uk and follow the link to to find what they currently have for sale in their ebay Shop.
07989 017957
Peter Lanyon offers a range of green wood furniture courses from the Devon Green Wood Centre on the beautiful South Devon coast. Courses include a two-day stool course, traditional country chair making, creative seating and even a dining table course. Using traditional tools and techniques, and local materials, you will craft a beautiful and unique piece of furniture to take home. All the courses suit both beginners, and those wishing to take the craft further.
07814 470432
DIAMOND SPARKLE FOR CHRISTMAS. Gold Arts Jewellers of Brighton guarantee to add sparkle to your Christmas, with beautiful diamond jewellery. Choose the perfect gift from our collections of diamond, gemstone, pearl and antique jewellery. From classic to contemporary we have designs to suit all or commission a bespoke design for a truly individual gift.
01273 203178
Learn to paint with Oils using the Wet on Wet technique. Here in the Cotswolds Karen Underwood teaches the Gary Jenkins wet on wet technique. Karen is a Jenkins Certified Teacher. Her mentors are Gary & Kathwren Jenkins. the Jenkins Wet on wet technique is suitable for the novice hobbyist as well as for the experienced artist wanting to learn this exciting technique. I am sure you will agree this is a vibrant exciting painting technique to learn! Karen holds classes in her studio. Classes can be booked through Karen’s website, she also sells Jenkins Books, brushes and paints.
07815931099
Located on the edge of the North York Moors, The Black Swan Hotel boasts a history like no other. Comprising of three houses – the black and white Tudor house, the Georgian house, and the Elizabethan house – the hotel has, for centuries, been extended to make it the popular go-to place to refuel, recover and relax you’ll find today. This destination hotel is also perfect for foodies, with its fine dining restaurant and an award-winning Tearoom.
01439 770466
Leather Courses Britain offer professional and friendly leather work courses all of which are suitable for beginners. Visit the website to learn more about our popular bag making course which teaches you how to make your own beautiful leather tote, messenger or satchel, or come and join us on the 'Taster Day' or 'Mask Making' course. All the courses are completely ‘hands on’ with plenty of support and encouragement as you learn your new skill". www.leathercoursesbritain.com
01437 563110
The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited is staging 5 boutique-style antiques events across the country throughout 2015 with the new addition of The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair in West Sussex from 8 - 10 May. Set up in 2003 by Ingrid Nilson, these events are now important fixtures on the quality fairs circuit. For more information go to www.adfl.co.uk
01797 252030
Personalise an oilcloth apron as a deliciously practical gift. Pinnikity aprons are completely wipe clean including your personalised message, so they are a great choice for messy cooks. Available in a range of adult and children’s sizes and matching gift sets. Homes & Antiques readers can enjoy 15% discount off Pinnikity aprons when using the code ‘ANTIQUES15’
07989717072
Located just south of Newbury in Berkshire and close to Highclere Castle (the home of Downton Abbey) this ultimate country hotel is ideal for exploring the local thatched villages, gardens and the ancient cities of Salisbury and Winchester. The hotel’s restaurant is famous for its tasting menus. Overnight breaks with seven course tasting dinner and afternoon tea are available from £159 per room.
01264 736444
Based in Manchester and exporting across the globe, Castrads manufactures the highest calibre of cast iron radiators. Suppliers of heating systems to Claridge's Hotel, Carnegie Hall and Westminster Abbey as well as tens of thousands of properties across the UK. Custom built radiators at off the shelf prices. View the complete range online or at one of four showrooms across the country (London, Manchester, Frome and Rugby).
0161 4399350
Cathy Wright has worked in textiles for 14 years, focusing on handspun yarn, dyeing and embroidery. She is the owner and founder of Lazykate, a company specialising in educational workshops, consultancy and textile art. Her workshops include beginner, intermediate and advanced spinning, as well as dyeing and creative embroidery. The classes are held in locations in the North West, as well as online.
07985 972100
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