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Blog Posts

Felt Making - Saturday 9 November 2013

What  fabulous day I had, thank you Minstead.  I never expected to actually make anything I would be proud to show-off, but I did and I have. 

Posted by Caroline Gregg on November 12, 2013 at 15:39

Open Day Raffle

If you have WON a prize and not yet collected it, please arrange to collect before 31 July 2012.

Thank you

Posted by Bill Pitman on July 23, 2012 at 15:33

Willow Working for the Garden

On a crisp, clear February afternoon 10 hardy souls gathered in the top field at the Study Centre to learn the skill of willow weaving.  Under Olivia Keith's expert tutelage we all set about our projects...

Working with a beautiful array of, amongst other woods, willow, buckthorn, maple and ash we constructed a marvellous collection of structures that will now grace various gardens across Hampshire and Wiltshire.

It was a great experience and after some careful manoeuvring most…


Posted by Richard Barnett on February 12, 2012 at 18:00

Continental Breads were Baked!

Flour flew, gluten grew and pittas puffed over the weekend of 3/4 December 2011 as two, one day, courses took place at the Study Centre under expert guidance and tuition of Paul Merry from 'Panary' in Dorset.

Altogether 20 apprentice master bakers…


Posted by Richard Barnett on December 6, 2011 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Wild Cooking in the November Sunshine

At the time of planning it I imagined the 'Wild Cooking' course taking place inside the Round House around a roaring wood fire.  But in the event it was sunny and quite warm so we 'had lessons outside'!


Using two Rocket Stoves, a Kelly…


Posted by Richard Barnett on November 13, 2011 at 9:00

African Drumbeats

On a beautiful summer's evening under the Great North Oak around 20 people enjoyed the inspiring rhythms and expert tutelage of Noah Messomo as he demonstrated the arts of playing Djembes, a Balafon and assorted other traditional African instruments.

Just as everyone's fingers were getting a little sore the…


Posted by Richard Barnett on July 2, 2011 at 11:28 — 1 Comment

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