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Need a present for someone who has everything?  Just send a cheque, made out to Anne Holden, to Assington Mill, Assington, CO10 5LZ, for any amount you wish to give, and I will send you a gift voucher, plus the latest brochure.  Or buy one for £70 on our website, www.assingtonmill.com, which would be quicker and easier.

 

The NEW BROCHURE for 2014 contains several new courses:

 

Christmas 2013 and the brochure for 2014

GIFT  VOUCHERS

Need a present for someone who has everything?  Just send a cheque, made out to Anne Holden, to Assington Mill, Assington, CO10 5LZ, for any amount you wish to give, and I will send you a gift voucher, plus the latest brochure.  Or buy one for £70 on our website, www.assingtonmill.com, which would be quicker and easier.

The NEW BROCHURE for 2014 contains several new courses:

Article in Platform505 - The Thinking Woman's Website

You might be interested in the background to Assington Mill.

If so, do have a look at the article on the Platform505 website.  Here is the link:   http://www.platform505.com/finding-a-huge-asset-in-assington-mill/

Platform505

Platform505 have just published a piece on our involvement with Assington Mill; how we came to be here.

Have a look at:   http://www.platform505.com/finding-a-huge-asset-in-assington-mill

This is an interesting site, entitled, "The Thinking Woman's Website". 

Do have a look!

CALLIGRAPHY for BEGINNERS - "Uncommon Uncials"

 

On this day, 13 October, you will discover the pleasure of writing with the broad-edged pen.  Looking at calligraphy history, we will consider the beautiful St Cuthbert Gospel, from the Wearmouth-Harrow monastery, written sometime before 716AD.  Calligraphy techniques:  after practising how to make the letters, we will adjust a few elements of the Uncial script to make it more modern, then write out a short quotation.

ASSINGTON MILL OPEN DAY - SUNDAY 1 SEPTEMBER - 11-5pm

  • Would you learn more about bees and maybe how to keep them? 
  • Would you like to develop more rural skills and crafts?
  • Are you yearning to keep animals?

  You can meet the tutors for beekeeping, birds of prey, bricklaying for amateurs, pig-keeping, sheep husbandry, goat husbandry, badgers and landscape painting en plein air and many other rural skills and crafts.

OPEN DAY AT ASSINGTON MILL - SUNDAY 1 SEPTEMBER

OPEN  DAY  at  ASSINGTON  MILL  -  SUNDAY  1  SEPTEMBER  -  11am - 5pm

Come and see some of the things that happen at Assington Mill and talk to the tutors.  They will be wearing red badges marked with their names, and the subject they teach.  You can also see our "green" items such as the waterwheel which generates electricity, ground source heat pumps, solar panels and passive solar gain, and the four strawbale buildings, as well as the mill and the miller's house.  Free entry, tea and coffee.

New courses at Assington Mill - from July 2013

 

Plans for the future include several new courses: 

Bushcraft,

Green gym,

Dog psychology,

Pastry-making for beginners,

Calligraphy,

Papier mache,

Lambing,

Wooden spoon carving.

The BUSHCRAFT course will include knife skills, shelter building, fire-making techniques, gathering and preparing materials, learning to use a fire-steel/flint and steel with a variety of tinders.  Assington Mill is ideal for this course, having so many different habitats.

Scything for beginners, one-day course at Assington Mill, Saturday 13 July

 

A scythe is an implement consisting of a long, curved single-edged blade with a long bent handle. 

Learn to cut grass and weeds the “green” way, no noise, and no use of petrol or diesel, or heavy machinery.  With the skills you will learn on the course, you will be able to cut anything from a small lawn, paths between allotments and borders, a hay meadow and a bramble patch.

The scything course includes setting up the scythe and its handle, sharpening and maintenance, which includes hammering the blade on an anvil, or peening.

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