I am running  beginners lettering courses this Summer . Discover the gentle art of stone carving in the beautiful Borders countryside.

With over 20 years of experience in lettering I will start you on what may well become a life-long love! Stone carving is highly therapeutic and addictive!

It is a very hands on course so after an initial look at alphabets and a try out on scrap stone we will draw out the design  Then after lunch we begin using the chisel and dummy to cut stone. Throughout the process I will be on hand to help and advise. There is the option to work on sandstone or slate. At the end of the weekend you will have a piece of stone to take home with at least  4 letters on it. You may want to do a relief carving and this is also an option.

Harestanes is the venue so numbers are limited to 4. It is a courtyard garden and very beautiful and rustic. We may even have a fire to cook the soup on for lunch. You will need warm work clothes, stout boots, enthusiasm and a little patience. No experience is needed.

Harestanes : Thursday and Friday - 12/13 2 day course runs from 9:30 till 5pm each day. Cost is £180 per person. This includes tea, coffee and soup for lunch. Maximum 4.

Mindful Monday Stone Days 

Each Monday I will be running a course for maximum 3 people from my rustic workshop in the heart of stunning countryside in The Scottish Borders Come for a day of stress-releasing mindful chipping. Cost is £90 per person per day including all materials and refreshments. Please ring or message me to book or enquire.

Gift vouchers available for the ultimate birthday present.

Some things  previous participants said: 

"I enjoyed my weekend , it was the best and my favourite birthday present ever! I have always wanted to do a letter cutting course - and I am so glad John found you to teach us .....,the sun and  being able to work outside - your delicious soups and flapjacks - coffee & tea ..,,,,All a perfect experience......."

"Natasha Introduced me to the art of stone letter carving recently. She is a patient and talented tutor."

Please follow this link to book the course in September: