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Workshop Classes in Brighton.

Learn to use power-tools, craft, woodwork & upcycle in a professional workshop.

NEW DATES have been added to my Pallet Furniture Workshop & & Freestyle Workshop

More workshop & more venues coming very soon,  check  out the ‘Workshop’ tab for news, FAQ’s & T&C’s

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 Gift cards also available for workshops – Choose your amount & customise for your favourite person.

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  • Gift cards are now available for Salvage Sister workshops, products and commissions! Buy a loved one an unforgettable creative experience where they will learn new skills and gain confidence using power tools, plus take home what they make. Or they can use the gift voucher as part of full payment of a Salvage Sister handmade 'off the shelf' item or commission. Choose the amount you would like the gift card for, or enter your own and fill out the details of the recipient. It's really simple and a fantastic idea for a unique & thoughtful gift. Why not join my mailing here  to stay up to date with my latest products, workshops and downloads! Check out our amazing 5 star TRIPADVISOR reviews. Please use the drop down menu below to add the amount you wish to gift, you will be guided through entering the details of the recipient and scheduling. 
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  • Learn the skills needed to deconstruct pallets before making your own pallet furniture!

    The Salvage Sister loves free pallet wood, you can you save yourself loads of cash and do your bit for the planet at the same time -  when you use unwanted materials like pallets to make epic pallet furniture. During this intense 6 hour workshop you will learn the skills needed to create your very own pallet furniture, including how to use all the tools involved, where to look for pallets, and how to take them apart for reconfiguration. Once you’ve learnt these skills you will be able to repeat this process at home to make as many pieces of furniture as you like in the future - saving you loads of cash, stress and most importantly - time!!

    ***We have several new venues***

    We are no longer running workshops in Elder Place Brighton

    Please check all your details and make sure you can get to the location on the time & date specified.

    Classes are small so the students receive the help and guidance they need, we also want to keep them small to spread you out! There are a maximum of 6 students in this class at this time. Hand washing facilities & hand sanitiser are provided on site, students from different households will be separated onto separate benches. (Please let me know if you're solo or coming with a friend/family member in the order notes. Wherever possible we want to encourage people from the same social group to attend together to limit transactions between social groups). View our Covid guidelines in the Workshop tab.

     ***You can now cancel & reschedule your own workshops***

    (Please see my new T&C's regarding workshop cancellations. Cancelling your workshop does NOT automate a refund.)

    Regrettably Classes with less than 4 attendees WILL BE rescheduled. Did you know you can now gift Salvage Sister workshops, products and store vouchers? You can customise the date & time it sends with your own message and image,  click here to learn more. Why not check out our amazing 5 star TRIPADVISOR reviews for all our other workshops? To book please use the calendar below by hovering on the top right side of the calendar then skipping to the date listed for this workshop, once you click on the date you can choose the time below it and pay securely using Paypal or a bank card - You do not need a Paypal account. You can book as many workshops as you like at once, and book for multiple people at once by adding them to your basket and checking out for all your tickets at once.

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    I can't wait to meet you! To view the Salvage Sister's Privacy Policy please click here. Group & Private Bookings are available for 6 or more people - please enquire here for details. My  Terms and conditions have changed - by booking this workshop you agree to be bound by them so please check them out.
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  • Come to Brighton for a Workshop with a difference,

    This workshop is Freestyle!

    You bring your own item, or idea to work on during this 6 hour Freestyle Workshop class. Because this class is Freestyle it has a maximum number of 4 students at a time - most other classes have 6 or more. You'll all be working on different projects and I want to be available to give you the focus, advise & know-how you deserve! You can bring your own item to upcycle, or find wood at MidSussex wood Recycling for your masterpiece - which you can pick out at the time with the advice of the Salvage Sister. This workshop is totally different from any of my other classes - it is all about you & your ideas, concepts and designs. It is the perfect follow-on class if you really enjoyed Pallet Furniture & now want to further your knowledge & skills.

    Q - How is your Freestyle Workshop different to the Pallet Furniture Workshop?

    A - FREEDOM!! Unlike my Pallet Furniture Workshop , you are not restricted to using pallets & pallet wood for your build - you can literally find what you like & build with it. (In this class we don't focus on methods of dismantling, reconfiguring & making with pallets.) We start the class by learning to use the general tools that you will all use during the day, before each of you focus on on the tools and processes that apply to your own build. The MidSussex timber yard is absolutely full of interesting things, from scaffold boards, joists, doors, floorboards, planks, blocks, ply - you name it.  It's all reclaimed, it's all waiting to be reused & start a new life with you! (If you would like to peruse the timber yard before your class - the site is open for customers Sunday to Friday, find all the details about MidSussex Wood recycling by clicking here. Please be aware that if you intend to use a great deal of material, or one is expensive/rare - there may be a materials surcharge. We can go through options and work this out for you if you have an idea of what you want to make, what material you want to use & the approximate size of the project. ) This class is great for making scaffold board benches, small tables etc, small shelving units etc. You could even make some kitchen cupboard doors, or a Wooden A board for your business - the options are endless. Bear in mind however, we have 6 hours - so for larger, or more complex projects you may need more than one session - I can offer discounts for multiple Freestyle classes for the same person. More details as we release new dates, contact me here with your requirements. When you book the class simply email me your idea, I will advise you in the lead up to the class of what you might need to bring & the tools & equipment I can bring for use during the class. Please note that because the workshop is full of wood, it is not compatible with processes that require fire or very hot temperatures like welding or forging - this class is mainly for upcycling and woodwork projects. (Although I will be running metalwork & forging classes soon!) If you are unsure of whether your project is right for the class feel free to contact me via the 'Get in touch' tab. PLEASE do not book this class to do something that is already listed as a complete workshop in my store, this workshop is for unique things that you cannot find in my other workshop classes. Why not check out our amazing 5 star TRipAdvisor reviews for all our workshops? To book please use the calendar below by hovering on the top right side of the calendar then skipping to the date listed for this workshop, once you click on the date you can choose the time below it and pay securely using Paypal or a bank card - You do not need a Paypal account. You can book as many workshops as you like at once, and book for multiple people at once  by adding them to your basket and checking out for all your tickets at once. I can't wait to meet you! To view the Salvage Sister's Privacy Policy please click here. My Terms and Conditions have changed - by booking this class you agree to be bound by them, make sure you check them out! 
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  • Make your own wooden silhouette artwork workshop

    £99.00 6 hours
    Come to Brighton and make a beautiful, wooden silhouette artwork from reclaimed wood & customise it to your own style. During this 5 hour workshop you will have the freedom to design your own simple silhouette artwork & learn the skills needed to create it from reclaimed wood. You can either find a vector design online and I will show you how to replicate it onto wood, or you can bring a printed photo, or even freestyle your design & draw it by hand it's to you. You will choose the colour scheme for the background of your artwork too, that way you can tailor it to fit with your decor & style. Your design can be absolutely anything you can think of, from your pet dog to a boat, maybe you would like to create a design from nature such a tree, mountains or a snowflake? Choose a font and a word to make into a wooden artwork - it really is totally up to you. Come away from this class with something totally unique that you have made yourself & the skills to replicate the build at home as many times as you like. Learn to use a variety of different powertools while you create your masterpiece - from sliding mitre chop saws to jigsaws, pin guns and scroll saws! (See tools list below.) We finish off this build by framing the artwork ready to hang on your wall or place on a shelf at home - to frame we will learn to cut mitres and join them which is another useful skill that will come in handy for a variety of other tasks later in crafting! This is for you if you are artistic, creative, you want to learn how to use powertools, or if you live far away and don't have the space to take a larger item home. Unsure whether the design you have in mind will work? Contact me here to discuss. You can now purchase gift cards for the amount of your choosing which the receiver can put towards any Salvage Sister product or workshop! Give the unique gift of creativity to your loved ones, to find out more click here! Please find more information about this event, including what to wear, travel information and local amenities in the FAQ My  Terms and conditions have changed - by booking this workshop you agree to be bound by them so please check them out. To book please use the calendar below by hovering on the top right side of the calendar then skipping to the date listed above, once you click on the date you can choose the time below and pay securely. You will receive a confirmation email of your booking, please bring this on your device to the event. I can't wait to meet you! To view the Salvage Sister's Privacy Policy please click here.

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  • Make a wooden letter with The Salvage Sister!

    Come to Brighton for the day and enjoy a wooden letter making workshop, where you'll use powertools to create your own solid wooden letter, number or symbol! The Salvage Sister first made her wooden letters for a campaign with B&Q and taught a masterclass to specifically chosen influencers, now she is offering the class to you. You will learn how to make your very own typography wooden letter from pallet wood and remnant sheet material. You'll go home with the letter you make and the skills to repeat it over and over again. Choose which letter you would like to make, they are listed below with a difficulty rating 1 is easy, 5 is hard - some letters are more complex & take longer to create than others, especially to add the edging. If you are a total newbie to woodworking and power tools we advice starting on an easier letter, or if you want to try a hard one and decide not to add the edging later you are welcome to paint the letter during class and leave the edging off. You will be walked through each step of the build and shown how to use all the tools involved to create your wooden masterpiece. A-3   B-3   C-3   D-3   E-3   F-2   G-5  H-1  I-1  J-3  K-4  L-1  M-5   N-4  O-4   P-4  Q-5  R-4  S-5  T-1  U-2  V-2 W-4  X-4  Y-3 Z-3   - difficulty rating 1 is the easiest - 5 is the hardest. You can now purchase gift cards for the amount of your choosing, which the receiver can put towards any Salvage Sister product or workshop! Give the unique gift of creativity to your loved ones, to find out more click here!

    New Dates for all Workshops coming soon,

    We have several new venues...

    Check the ‘Workshop’ tab for news & make sure you’re on my mailing list so you get updates & news straight to your mailbox! My  Terms and conditions have changed - by booking this workshop you agree to be bound by them so please check them out.

    Scroll down for the workshop info tabs, images & more!

    To book please use the calendar below by hovering on the top right side of the calendar then skipping to the dates listed above, once you click on the date you can choose the time below and pay securely.  You will receive a confirmation email of your booking, please bring this on your device to the event. I can't wait to meet you!   To view the Salvage Sister's Privacy Policy please click here.  
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  • Learn how to make your own lamp in Brighton, & get enlightened with The Salvage Sister!

    You'll learn everything you need to know to create beautiful, awe inspiring lighting yourself at my lamp making workshop. The Salvage Sister has made many lamps throughout her career, many of them made in front of a camera for television shows like 'Fill Your House for Free' on Channel 4 and 'The New Reclaimers' on UKTV. Now The Salvage Sister will teach you how to make your own lamp out of just about anything in this live workshop class at Brighton Woodstore in the heart of this vibrant City! During this 4.5 hour workshop you will learn the skills needed to create your very own electric lamp, and you will take what you make home on the day! You will learn how to prepare and wire a lamp safely, you have a choice of which lamp to make - you can bring something with you that you would like to make into a lamp, or make a lamp using a jam jar which will be available on the day. You can contact The Salvage Sister to discuss this if you are unsure which options you prefer. All the lamp fittings you need to create your lamp will be provided on the day, including a low energy filament bulb. The course price is for you to create one lamp or jam jar light, if you wish to make more than one you can purchase an extra lamp kit on the day. You can now purchase gift cards for the amount of your choosing which the receiver can put towards any Salvage Sister product or workshop!

    New Dates for all Workshops coming soon,

    We have several new venues...

    Check the ‘Workshop’ tab for news & make sure you’re on my mailing list so you get updates & news straight to your mailbox! My  Terms and conditions have changed - by booking this workshop you agree to be bound by them so please check them out.

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    To book please use the calendar below by hovering on the top right side of the calendar then skipping to the date listed for this workshop, once you click on the date you can choose the time below it and pay securely using Paypal or with a bank card - You do not need a Paypal account. You can book as many workshops as you like at once, and book for multiple people at once  by adding them to your basket and checking out for all your tickets at once. I can't wait to meet you! To view the Salvage Sister's Privacy Policy please click here.    
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  • Absolute Beginners Powertool Workshop class

    £69.00 3 hours

    Absolute Beginners Powertool Workshop with The Salvage Sister

    Come to Brighton for the day and enjoy a power tool workshop class where you'll learn how to use a range of power tools safely! There is nothing more freeing than being completely independent - and that starts with my Beginners Powertool Workshop. You'll watch them in action, learn what the various switches, buttons and devices on the machine do. You'll also gain knowledge about buying powertools - what to look for, what to avoid & which ones I adore! You'll be shown safe use of the power tools before trying them all out while I guide you. When you feel confident you can practice cutting, drilling and sanding wood with electric saws, drills and sanders. The Salvage Sister is a pro and teach you everything you need to know about power tools so you can start growing your collection of useful items and become a savvy DIYer in your own home. You won't feel like a beginner with power-tools for long!   To book please use the calendar below by hovering on the top right side of the calendar then skipping to the dates listed above, once you click on the date you can choose the time below and pay securely  - you do not need a Paypal account. You will receive a confirmation email of your booking, please bring this on your device to the event. I can't wait to meet you!

    New Dates for all Workshops coming soon,

    We have several new venues...

    Check the ‘Workshop’ tab for news & make sure you’re on my mailing list so you get updates & news straight to your mailbox! My  Terms and conditions have changed - by booking this workshop you agree to be bound by them so please check them out.

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  • Beginners Power tool Workshop part 2 with The Salvage Sister Come to Brighton for the day and enjoy a beginners powertool class - where you'll learn how to use a range of power tools safely! You'll watch them in action, learn what the various components do, what fixings to use, how much you can expect to pay for them and how to safely use power tools before trying them all out. When you feel confident you can practice using a pillar drill, router, biscuit joiner, scrollsaw & grinder! Usually students complete part one before part 2 as this is slightly more advanced tools & equipment. Why not check out all my awesome 5*reviews on TRIPADVISOR The Salvage Sister is a pro and will teach you everything you need to know about power tools so you can start growing your collection of useful items and become a savvy DIYer in your own home. You can now buy gift cards for Salvage Sister workshops & products for any amount you choose, please click here to find out more.

    New Dates for all Workshops coming soon,

    We have several new venues...

    Check the ‘Workshop’ tab for news & make sure you’re on my mailing list so you get updates & news straight to your mailbox! My  Terms and conditions have changed - by booking this workshop you agree to be bound by them so please check them out.

    Scroll down for the workshop info tabs, images & more!

    To book please use the calendar below by hovering on the top right side of the calendar then skipping to the dates listed above, once you click on the date you can choose the time below and pay securely - you do not need a Paypal account. You will receive a confirmation email of your booking, please bring this on your device to the event. PLEASE CLICK THE TIME AS WELL AS THE DATE IN THE CALENDAR TO BOOK THIS CLASS  I can't wait to meet you! My New Online Powertools course is coming soon - find out more!  
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  • Make a Pallet Planter Workshop – Full Day Class

    £120.00 6 hours

    Learn the skills needed to deconstruct pallets,

    before making your own pallet planter & taking it home on the day!

    The Salvage Sister taught Kirsty Allsopp how to make this pallet planter on stage in front of 200 people at The Handmade Fair - if she can do it, so can you! During this 5 hour Pallet Planter Workshop you will learn the skills needed to create your very own colourful pallet planter, including where to look for pallets, which ones work best, and how to take apart pallets and cut down ready to reconfigure into a beautiful solid wood planter. The Salvage Sister will guide you through the build, teaching you how to use all the power tools involved and what lasting fixings to use in the garden environment. When you've built your own pallet planter you will have the option to make it into a strawberry trough and leave some gaps in the sides for the strawberries to hang through, or fill the sides with pallet planks. (You can line your planter with a hessian sack when you get home to stop earth falling through the gaps until the roots of your bounty hold it all together) Once you’ve learnt these skills you will be able to repeat this process at home to make as many troughs & planters as you like in the future - saving you loads of cash, not to mention time & stress!

    New Dates for all Workshops coming soon,

    We have several new venues...

    Check the ‘Workshop’ tab for news & make sure you’re on my mailing list so you get updates & news straight to your mailbox! My  Terms and conditions have changed - by booking this workshop you agree to be bound by them so please check them out.

    Scroll down for the workshop info tabs, images & more!

    To book please use the calendar below by hovering on the top right side of the calendar then skipping to the date listed for this workshop, once you click on the date you can choose the time below it and pay securely using Paypal or a bank card - You do not need a Paypal account. You can book as many workshops as you like at once, and book for multiple people at once  by adding them to your basket and checking out for all your tickets at once. I can't wait to meet you! To view the Salvage Sister's Privacy Policy please click here.  
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