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Assington Mill in Suffolk offers short one to three-day courses on over 70 different topics. We focus mainly on rural and traditional crafts; subjects that fit in with our rural location, but it could be anything that we think people might like to do and that is not available nearby or even elsewhere. Being privately run, we have the flexibility to respond to demand from our students. Qualifications are not given, or exams held, but we aim to help people if they want to take the skills to a higher level.  Click on OUR COURSES to see the list of over 70 different subjects.

Our objectives are to provide a friendly and welcoming setting where people can enjoy learning something new which will enrich their lives, and have a great day out with like-minded people. Assington Mill, on a small 70-acre organic farm, lies in one of Suffolk's beautiful secret valleys, which you can explore after the course is over. This is the most likely site for the mill mentioned in the Domesday Book, and again in historic records for 1588. Click on ABOUT ASSINGTON MILL for more details.

We provide home-made and locally-sourced food, much of it grown in the kitchen garden here, and can cater for any diet. Gluten-free food and cakes are a speciality. Click on FOOD to see more.


  • This is a two-day course on traditional upholstery.  Bring your own furniture to be re-upholstered under the supervision of a professional, Gary Phipps of Danbury Upholsterers, and his assistant Kealy.  Learn the tricks of the trade and save money at the same time!  There are only...

    £230 including home-made lunch, biscuits & cakes
    Gary Phipps
    6 July 2017 - 7 July 2017
    10.00 - 4.30