Give it a try: experience the DIY workshop with a craftsman!

artisan workshops

What is DIY? Phonetically pronounced Di-aïe-ouaïe (the initials of Do It Yourself is the art of doing it yourself. We create, we glue, we cut, we grumble because it’s too hard, we get discouraged, we start again, we glimpse the final result, we smile, we puff out our chests… pride is not far off! In addition to extreme meticulousness and rigour, DIY workshops require a minimum of knowledge in the chosen field. Jumping into a DIY project without any preparation can be complex.

This is where the Aube artists come in (running together, in slow motion, in a dark alley; do you get the picture too?!): throughout the year, DIY workshops are organised by local craftsmen and producers. Their aim? To pass on their passion, share their experience, reveal their manufacturing secrets, in short, make you real creators!Here are some ideas for DIY workshops that the artisans made inAubehave come up with!

Make your own mozza Marolles-lès-Bailly near Troyes: enjoy a DIY workshop with qualified Aube artisans

It’s good to be accompanied during a DIY workshop by a craftsman who is able to guide us in our actions. It’s even better if he or she is passionate, enthusiastic and warm! The experience will be all the more satisfying.

Would you like to make your own mozza in the Aube region? Based on a farm in Marolles-lès-Bailly, about 30 km from Troyes, the Malice & Fromage Blanc team (we love the name) offers farm products 100% made in Aube ricotta, mascarpone, faisselle, butter, egg… Cultivating the land, taking care of the animals and offering the best product to their customers: this is what drives this great team every day! Marion, the producer, is very sensitive to animal welfare and takes great care of her 80 or so dairy cows. Her advice to visitors and customers? “Make what you like!

And to go even further, Malice & Fromage Blanc is offering a DIY workshop…to make mozzarella ! In the company of qualified craftsmen, you heat, mix, cut, mould and of course taste! Enjoy a unique and gourmet experience in the heart of the Aube region and take advantage of the know-how of local craftsmen through an original workshop!

Malice et fromage blanc
Mozza workshop
Mozza workshop

Try your hand at cutlery, a unique experience thanks to the DIY workshops of a local craftsman

The artisans of the Aube are artists. With their knowledge and experience, they are keen to meet, pass on and share. This is the case of Nicolas Dartus, for example. In his workshop in Saint-Jean-de-Bonneval, Nicolas practises an intriguing trade and “perpetuates ancestral techniques“: he is a cutlery forger. For some time now, he has been offering introductory workshops in blacksmithing and cutlery. The aim? Let your customers make their own knife ! According to Nicolas, “the aim is not to train in cutlery in one day (…), but to accompany the creation of the tool (…), to make our knowledge last and, why not, to create vocations”.Hammering the metal, polishing, sharpening… all the necessary techniques are revealed during this DIY workshop delivered by a craftsman with communicative enthusiasm! Kitchen knife, hunting knife, machete… Very versatile and always ready to listen, Nicolas “tries to meet everyone’s demands”.

They are like that, the craftsmen of the Aube: they create, they make, they cultivate, they accompany, they support, all with kindness and respect. They are always there. And fortunately!

Atelier Artisan Nicolas Dartus
Dartus cutlery

Spinning, weaving, knitting… In Aube, a diversity of DIY workshops for as many talented craftsmen

In Aube, talent is everywhere, EVERYWHERE! Look up, reach out, take a few steps, and let the land become a true source of inspiration. In our region, in the Aube en Champagne, those who have a gift know how to maintain it, share it and pass it on. These craftsmen, who over time have become the soul of the placeThey handle the intricacies of their craft with skill and do not hesitate to teach them to those who wish to learn them, through DIY workshops. Ah, these craftsmen, with their hearts in their hands!

Thus, the farm Aux Poils d’Assenay, located in the middle of the Aubois countryside, welcomes visitors all year round to admire its livestock: Alpacas, goats, rabbits… In all, between 150 and 200 animals live there in complete freedom. Hervé, the farm manager, is a craftsman who is proud of his job. A true enthusiast, he has “the desire to[{wpml_trans_unit_14_0_7_3_1_-1_0}] pass on and [{wpml_trans_unit_14_0_7_3_3_-1_0}]help others discover” through various courses. From the shearing of the animal to the ready-to-wear thread, Hervé accompanies, corrects, “proudly passing [ce]on his knowledge“. Moreover, the wool of the animals is used to organise DIY spinning, weaving and knitting workshops, where you can learnto make hats, scarves and mittens!

So, are you ready to become a mozzarella master, a knitting virtuoso or a knife maker? In the Aube region of Champagne, let yourself be inspired through original and original DIY workshops with our exceptional craftsmen. Make way for the artists!

aux poils d'Assenay
Aux Poils d'Assenay
aux poils d'assenay

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