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Boat building, boat restoration and maintenance courses and coracle making workshops across the UK.

Discover Britain's forgotten crop - Flax. All true linen is made from flax. During the day you will be shown all the processes for working flax from seed to cloth. You will also have the opportunity of working through the processes to produce fibre ready for spinning and/or cord and rope making. A chance to dress a distaff and have a go at drop spinning. Anyone interested in the process and practice of weaving and...
5 DAY CAR UPHOLSTERY COURSE This course consists of 10 easy Modules. Over the five days you will learn the fundamentals of how to re-cover a car seat. We tailor the course to either: * Modern Car * Classic Car * Campervan * Boat You will learn all about the Tools needed, Industrial Sewing Machine use, Preparation, Planning and Safety. You will also learn how to do Repairs & Patterns. You can even bring your...
Shropshire - Next course on 24th August 2018
Build an Ironbridge style coracle using simple tools and techniques to suit all levels of experience and ability. The coracle has been around for thousands of years, evolving as a cheap, simple boat that anybody could make and use for all sorts of short river work, particularly fishing. You will learn to select suitable ash laths, techniques for bending laths to shape, nailing, clenching nails and fixing and tailoring the calico cover ready for painting....
Perth & Kinross
DESCRIPTION Jane Wilkinson from Special Branch Baskets has teamed up with Alyth Craft Tourism to provide a unique crafting experience.   On our 3 day coracle making course you will be able to learn an ancient craft whilst still having the opportunity to enjoy the natural peace and the splendid scenery that the local landscape has to offer.  Alyth is nestled at the foothills of the Cairngorm Plateau at the start of the Perthshire & Angus...
Making a half hull wooden model is a traditional way of seeing a hull for the first time. In this workshop we'll learn the basics of boat lines plans and how to 'lift' the shapes from a drawing to a 3d model. With that information we'll build up and then shape a solid shaped hull of a traditional boat. It's a great way to get an understanding of boat shapes and simple hand tool usage....
West Midlands - Next course on 24th November 2018
My name is Julie and I'm an accredited Senior Journeyman in decorative art with the Waterways Craft Guild and I have been teaching narrow boat art for over 12 years. My training course will take place in the log cabin in my garden. The content of the course will be to decorate a wall hanging dinner plate with canal art roses, daisies and a canal art castle scene using enamel boat paint, sign writer’s brushes...
Your holiday begins with a chance to have a paddle in a similar canoe to the one you will build. You will stay in one of our wooden cabins by the river Wreake, and will be given as much ( or as little ) assistance in building your canoe as you feel you require. After you complete your canoe, we will launch it here and you will have time to enjoy it on the river...
‘Woodworking Skills incorporating Furniture Design and Making’ gives people a solid, certificated foundation (and more) in wood and working with wood. Students design and make a piece of furniture as part of the course. The course and its Level 3 qualification are exclusive to the Boat Building Academy. A maximum of ten people are accepted onto each course. Although the course has nothing to do with boats, it follows the principles that have built the...