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

£1600
Bristol - Next course on 15th July 2019
Come and build your own skin-on-frame kayak. Lightweight, beautiful and extremely strong; skin-on-frame combines traditional construction with the best modern materials. Over 7 days, you’ll learn to cut joints and steam-bend oak to form your kayak's custom-fitted wood frame; lashing and pegging it together in the traditional way - without any nails or glue. Then it’s on to sewing, colouring and coating the skin of your kayak, before you rig her and paddle away! Working...
£750
Dorset
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...
£1000
Highlands
On this residential week long course you'll learn the fundamentals of boatbuilding as we work to build two rowing boats. Over the week, with a group of 6 people, we will build two lightweight plywood rowing boats from start to finish, before launching them to see how they work. The boat is built with traditional techniques, so we’ll spend a lot of time with hand planes, getting our heads around bevels and changing angles. It's...
£800
Argyll and Bute - Next course on 20th July 2019
On this residential week long course you'll learn the fundamentals of boatbuilding as we work to build two rowing boats. Over the week, with a group of 6 people, we will build two lightweight plywood rowing boats from start to finish, before launching them to see how they work. The boat is built with traditional techniques, so we’ll spend a lot of time with hand planes, getting our heads around bevels and changing angles. It's...
£400
Argyll and Bute
As part of our commitment towards broadening the reach of traditional craft, and creating discussion around the role it can play in society, we are offering this special week in our programme as an artist residency. This is a unique opportunity to discover and explore the traditional techniques and materials of boatbuilding, and to refresh your practice in a beautiful location. As with our core residential boatbuilding course, we will build one Caravelle rowing skiff...
£65
West Midlands - Next course on 18th September 2019
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...
£350
Shropshire - Next course on 23rd August 2019
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....
£470
Suffolk - Next course on 5th August 2019
Coracle making four day residential course at Flatford Mill in Suffolk. Coracle: 'A boat of skin-covered wicker' (Pocket Oxford Dictionary). Coracles were traditionally woven boats covered with hides. They were used for fishing in estuaries or for floating commercially produced timber down river. A coracle is one of the most ancient boat designs, only a few small technical steps more advanced than a raft. During this extended course you will be able to construct your...
£450
Argyll and Bute - Next course on 6th July 2019
ooking for something different for the school holidays? How about building a boat as a family? We’re teaming up with Haund an ee, experts in creative youth work, to offer something new. Over the week, each family (ages 7-16) will build a boat of their own to take away. We will be making the Echo Bay Dory Skiff – a 11’7” simple flat bottomed boat, the smaller sister of the Caravelle which we build on...
£75
Gloucestershire - Next course on 3rd August 2019
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...

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