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Boat building, boat restoration and maintenance courses and coracle making workshops across the UK.
Flax processing - plant to cloth - Gloucestershire
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Flax processing - plant to cloth - Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire - Next course on 11th October 2019
£75
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 hand-spinning would find this course a useful introduction. The day starts at 10.00am and finishes...
Kayak making - build your own skin-on-frame kayak
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Kayak making - build your own skin-on-frame kayak
Bristol - Next course on 16th September 2019
£1600
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 from Shipshape Boatbuilding's workshop, in the historic Underfall Boatyard, you’ll be a chisel-throw away from...
Canal art - roses and castles - decorate a plate in narrowboat decoration
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Canal art - roses and castles - decorate a plate in narrowboat decoration
West Midlands - Next course on 8th February 2020
£65
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 decoration 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 and the same traditional techniques used to decorate narrow boats. If you have an item...
Boatbuilding – Building the Caravelle rowing skiff
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Boatbuilding – Building the Caravelle rowing skiff
Highlands
£1000
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 a great chance to learn woodworking skills as well as to gain an understanding of...
Boatbuilding – Building the Caravelle rowing skiff on Iona
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Boatbuilding – Building the Caravelle rowing skiff on Iona
Argyll and Bute
£800
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 a great chance to learn woodworking skills as well as to gain an understanding of...
Boatbuilding Artists Residency
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Boatbuilding Artists Residency
Argyll and Bute
£400
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 as a group. Participants will take part in the running of the week, helping with...
Family Boatbuilding – build the Echo Bay with your family
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Family Boatbuilding – build the Echo Bay with your family
Argyll and Bute
£450
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 other weeks. The activity is designed to be approachable and accessible, so that everyone can...
Half Model Making
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Half Model Making
Central
£175
In traditional boatbuilding, the half model was often the starting point for the design of a boat. Shaped out of a solid block by hand and eye, the hull would be created intuitively. For us it’s a great way to learn how to read boat plans and how to use hand tools to turn 2D into 3D. We will be working with drawknifes, block planes, spokeshaves and chisels to create the complex curves of the hull of a boat. Everyone will leave with a beautiful model boat of their very...
Kayak Building – Build your own sea kayak
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Kayak Building – Build your own sea kayak
Argyll and Bute
£1050
Build your own sea kayak in a week! Wooden sea kayaks are lighter and prettier than any other kind of boat (in our opinion). Made of very thin plywood with fibreglass reinforcement, we work with modern techniques to create a fast and responsive boat, individually fitted to you. The boats we build are light enough to lift with one hand, go fast, handle well and look beautiful. You will be the envy of the loch and shoreline. We teach everything you need to know, so no need to know anything...
Make a canoe paddle - two day course in Oxfordshire
Make a canoe paddle - two day course in Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire - Next course on 19th October 2019
£225
Make your own canoe paddle at the Sylva Wood Centre under the tutorship of master boatbuilder Colin Henwood. During this two-day course, led by award-winning boat builder Colin Henwood, you will learn how to shape a single canoe paddle from ash using hand tools. Make your own canoe paddle at the Sylva Wood Centre, working with ash – Britain's superior native hardwood. Using traditional skills and tools you will produce a complex shape with hand and eye. Learn how to finish your smooth and elegant design. Take home a unique...

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