Buy a Gift Voucher

Boat building & coracle making courses

4 boat building & coracle making workshops found

Back to Wood courses
Boat building, boat restoration and maintenance courses and coracle making workshops across the UK.
Coracle Making
Coracle Making
Shropshire - Next course on 23rd August 2019
£350
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. You will leave with a finished coracle and paddle ready for the Coracle Regatta on...
Canal art - roses and castles - decorate a plate in narrowboat decoration
Gold AWARD
(7)
Canal art - roses and castles - decorate a plate in narrowboat decoration
West Midlands - Next course on 18th September 2019
£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...
Flax processing - plant to cloth - Gloucestershire
Gold AWARD
(12)
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...
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...

Showing {{ coursesLoaded }} of {{ coursesTotal }} courses

Loading