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Traditional woodland craft courses (we also include green woodworking and greenwood crafts in this section) are increasing in the UK. Traditional woodland craft can also be known as ‘woodmanship’ and means working with trees, forests and tools in a way that communities going back thousands of years would recognise. These wood-loving ancestors of ours may have been the first true conservationists, working their resources in a way that was renewable and sustainable, not only preserving trees, but enhancing the richness of the surrounding wildlife. Traditional craft and green wood workshops in this section will generally involve woodwork without the use of nails and screws - and with a focus on hand tools. Think rustic!
Windsor Chairmaking and greenwood stool making courses at Greenwood Days' woodland workshop.
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Windsor Chairmaking and greenwood stool making courses at Greenwood Days' woodland workshop.
Derbyshire - Next course on 19th August 2019
£560
Come and enjoy a week in the woods learning how to make your own chair. Suitable for all levels of experience. You will take home the chair you’ve made! Beginners can choose to make a single bow Windsor or the Continuous Arm Windsor, more experienced makers can make a Welsh Windsor, Child’s Chair, or give us your ideas and we’ll try and incorporate them! You will start by selecting the 'right log' for you from locally harvested, green (unseasoned) Ash. You'll split (cleave) your log, axe and draw knife each...
Bushcraft competency training
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(12)
Bushcraft competency training
Derbyshire - Next course on 20th August 2019
£305
This 3 day training course is approved through the Institute for Outdoor Learning and focusses on equipping Teachers, Wildlife Rangers, Outdoor Pursuit Instructors and Forest School Leaders with some detailed understanding and confidence in the key skills of Bushcraft. The course looks at effective shelter construction, efficient fire lighting in a selection of methods with time spent on the bow drill, confident knife skills, string making direction finding, tree dentification, water procurement, wild food and wilderness cookery. This course can lead on to the Bushcraft Competency assessment which is increasingly...
Highland stool making course - Scottish Highlands
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Highland stool making course - Scottish Highlands
Moray - Next course on 21st August 2019
£180
2020 Dates coming soon!!!!! Visit my website and subscribe to my newsletter to hear about course dates first. Come and spend a relaxing time in the woods learning new skills and meeting new folk the green wood way. Green woodworking is a traditional practice using fresh wood still full of sap allowing the tools to split,slice,shave and cleave through the wood with ease. We will use techniques that have been developed over hundreds of years, that are in harmony with the nature and qualities of the wood itself. No prior...
Bow making
Bow making
West Sussex - Next course on 23rd August 2019
£295
Europe had a long history of making primitive bows. The earliest remains of bows in western Europe date back over 6000 years. Our ancestors faced the same challenges of working wood to acheive a shooting bow using only hand tools. They were able to fashion excellent hunting bows using flint knives and scrapers. To aid our students we use modern hand tools but the basic skills remain the same. in 3 days you will make a European Self Bow out of an Ash log. During the weekend we will cover:...
Introduction to green wood crafts
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Introduction to green wood crafts
Cornwall - Next course on 24th August 2019
£65
Set in our beautiful tranquil 40 acre ancient oak woodland, you will welcomed with an open fire and a cup of tea. During the day you will learn how to use traditional hand tools including a shave horses to craft and carve spatulas, butter knives and gypsy flowers. You will learn safe knife techniques that can be used to carve beautiful walking sticks. Take a break, sit by the fire with cup of tea and enjoy the “Spirit of Place”. A family or friends group of between 3 and 8...
Relief Carving & Sculpture in Hardwood with Alister Neville: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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(1)
Relief Carving & Sculpture in Hardwood with Alister Neville: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria - Next course on 24th August 2019
£82
Spend a busy day with Alister and master the various carving skills associated with Relief Carving or simple sculpture in Hardwood. Choose either a flat board, perhaps for a plaque, for bread or cheese, or a house name. Alternatively if you re feeling more energetic, carve a rough bowl or a simple 3D sculpture - a hedgehog for example from a block of wood, the choice is yours. Arriving in a large van weighed down with 3 workbenches Alister skillfully extracts them placing them safely under the canopies outside the...
Make a Bent Stick Chair - a two day course
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(5)
Make a Bent Stick Chair - a two day course
Shropshire - Next course on 24th August 2019
£200
Make a Bent Stick Chair, two day course at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. Create your very own sculptural and natural bent-wood chair from sustainably coppiced hazel. These traditional rustic chairs are immensely pleasing to the eye, very satisfying to make and can be tailored for your comfort. The finished chair will demand centre stage in any home or garden. You will need to bring: Secateurs, a cordless drill and a claw hammer Tutor: Dave Jackson Dave Jackson is a self-employed coppice craftsman. He won the 2012 Log to Leg...
'A bird in a day' - wood whittling with Dave Harter: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Platinum AWARD
(5)
'A bird in a day' - wood whittling with Dave Harter: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria - Next course on 26th August 2019
£75
A bird in a day - wildlife wood whittling with David Harter For availability on this course please see our website above, thank you. Whittling is addictive once started, - therapeutic from being relaxing, absorbing, and creative & richly rewarding in a sense of personal achievement. It has a small and low tech kit list ~ a lump of wood, a craft knife and your lap. This means whittling can be done almost anywhere when spare time is available- and it is also easily transportable. During this course Dave will...
Green woodworking and nature connection in the Malvern Hills
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Green woodworking and nature connection in the Malvern Hills
Worcestershire - Next course on 30th August 2019
£250
Available to book now on my website for 30th August weekend Join me for a peaceful weekend of woodland craft and nature connection in the Malvern Hills. Leave work at lunchtime on Friday and escape to the woods with us for a weekend of making things with simple tools, simple living and feeling how you are connected to the natural world. This course is intended to be relaxing, fun and a chance to learn about green woodworking whilst immersed in nature. There will be opportunities to swing lazily in a...
Spoon carving taster
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Spoon carving taster
North Yorkshire - Next course on 30th August 2019
£45
There is something very satisfying about carving a spoon. Using fresh green wood and some basic tools you can very soon immerse yourself in this traditional craft. My taster session is a great introduction to this craft. During the 3 1/4 hrs we’ll work from a freshly split log to a functional spoon. I’ll guide you through the safe use of the tools needed. Initially working with an axe to rough out a blank we then use a straight knife to refine the shape and the hook knife to form...

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