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Traditional woodland crafts & green woodworking courses

183 traditional woodland crafts & green woodworking workshops found

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!

Essex
Bridge Meadows is a 10 acre site on the outskirts of Widdington, near Saffron Walden, North Essex. Less than one hour from London and 30 minutes from Cambridge. Available to course tutors for private hire. Please see the website for further detail.
£30
Northumberland
Do you fancy trying your hand at Spoon Carving? Come along and learn safe knife skills in a comfortable environment and make your own spoon. No previous woodworking experience is necessary, though those with knowledge of working with wood will still find fresh challenges in the hand carved spoon. The joy of spoon carving is that we don't need expensive tools, workshops and work benches. Just our hands and a few simple tools. You will...
£30
Northumberland - Next course on 28th July 2019
Fan birds originated in Russia and Eastern Europe as a traditional decoration hung in the home that catches gentle breezes and so draws the eye too. They are made from a single piece of wood using simple hand tools only. It needs a steady hand and steadier nerves when it comes to opening your birds wings to reveal your creation. The course runs for 3 hours at The Creative Artist Studios, Vallum Farm, Military Road,...
£35
Yorkshire
Introduction to Wood Carving for Kids (The wood carving course is suitable for kids 8yrs+) Learn to safely use a knife, drawknife and shavehorse to create traditional wooden crafts. We will create either a bullroarer or spatula with a drawknife on the shavehorse and learn safe knife whittling techniques and make a letter opener or tent peg. We will also create a gypsy rose on the shavehorse, this can also be used as a very...
£35
Yorkshire - Next course on 8th August 2019
Children must be accompanied by an adult Our woodland crafts team have created shavehorses and hand tools specifically for children and young people to use under supervision in our woodland craft areas as part of these fantastic new family workshops. A half day family course introducing children and their accompanying adult to the correct and safe use of a range of green woodworking tools including hand drills, saws, shave horses whittling and draw knives. This...
£35
Yorkshire - Next course on 8th August 2019
Children must be accompanied by an adult Our woodland crafts team have created shavehorses and hand tools specifically for children and young people to use under supervision in our woodland craft areas as part of these fantastic new family workshops. A half day family course introducing children and their accompanying adult to the correct and safe use of a range of green woodworking tools including hand drills, saws, shave horses whittling and draw knives. This...
£35
Shropshire - Next course on 29th September 2019
Learn the science and skill of how to light a fire, you will use modern and traditional techniques including the use of feather sticks and a ferrocerium stick. You will light the cottage range, the fire in the cottage parlour and an outside fire in the woodland craft area. Suitable for those with no fire lighting experience. Please bring a whittling knife if you have one, part of this course will take place outside so...
£35
Yorkshire
Kids pyrography course in Ecclesall Woods. Would you like to have a go at a traditional folk art? Have you ever fancied burning designs into a natural surface such as wood or leather? This course is an introduction to anyone who is interested in the art of woodburning or pyrography. The course will start with the basic techniques of pyrography focusing on wood, experimenting with different lines, textures and shading. Once you’ve grasped the basics...
£40
London - Next course on 26th July 2019
This regular class in spoon carving, introduces the art of carving with an axe, a knife and a crook knife. By carving a spoon, which is by nature a functional object and one we are all familiar with, we are free from the pressure of knowing what to carve and instead we can become familiar with the tools of this craft. As you gain confidence with the tools, you begin to build a relationship with...
£45
Norfolk
This is a 3-hour long beginner's wooden spoon carving course based at my Norwich workshop (11-2pm). You will learn the basic skills required to make your own spoon from reclaimed or green wood. You will be able to take home your creation at the end of the course and will be given sandpaper and tips on caring for your item (e.g. applying waxes and finishes for a long-lasting product). I will provide spoon blanks from...

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