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Traditional woodland crafts & green woodworking courses

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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!
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Bridge Meadows - Venue for rural crafts, forest school, and other educational and therapeutic projects
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.
Make you own fan bird
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Make you own fan bird
Northumberland - Next course on 29th September 2019
£30
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, East Wallhouses, Northumberland, NE18 0LL, refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon. No previous experience...
Introduction to Wood Carving for Kids - one day
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Introduction to Wood Carving for Kids - one day
Yorkshire
£35
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 effective kindling. Students will learn a wide variety of carving techniques using different tools safely...
Family green wood crafts (11-16yrs)
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Family green wood crafts (11-16yrs)
Yorkshire - Next course on 29th October 2019
£35
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 course is suitable for complete novices and those with some experience. The course introduces students...
Family green wood crafts (7-11 years)
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Family green wood crafts (7-11 years)
Yorkshire - Next course on 29th October 2019
£35
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 course is suitable for complete novices and those with some experience. The course introduces students...
Woodland Pyrography for kids (8 yrs +)
Platinum AWARD
Woodland Pyrography for kids (8 yrs +)
Yorkshire
£35
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 you can move on to your own project and take home with you your own...
Spoon carving for beginners
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Spoon carving for beginners
London - Next course on 20th September 2019
£40
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 small scale carving and understand the subtle and addictive qualities of this new hobby. We...
Spoon carving taster session
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(3)
Spoon carving taster session
North Yorkshire
£40
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 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 the...
Spoon carving taster session in Norfolk
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Spoon carving taster session in Norfolk
Norfolk - Next course on 25th September 2019
£45
This is a 3-hour long beginner's wooden spoon carving course based at either my Norwich workshop or an outdoor venue near Surlingham. You will learn the basic skills required to make your own spoon from reclaimed or green wood. As this is a "taster" course, some processes will be prepped ahead of time and I cannot guarantee you will finish your spoon by the end of the session. You will, however, be able to take home your creation at the end of the course, whatever state it is in! I...
Wood carving and Love Spoons
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(41)
Wood carving and Love Spoons
Neath Port Talbot
£50
Sharon Littley has been teaching carving for over 15 years and has tutored students of the craft all over the UK. Sharon is based in Port Talbot, Wales. Author of the book 'Celtic Carved Lovespoons', Sharon is a well known for her wonderful and unique Lovespoons, a traditional Welsh gift. Friendly and approachable as well as massively knowledgeable about all things to do with wooden love spoons, get in touch with Sharon to discuss possible course dates and the (reasonable) prices.

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