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Are you interested in woodwork? Perhaps the smell of a woodwork shop is perfume to your nostrils? Maybe the words lathe, chisel and dowel fire your imagination? You may already have extensive woodwork skills and, if so, you will know there is always more to learn when it comes to working with wood. Perhaps you want to learn the basics of wood carving or tackle the rudiments of wood turning on the lathe. Look no further! Soon you could be spending time in a creative wood workshop with a master of the craft...

£95
Derbyshire - Next course on 8th May 2019
A taster day using willow to make simple sculptural forms. Practice random weave techniques to create spheres, hearts, fish and other organic shapes. Emma offers a choice of projects, encouraging individual style and creativity. The Saturday March 10th workshop offers the chance to make something special for Mothers Day which falls the following day…or bring your mum along for a creative treat. The class may be studio or garden-based, depending on the weather. We back...
£90
North Yorkshire - Next course on 28th June 2019
22nd March Make a wicker stage/hare 18th January Obelisk (£75) 28th June Willow Gypsy Basket with Sally Ann Middleton Be a garden maker’ offers a wide range of craft courses near Skipton in the stunning Yorkshire Dales. On site is a café / tea room and large garden center. Each course includes all equipment and items you will need, requires no previous experience and you will leave the day with something you have made to...
£50
Cardiff
If, as a basketmaker, you are anything like me, you are always looking for something to curve your willow rods with. This workshop is an exciting extension of the popular willow and the popular woodturning workshops we offer here at the Rural Craft Centre. Come and make your own unique and personalised wooden willow winder with the expert guidance of Imants Grindulis. You will learn simple woodturning skills that will enable you to turn and...
£560
Derbyshire - Next course on 11th May 2019
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...
£110
Durham - Next course on 11th May 2019
This is a four week course run over consecutive Saturdays from 10:30 hrs to 13:00hrs. The course is designed for those participants with little or no experience of woodworking with a purpose of building your confidence and ability in using a range of woodworking tools and developing skills that can be transferable to home or DIY projects. We will also discuss sources and costs of buying appropriate tools and materials. The core aims of the...
£750
Argyll and Bute - Next course on 8th June 2019
Archipelago Folkschool is a feminist organisation. We are committed to breaking down barriers that might stop people from participating in traditional crafts, and we work to challenge the gender imbalance that currently exists in the boatbuilding industry. This week-long course has the same structure as our boatbuilding weeks on Scoraig and Iona, but it is taught by women, for women.
£175
Greater London - Next course on 26th April 2019
This course will allow you to explore sculpture whilst learning fundamental wood & stone carving techniques. Beginners and returning students work alongside in a mutually supportive environment learning from both your tutor and each other. You can choose to develop your own projects in abstract or figurative sculpture, lettering, or functional objects. Develop ideas in clay and carve in various types of wood & stone. All levels welcome including beginners. Basic materials included but charged...
£140
Northamptonshire - Next course on 26th October 2019
Have you ever wanted to learn the traditional craft of Wood Carving? This 2 day course is suitable for those just starting out and also for carvers who would like to develop their skills further. For beginners you will start with the introduction of the tools and techniques and materials used for making a wood carving by hand. This will be followed by a small carving project to become familiar with the basic skills. After...
£50
Neath Port Talbot
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...
£185
Greater London - Next course on 25th April 2019
This Course will allow students to learn wood carving and construction techniques. Students can explore the sculptural possibilities of different kinds of wood, and learn to make figurative, abstract or functional items. Students will be able to develop their own project and work at their own pace in a supportive workshop environment. Open to all levels, including beginners. Students are encouraged to stay on throughout the year to develop their work. Basic materials will be...