In-person course
in Abbey Lane, Sheffield

Blacksmithing Beginners course - 1 day 1 to 1(or 2)



Blacksmithing day with tutors Iain Jones This one day course will introduce you to basic forging & blacksmithing techniques. You will make a small number or items which may include a letter opener, s or wall hook & fire poker You will learn practical tips & techniques on: • selecting metal • heat treating metal • basic forging techniques • basic finishing techniques • grinding • forming twists, curls & scrolls • drawing out metal • use of the anvil & hammers • annealing • shaping hot metal • health & safety around the forge area& related to blacksmithing At Ecclesall Woods we pride ourselves on the high quality teaching from our tutors & our low class numbers This course takes place at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet (just down the road) & is bookable on a variety of dates (please email in to discuss options) You will need to wear suitable clothing & footwear for working outdoors in this season. Steel toe cap boots would be advantageous if you have them, but are not essential. Please note this course will require a high level of manual dexterity on your fingers & is physically demanding on the shoulders & back.

What's included in the price?

All materials and tool use are provided for you on the day. Please bring a packed lunch & refreshments, notebook and pen. PPE is available where applicable.


1 day (9:30am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Set in a beautiful ancient woodland, our traditional skills and heritage craft courses are inspired by nature. Our friendly craftspeople will guide you with their knowledge of age-old methods and natural materials to learn, make new friends and create!


J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre, Ecclesall Woods, Abbey Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S7 2QZ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Public transport
  • Weekends
  • Romantic
  • Parking provided
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Stag dos
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