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Coracle making at Greenwood Days

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Description

Coracles are traditional riverboats. Round in shape, they are paddled with one oar. On this two-day course you will make a traditional ironbridge coracle to take home, you’ll also have a chance to practice your coracling skills on the lake in front of Staunton Harold Hall. The coracle you make will be finished but need painting with bitumen paint after the course. Kevin and Ellen Grimley have been making coracles since 1995 and have led coracle workshops in a variety of locations including Donegal, Ireland. They often demonstrate coracles on the canals near their home in Leicestershire. In addition to workshops, exhibitions and demonstrations, they have built coracles for theatre, TV and film production, including for the BBC programme ‘Coast’ in 2006. Please bear in mind that you will need a large vehicle or roof rack in which to transport your coracle home. Dimensions are approximately 11.5” deep x 4’6” long x 4’2”wide. While you will make a simple paddle in the course you can combine this course with the paddle making course which follows and make an exceptional paddle! Greenwood Days have been running woodland craft courses since 1998. The course centre is set in a beautiful 90 acre wood in the National Forest on the Leicestershire/Derbyshire border.  Our tutors are all highly skilled professional craft workers and teachers who share our passion for preserving, promoting and passing on these crafts and techniques. Come and enjoy the beauty of the woodland, be inspired, be creative, learn a new craft.

What's included in the price?

Copious amounts of tea, coffee and biscuits. A lovely lunch with fresh home-made bread, soup of the day followed by fresh fruit. All meals are vegetarian but do let us know if you have any other dietary requirements. The course fee includes all materials required to complete the projects and use of tools and specialist equipment associated with each course. Instruction will be given for the safe use of tools.  The minimum age for standard courses is 18.

Duration

Cancellation policy

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

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Greenwood Days

with Craft Courses since 2014

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Greenwood Days have been running woodland craft courses since 1998, from a beautiful 90 acre wood in the National Forest on the Leicestershire/Derbyshire border. We offer day, weekend, midweek and week-long courses ranging from traditional Windsor chair-making to contemporary willow sculpture, longbow making to spoon carving. Our tutors are all highly skilled professional craft workers who share our passion for preserving, promoting and passing on these crafts and techniques.

Suitable for

  • UK Holiday
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for all abilities
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Venue

Ferrers Centre, Melbourne Road, Staunton Harold, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 1RU