Dry stone walling workshop

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Description

Run on second Wednesdays in the month - 'Hands-on' practical participation in learning about DSW techniques including; Foundations, Cheek Ends, Tie Stones, Jumpers, Fingers, Shims, Through Stones, Lintels and Top Stones.
(One over two, two over one !!)

These one day workshops are a 'hands on' introduction or improvement for DIY and interested persons of all ages and abilities aged over 16yrs.

You will build a DSW and learn the heritage and craft overview and geological terms of the different material, the engineering terms and descripton of stones used. You will receive, and discuss, an overview into the construction of various wall features and finishes. You will learn fundamentals of building a retaining wall, raised flowerbeds, squeeze stiles, step stiles and Cheek End -- if time allows.

All instructor/trainers are experienced wallers and certificated by the Dry Stone Walling Association.

At the end of the day you will be able to safely and confidently set out and construct a dry stone wall or basic feature - understand DSW heritage and terminology used - distinguish various stone materials and their uses.

Note: Workshop bookings must be completed a minimum of 48hrs prior to the selected workshop date.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Excellent free on-site parking, all materials, tools and equipment are provided along with personal protective equipment for example - gloves, goggles, kneeling pads, where required and first aid. Excellent welfare and personal facilites requirements. There is a great on-site cafe, recommended to bring your own lunch, protective rain wear and strong hardy footwear, preferably safety boots and wear old clothing you are not afraid to get dirty or marked.

On conclusion of the day, each participant is provided with a range of excellent informative handouts, brochures and a - well deserved 'Certificate of Achievement'.
Workshops at this venue are run on the first Saturday of the month throughout the year.

Note: The workshops do tend to become oversubscribed, to avoid disappointment it is suggested to book up through PayPal as early as possible.
Note - other dates by arrangements - for example:- Groups of 4 - 6 persons - during the week.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Excellent free on-site parking, all materials, tools and equipment are provided along with personal protective equipment for example - gloves, goggles, kneeling pads, where required and first aid. Excellent welfare and personal facilites requirements. There is a great on-site cafe, recommended to bring your own lunch, protective rain wear and strong hardy footwear, preferably safety boots and wear old clothing you are not afraid to get dirty or marked.

On conclusion of the day, each participant is provided with a range of excellent informative handouts, brochures and a - well deserved 'Certificate of Achievement'.
Workshops at this venue are run on the first Saturday of the month throughout the year.

Note: The workshops do tend to become oversubscribed, to avoid disappointment it is suggested to book up through PayPal as early as possible.
Note - other dates by arrangements - for example:- Groups of 4 - 6 persons - during the week.

Maker

John Holt at London School of Dry Stone Walling

Venue

Pier Street
London
London
E14 3HP

Suitable for

  • Hen dos
  • Public transport
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners

Duration

1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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Price

£95

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