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Green stick chair making

Tree of Life and Gothic chairs.

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Turn a stool into a chair in a day!

The course is run in the woods which are located on Shipton's Grave Lane, Avening.
Here at West Ruggers Green Wood learn how to coppice a stool then turn your harvest into a centre piece for your garden or make as a gift for a loved one.
Green stick chair making is a skill anyone can master. All chairs are unique, they are as individual as the person making them.

The day begins at 10am with a quick safety talk then we move on to thinking about how to design the chair and working out how much wood we may need. Once we have selected, coppiced and returned with the wood to the work area, building can begin. The rest of the day will be spent around the canopy area building the chair, chatting to new friends, drinking plenty of hot drinks and eating lunch around the fire.
Feel free to bring soup or other things to cook on the fire. We are more than happy for people to feed themselves but sadly we cannot cook for you as that requires food hygiene certificates etc.
We can, however, boil lots of water for hot drinks. We are really keen for everyone to feel at home!
So, come and get stuck in and remember you will be taking a chair home at the end of the day. If you have trouble taking it on the day then we are happy to hold on to them in the woods for you until you are able to arrange collection.
Look forward to meeting you.
Kindest regards Estelle :-)

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

What's included? Well, all materials, hot and cold drinks, biscuits and a very warm welcome are all included in the price. However, if you have a favourite small hammer you are welcome to bring it!
The best bit is that you keep what you make. So you will be going home, not only with a chair but also with a warm feeling will be proud of your achievement! :-)


Estelle St John-Smith at West Ruggers Green Woods
12 Sandford Leaze
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Suitable for

  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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