Make a Welsh Stick Chair



An opportunity to make your own armchair in the woods from material harvested in the wood at the beginning of the course. The work is done using hand tools and traditional techniques. We work to a standard "Welsh stick chair" pattern with a steam bent arm bow and a comb back. There is scope to make your own design; please discuss your ideas with the tutor. This is a busy few days, and you will come away from it with an heirloom chair to be proud of. No experience necessary, beginners welcome, as coaching is given at all stages. The tutor is forestry graduate Maurice Clother; a bodger (pole lathe turner) with loads of experience; having taught green woodwork since 2001. The venue is the woodland workshop, situated in the woods deep in the woods in Herefordshire. The workshop is equipped with plenty of shave horses, pole lathes and tools to enable learners to make traditional Windsor furniture. Camping is available on site, please enquire. Enjoy this ancient and absorbing craft, coached by an experienced artisan tutor, and take the fruits of your labour home with you at the end of the course!

What's included in the price?

All materials, tuition and use of tools are included. We have a kettle fire circle with drinks and biscuits on hand. Please bring a packed lunch with you each day.


6 days

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Accommodation offered
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • UK Holiday
  • Advanced/pro level
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Herefordshire Woodlands, Sollers Hope, Herefordshire, HR1 4RL