Make your own traditional Sussex Trug



This course is a practical introduction to the craft of Trug making skills and techniques. You will learn from experienced local craftsmen all about the history of the Trug and be guided through the process to make your own Trug to take home.

What's included in the price?

1. Introduction to the History of Trug Making The course commences with an hour's talk on the history of the Trug and an insight into what you will be doing over the weekend. A Master Trug Maker will be present during the weekend to discuss Trugs and Trug Making with you, he will explain the process of trug making, its rich history and the current state of the industry. 2. Have a go Your two main instructors will be Master Trug Maker Chris Tuppen and Craftsman Caleb Pimm. Both of whom have lots of experience in running Trug Making Courses and will guide you through the Trug making process. The course is unhurried and you will obtain all the support you need from the instructors. What to expect: A fun, practical weekend learning traditional Trug Making skills. You will take home a Trug that you have made over the weekend. All materials and tools required to make your Trug will be provided. Refreshments will be provided including a homemade cake. Please bring a packed lunch with you* Parking is available at the entrance to our farm and our training room is just a short walk down our track. What To Bring: Just bring your lunch and a pad and pencil if you wish to make notes Please arrive at 15 mins before the start of the course for a prompt start


2 days

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts



Mantel Farm

with Craft Courses since 2016

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Teenagers
  • Limited mobility
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Father's Day
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Stag dos
  • Hen dos
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Mantel Farm, Henley Down, Catsfield, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 9BN