Sieves & riddles course at The Old Kennels



Make an 8″ potting sieve and a 18″ garden riddle with England’s only traditional sieve and riddle maker, Steve Overthrow, some of the most ancient tools dating back thousands of years, just as useful today as ever before.

You will steam bend the riddle rims around a form and learn age old methods, tacking together riddle rims, drilling, weaving and tensioning the individual wires. In addition you will make a small potting sieve learning how to cut and fit a pre-woven mesh. You will take home some robust and useful hand crafted tools that will last a lifetime.

Perfect for gardeners, home-growers or foragers, bakers and metal casters!

Courses run 10am – 4pm, we will be glad to welcome you for coffee from 9.45am.

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?

A selection of teas, coffee and soft drinks are inclusive and served throughout the day.

Materials are additional to course fee approximately £30 for galvanised wire or £45 if using copper wire.


Tracey Bell at The Old Kennels


The Old Kennels, Stentwood
EX14 4RW

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Christmas
  • Fathers Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Mothers Day
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday


2 days (9:45am to 4:00pm)

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