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A Stool Making Day
Great course(s)! Done two now - I have a beautiful stool / bedside table and now a hedge chair which is so nice nobody else is allowed to sit on it! The setting is great relaxing and welcoming, the instruction is clear and you learn so much more that just how to make the stool or chair. There was also...
By Gill M - 5 years ago
A Stool Making Day
What a fantastic weekend. I really didn't know what to expect having never lifted so much a saw prior to the course and I sincerely doubted that i would be walking away with a 'hand crafted'chair at the end of the two days - how wrong could i be!! Eoin and Gail were delightful and inspirational instructors,and, alongside their sense...
By janine blackmore - 5 years ago
Cake Decorating Workshop
Amazing :)! More fun than I've had in ages and the cakes were scrumptious! Ann was great and highly skilled. She even allowed me to go wild with her glitter!
By Helen Bristow - 5 years ago
A Stool Making Day
The stool-making course was brilliant! Beforehand I thought it would be a fun and novel way of spending the day, but several months have passed now and so many times when i see a woodland or even a lone tree, I think of the things I learned that day, from the shave horse to sustainable management of our forests. The...
By Alex Miller - 5 years ago
A Stool Making Day
Just back from the best weekend I've had in a long while making a chair. What an amazing achievement having turned up on Saturday morning with absolutely zero experience of tools or woodworking and leaving Sunday afternoon with a complete chair. I can't recommend it highly enough! Eoin and Gail who were facilitating the course were wonderful. Very inspiring and...
By Kerry-Anne Martin - 5 years ago
A Stool Making Day
Great day out making stool. Every stage of 'construction' easy to follow after a little introduction with the addition of the 'feel good' factor when complete. Has given me inspiration to start woodworking and get creative.
By Brian McD - 5 years ago
A Stool Making Day
This was my second course with the BigTreeSociety. Last year I made a stool and last week I was back there again with my target being a shave horse. Eoin and Gail facilitated the two days with humour and intelligence, making sure that the four of us followed our own route but advising why some of our ideas might not...
By Brian Reeds - 5 years ago
Leather Mask Making
This was one of the most enjoyable courses I have experienced. Personal attention given by the course provider. Excellent facilities, good pace of teaching, relaxed atmosphere. Definite value for money and I would highly recommend this course to others.
By Christine Hewlett - 5 years ago
Basic blacksmiths courses
I’ve just enjoyed a brilliant day with Ross in his forge learning some basic blacksmith skills. Not only am I pleased with my days efforts which I’m really proud of, I had a great time throughout the day. Ross is a patient tutor who makes the day relaxed and enjoyable. He and his wife Sarah, who made a tasty lunch...
By John Carpenter - 5 years ago
Pottery courses in the South Downs National Park
I spent an excellent pottery week at the Paddock Studio. Rowena is a great teacher. She's helpful, encouraging and constructive. This week gave me plenty of ideas and a new motivation. Thank you! 5
By Isabel Pichonnaz - 5 years ago