Contact name: Rachel Benson
Total bookings
about 9 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

We have been hosting workshops for over 8 years using experienced tutors with excellent teaching skills. We focus more on heritage & greenwood workshops, with an emphasis on willow basketry to ensure that traditional skills are not lost. Working hands-on is great for mental-well being & taking home hand-crafted items is very rewarding. We are in a stunning setting in the Yorkshire Dales with amazing views of Ribblehead Viaduct, using an upstairs open plan venue in a converted barn also used as quality bunkbarn accommodation.

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Line and Watercolour Wash with John Harrison in the Yorkshire Dales
Next date: 18th Jun 2023

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
4 May 23'

Rhonda reviewed: Cleft Oak Stools in the Yorkshire Dales with Phil Bradley

"We had a great time, lovely venue with great food and facilities. Phil is passionate about using traditional methods and a helpful tutor. With his support and guidance we all produced a lovely stool to take home. It was a most enjoyable day "

3 May 23'

Cath B reviewed: Cleft Oak Stools in the Yorkshire Dales with Phil Bradley

"I thoroughly enjoyed the Cleft Oak Stool workshop with Phil. He is a great teacher - I came away feeling I had gained a good understanding about the tools and wood we used, and I'm delighted with my stool. We stayed overnight in the bunk barn and I'm so glad we did. The setting is beautiful and Rachel and Mike were wonderful hosts. I'll be looking out for more courses to do at Broadrake (probably to make another stool or a basket)because I'd love to return. Book onto a course - you won't regret it!"

Broadrake responded:

" Thanks Cath, so glad you enjoyed the workshop and your stay! Come back and see Broadrake when the flowers are out, and of course try another workshop too!!"

20 Oct 22'

Ian Hoole reviewed: Line and Watercolour Wash with John Harrison in the Yorkshire Dales

"John was fantastic learnt so much, he has a lovely manor. The venue was lovely fantastic views of the Viaduct . I would highly recommend this course "

Broadrake responded:

" Thanks Ian, so glad you enjoyed the day, your work was great. I hope your journey back home through the Dales was full of views to continue to inspire you! Rachel"

17 Oct 22'

Judith reviewed: Lunch/Shoulder bags, 2 days with Anna Turnbull in the Yorkshire Dales

"Wonderful two days weaving with Anna Turnbull, in lovely surroundings! The hospitality, and food provided by Rachel was excellent! "

Broadrake responded:

" It was a lovely 2 days; I loved that all the end baskets were so varied with the different weaves, colours, shaping and handle positioning. Hope to see you again next year for another basketry challenge! Rachel"

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