Popular Willow Weaving and Basketry tutor Phil Bradley is leading 2 day workshops in the weaving skills necessary to make a traditional Frame Basket on the April course or an English Round Basket in September.
Phil’s gentle, relaxed teaching style will guide you through the various weaving patterns for the different parts of the basket - the base, sides, and the final edging for the English basket, and the frame, ribs, the body weaves and...
Blacksmithing for beginners course with Adrian Wood
Tutor Adrian Wood leads workshops in Blacksmithing in many venues across the north of the country. His courses are always popular and fill up very quickly. He works on decorative blacksmithing commissions for many clients in his own forge at Hornby, Teeside when he's not teaching others.
You will need to wear layers of old clothing as it can be hot work and sensible shoes (not plastic). Safety...
- Next course on 27th September 2019
Spoon Carving with Steve Tomlin in the Yorkshire Dales
This 1-day Improvers workshop is suitable as a follow up from a Beginners workshop for those wanting to reinforce axe work and the different knife cuts and to master different spoon bowl shapes, more detailed handle styles, and the all important sharpening skills.
You will gain a deeper understanding of working with the tools and timber. This will allow you to carve more easily and efficiently...
One day willow weaving workshops in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales with lovely views of Ingleborough, Whernside and Ribblehead.
Willow Hares - May 15th
Willow Curlews (2nd date)- Sept 19th
Willow Seed Pods - July 11th
The tutor Phil Bradley lives in NW Cumbria near Cockermouth where he grows a total of 37 different varieties of sustainable willow on several local sites. The willow is used mainly for basket-making, but also for garden structures and sculptures...