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Ecclesall Woods Craft Courses

Contact Name: Fay Kenyon

Telephone: 0114 235 6348

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J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre
Ecclesall Woods
Abbey Lane
Sheffield
Yorkshire
S7 2QZ

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£120
Yorkshire - Next course on 11th November 2018
This course can be a stand alone course or can be booked alongside the introduction to blacksmithing. You will learn the basics of blacksmithing and hand forge work and create you very own knife! Forges are hot and can be noisy; Eye & ear protection will be provided and please wear solid boots and clothes suitable for working in (made of natural fibres). Open to all those 16+, interested in traditional and modern crafts, please...
£85
Yorkshire - Next course on 10th November 2018
Bronze Smelting and Casting Introduction to metallurgy: Looking at the evidence for the first use of metals. It reviews the archaeological evidence and considers the problems for those wishing to reconstruct the processes. Pulling swords from Stones: The smelting of minerals: Working in groups of 2-3 this session provides you with the opportunity to transform minerals in to metal. You will reconstruct some of the earliest processes used by humans to win metal from the...
£85
Yorkshire - Next course on 12th August 2018
Greenwood Spoon Carving A one-day course with Dave Jackson, basic spoon carving is an excellent, relaxing opportunity to get away from it all and do something different for a day, in the peace and tranquillity of our Woodland Craft Area. Over the day you will learn the basics of the 'age-old' craft of spoon carving using green (unseasoned) wood. You will learn various 'grasps' and carving techniques using a mora carving knife, how to carve...
£85
Yorkshire - Next course on 30th September 2018
Learn how to get the best from your hand tools for greenwood crafts. This course is designed for people with some existing knowledge of hand tools, who would like to improve their skills and learn useful techniques. Arrive: 15 minutes prior to a 9.30am start Depart: 4.00pm, although this is approximate. Directions: Please look at the map featured on the website. What to bring: work clothes Let us know: if you have any special needs...
£140
Yorkshire - Next course on 10th November 2018
An introduction to blacksmithing at the J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre. This day course will introduce you to the basics of Blacksmithing and hand forge work. Starting with fire control and hand hammer work, you will learn carbon steel forging and make small objects such as a poker or spoon, you will leave with an authentically hand forged object. Forges are hot and can be noisy; Eye & ear protection will be provided and...
£250
Yorkshire - Next course on 2nd November 2018
Introduction to Greenwood Craft - a weekend course A 3 day course to introduce you to Green wood craft, using a Pole Lathe, basic craft tools and making simple rustic furniture. Over the course, you will cover the following: Be introduced to basic woodland management and spend part of the first day in the woodland learning how to fell and coppice small trees for greenwood craft and consider different types of native timbers [wood] and...
£85
Yorkshire
Introduction to making charcoal and biochar Charcoal was made in Ecclesall woods for the early steel industry. If you wander around it today you can still see the remnants of the old Q pits and the grave of the charcoal maker who met his demise there!! Come and make charcoal with a modern charcoal retort. This will be a day Spent in the lovely surroundings of Ecclesall Woods Sawmill learning about how charcoal and biochar...
£35
Yorkshire
Introduction to Wood Carving for Kids (The wood carving course is suitable for kids 8yrs+) Learn to safely use a knife, drawknife and shavehorse to create traditional wooden crafts. We will create either a bullroarer or spatula with a drawknife on the shavehorse and learn safe knife whittling techniques and make a letter opener or tent peg. We will also create a gypsy rose on the shavehorse, this can also be used as a very...
£85
Yorkshire - Next course on 23rd September 2018
Introduction to Woodland Coppicing - 9:30am – 4:00pm Aims This one day coppicing course is designed to introduce students to the specific skills and techniques covering basic theory, providing hands-on practical experience and a tree identification session. The course begins with an introduction and basic health and safety followed by a walk through the woods looking at various compartments that have been coppiced over the years and the benefits of coppicing and the types of...
£100
Yorkshire - Next course on 20th October 2018
Leather axe and knife sheath making in Ecclesall Woods. Ruth Pullan is a leatherworker based in Yorkshire who specialises in hand stitched leather work using British materials and traditional techniques. On this day long workshop you will make an axe sheath for your own axe and a knife sheath for a standard Mora style 106/120 carving knife. You will learn how to condition leather, how to finish the edges, how to stitch using two needles...
£85
Yorkshire - Next course on 27th October 2018
Make a 3-legged rustic stool. Make a Rustic Stool in green wood. What is Green Wood? Green Wood is freshly felled, still sappy wood. To work it requires a set of simple techniques based on an understanding of how wood reacts - both to the tools, and to the dry and shrinking process. Because it is green, the wood is soft and easy to work with hand tools, and because of this, green woodwork creates...
£190
Yorkshire
A 2 day Course to introduce you to Green wood craft, using a Pole Lathe, basic craft tools and making simple Rustic furniture. Over the course, you will cover the following: 1. Consider different types of native timbers [wood] and what you can make from it. 2. Be introduced to the various types of tools used in Greenwood Craft, and how to use them. 3. Learn the art of 'Cleaving or Reaving' from Hazel rods...
£85
Yorkshire
On the one day course you will be shown how to make cord from Elm bark bast. Cut, shape, fold and stitch Elm bark to make an attractive rustic container/pot. Please let us know if you have any specific requirements or needs. Refundable up to two weeks prior to course (minus £30 admin fee). No refunds for cancellations within two weeks of course.
£85
Yorkshire - Next course on 5th August 2018
Introduction to Pole Lathe Turning - one day course 9:30am-4pm A Course to introduce you to Green wood craft and how to use a Pole Lathe. Have you ever wanted to make something amazing but lacked the confidence to have a go? This is the course for you and you will be developing a hobby which connects you with the environment can be profoundly satisfying. Our Tutor is a skilled Woodsman who makes greenwood craft...
£85
Yorkshire
Would you like to have a go at a traditional folk art? Have you ever fancied burning designs into a natural surface such as wood or leather? This course is an introduction to anyone who is interested in the art of woodburning or pyrography. The course will start with the basic techniques of pyrography focusing on wood, experimenting with different lines, textures and shading. Once you’ve grasped the basics you can move on to your...
£85
Yorkshire - Next course on 4th November 2018
Large Reindeer Making Workshop Get into the Christmas spirit with your very own, hand-made rustic Rudolph! This course will provide you with all the materials, tools and know-how and guide you through the process of making an eco-friendly, rustic, wooden reindeer full of character, which can sit proudly in your garden or home. No two reindeer are the same and yours will be personal to you. The course will have a fun and laid back...
£85
Yorkshire
Stake and Strand Basket Making - one day course Students will make their own stake and strand basket during this one day course using traditional techniques. Basketry making is the weaving of un-spun vegetable fibres, usually to form a container. Baskets making done from any wood, vine, leaf, or fibre that could be formed into a desirable shape. Basket making survives in many parts of the world today in forms, techniques, and materials similar to...
£65
Yorkshire - Next course on 9th September 2018
Tool Sharpening - one day course There is no better way to get in touch with the heritage of Sheffield and its great tradition of steel blade making than learning to sharpen your own tools effectively. Did you know that many tools are sold blunt? Spend the day learning a number of techniques using various sharpening equipment for green woodworking tools, i.e. axes, drawknives, billhooks, turning tools, chisels, slashers in the lovely surroundings of Ecclesall...
£170
Yorkshire - Next course on 13th October 2018
Getting the most from your axes This two day course will introduce the variety of different axes and their uses in and around the woods, and then working with wood. You will learn practical tips and techniques on: how to get the best out of your axes knowing the right axe for the right job how to use axes safely and effectively how to keep your axes sharp and in good condition Following introductions, the...
£85
Yorkshire - Next course on 22nd July 2018
Walking Stick Course A one day class in the basic skills involved in making your own sticks. No experience needed but a willingness and ability to use hand tools is essential. Most of the people who come have never made a stick before, but everyone goes home with a complete stick they have made! Anyone with a bit of stick-making knowledge who would like to improve and learn some new tricks is also welcome. Everyone...
£100
Yorkshire - Next course on 3rd November 2018
Willow Garden Structures - a one day course Willow is an amazing plant. A cut stem can re-root and grow through just being pushed in the ground. It grows incredibly quickly, is tactile, flexible and a joy to work with. On this course you will develop skills and knowledge that can be used over and over in a multitude of ways. You will be introduced to willow as a beautiful material that is easy and...
£85
Yorkshire - Next course on 4th November 2018
Carving Explorations - sculptural wood carving with seasoned sculptor Jason Turpin Thomson. Bring your idea or work intuitively on the day and begin to discover the techniques to release the carver in you! Jason is a professional artist and sculptor who has over 25 years of experience working to commission in wood, metal and bone. His output ranges from 25ft tall full tree carvings to hand holdable artworks intuitively carved or meticulously planned. ”It all...
£85
Yorkshire
Intro to woodland hand felling Learn how to fell small trees by hand and how to process them ready for use as firewood, craft material and brash. We will use traditional woodland tools such as a bowsaw, axe, felling lever and rope to fell the trees and a billhook, pruning saw and loppers to process the wood. Trees need to be felled to keep the woodland in a healthy state and to allow other trees...
£35
Yorkshire
Kids pyrography course in Ecclesall Woods. Would you like to have a go at a traditional folk art? Have you ever fancied burning designs into a natural surface such as wood or leather? This course is an introduction to anyone who is interested in the art of woodburning or pyrography. The course will start with the basic techniques of pyrography focusing on wood, experimenting with different lines, textures and shading. Once you’ve grasped the basics...