Excellent course! We spent the day making 2 beautiful oak stools. Ian welcomed us warmly and is an absolute gem! What a wonderful person and craftsman. He is passionate about his craft and is a great human being. We have left his workshop inspired and are grateful to have our furniture as a memory for this day! Thank you so much Ian.
Had an incredible time with Ian hand crafting our very own rustic coffee table! Ian was so great to work with and we learnt so much from our 5 hours with him about different types of wood and all the many traditional tools. I booked this as a christmas present and it truly couldn't have been any better. Thanks Ian, we will be recommending to all our friends!
Ian was a fantastic tutor - passionate, knowledgeable, skilled and patient. For 5 hours I lost track of time and was immersed in a very different and new (to me), but ancient, skill. Both the mallet and stool I created have been in use today!
What an amazing day. Ian is a great teacher and I love my stool. To make something with traditional tools and my own hands has been so satisfying. I highly recommend Ian’s course to anyone looking for authentic traditional wood working. With natures magic - wood.
spent a brilliant day with Ian at his workshop being guided through the process of making from scratch a beautiful green oak garden bench, if you want to learn and soak up a little knowledge about real woodwork Ian is your man, very patient knowledgeable teacher.
Thank you for brilliant memory, Doug&Angie
Great time. Ian very patient and informative, taking through the whole process and learning all sorts of things. And you leave with a lovely stool that it's totally unique to you. We had a great time. Would definitely recommend.
Ian is a top bloke very patient and knowledgeable. It was a relaxed day working with my hands to create something myself with Ian's guidance that I could take home at the end of the day. Highly recommend.
We spent an absolutely fantastic half day at Ian's workshop making a pair of rustic stools. With little prior knowledge of the skills involved, Ian taught the basics of green woodworking, and through his gentle guidance and demonstration, we learnt so much from the day and returned home with two beautiful stools that we are so proud of. Ian's workshop is wonderful - full of interesting bits and bobs, and it was great to spend time with someone so dedicated and enthusiastic about his craft. We hope to return soon on another of his workshop days - and would highly recommend Ian's courses to anybody- keen woodworker or complete novice. Thank you Ian!
This course given to me as a gift from my daughter and my son in law. I had a really enjoyable and productive time with Ian in his workshop. I made the stool using the techniques taught and had the pleasure of learning about tools to not generally used in furniture production today. In the end I produced under Ian's guidance a very rustic stool.
I attended this course with no previous experience of green wood working and it was an excellent introduction to a wide range of skills. Ian is patient, friendly and highly experienced in his craft. The course is also a great opportunity for a digital detox, time to disconnect from the world and focus on making something beautiful, we should all do a bit more of this! Mary
Ian's work shop was absolutely brill! Great vibe. Great skills to learn. Ian really knows his stuff and leads the course great. Would highly recommend t0 anyone considering a good day out with friends or family.
Will diffidently sign up for Ian's future wood working courses.
Truly amazing session. Wow!
I've no knowledge or skills in traditional wood working and want to learn from Ian who has been highly recommended.
I really liked the talked about traditional wood working skills. I would well recommend Ians workshops. 5 star. Amazing. :)
We had a great time woodworking with Ian, my children (7 & 10) made walking staffs which are now regularly used on walks. They learned about the traditional tools they used, the different types of wood and found themselves immersed in 'the making'.
Ian is a natural teacher with a very gentle & patient manner and his passion for the craft is inspiring.
Wow, I have just spent an afternoon with Ian. I am exhausted and elated!! I left with my beautiful stool and a mind full of greenwood working advice. I hope to return soon to learn more from this amazing craftsman. Thank you so much, our time together was truly inspiring.
What a great experience that turned out to be !.........enjoyed the whole day & feeling quite proud of myself for making a lovely stool.......looking forward to doing another one of Ian's courses....top bloke!!!
I have recently been on Ian's stool making course at his wonderful tithe barn workshop, just outside barrow upon Soar. From the offset it was a great experience. I was introduced to the concepts of greenwood working and the related tools and their use. He is a proper craftsman and takes the time and patience to explain the various stages of construction, using his wonderful array of high quality woodworking tools. I would thoroughly recommend Ian and his courses to anyone with an interest in this field. Plus you get to take home what you have made on the day!