Saturday Rural Craft Courses

Thorney Lakes

Make a leather knife sheath for a Mora Companion (knife included)

With Roger Harrington of Bison Bushcraft

You will be able to create your own knife scabbard for a Mora Knife (supplied). You will be shown how to make a pattern, cut accurately, mark out and wet form, saddle stitch, bevel edges, burnish and apply final finishes to your project.

10am–5pm. All day workshop

Cost: £55

Number of places: 5

Book at: info@bisonbushcraft.co.uk  |  07801 296255

Recycled copper wire jewellery

With Pixy Smith

Recycled copper wire jewellery made by hand and utilising pliers, hammer and anvil. Adults and children 10+.  

 

Bring a cushion or rug to sit on.

10am–5pm.  Hourly workshops

Cost: £10

Number of places: 4–5

Book at: the.mental.elf@gmail.com |  07852 619000

Carve out and make a straw hat for a Beehive log

With Matt Somerville

You will learn how to hollow the log with long gouges but importantly learn about why bees like and need these hives. You will also learn where to site them and how to prepare them for the bee. Learn how to make a straw hat, especially the knots needed to make one.

10am–5pm. All day workshop

Cost: £150

Number of places: 3

Book at: beekindhives@gmail.com  |  07717 251713  |  www.beekindhives.uk

Rope making

With Ben Wood and Tom Evans

Learn how to make rope using a traditional rope making machine.

10am–4pm.  Hourly workshops

Cost: Free!

Number of places: 2

Book at: bw14502@my.bristol.ac.uk

Lime Plastering

With Julie Haddow of Lime Repair Ltd

Traditional lime plastering.

10am–5pm. Hourly workshops

Cost: Enquire

Number of places: 2

Book at: info@limerepair.com |  07989 600525

Knife carving and whittling in wood

With Sean Hellman

Ideal workshop for those who want to go on and make spoons, as we will learn essential, basic techniques. We will start by making simple wooden flowers, decorative sticks or make a stylish butter knife. 

 

Please bring your own stool or chair.

10am–1pm. Morning workshop

Cost: £20

Number of places: 8

Book at: info@seanhellman.com  |  0784 1924428

Sharpening woodworking and other tools

With Sean Hellman

Learn to sharpen woodworking and other tools, with confidence. I will demystify the sharpening process with theory and then with hands on practice. Bring your own tools to sharpen, knives (carving or kitchen), spoon knives, chisels etc.

2–4.30pm +. Afternoon workshop

Cost: £20

Number of places: 8

Book at: info@seanhellman.com  |  0784 1924428

Demonstration of making roof shingles from recycled beer cans

With James Noble

Demonstration of making roof shingles from recycled beer cans. The shingles will be covering a trumpet shaped structure.

10am–4pm

Cost: Free

Enquiries:  noble.jj@gmail.com |  07810 801089

Copper smithing and weaving

With Dean Aggett of Meadow Forge

Copper bangle making and hand spinning.

10am–4pm. Morning/afternoon workshops

Cost: Enquire

Enquiries:  meadowforge@yahoo.com  |  07773 006743

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