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1-day green woodworking tuition for beginners or those new to the craft

Learn how to take a log of green wood, trim it with an axe, draw it to shape using a shave horse and a draw knife and then use the pole lathe to turn your piece into an item of your choice.

This green woodworking workshop is held in a dedicated covered, outside space in the peaceful setting of our workshop in the cottage gardens of our home on the Cambs/Norfolk border.

Our diamond award-winning classes are one to one or for pairs so you enjoy an immersive experience with the full attention of the tutor. There will be no other students in the workshop.

The origins of the pole lathe are lost in antiquity, but it is known that Vikings used them as they have been discovered in archaeological finds in York. The ancient craft of pole lathe turning petered out in England after the Second World War.

You'll learn how to make a couple of items that you'll be able to take away with you at the end of the day. 

The experience includes refreshments throughout, all the equipment and materials and also lunch.

This workshop can be enjoyed by 1 or 2 people - so couples or even parents and children can come along and experience the art of green woodturning together! 

The dates for this workshop will run from March through to the end of September.

We also offer accommodation in the form of our Crafter's Retreat cabin or we can advise of other local B&Bs.

I also offer 2-day workshops for those wanting take things to the next level.

The dates for these days can be staggered (the second day a few weeks later) enabling the student to have time to practice in between. Again, refreshments and a light, rustic farmhouse-style lunch are included on both days.

The aim is to make an item or items that students can feel proud of and take away with them. All students will be provided with a certificate of completion. All of the wood used is from sustainable local sources.

Send us an e-mail or call us on 07417 522366 for more information or to discuss requirements. You can also purchase a 1-day tuition gift voucher from our online shop if you prefer.

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