Come along and watch expert carvers such as JoJo Wood and Giles Newman transform wood into beautiful and functional objects using nothing but some simple, sharp, tools. There will be opportunities to get hands-on and learn how to carve your own spoons, tent pegs, and more.
Learn traditional leatherworking methods for making beautiful and practical objects at this year’s Bushcraft Show. A number of expert leatherworkers such as Identity Leathercraft and Sonni (Beneath the Stars) will be offering demonstrations, and The Identity Store will be selling everything you could ever need to get started!
Watch seriously talented green-woodworkers demonstrate skills ranging from axing out a spoon blanks, to bow making, to turning bowls on a traditional pole lathe. The Bushcraft Show offers a fantastic opportunity to hone both your tools and your skills.
Watch as skilled blacksmiths transform steel bar into intricate objects and bronze-casters pour molten metal into simple moulds to produce beautiful tools and ornaments. As well as a number of free demonstrations, there is the opportunity to have a go yourself. See ‘specialist instruction’ for further details.
Discover the techniques for keeping your tools razor sharp and in tip-top shape. Over the weekend there will be expert demonstrations of different sharpening methods, covering knives, axes and more unusual tools like spoon hooks.
Become competent in the skills and techniques for safe tool use. Over the course of the weekend, there will be a number of demonstrations covering both basic and more advanced usage of common tools such as knives, axes and saws. Learn how to choose the right tool for the job, how to handle it safely, and how to use it effectively.
Enjoy some creative time making your own small piece of woven art inspired by the natural world around us at Chillington. Using the centuries old technique of tapestry weaving, we’ll take our inspiration from the colours, shapes and textures of nature; if you want, you can even incorporate some of it in your tapestry!
Think of it as a mix between art, mindfulness and outdoor exploration. No artistic talent or experience needed, as Irene Evison of Nearly Wild Weaving will show you how to get started and provide all the materials and equipment you need.Aviliable to book in the ‘Wild workshops’.
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