Womens Green Woodwork Retreat – postponed until 2021
8th – 12th August 2020
10.00am – 5.00pm
at Lupine Woods, Turbary Road, Haxey Carr, Haxey, Doncaster, DN9 2JN
This five day course will focus on giving you the confidence and skills with hand tools to make a wide range of products with Greenwood and bark.
For me, working in the woods with a billhook and axe, coppicing, planting and gathering my own materials is inherent to making my crafts. The stuff I make is connected to the seasons and the landscape in a way that no bought piece of furniture could ever be.
Using as much of the material as possible is incredibly important to me so on this course we will not only spend the days learning tool skills and making crafts but also spend the evenings cooking on the fire and creating birch tar. We will make a simple brush from birch brash, making cordage from nettles and using the bark from the green wood to weave and make tool sheaths, possibly some foraged, infused gins and teas may also make an appearance.
During the week I will show you how to coppice small diameter willow and hazel and how to use tools such as an axe, drawknife and carving knife to safely and efficiently collect your own materials, process and make woodland crafts.
You do not have to be big or strong to use these tools, it is about good technique and practice and finding the right way to do things with your own body.
Over the week, we will learn the skills to make kitchen utensils, had carved bowls, a simple stool, and bark woven bags and of course how to sharpen your tools.
So come and learn some new skills, make friends and indulge yourselves in the woods for a week.
If you wish to stay over, there is the option of staying in your own tent, bringing your campervan or stay in our handmade shepherds hut for a little bit of luxury.
Breakfast will be self service, bring your own, food at Midday will be a vegetarian soup provided for everyone and the evening meal will be cooked by the course attendees and cooked over the fire on a bbq or in our wood fired oven.
Nadine is a qualified teacher as well as a Level 3 Forest School practitioner. She teaches woodwork and outdoor crafts to children and adults at events and courses nationwide. Nadine is passionate about nature and conservation and is also the representative for the East Midlands Coppice Federation group, undertaking hedgelaying and coppicing in the Winter months.
All tools and materials will be provided.
Drinks are provided and a vegetarian soup for midday dinner break! (The soup will also always be gluten and dairy free)
CAMPING – There are various options for camping if you wish to stay over, please see the STAY at Lupine woods page in the menu and put a note when booking or email me to let me know your options ;0)
This course is non refundable and non transferable
When: 10th – 12th August 2020
Where: Lupine Woods, Turbary Road, Haxey Carr, Haxey, Doncaster, DN9 2JN
Please note: This course is non refundable and non transferable