Green woodworking and Basketry Courses
Jamie and Lin Lovekin
We offer a series of practical, hands on workshops based in local Cornish woodland, from July through to October, in which we explore the use of ‘green’ or un-seasoned wood, learn to weave with willow and use the traditional tools and techniques involved in these absorbing and satisfying crafts.
Green woodworking and basketmaking require no power source other than a pair of hands, along with some good quality tools and a desire to be creative with natural materials.
Set in pleasant and quiet surroundings and under canvas, the course emphasis is on the learning of skills needed to create both practical and beautiful objects from sustainably sourced materials.
Learn the way of cleaving, shaving, carving and weaving, and the use of tools such as the draw-knife, glut & maul, froe and shave horse. Understand the working properties of different tree species and know how to identify them.
Our courses are designed to promote a sense of slowing down and finding a rhythm suited to natural creativity. The days will involve hard work, fun, birdsong, a few blisters, homemade cake, the smell of wood-smoke and hopefully a great sense of achievement for all.