Courses

 

Courses at Woodland Workshops, White House Farm, Suffolk

 

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Our new autumn course leaflet

 

Date Course Days Cost Venue
 October 13-14th Sheds and log stores  2 day £190 White House Farm, Suffolk
 October 27th Introduction to green wood working 1 day £95 White House Farm, Suffolk
tbc Willow lanterns 1 day £60 Email or phone for details
 November 3rd

 

Spoon carving, an introduction 1 day £95 White House Farm, Suffolk

 

 

Courses descriptions.

Spooncarving, an introduction. Using freshly cut, local wood you will learn to make in simple spoon to take home with you.

November 3rd 2018 White House Farm £95

Introduction to Green Woodwork. You will learn to cleave and shape green wood using simple tools and shape some kitchen utensils.

October 27th 2018 White house Farm £95

Sheds and Logstores. You will learn basic skills for a range of outdoor structures such as sheds, garden offices, playhouses, studios. The shed and log store will be left on site but are available for purchase.

13-14th October 2018 White House Farm £190

Willow Bitterns, we will be making willow sculptures of the rare and iconic Bittern which lives in the reed beds at Minsmere. They are more usually heard than seen ! Drinks and biscuits will be provided. Skills learnt can be used to make other bird and animal sculpture for your garden.

Willow plant supports for the garden, we will be making plant supports for the garden and in the process learning basic skills. At the end of the day you should have a plant support to take home and some new skills. Suitable for beginners upwards.

Willow chicken protectors, I learnt to make these in Southern Germany but never found out if they were to keep the chickens in or out ! They have a strong three rod whale as a base and are about two feet in diameter and between two and three feet high. They are made in the ground but can be moved around when made.

Next willow course dates to be confirmed but if you have a group of four people I can arrange a course to suit you.

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Rustic furniture from coppice wood. You will learn how to make a chair from small diameter roundwood using traditional tools and modern tenon cutters to create strong mortice and tenon joints.

Spring 2019 White house Farm £190

Bowlcarving, an introduction. Using gouges, drawknives and spokeshaves you will be able to carve a shallow eating bowl from locally sourced wood.

Make a shaving horse or slab bench. You will learn to use traditional tools to cleave and shape legs from green wood and build your bench. If bench making you may have time for some low relief carving to decorate your bench top. There will be a materials charge of £25

Autumn 2018  White House Farm £190

 

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Short course taster sessions

I also run a series of short 2 ½ hour taster courses in spoon carving, whittling, making a willow planter, making willow lanterns (suitable for accompanied children) and introduction to green woodwork. They cost £48 each for two or more people, morning or afternoon sessions available. Phone or email for availability.

Courses are based at White House Farm, Great Glemham in Suffolk, home to the Alde Valley Festival.   We mostly use hand tools and green wood, wood which is unseasoned and easy to work and locally sourced (except for the shed course). Times are usually 9.30am – 4.30pm and include a simple  vegetarian lunch and refreshments. To book ‘phone or email.

Gift Cards, why not buy a course as a present, they make ideal gifts.

Some tools and books may be available to purchase on the day.

Refunds, sorry courses are not refundable but you can change to a later course if you give us at least two weeks notice and we have space on the later course.

Jon Warnes

Jon.warnes@zen.co.uk

07732 799 072

www.jonwarnes.co.uk

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