UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 3rd Gorf - Whittling Knife Making Course
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Whittling knife making course   4/5th July 2019 

    Over these two days you will have the opportunity to use traditional craft skills and more modern techniques to make a small strong knife suitable for whittling.  In this instance you will be issued with a high carbon steel blade blank (already sharp, but not sharp enough by our standards!)

    Day 1 – You will design and roughly shape a handle, make a bolster from brass or copper, do a touch of very basic blacksmithing and get everything  100% in alignment before assembly.

    Day 2 – Final shaping and applying a quality protective finish suitable for that particular wood.  After lunch we will do some proper sharpening, honing and stropping  of the cutting edge ready for the paper slice test (or forearm shave?!)

    Dress for the outdoors.  Bring lunch and a mug for campfire coffee break.

    A more detailed email will be sent to you on booking.

    10.00am – 4pm   Limited Places   £120.00

  • 10th Gorf - Whittling Knife Making Course
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

     

    Whittling knife making course   with  Huw Jones  11/12th July 2019 

    Over these two days you will have the opportunity to use traditional craft skills and more modern techniques to make a small strong knife suitable for whittling.  In this instance you will be issued with a high carbon steel blade blank (already sharp, but not sharp enough by our standards!)

    Day 1 – You will design and roughly shape a handle, make a bolster from brass or copper, do a touch of very basic blacksmithing and get everything  100% in alignment before assembly.

    Day 2 – Final shaping and applying a quality protective finish suitable for that particular wood.  After lunch we will do some proper sharpening, honing and stropping  of the cutting edge ready for the paper slice test (or forearm shave?!)

    Dress for the outdoors.  Bring lunch and a mug for campfire coffee break.

    A more detailed email will be sent to you on booking.

    10.00am – 4pm   Limited Places   £120.00

     

  • 13th Gorf - 14th Gorf - Tool Sharpening and Maintenance
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Bring your old, neglected or favourite tools for a new lease of life, from axes and billhooks to knives and saws with Mike Bithell (FREE)

  • 30th Ion - Cleft Ash Gate Construction
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Create a 5 bar gate and forged nails with James Carpenter.

  • 20th Chw - 21st Chw - Willow Basket Weaving
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Form a functional basket with Mandy Coates.

  • 24th Chw - AONB Coppice Volunteer Day
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    One of the Anglesey County Council AONB regular volunteer days, this session focuses on the traditional, seasonal, woodland management art of Coppicing.  Cutting most broadleaved trees back to the ground in winter produces strong new growth from the ‘stools’, the offcuts are used in various green crafts – hazel hurdles, ash gates, willow baskets…

    The coppice woodland near Pentreath is in need of its first cut, being around 12 years old and some of the wood will be used in the upcoming coppice convention in February.

    Volunteers are more than welcome to help and learn this ancient skill.

    Bring suitable clothing/footwear.

  • 17th Maw - Timber Frame Building Construction
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Practical techniques, taught by Elwy Working Woods, building a structure from log, to sawmill, to completed shed.

  • 12th Ebr - Basket Making Course
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th May – Willow Basket Making.

     

    Learn the ancient art of willow weaving and create a functional basket with Mandy Coates 10am – 4pm  Limited places £65.00

  • 1st Meh - Make your own Shavehorse
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June – Make your own Shavehorse.

    Build the essential Green Woodworking Tool from local ash timber with James Carpenter.

    10am – 4pm £65.00

  • 10th Maw - 11th Maw - Beginners Basket Making
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Willow Basket Weaving

    £40.00 (£20 Seiriol Ward Residents)

    Haulfre, Llangoed 

    Form a functional basket with Mandy Coates.

    6 Places 


  • 14th Maw - 15th Maw - Knife Making Workshop
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Make a Whittling/Spoon Carving Knife with Huw Jones.

    Choose the blade, create and fit a handle, then prepare, shape and finish the sheath.

    6 Places

  • 20th Maw - 21st Maw - Medieval Spoon Making
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Carve a wooden medieval style spoon with Jo Alexander.

    Intricate Spoon carving techniques using green coppiced wood  following a traditional pattern.

    6 Places

  • 1st Ebr - Create a Basketry Willow Bed #WalesOutdoorLearningWeek
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Starting a Willow coppice bed for basketry.

    Working in the Coed Llwynonn Coppice, learn to prepare and plant willow species suitable for Baskets and living willow sculpture, with Dee Walker.

    After lunch, there will be the opportunity to learn willow craft techniques with Holly Peek, Red Squirrel Wales.

    Tuesday 2nd April  10am – 3pm   FREE (Limited places)

  • 4th Ebr - Fruit Tree Grafting #WalesOutdoorLearningWeek
    12:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Create 3 Apple and Pear Trees, from Welsh Heritage scion/graftwood, or from your own favourite trees.

    Visit the New Orchard and join in the grafting…

    Saturday 6th April   Between  12 – 4pm  £10.00 (Limited places)

     

  • 7th Ebr -
  • Actif Woods Wales
  • AONB
  • Coed Cymru
  • Keep Wales Tidy
  • Llais Y Goedwig
  • Long Forest Hedgerow Project
  • Making Local Woods Work
  • Outdoor Learning Wales