Join us at either our 450 acre woodland venue in the north of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, or our 12 acre private woodland site just west of Wakefield. Our canopied basecamp and a wood fire ensure our clients keep dry and are supplied with tea, coffee and biscuits.
All of our sessions are run with a maximum of 8 people, that way we can maintain a low presence in the forest in order to experience Nature up close. The small group sizes also ensure a high level of interaction with the instructor, we'll get plenty of one to one tuition through the workshops to develop your skills at your own pace.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, we're very open and there's no obligations.
Woodland Stool Weekend
Woodland Stool Weekend
Join us on this fantastic weekend in the woods where you'll craft a wooden stool from greenwood cut from the woodland. We'll take you through the process step by step, from log to seat! Camp out with us wildstyle or stay locally nearby, this weekend will be full of craft skills and fun.
5th-6th May 2018
I'll be delivering this friendly and involved course personally along with my good friend Katie Rees of KindleWoods. We can spend as long as you need looking at each tool in turn to ensure you feel confident and safe when using these fantastic craft tools. You'll feel the satisfying sensation of splitting open a log right through to sitting by the fire on your finished stool, and then use it for years to come at home or out in the woods. Jamie Dakota
Tool selection and safe use
Axe, saw, knife, auger, drawknife and more: we'll be providing all the tools and materials for the course. If you'd like to bring your own you're very welcome, but please respect our decision if we suggest you use our tools instead.
Material selection: what to look for in a log
How to split and roughly shape wood using an Axe
How to quickly and easily use a knife to get the required shapes
The three key knife cutting techniques for wood carving
Weaving a seat from natural materials
Go home with a handmade wooden stool you crafted yourself
- Dates: 5th and 6th May 2018
- £125 per person
- Pre-booking only - Only 10 participants joining this course, with two instructors.
- A lunch of warm Soup and bread is included each day, please inform us of any dietary requirements
- Due the involved nature of this course, we don't feel its suitable to under 18 year olds (please ask if you have any questions)
- Tools will be available to buy on the day
- Run in a beautiful wooded site at the Fountain Abbey visitors centre. We'll send you exact directions with the booking pack.