Heritage Craft Workshops

We’re very excited to welcome back our heritage crafts area offering opportunities to ‘have a go’ with materials like wood, metal and leather under the guidance of the region’s finest crafts people.

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Under the Trees Woodcraft

Ecclesall Woods – Under the Trees Woodcraft

www.ecclesallwoodscraftcourses.co.uk

Viv Scone, Caz McCarthy and James Hookway of Under the trees Woodcraft will be on hand all weekend providing free children’s woodcraft activities, such as woodland mallet making, wood splitting and broom making.

Saturday and Sunday From 12.00 – 5.00pm

No need to book – just come along on the day and sign up!

Blacksmithing

Come and join Blacksmiths Iain Jones and David Southgate from Forge Four Blacksmithing for a taster session in the ancient craft of Blacksmithing.

On this hour and a half long taster session make your very own hook or bottle opener to take away with you and learn the basics of blacksmithing.

There are two forges. Each anvil/forge will accommodate 2 participants – book on with a friend!
Please wear clothes with a natural fibre and sturdy closed toe shoes.

All sessions £25.00 per person (min. age 18+)

Saturday
12.00 – 1.30pm x 2 people (iain) | 12.00 – 1.30pm x 2 people (david)
2.00 – 3.30pm x 2 people (iain) | 2.00 – 3.30pm x 2people (david)
4.00 – 5.30pm x 2 people (iain) | 4.00 – 5.30pm x 2 people (david)

Sunday
12.00 – 1.30pm x 2 people (iain) | 12.00 – 1.30pm x 2 people (david)
2.00 – 3.30pm x 2 people (iain) | 2.00 – 3.30pm x 2people (david)
4.00 – 5.30pm x 2 people (iain) | 4.00 – 5.30pm x 2 people (david)

24 places available all weekend.

Woodcarving & Weaving Skills

Nadine Fox Grundy of Green Fox Wild Crafts – www.greenfoxwildcrafts.co.uk

Nadine has been crafting, making and teaching for 20 years. Her background in Fine Art comes across in her decorated style of woodwork. She practices green woodwork and woodland teaching full time, and combines her axe and knife skills with beautiful colours and chip carved patterns.

Nadine will be offering two different adult workshops over the Folk Forest weekend – age 18 +

Saturday
Learn to use an axe and carving knife safely to create a simple functional item that you can use everyday. Axe and knife carving are the basic skills needed for learning how to spoon and bowl carve in greenwood.

12.00 – 1.30pm:   Intro to woodcarving skills – Carve a spatula (6 places – £25.00 per person)

2.30 – 4.00pm:    Intro to woodcarving skills – Carve a spatula (6 places – £25.00 per person)

Please wear closed toe shoes

Sunday
Learn to use an axe and carving knife safely to create a simple functional item that you can use everyday. Axe and knife carving are the basic skills needed for learning how to spoon and bowl carve in greenwood.

12.00 – 1.30pm: Make a Bullroarer out of greenwood – ancient ritual musical instrument. (6 places – £25.00 per person)

2.30 – 4.00pm: Make a Bullroarer out of greenwood – ancient ritual musical instrument. (6 places – £25.00 per person)

Leatherwork

Ruth Pullan – Leatherworker – www.ruthpullan.co.uk

Ruth is a fantastic leatherworker and we are really lucky to have her at the Folk Forest again this year.

Would learn like to learn a new skill? One which will give you a real sense of self sufficiency and enable you to make beautiful, useful and long lasting things for everyday use for you, your friends and your family? The skills I pass on don’t require machines, in fact I made it a requirement of the work I do that I wouldn’t use any materials or tools which I wouldn’t be able to make or fix myself if the electrics got cut off or the oil ran out. This means that it’s accessible for you too. An awl, some thread and two needles is all that is needed. With these skills you can make things from scratch yourself and repair things too, reducing waste and consumption, two very important boxes ticked. Age 18+

Saturday
12.00 – 1.30pm: Make a small purse – £20.00  (Max 6 people)

2.30 – 4.30pm: Make a leather belt – £30.00   (Max 6 people)

Sunday
12.00 – 1.30pm: Make a small purse – £20.00 (Max 6 people)

2.30 – 4.30pm: Make a leather belt – £30.00   (Max 6 people)

Create your own bird feeder or trivet

Create your own bird feeder or trivet in willow to take away.
See board on the day for times.
(£3-5)