About Greenwood Days
The 2014/15 'World Champion' Pole Lathe Turner! I am a Greenwood Chair-maker and teacher using traditional tools to hand craft my chairs. I set up Greenwood Days (a centre for teaching traditional crafts) 20 years ago in the heart of the National Forest. I run a variety of courses taught by experts in their fields with courses including, Chair-making, basketry, willow sculpture, coracle making, longbow making and more. I demonstrate many aspects of greenwood crafts at crafts fairs, country shows and run workshops in schools and colleges including, steam bending, pole lathe turning, seat adzing, draw-knife work and more.
I teach all abilities from complete beginners to degree students and time served cabinet makers. I run courses in Chair-making, steam bending, seat shaping, sharpening, cleaving and more. Demonstrations, talks and workshops around the country. I have a very high standard of tutor teaching at Greenwood Days, all have ten or more years of experience and are excellent teachers. I run courses in Willow work (basketry, willow sculpture), rustic furniture, longbow making, coracles, folk instrument making,
Open to the Public?
Yes, by appointment only
Provides Course / Training
Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing
Ferrers Centre for Arts & Crafts
Basket making courses
This course is great introduction to the art of willow weaving and basket making. Under the guidance of Tom Hare you will learn how to select, prepare and weave your willow.Tom is an internationally respected willow sculptor. He created the fantastic seed walk and fungi sculptures at Kew Gardens and has been a medal winner at Chelsea Flower Show while his work is on show around the world!
Over the two days you should make two baskets while learning how to weave.
You’ll examine different varieties and learn the basic skills of creative and technical weaving.
At the end of the course you will have the satisfaction of taking home your very own masterpieces