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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.

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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
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Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing


Ferrers Centre for Arts & Crafts
Staunton Harold
LE65 1RU

Coracle Making

Your chance to make a boat over a weekend!
Tutored by Kevin Grimley an experienced coracle maker you will spend the weekend creating an Ironbridge coracle.
The coracle is made from thin sawn ash laths.
You will weave these laths together then carefully bend upwards to form the sides of your coracle. Once the frame is completed using curved needles you’ll sew on a skin of calico ready for painting with bitumen paint after the course. Once the coracle is completed you’ll make a simple paddle then you’ll learn how to paddle your coracle on the lake in front of Staunton Harold Hall. No-one has fallen in yet but a spare set of clothes may be useful just in case!
A roof rack may be needed to transport your coracle home.