About Greenwood Days
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.