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
The construction of the longbow has changed little since the Middle Ages when the English and Welsh bowmen used their simple yet fearsome weapon to such devastating effect.
The course covers techniques required to shape an ash bow using simple tools (Axe, drawknife, spokeshave and scraper), persuading the wood to bend to a near semi-circle and plating a suitable bowstring. If all works well you will depart with your very own longbow.
The course tutor is David Cotterill a bow maker of over 25 years’ experience.