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July 2017

Basic Scything Workshop

Saturday July 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rigmoreoak, SY5 0NEUnited Kingdom + Google Map

Simon Cooter (Natural England), will lead this workshop, which covers setting up the scythe, scything action, sharpening and an introduction to scythe peening.  Participants can benefit from a 20% - 30% discount on scythe kits from the Scythe Shop (www.thescytheshop.co.uk).  Contact Simon for details 01743 792294 or email simon.cooter@naturalengland.org.uk. This workshop has been organised by the Marches Meadow Group - the workshop is free for members, or £20 per person.  Numbers limited, please contact Richard Small, Marches Meadow Group to book…

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September 2017
£45

Spoon Carving with Neill Mapes

Saturday September 16 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Bishop’s Castle Community College, SY9 5AYUnited Kingdom + Google Map

Skills in the Hills. One-day spoon carving course. Spend the day with craftsman Neill Mapes learning how to hand carve rustic wooden spoons. Cost £45. To book your place and for more details please contact us on 01938 561741 or email info@stiperstonesandcorndon.co.uk.

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October 2017
£45

One-day Shrink Pot course

Saturday October 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Bishop’s Castle Community College, SY9 5AYUnited Kingdom + Google Map

Spend the day with craftsman Neill Mapes learning how to hand carve rustic wooden pots. This vessel making technique goes back to at least Viking times and is an alternative to coopering. A piece of green wood is hollowed out into a tube. A groove is cut near the bottom to accept the base made of seasoned timber, then as the tube dries it shrinks and tightens onto the base. Tools & materials: provided but you can bring your own…

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