CRAFTS & WORKSHOPS
Learn new skills and be inspired by artisans of heritage crafts, from braiding to weaving to more technical joinery and handy bushcraft skills.
There are more details on a few of the workshops below.
Diddley Bow workshop! Make your own to take away: £20 p/p
Takes about 1 – 1.5 hours.
The Diddley Bow is a single-stringed American instrument which influenced the development of the blues sound. It consists of a single guitar string tensioned on a broom handle neck with a cigar box as the guitar body. The Diddley Bow is built with a Piezo Pickup so that it can be plugged into a regular guitar amp and played LOUD!
During this hands on workshop you can mix and make a small selection of t-bags using foraged plants. You will also learn how to make a tincture using dried or fresh (if available) common wild plants. In a lively Q & A you will learn about the properties of the plants and medicinal qualities.
Leather Design and Craft make unique, practical leather goods and accessories using traditional methods and techniques – committed to using locally sourced materials and utilising vintage, upcycled and ‘industrial waste’ (ie unsuitable for commercial retail) fittings and quirky, one-off hides.
Working together this lovely ritual produces a beautiful colourful braid on to which a wood disc with your own pyroglyphic design will hang. Can be made into a pendant or anything of your choice. Suitable for ages 10 upwards.
There are various ways to describe the differences between ‘bushcraft’ and ‘survival’, but what really sets true bushcraft apart is attitude. At Woodland Survival Crafts we understand that in wild environments it is vital to harness natural resources and work with them rather than against them.
Come and learn to carve/ whittle your own spoon. You will use traditional hand tools to create practical and unique handcrafted wooden items for the home and kitchen.
Tools provided are suited to age/ confidence level.
Weaving is a aged old craft and we are delighted to have a stall dedicated to it. The crafts team have many years weaving experience, and specialise in teaching interesting design and colour on small looms for beginners, inspiring them into this mediative, fun and wonderful craft. Drop in, and you will make a small keepsake full of rich colourful british wool.
Feel like you need to stand out from the crowd?
Then come and make unique Country and Western style hats and boot straps or a leather Bolo tie. Designed and made by you to perfectly suit your style.
They make brilliant presents for your loved ones or yourself!
I’m a Rhinestone Cowboy & Cowgirl…
A permanent fabric tattoo in sparkling natural mineral mica ‘hand painted’ directly onto your jeans, jacket or hat to commemorate the event.