GREEN WOODWORKING

Tailored Workshops for families, individuals and organisations supporting vulnerable children and young people. The project also provides bespoke alternative provision for children outside of main stream education.

These workshops take place at Wrongs Covert Woodland Project CIC in Lenwade, Norfolk.

We offer introductory workshops to a range of green woodworking. You will learn about coppicing, how to handle green wood and traditional cleaving, sawing and whittling tools to make either a spoon or a mallet, and if you have time both. You will get to use a shave horse and a spoke shave to create the handle for your mallet and a bill hook to cleave your wood for whittling a spoon.

The process from start to finish is deeply satisfying, engaging and is very meditative. Working with hand tools in a woodland setting will transport you  away from the stresses of your life and work routines. You will undoubtedly develop a deep respect for this craft and the role trees play in our lives.

At Wrongs we have a number of specialist facilitators who we can call on to run a variety of workshops. Please follow this link for further information.

Venue

Wrongs Covert Woodland Restoration Project. 25 acre woodland near Lenwade, Norfolk. www.wrongscovert.com 

Cost

Please enquire by email or ring for a quotation for a bespoke workshop to suit your requirements.

Dates

 

By arrangement to suit.

History

The term 'green' is used to refer to wood which is freshly cut - as opposed to seasoned wood, which has been stored and dried. Green wood has a great deal of sap in it, which makes working the wood easier.

 

Green woodworking is intimately linked with coppicing (an ancient form of woodland management) and was extensively practiced before the industrial revolution. Rather than transporting wood and labour to a workshop, much of the production took place in the woodland. The practice went into decline from the 18th century but more recently there has been a renewed interest in the sustainable nature of green woodworking practiced hand in hand with coppicing and woodland management.

It is widely recognised that working with wood in a natural setting has immense benefits to our health and well being.