Stool Making | 3 Day Course | With Edward D Carefoot

Date(s) - 18/09/2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Classes & Courses

Stool Making Course

This is a three day non-residential course running from 18th – 20th September

The pieces you will create on this course are traditional to the woodland heritage of the Lake District.

All courses are held at the workshop on the Witherslack Estate, which is the largest ancient woodland in Cumbria.

You will learn to select green Ash timber, sustainably felled in the surrounding woodland. You will then be taken through the process of splitting the logs using wedges and mallets to produce the material needed.

Once this is done, using traditional hand tools, the froe, axe, drawknife and spokeshave, on a shave horse, you will create the components needed.

No previous experience is needed, and all levels of ability are welcome.

Key Information

  • Courses include all materials and tools.
  • The course number will be no larger than four.
  • The course does not include accommodation
  • Please ensure you have transport to the Estate. There are good national train links to Kendal and buses and taxis to Witherslack.
  • If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to be in touch.

Location: Witherslack Woodland, Halecat House, Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6RT

Course fee: £300

Contact: [email protected]


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