Craft Courses

craft courses | Kent | London | south east

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  • Nordic Crafts Weekend
    We’ve combined two traditional craft skills for this unique weekend – metal working and greenwood working. You will be shown, and given the opportunity, to make a Viking style knife and carve a Swedish spoon from greenwood …  [Further Details]
  • 1 Day Spoon Carving Course
    We’ll start the day by looking at a variety of carving techniques using an axe and knife. Safety and being able to work with minimum of effort will be the main focus of the session. You will also learn to identify which strokes are best suited for different kinds of cuts…[Further Details]
  • Cordage & Containers Day
    Based at our ancient woodland camp in Kent, this 1 day course has been put together for anyone who would like to learn 2 of the most important, but often overlooked, skills in bushcraft – how to make cordage and containers from the materials supplied to us by mother nature, such as nettles and various barks…[Further Details]
  • Woodland Pottery Day
    Clay is a readily available material that our hunter gatherer ancestors used for millenia to turn into a wide variety of both functional and decorative items.  Join us at our ancient woodland camp for a relaxing woodland pottery day and find out all about collecting and refining clay as well as how to transform this wonderful material into beautiful items…  [Further Details]
  • Forge & Fire day
    Held in conjunction with Kaos Blacksmiths, this  unique 1 day forge and fire course combines the ancient art of blacksmithing with leather working and essential bushcraft fire lighting skills.  It’s designed for anyone who’d like a fun day in the woods learning both blacksmithing and leather working… [Further Details]
  • 1 Day Leatherworking Course
    Based at our ancient woodland camp in Kent, we’ve put this leather working day together for anyone with an interest in craft, the outdoors, or who simply wants to explore another avenue of bushcraft.  So if you’re looking for an unforgettable day, join our experienced craftsman, Paul Bradley, in a leather working day that focuses on leather work tools, design and construction…  [Further Details]
  • Basket Weaving Day
    Our hunter-gatherer ancestors were particularly skilled at making baskets using a host of different materials for a wide range of uses, from purely practical to ceremonial.  We’ve put together this basket weaving course for anyone who would like to learn this fabulous skill… [Further Details]

Where do your craft courses take place?

Westwell, Kent, just 50 miles from the centre of London, in quite stunning ancient woodland in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We have access to around 60 or so acres of broadleaf woodland.  Our camp is in a private woodland, which itself is in the middle of private land.

What previous experience do I need?

All of our courses are designed so that you don’t need any previous experience, and are entirely hands on so that you leave us with simple, practical and repeatable skills. We are certain that you will have a lot of fun along the way!

What facilities are available on your woodland crafts courses?

So that you can effectively learn the skills that we teach, we have created a learning environment in the woods.  Our bushcraft courses are based at an expedition style camp with a yurt and wood burning stove, a parachute, a kitchen area, work benches and a composting toilet. We have areas where you can pitch a hammock, tarp or small tent, cleared of standing and hanging dead wood, or you can camp on the adjacent working farm campsite.

Call us to enquire about our courses – 07553 763397