Introduction to green woodworking

Sunday 22 January 2017

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

10am-5pm

The course

Spend a day immersed in the historic craft of green, or unseasoned, woodwork, learning what it is and why the concept evolved over time. Students can choose to make simple but useful green woodworking tools, or a basic charcoal maker’s seat.

The tutor

Mervyn Mewis studied habitat management and is involved in voluntary conservation work which has led to the availability of native broadleaf timber. He also has a keen interest in woodwork and the initial production of simple furniture.

He has a City and Guilds woodwork qualification and studied musical instrument creation at West Dean College. Mervyn works full-time making all manner of timber objects; from green-oak gates to hurdy-gurdies and most things in-between.

He is currently working towards a Masters in Environmental Management and aims to heighten awareness and potential of native woodlands and the traditional methods which can be used to make aesthetic quality products.

Participant information

The course will be limited to 6 participants.

Please wear warm, sensible working clothes and sturdy footwear.

Fee

£65 per person to include all materials and use of tools.

The Museum café will be open, or you may bring a packed lunch each day.

The Museum

The Weald & Downland Living Museum has over 45 historic building exhibits. It is also home to the award winning and innovative Downland Gridshell, which houses a conservation workshop and artefact store, and is also used for many practical courses. The Museum runs a full programme of courses in historic building conservation and traditional rural trades and crafts, along with MSc programmes in Building Conservation and Timber Building Conservation validated by the University of York. Please telephone for further details.

Booking

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