Workshop: Intro to Bushcraft - Coppicing and Whittling

Elfield Nature Park

Saturday 18 March
14:00 - 16:00
Suitable for adults

"Ever wanted to know how to whittle using natural materials? Join us on Saturday 18th March at Elfield Nature Park to find out how.

Whittling is the process of using a knife to carve shapes out of raw wood. In this introductory session, you will learn the basic skills needed to be able to enjoy this relaxing craft form. You will be guided in wood selection as you choose your material and in doing so will have an introduction to the land management technique of coppicing. 

Once you have harvested the wood, you will learn how to hold the knife correctly, optimum seating positions and how to hold your material to give you the best technique. You will then have time to put your skills to practice making items that you can take away with you. The session is held at Elfield Nature Park - a park that is usually closed to the public so you will also be able to explore this hidden gem. This is an outdoor session but there may be an awning to shelter under if it rains. Tea and biscuits are provided.

Please note this is an adult-only session. Booking is essential.