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Green Wood Stool Making Weekend

5(3 reviews)
From tree to stool in a weekend. Learn how to work with green wood and hand tools to make a four legged stool with a woven seat.
Hampshire
In-person
£210 pp
Beginner
What happens in this class?

Rushmere Farm's green wood stool making course teaches you the basics of working with green wood. On Saturday you will be shown through the woodlands of the farm and told about the past, present and future of the land and wildlife that surrounds you.

You'll have the opportunity to discuss the properties and potential of different wood types, and to choose your wood from trees felled for you. Returning to the workshop you will be taught about the art of working with green wood, and given guidance as you split from the log and shape the components of…

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Things to remember

The course starts at 10am on Saturday, and is a two day, green wood, stool making course, including full tuition, tools and materials and food. The Saturday evening meal is not provided, so you can go to the village pub or bring BBQ food. Finish: approx. 5pm Sunday.

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Latest Reviews
5(3 reviews)
Richard - 3 July 2021
My sister and I loved this course. It was very peaceful and therapeutic in an amazing location. The host and teacher, George and Ivan, we’re very chilled and easy to get on with. George’s brother Freddie made great lasagne and dhal with home made naan breads. George’s uncle, David, shared interesting facts about the surrounding woods. The stool came out brilliant (I think). My sister stayed in a cool yurt, which she had to herself and I had an cool shepherds hut to myself. This was a prefect weekend and a great escape from London and work. Highly recommend. And thanks to George and Ivan for making it such a good weekend! Also the homemade oat milk is amazing!
Ajit - 27 January 2020
I had absolutely no experience with green wood working and George and Ivan did a great job of guiding me all the way to getting a stool made. They were relaxed, knowledgable, and great instructors. The setting for the course couldn't have been better and the combination of learning about British woodland, to staying in a yurt, to working in a wood was fantastic. Couldn't have asked for a better time! Also, very very tasty food for all the meals!
Carolyn and Gordon Raybould - 19 January 2020
We did this weekend in October 2019. It was a great experience to share with each other. First day was spent in the woods, cutting and shaping the wood and the second was in a workshop putting the stool together and hand weaving the seat. Two lovely lunches provided, one cooked on an open fire. Nice pub meal in the evening in the local village. George was very friendly and a good teacher, explaining how to do things and helping out when you got stuck. Would recommend this course
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14All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

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Your Teacher

Rushmere Farm Workshops hosts courses on in the beautiful South Downs. Woodworking and art are taught by enthusiastic and knowledgeable friends, who follow the ethos of the farm. The workshops form part of a diversification plan that will enable the farm to make the progression towards ecologically sustainable, community focused farming methods. By taking a relaxing rural break in the beautiful Hampshire countryside you are investing in a food system that has resilience, and an ecosystem of abundance. Furthermore a proportion of our income supports refugees without work. We share our skills because we want others to enjoy what we…

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Class Location
Rushmere Farm (Cattle yard)
Hampshire
Rushmere Farm
Pithill Lane
PO7 4SG
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Reviews

Richard - 3 July 2021
My sister and I loved this course. It was very peaceful and therapeutic in an amazing location. The host and teacher, George and Ivan, we’re very chilled and easy to get on with. George’s brother Freddie made great lasagne and dhal with home made naan breads. George’s uncle, David, shared interesting facts about the surrounding woods. The stool came out brilliant (I think). My sister stayed in a cool yurt, which she had to herself and I had an cool shepherds hut to myself. This was a prefect weekend and a great escape from London and work. Highly recommend. And thanks to George and Ivan for making it such a good weekend! Also the homemade oat milk is amazing!
Ajit - 27 January 2020
I had absolutely no experience with green wood working and George and Ivan did a great job of guiding me all the way to getting a stool made. They were relaxed, knowledgable, and great instructors. The setting for the course couldn't have been better and the combination of learning about British woodland, to staying in a yurt, to working in a wood was fantastic. Couldn't have asked for a better time! Also, very very tasty food for all the meals!
Carolyn and Gordon Raybould - 19 January 2020
We did this weekend in October 2019. It was a great experience to share with each other. First day was spent in the woods, cutting and shaping the wood and the second was in a workshop putting the stool together and hand weaving the seat. Two lovely lunches provided, one cooked on an open fire. Nice pub meal in the evening in the local village. George was very friendly and a good teacher, explaining how to do things and helping out when you got stuck. Would recommend this course