Introduction to Greenwood Crafts



Day course

Philip Harwin

27 October 2020 to 28 October 2020

£135 includes materials for this two day course

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Learn how to use traditional hand tools including a shave horses, drawknife knifes, axes, straight blade knife and curved ‘hook’ or spoon knife. Craft and carve a range of items including, spatulas, spoons, butter knives and gypsy flowers and three-legged stools. You will also learn safe knife techniques that can be used to carve beautiful walking sticks.

Students must be physically fit, able to hold and manipulate tools.

Accommodation can be booked, subject to availability.

Tutor information

Phil Harwin has been practising and teaching greenwood crafts and practical woodland management for the last 15 years. Prior to that in 2002 he set up The Tree-Claim Project, a wood recycling venture, teaching creative and practical woodwork skills to people of all ages and abilities. Phil also worked for Cornwall College as a Programme Manager and Lecturer in Countryside Management and Wildlife in Further and Higher Education. In 2011 he helped set up the Greenwood Garden at Dame Hannah Roger’s at Seale Hayne, working with a range of students with learning difficulties.

Phil now manages a 40-acre ancient Oak woodland where he delivers a range of courses including practical woodland management, greenwood craft and greenwood music courses, which provide therapeutic activities in a relaxed and healthy learning environment

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.