At Bulworthy Project we like to create a relaxed atmosphere in which to learn.
You will leave having not only learned a new skill but also inspired and invigorated after
a great time in the woods.
Although we hope for beautiful sunny weather, if it rains we have adequate undercover space to ensure that everyone remains warm and dry.
Sunday 16th of July 2017
This course is suitable for people with little or no experience of green woodwork. Over the course of the day, you will learn basic green woodworking skills and then apply them to an item of your choice which you will make under the guidance of Matthew. All materials and tools are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own tools if you prefer to work with them. The pictures below are examples of the sort of spoon that you should be able to make in a day.
This experience is taught by Matthew Yung
Matthew has been running bow making courses at Bulworthy Project for a few years now. His lively and enthusiastic teaching style makes for an enjoyable day for everyone. Matthew loves the whole process of working wood. Starting off with a round of wood, the sound it makes as you cleave it in to halves and quarters. Finding anomalys or dis-colouration in the grain knowing how much it will add to the character. The learning process (which is still on going) such as getting to know how well different woods work at different lengths of seasoning. He says that his favourite part though is the gradual stages of sanding, every stage brings the grain and colour out a little more until the final flourish as the linseed oil is put on revealing the character of its finished state. Matthew has worked as a tree surgeon for years. This gives him an instinctive understanding of the properties of wood. He will share his passion for green-woodworking and creating a beautiful item that you will cherish.
Due to ground-nesting birds and other environmental considerations, it is not possible to bring dogs on any of the courses at Bulworthy Project.
We are situated a couple of minutes drive from the A361 North Devon Link Road near Rackenford not far from the Somerset border.
Directions will be given when booking.