Who’s it for?
We’ve designed this Nordic crafts weekend with Jack Raven Bushcraft to give a sound introduction to anyone interested in working with metal and green wood, all based in a stunning outdoor setting at our ancient woodland camp in Kent.
We don’t believe that you can learn both of these fantastic skills in a single course anywhere else.
What will I do?
We’ve combined two traditional craft skills for this unique weekend – metal working and greenwood working. You will be shown, and given the opportunity, to make a Viking style knife and carve a Swedish spoon from greenwood.
We will show you how to use an iron age pit forge, where you will make your very own Viking knife.
You’ll be shown, and given time, to make a sheath for your knife.
We’ll teach you a variety of Swedish axe and knife carving techniques.
You will also learn to identify which strokes are best suited to different kinds of cuts.
You’ll then make your own Swedish style spoon from greenwood.
There might even be some Scandinavian dishes on the menu. A lot packed into this Nordic themed craft weekend, but if there is any spare time we’ll throw in some bushcraft as well!
17th - 18th June [full] 19th - 20th Aug 2017 14th - 15th oct 2017