We're celebrating the new year by opening up our workshops to guest trainers - and we couldn't be happier to who's coming along. Why are we doing this? Well, we know that getting to courses with these trainers can be tricky for those of you who live in Scotland's central belt, so we're hosting them on your behalf. We're also always interested in learning new skills, so it's a great excuse to get into learning mode ourselves. And we're excited to be sharing our site with fellow crafts people, to build our networks and yours.
So far, we've booked in a great range of trainers who bring skills in different crafts. We've included a quick round-up below.
An opportunity to make ash splint baskets with Steve, over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd March 2019. You'll learn about pounding, grading and preparing splints and the skills to weave a practical and beautiful fruit basket. Find out more here.
Magnus is joining us before this year's Spoon Hoolie to deliver a two day course replicating Viking spoons found in Birka, a viking town outside of Stockholm. During the two days - 23rd and 24th May - you'll study the spoons and start the working process towards a historical replicated Viking spoon. Find out more here.
Jan Harm ter Brugge
Join Jan on 23rd and 24th May and learn his approach to spoons and mini-mugs, complete with decoration. Spend time working with Jan, chatting, watching demos, and learning new skills. Find out more here.
Nic Westermann, Alex Yerks and Adrian Lloyd
Quite possibly the best opportunity for hand forged carving knives… This is almost a three for the price of one workshop – and a rare chance to catch all three of these incredible makers in the same place, at the same time (23rd and 24th May), working on the same thing! Find out more here.
The wonderful Werner is joining us all the way from Munich for a two-day course on his approach to 'sexy spoons'. Join Werner on 23rd and 24th May to explore how to improve the shapes of your spoons and find your own style. Find out more here.
Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Highlanders by replicating a 2000 year old Highlands cup of your own. With expert tuition from Wooden Tom, you'll be guided to safely use hand tools such as a knife and axe to create your own Highlands kuksa cup or whisky quaich to take home. 21st September 2019. Find out more here.
And that's not all. We have at least two more guest trainers to announce, so watch this space!
All courses have limited spaces, so you'll need to book quickly to make sure you don't miss out on these rare opportunities. We can't wait to get started!