Bushcraft Whittling: Flint & Steels - 27.04.24 (AM)
Workshop: Bushcraft Whittling: Flint & Steels
Date: Sunday 27th April 2024
Times: 09:30 - 13:00
Location: Ambios, Lower Sharpham Barton Farm, Ashprington TQ9 7DX
Experience: Suitable for beginners and intermediate woodcarvers
Includes: All Tools (including Ferrocerium Rods), Resources, Tea, Coffee & Biscuits
Bushcraft Whittling: Flint & Steels
Having a means for lighting fire was of paramount importance to humankind for thousands of years. Join us and carve your own fire lighter and make sparks fly with your own handcarved Ferrocerium rod!
This workshop combines the satisfying process of carving your own 'modern' flint and steel with an introduction to firelighting and firecraft. I'll provide everyone with a ferrocerium rod which we will mount onto a hand carved handle, personalize it and then use it to light a fire
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and intermediate carvers. Children over the age of 8 are also welcome, though they must be accompanied by an adult throughout so you will both need a ticket.
Join us for Whittling Woodland Creatures in the afternoon for an immersive and enriching day out
Adults are £45, Child Tickets are £35. Use code SIBLINGWHITTLER for 10% off siblings.
Format of The Day
09:30 - Arrival, Introductions, Tea & Coffee and a walk to the woods (we'll be in the forestry barn if it is raining)
10:00 - Carving a Wand, followed by a Totem or figure of your choice
11:30 - Tea / Coffee Break
11:45: - Finish Figure Carving or Move onto a Wizard
13:00 - Finish
This is a perfect introduction to woodcraft with no previous experience required, and yet it is also suitable for more advanced woodworkers wishing to learn whittling techniques with a focus on the restorative nature of carving outside, with simple hand tools.
If you have any learning needs such as adjustments due to mobility or other abilities please get in touch, I'm more than happy to explore how to support your learning together.
Approach to Learning
My approach to running workshops is to make them as enjoyable and as accessible as possible. Together as a group we create a positive learning environment where there is no such thing as a stupid question(!) and everyone is put at ease to relax into and enjoy the day.
There is a wonderfully meditative state which can be found when carving wood which can be quite addictive! You'll come away with the opportunity to take away all the tools, skills and resources needed to carry on carving at home.
Our venue is located at Lower Sharpham Barn by the edge of the River Dart, home to Ambios and a large scale re-wilding project with some of the most stunning views in the South of England!
The venue is best navigated to via what3words (professed.lions.scoop) as it can be tricky to find for the first time. Please allow an additional 5 minutes to get down the track for the first time
What To Bring
Warm Clothes, Hat & Gloves (we will ideally be carving outside)
Tools if you have them (none required though!)
Terms & Conditions
Suitable for Adults (18+) and Children (8+).
Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
Non Refundable, Transferable
Early Bird Tickets are available for £45
Standard Tickets are available for £55
Concessions will be made available once 6 places are filled. If you would like to sponsor a concessionary place, feel free to add a tip at checkout. This will be added to the concessions pot and go towards funding someone on low income with a place.
The workshop requires a minimum of 6 participants to run, should the course not fill 6 places, the workshop will be postponed and scheduled with a minimum of 2 weeks notice prior to the course, with the option of a refund or transfer onto the subsequent course.