Blog - Craft
How to Make a Butter Knife for Beginners
In this video Annette Stickler a Campfire Skills Instructor shows us how t
How To Make A Leaf Pendant
A brief intro into blacksmithing with David Gregory and a step by step guide to making a leaf pendant the traditional way.
How To Make A Wooden Kazoo
Here Colin Manning from Creative Outdoor Learning shows us how to make a wooden Kazoo using a folding saw and some green Hazel in under 5 minutes. A film for woodlandsTV by Rose Dunster and Emily George www.creativeoutdoorlearning.co.uk
How To Make An Elder Wood Whistle
With Christmas coming up why not make a few of your presents instead of buying them! Over the next couple of weeks we will be uploading a series of easy DIY films to give you some ideas! We revisit Dave Watson as she shows us how to make your very own whistle using elder wood. Elder Wood is the perfect wood for this job due to its very soft pith that can be easily removed to create a hollow tube. What sounds will your whistle make?
An Introduction to Felting
With Christmas coming up why not make a few of your presents instead of buying them! Over the next couple of weeks we will be uploading a series of easy DIY films to give you some ideas! Woodlands.co.uk sent a couple of our film makers to the Wilderness Gathering to learn about the different crafts going in the world of woodlands. Here Amanda Critchlow, a professional felter demonstrates the minimal amount of materials needed to craft a felt pouch while explaining the many uses felt has served historically. She passes down her tips and tricks learnt over the years as encourages you to make your own felt creation. A film for woodlands.co.uk by Rose Dunster and Emily George
British Woodcarvers Association
Here at Opus Wood and Craft Fair, the British Woodcarvers Association introduce new and aspiring carvers to the various forms of wood carving. It's never too late to start carving, and the Association has a regional mentoring system to guide and support new carvers as they learn and develop their skills. We also see the progression of a piece called Kioni Young Masai Woman, as it transforms from start to finish. Thanks to Richard Pepperd and the Gloucester branch for taking part in this film.
Chainsaw carving: The Tree Pirates
"Other people cut trees down; we like to stand them back up again." These are the words of A.D. Tree Pirate, also known as Captain Chainsaw. The Tree Pirates are a crew of artists, makers and tree surgeons who are famous for their large scale festival sculptures and more take-homeable chainsaw carved artworks. Here, they demonstrate the power, speed and fun of chainsaw carving at Opus Wood and Craft Fair, and explain how to get started on chainsaw sculptures of your own. A film for WoodlandsTV
Ancient Art: Making earth pigments
WoodlandsTV went to the 2019 bushcraft show to see some of the amazing woodland craft that goes on around the world. Here Caroline Nicolay guides you through how to make your very own ancient earth pigment, explaining the cultural context behind each colour. A film for woodlands.co.uk by Emily George and Rose Dunster