It’s no secret that we are leading busier lives and living in smaller spaces which makes the need for a venue where you can get your hands dirty, make a mess and create something even more important. Koskela workshops are run by a range of masters in their craft and cover everything from weaving to kids workshops.
String Bags & Cord Making with Brooke Munro
Spend the morning learning an introduction to the art of basketry coiling with the fibre maker extraordinaire Brooke Munro @mrsbmunro in the Koskela workshop.
Brooke will be demonstrating the techniques of hidden core coiling and its differing stitches and wrapping styles. With a combination of soft materials and hand dyed raffia each participant will create and play with the sculptural medium that is basketry.
Make a Spoon from a Tree with Spoonsmith
Join professional Spoonsmith, Jeff Donne, for a hands-on day of carving your own wooden spoon using a small axe, some specialised carving knives and your hands. Carve a spoon straight from a tree using traditional skills and experience the blissful feeling of whittling away the hours at an unhurried pace.
Learn about sourcing sustainable materials, the basics of spoon design and how to safely turn a log into your favourite wooden spoon. No experience is needed and all tools, materials and a leather apron are provided. All you need to bring is you, a pair of closed top shoes and a willingness to whittle. Take home what you make!