Coppice Association North West

in partnership with
Farfield Mill Arts & Heritage Centre

Working Woodlands

The story of coppice

was held from

Saturday 31st March


Sunday 29th April


Farfield Mill, Sedbergh

This event has now ended, but due to its great success
there are plans for more in the future!

A month-long celebration of coppicing

~ its heritage, benefits and crafts ~
~ interactive displays ~
~ children's activities ~ adult workshops ~
~ a major exhibition of art by well-known
local artists inspired by woodland ~
~ demonstrations of coppice crafts ~
~ hand-crafted items for sale ~

'Working Woodlands' is a month-long event celebrating the story of coppice - its history and heritage, those who work in coppicing, and the beautiful and useful items that can be made as a result of this ancient process, sustaining our woodlands and protecting our natural environment.

Things to do
Throughout April and across all floors of Farfield Mill, you can join members of the Coppice Association North West and enjoy interactive displays, children's activities and adult workshops; you can watch demonstrations of coppice crafts, too, such as wood turning, wood carving, chair-making, basket-weaving and hurdle-making.

Things to see
Complementing the 3-D work in the galleries, is an Chair Bodger - Beverley White exhibition of trees and woodland in paintings and original prints by local artists, including Tina Balmer, Sally Bamber, Fiona Clucas, Judy Evans, Brian Fereday, Richard Foster, Martin Greenland, Laura Pendlebury, Eva Ullrich, Charley Whinney, Beverley White, Alan Stones, Rebecca Payne and Janette Phillips. Woodland craftspeople displaying work include Paul Girling, Owen Jones, Phil Bradley and many more.

Curach frame - Steve Tomlin's Blog One of the items being made for the exhibition is a curach - a traditional skin-on-frame boat from western Ireland similar in construction to a coracle. Steve Tomlin has a blog about the construction process:

Things to buy
As well as the paintings and prints, many hand-crafted items are for sale, including furniture, fencing, sculpture, basketry, besoms, hay-rakes, charcoal, firewood, shingles, hurdles and cleft gates.
Demonstrations and Workshops

Each workshop will run from 11am until 1pm and from 2pm until 4pm. Some worksops require you to be there for the whole two hours to give you enough time to make your coppice craft item. All the workshops will include "have-a-go" sessions.

Demonstrations will run for most of the day showing you how many of the exhibit items were made. You'll be inspired!

Click a workshop in the list below if you want to see more information:

Please check this calendar before coming to the event to avoid disappointment as the order of events may change! And come as early as you can if you want to try out a workshop!

Parents, please take note! Workshops will involve the use of sharp tools And parental supervision is welcomed!

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@StoryOfCoppice).

And we've got more pages about the event here: Opening Event - Cumbria Life - Currach
'Working Woodlands: the Story of Coppice' is supported by The Big Lottery Fund. The Fund distributes half of the National Lottery good cause funding across the UK and is committed to bringing real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need.
COPPICE ASSOCIATION North West can be contacted c/o CANW Secretary, 77 Lancaster Lane, Leyland, PR25 5SP E
or contact the Website officer (Tony Morgan) for website matters.

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