DECK THE HALLS!

DECK THE HALLS!

Watch modern and traditional craft makers at work, learn how to make your own Christmas wreaths and decorations using all natural materials. Watch beautiful furniture being whittled by hand and the process of candles being made.

You’ll even discover sustainable wrapping ideas whilst making the picture-perfect present for under the tree - you may even see the odd Countryfile presenter stopping by!

Some of these sessions will be signed by British Sign Language - look out for the * on the sessions below. 

Schedule

Fri 10th Dec 2021

10:00 - 10:20

Wire Robin with Paper and Wood and Adam Henson

Zack McLaughlin started making his paper and wood birds after experimenting with his own Children's book in which a little boy makes a bird lantern out of old book pages and willow sticks. Each bird takes anything from 30 - 120 hours to create. For this demonstration, he will be creating a robin from wire, perfect for a christmas decoration, or a gift to a loved one. Don't miss it!

11:00 - 11:20

Beeswax Christmas Candle Decoration with Di Hammil

Wild Harvest School of Self-Reliance’s mission is to empower folk to make and do more for themselves using the natural resources around them. Di Hammil from Wild Harvest School of Self-Reliance will be how to make your own Beeswax Candles, just in time for Christmas! The perfect gift, decoration or craft to pass those long winter evenings.

12:00 - 12:20

Gift Wrapping with Eve Cale

Eve Cale is an independent partner for publishing house Flamingo Paperie. A self-confessed stationery addict, she loves using Flamingo’s eco-conscious cards and giftwrap which are designed and printed here in the UK. She loves helping people find the joy in giftwrapping, a job we sometimes dread at Christmas time! 

13:00 - 13:20

Split Hazel Whiskets with Lewis Goldwater

Turnham Green Wood was established in 2011 by Herefordshire-based green woodworker, Lewis Goldwater.
He is fascinated by green-woodworking and the potential of coppiced woodland for manufacturing beautiful truly sustainable products in wood. A few years ago he learnt of a style of basket, called a "Whisket" once made in abundance on farms through Mid Wales but was at risk of disappearing forever because nobody was making them anymore.

14:00 - 14:20

Wreath Demonstration with Teasel Floristry

Charlotte from Teasel Floristry takes her inspiration from the countryside around her as she follows the seasons. She loves to use flora that you’d expect in the hedgerow or an English country garden. Her Floristry studio is based on her family farm in the local town of Malmesbury. Charlotte will be showing our visitors how to make a beautiful Christmas wreath on the Deck the Halls stage.
 

15:00 - 15:20

Willow Star making with Di Hammil and Ellie Harrison*

Wild Harvest School of Self-Reliance’s mission is to empower folk to make and do more for themselves using the natural resources around them. Di Hammil from Wild Harvest School of Self-Reliance will be how to make your own Willow Star, just in time for Christmas! The perfect gift, decoration or craft to pass those long winter evenings.

*BSL Signed

16:00 - 16:20

Gift Wrapping with Eve Cale

Eve Cale is an independent partner for publishing house Flamingo Paperie. A self-confessed stationery addict, she loves using Flamingo’s eco-conscious cards and giftwrap which are designed and printed here in the UK. She loves helping people find the joy in giftwrapping, a job we sometimes dread at Christmas time!

17:00 - 17:20

Windsor Chair-making with Peter Wood and Sean Fletcher

Peter has been making hand-made Windsor Chairs for nearly 30 years. Self-taught, using locally sourced, sustainably managed woods he uses hand tools to create fabulous traditional and contemporary chairs.
Peter’s two passions are creating his chairs and passing on his craft to others. During his talk Peter will build a Windsor chair while talking about the different heritage skills involved in its construction.

Sat 11th Dec 2021

10:00 - 10:20

Windsor Chair-making with Peter Wood and Matt Baker

Peter has been making hand-made Windsor Chairs for nearly 30 years. Self-taught, using locally sourced, sustainably managed woods he uses hand tools to create fabulous traditional and contemporary chairs.
Peter’s two passions are creating his chairs and passing on his craft to others. During his talk Peter will build a Windsor chair while talking about the different heritage skills involved in its construction.

11:00 - 11:20

Beeswax Christmas Candle Decoration with Di Hammil

Wild Harvest School of Self-Reliance’s mission is to empower folk to make and do more for themselves using the natural resources around them. Di Hammil from Wild Harvest School of Self-Reliance will be how to make your own Beeswax Candles, just in time for Christmas! The perfect gift, decoration or craft to pass those long winter evenings.

12:00 - 12:20

Wire Robin with Paper and Wood and Tom Heap

Zack McLaughlin started making his paper and wood birds after experimenting with his own Children's book in which a little boy makes a bird lantern out of old book pages and willow sticks. Each bird takes anything from 30 - 120 hours to create. For this demonstration, he will be creating a robin from wire, perfect for a christmas decoration, or a gift to a loved one. Don't miss it!

13:00 - 13:20

Gift Wrapping with Eve Cale and Charlotte Smith

Eve Cale is an independent partner for publishing house Flamingo Paperie. A self-confessed stationery addict, she loves using Flamingo’s eco-conscious cards and giftwrap which are designed and printed here in the UK. She loves helping people find the joy in giftwrapping, a job we sometimes dread at Christmas time! 

14:00 - 14:20

Split Hazel Whiskets with Lewis Goldwater

Turnham Green Wood was established in 2011 by Herefordshire-based green woodworker, Lewis Goldwater.
He is fascinated by green-woodworking and the potential of coppiced woodland for manufacturing beautiful truly sustainable products in wood. A few years ago he learnt of a style of basket, called a "Whisket" once made in abundance on farms through Mid Wales but was at risk of disappearing forever because nobody was making them anymore.

15:00 - 15:20

Willow Star making with Di Hammil

Wild Harvest School of Self-Reliance’s mission is to empower folk to make and do more for themselves using the natural resources around them. Di Hammil from Wild Harvest School of Self-Reliance will be how to make your own Willow Star, just in time for Christmas! The perfect gift, decoration or craft to pass those long winter evenings.

16:00 - 16:20

Gift Wrapping with Eve Cale

Eve Cale is an independent partner for publishing house Flamingo Paperie. A self-confessed stationery addict, she loves using Flamingo’s eco-conscious cards and giftwrap which are designed and printed here in the UK. She loves helping people find the joy in giftwrapping, a job we sometimes dread at Christmas time!

17:00 - 17:20

Wreath Demonstration with Teasel Floristry

Charlotte from Teasel Floristry takes her inspiration from the countryside around her as she follows the seasons. She loves to use flora that you’d expect in the hedgerow or an English country garden. Her Floristry studio is based on her family farm in the local town of Malmesbury. Charlotte will be showing our visitors how to make a beautiful Christmas wreath on the Deck the Halls stage.

Sun 12th Dec 2021

10:00 - 10:20

Willow Star making with Di Hammil and Adam Henson

Wild Harvest School of Self-Reliance’s mission is to empower folk to make and do more for themselves using the natural resources around them. Di Hammil from Wild Harvest School of Self-Reliance will be how to make your own Willow Star, just in time for Christmas! The perfect gift, decoration or craft to pass those long winter evenings.

11:00 - 11:20

Wreath Demonstration with Teasel Floristry and Charlotte Smith

Charlotte from Teasel Floristry takes her inspiration from the countryside around her as she follows the seasons. She loves to use flora that you’d expect in the hedgerow or an English country garden. Her Floristry studio is based on her family farm in the local town of Malmesbury. Charlotte will be showing our visitors how to make a beautiful Christmas wreath on the Deck the Halls stage.

12:00 - 12:20

Wire Robin with Paper and Wood

Zack McLaughlin started making his paper and wood birds after experimenting with his own Children's book in which a little boy makes a bird lantern out of old book pages and willow sticks. Each bird takes anything from 30 - 120 hours to create. For this demonstration, he will be creating a robin from wire, perfect for a christmas decoration, or a gift to a loved one. Don't miss it!

13:00 - 13:20

Beeswax Christmas Candle Decoration with Di Hammil

Wild Harvest School of Self-Reliance’s mission is to empower folk to make and do more for themselves using the natural resources around them. Di Hammil from Wild Harvest School of Self-Reliance will be how to make your own Beeswax Candles, just in time for Christmas! The perfect gift, decoration or craft to pass those long winter evenings.

14:00 - 14:20

Windsor Chair-making with Peter Wood and Tom Heap

Peter has been making hand-made Windsor Chairs for nearly 30 years. Self-taught, using locally sourced, sustainably managed woods he uses hand tools to create fabulous traditional and contemporary chairs.
Peter’s two passions are creating his chairs and passing on his craft to others. During his talk Peter will build a Windsor chair while talking about the different heritage skills involved in its construction.

15:00 - 15:20

Gift Wrapping with Eve Cale*

Eve Cale is an independent partner for publishing house Flamingo Paperie. A self-confessed stationery addict, she loves using Flamingo’s eco-conscious cards and giftwrap which are designed and printed here in the UK. She loves helping people find the joy in giftwrapping, a job we sometimes dread at Christmas time! 

*BSL Signed

16:00 - 16:20

Split Hazel Whiskets with Lewis Goldwater and John Craven

Turnham Green Wood was established in 2011 by Herefordshire-based green woodworker, Lewis Goldwater.
He is fascinated by green-woodworking and the potential of coppiced woodland for manufacturing beautiful truly sustainable products in wood. A few years ago he learnt of a style of basket, called a "Whisket" once made in abundance on farms through Mid Wales but was at risk of disappearing forever because nobody was making them anymore.

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