Workshops: Green Crafts, Arts & Writing

Buddhafield Festival 2017 |

Detail of a kneeling man knitting wool.

Knitting | Image © Mim Saxl Photography 2012

We’re grateful to the all the folk involved in putting on the following workshops at the last Festival.

Green Crafts

Waynes Woods
These fun workshops offer everyone the chance to re-connect to the unspoken natural world around us. They provide the space for reflective contemplation whilst inspiring confidence in people to use their hands. Find out more waynes woods website.

Oak Clan Forge
Take a journey back to the iron-age and learn the ancient arts of metal work with Blacksmith, Simon Summers. Hand craft your own tools and pendants, and use the technique of “repoussé” to create Celtic copper bangles and sacred offerings.

Living Willow Lincoln Earth Loom Weaving and Willow Dome Construction.
Find out more on the Wonderful Woods website.

Willow weaving
With Kim Creswell.

Natural dying and Felt-making
Using wet and dry techniques and  natural dying with Katey Young.

woodland bodging
From tree to chair leg a journey back through the woodlands of time into the world of the bodger Paul Hodgson.

Plant fibres — gathering, processing, creating
With Jaquelaine Laine and Jack Goshawk. Come and learn the whole process of how to gather plant resources, process fibres and then use them to create lovely things, or put them to practical use. We will cover a variety of plants and techniques and you will have a chance to play with the different plant fibres to create your own cordage for jewellery/basketry/etc.

Make a garden trug basket using willow grown in Dorset and Somerset
Daily workshops with Kim Creswell. Materials charge applies. Find out more on the

Refuge Domes
Providing fundamental life skill training in the form of Land-Arc Workshops. These sessions are designed to empower the average person with the knowledge and skills to build their own homes, grow their own food and take charge of their own lives in order that they may not only survive, but flourish and thrive while living outside of mainstream life. Find out more on the Refuge Domes website

Nature Connection

Embodied Wild
With Zoe Solomons. Deep nature connection through expressive play. Creating an opportunity for adults to explore, respond and connect  to nature though movement and voice. Warming up in a intimate/quiet space, journeying into a natural land space/space and returning to draw, write or reflect on experiences.

Colour Foraging Walk
With Babs Behan, A walk around the festival site to locate colour and mordant sources, common through out the uk.

Botanically Dyed Ribbons and Yarns
With Babs Behan. For gift wrapping, using local, seasonal plants: learn how to extract colour from local plants and the art of natural dyeing. Using silk and wool to make decorative fastenings for gift wrapping or other creative project.

Open Art Surgery, a free open space for artists of all ages to enjoy a variety of medium and to see his large collection of colourful, visual artwork in his collaged caravan.

Contributing: Workshop Leaders

Interested in offering a workshop? Thanks for your interest, but places for workshop leaders are now full.