As a rural and resource rich area the Forest would have once had thriving cottage industries in crafts such as tanning, blacksmithing and wood working.
Through this project we want to help preserve and revitalise these crafts at a time when the skills and knowledge are in danger of being lost.
This project aims to teach and inspire people about traditional crafts in four main subject areas:
The project, managed by The Rewild Project, aims to organise a variety of highly skilled and experienced instructors to teach workshops in different skills in all of these areas.
It is also our intention to create a community of crafters in the Forest, reviving old skills and building empowered people and more resilient communities.
We will be running a series of workshops each year, or you can come and visit us at various public events throughout the year.
Click here to go to The Rewild Project website.
You might be surprised what you find!
From creating habitats for our wildlife or improving our waterways, to recording oral histories or finding old photos, there’s always something going on to get involved in!