We have residency as volunteers at Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre in
Thornhaugh Peterborough. On several days each week we demonstrate a range of
heritage crafts and encourage the public to have a go at using a variety of tools,
natural materials and techniques passed down the generations.
We grow and weave our own willow, creating items ranging from bird feeders,
dragonflies and Christmas decorations, to garden obelisks, large baskets and
Our green woodworking skills enable us to create hand crafted bowls, spoons, stools
and much more. When we have sheep fleeces we demonstrate using the peg loom
to make rugs & seat covers.
We are enthusiastic about our work and love to share our knowledge and skills will
others. We are very keen to involved children of all ages and always plan to have at least one child orientated activity on offer.
We run courses in willow weaving, green woodworking, leather work and peg loom
creations throughout the year.
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Nene Coppicing and Crafts was originally set up to help maintain Bretton Woods and
develop craft projects using materials from the woods. The crafts have moved to Castor
Hanglands and Sacrewell Farm. Due to ash die-back disease, the council has to keep the
woods safe by felling dangerous trees near paths and roads. Most are large and cause
disruption and damage when felled. We clear up, make log piles, keep paths cleared,
remove litter and generally try to make the woods a pleasant place to spend time in. We also
do some planting and layering at the right time of year.