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The Axe & Paddle Craft Collective

13 Jul, 2018

The Axe & Paddle Craft Collective

 

Axe & Paddle have been joining us at The Good Life Experience since 2015, and they're always right at the top of our 'who can we get back next year?' list!

TGLE18 will be our fifth birthday, so the Axe & Paddle team have pulled out all the stops to make this their biggest and best year yet.

Axe & Paddle Bushcraft was founded by Steven Le Say who practices and teaches traditional green woodworking crafts and bushcraft skills through outdoor courses. Having worked as a jeweler for many years, Steven drastically changed direction in 2005 to pursue his love of The Great Outdoors and became a gardener and tree surgeon, eventually founding Axe & Paddle Bushcraft in early 2012. He has been practicing and teaching traditional crafts as a hobby for as long as he can remember, so beginning Axe & Paddle was a natural progression. Steven is passionate about passing on these skills to as many people as possible, and at The Good Life he and his team will be hosting their Craft Collective, including:

AXE & PADDLE

Offering their ever popular Bow Making, Spoon Carving, Fire Lighting and Feather Earring Making workshops, and their pop up shop of handmade goodies.

BEN + LOIS ORFORD

Craft blades and leather making workshops.

FREESTYLE COPPERSMITHS

Workshop in traditional coppersmithing, producing handcrafted copperwork.

MACRAMY

Macrame plant hangers and wall hanging workshops.

INSTITCHU

Pedal powered stitched portraits.

ALFRESCO FORGE

Make your own smelted, forged, stamped and polished metal treasures.

TREASURE ARTS

Life casting workshops.

THE WOOLEY UMBRELLA

Natural fibre spinning and weaving workshops and demonstrations.

SACRED SEEDS

Mix your own foraged tinctures, elixirs and tonics.

DAN RYAN + ALICE BETTANY 

Timed talks with environmentalist and leader of the Eden Project's Sustainability MSc, Dan Ryan and with herballist and forager, Alice Bettany.

FORAGING WALKS

Foraging walks through the festival grounds with Sacred Seeds Project.

A weekend of discovery + adventure, music, food, books + the great outdoors