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In March/April Matthew will be running an extended weekend course designed to support two students through a period of learning and making in our workshop. Students will have their own bench and will work closely with him to pursue whatever avenue of woodworking they are interested in. The course will be hand tool focused (but not necessarily exclusively so) and will be tailored specifically to the aspirations of the students taking part.


The format of the course will be best suited to those who have some woodworking experience, but by no means is a high level of proficiency a requirement. We will be looking to pair two students with similar interests/experience and the structure will then be tailored to them. This might be learning or improving practical skills, tool use/maintenance, making pieces from our plans, furniture design, green woodworking, finishing, or any other aspect of woodworking he can help with.


Tools and materials: We will be making our tools available to students but it is preferable if students either have, or are willing to buy once on the course, a small selection of basic hand tools. Once on the course we’ll discuss what tools would be appropriate for the work being undertaken, but it doesn’t need to be a lot. A limited amount of timber will be included. Material for projects will need to be purchased at the student’s own expense, which we can of course help them source.


Fees: £1250


Time and Date: 8 weeks, Sundays, 9-4pm, 6th March – 24th April 2022


Location: Bibbings & Hensby Workshop, 16 Pixley Street, E14 7DF

Application: Because of the tailored nature of the course we are asking interested students to complete a brief application to help us understand your ambitions for the course. We will select students based on who we feel we’ll be able to help the most.


Application deadline: 6th February 2022

Please complete the form below and return to enquiry@bibbings-hensby.co.uk

Application Form