Pay It Forward - wood related craft

Friday Community Group Dates Available

We've been working hard upskilling our volunteers to share their talents with you. We're launching our Friday Community Workshops, between 1300-1500, from September.


Two hours to learn something new and lose yourself in a rewarding creative practice.


Current course options include:

  • Gilding
  • French Polishing
  • Introduction to Antique Restoration
  • Bird Box Building

Leading up to Christmas we'll also be offering special themed workshops making festive decorations.

Fancy learning a new creative skill and sharing it with others?


The Shed ‘Pay it Forward’ Creative Fridays professionally upskill volunteers to share their creative talents with small groups to allow our community to enjoy fun wood related and artistic crafts.


What would you like to learn?


In conjunction with the National Lottery Community Fund: Know Your Neighbourhood Scheme, we’ll be delivering courses in:

· Gilding

· French Polishing

· Wood Carving

· Pyrography

· Wood Turning Projects

· Marquetry

· Printing—Lino & Screen

Good for the soul!

These are activities where you can lose yourself and forget your worries whilst creating finished pieces which you’ll be proud of.


We’re never too old to learn new things and creative activities are proven to boost your wellbeing and mental health.


Delivered in a safe and welcoming space, where the kettle’s always on, you’ll have fun and meet likeminded people who share your interests.

Help others grow.

Engaging in the crafts and interaction within our  communities can help with major challenges, such as ageing and loneliness.

It can boost confidence and make us feel more valued.

Besides these benefits,  creative engagement also alleviates anxiety, depression and stress. 

Sharing your skills, and giving something back to your community, brings its own rewards and a wonderful sense of purpose.


This is all about community and enabling access to fun craft activities. We’d love to hear from you if your group would like to try something new.



How to get involved.


You may be a seasoned professional or a budding amateur but, if you’d like to share your talents, we’ll give you the training, support and resources you need to let others discover the joy of creative learning.

Join a course:

Sign up for our newsletter or visit our website to see upcoming courses.

Community Groups:

This is all about community and  enabling access to fun craft activities. We’d love to hear from you if your group would like to try something new.