Have you ever wanted to try your hand at woodworking or learn the skills to make your own projects?

Join me at the Paparwark Furniture workshop and learn how to make your own traditional creepie (stool).  Creepies were a common item in old Shetland croft houses and were used for both a handy seat, a step or were also common as a milking stool for hard working crofters.

In this class you will learn an interesting mix of machine and traditional hand tool techniques and will be shown various methods to accurately make a simple woodwork project by hand.  You will also be able to adapt parts of the design to you choosing so that your stool is unique and can include carved and shaped details to you own design.

The class will involve the use of planes, saws, chisels and other hand tools and you will be shown various woodwork joints and methods.  We have tools for everyone but if you have your own tools and would like to take them along, please do so and we can give you advice on sharping and maintenance.


Materials: cost includes tools and materials

Duration: 7hrs 10am to 5pm

We’ll have several breaks through the day and refreshments will be provided include tea coffee and home bakes. Please bring a pack lunch

Max 5 people per course

Location: Paparwark Furniture’s workshop, Ireland, Bigton