Laminate Longbow Making Course

Laminate Longbow Making Course in Essex

When is this experience?

This course occurs quarterly throughout the year. Please check the booking form below for dates and venue location.

Where is this experience happening?

All our craft courses happen at our HQ in Essex: Essex Barn at Rook Hall Farm, Chigborough Road, Heybridge, Essex, CM9 4RB

About the Experience

Master the art of bow making in two days, immersing yourself in all parts of this ancient skill. If you want to take ownership of every stage then this is course for you!

Starting with a blank tri-laminate stave consisting of maple, purple heart and lemonwood you will carefully rough the shape out with your desired draw weight & length in mind before piking the tips to accept the blank pieces of horn.

By the end of the first day you will have a bow shaped object with the horn nocks roughly shaped and your own custom bow string.

Next comes the magic and the true art of bow making as you start the tillering process. Taking your piece of wood and teaching it to bend using this time honoured process you will keep at it until your bow bends perfectly full compass at your draw length.

Of course you wont embark on this journey alone, our most experienced and skilled bowyers are on hand to guide your hand as they share their craft with you. By the end of the course you will have added an arrow mark and polished your bow to a shiny finish, ready to hit the range and send some arrows down the field!


What to expect

Intensive two day craft course
High quality bow materials, hand selected and processed
Make everything yourself including the string
Made to measure course, you leave with a bespoke product
Longbow making course Essex, UK

Pricing & Booking

£399 per person

Includes all materials

Who is this experience for?

Beginners & Previous Bow Makers

Bushcrafters and Outdoors Enthusiasts

History Nerds

Dad’s Days Out & Men in Sheds

Archery club members


Good to know

Wear clothes you don't mind getting dusty
This is a workshop environment so please wear closed toed shoes or boots
Tea & Coffee or drinking water is available on site
Please bring lunch for yourself

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