Join Bickerstaffe Bows on our 2-day workshop and learn how to make a longbow
Course date: Please contact us to be added to the waiting list
Ever wanted to learn how to make your own laminated Longbow? Now you can with Pip Bickerstaffe and Ben Lamb from Bickerstaffe Bows here at The Longbow Shop.
This bow making workshop is limited to 8 places on a first-come, first served basis.
Choose your bow woods from the drop-down menu. There are 3 types of custom longbows to choose from:
1. Hickory, Purpleheart and Lemonwood £420 inc VAT
2. Hickory, Ipe and Lemonwood £420 inc VAT
3. Hickory, Purpleheart, Ipe and Lemonwood £480 inc VAT
We will contact you once you have your place to discuss your bow specs.
Bickerstaffe Bows How a Bow is born
This highly successful 2-day workshop is designed to teach you to make an English Longbow.
Pip Bickerstaffe will aim to make laminated bows up to 60lb draw weight from a supplied laminated stave to a finished English Longbow as close to your required spec as woods and the work on the stave allows.
No previous bow making experience is required and includes everything you'll need to know. You will leave with a bow tillered as close as possible to your choice of weight and draw length with horn nocks, arrow plate, double looped flemish string and leather grip.
Each day will start at 9 am until 5 pm and will be full of bow making. Once the bow is built there will also be hints and tips on shooting techniques and arrow matching from Pip.
Pip Bickerstaffe is a world-renowned bowyer and makes English Longbows that are shot all over the globe.
All tools and materials will be supplied and you’ll have tons of fun in the process!
Tea and coffee will be available but please bring your own lunch or we have a cafe in the centre on Saturday.
There is a Premier Inn for those staying over and it is 10 mins walk from The Longbow Shop details can be found HERE.
THERE IS A STRICT MAXIMUM OF 8 PEOPLE PER COURSE
Strictly first come, first served – we expect these places to fill quickly.