Pip Bickerstaffe presents a 2 day English Longbow Making Course - booking now available.
Course date: Saturday 2nd March and Sunday 3rd March 2019
Ever wanted to learn how to make your own laminated English Longbow? Now you can with renowned bowyer Pip Bickerstaffe here at The Longbow Shop.
This course 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 bow 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.
This highly successful 2 day workshop is designed to teach you to make an English Longbow and Pip will aim to make bows up to 60lb 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 9am until 5pm 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 within the centre on the 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.
Once booked the workshop place is non-refundable.