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Paddle Carving

Paddle Carving
17 June, 2020

Paddle Carving

Demonstration Paddle Carving

Steve teaches one of the only Paddle Carving courses in the UK. He teaches using solid wood and hand tools only to create beautiful canoe paddles. In this demonstration Steve will show the tools and techniques used and the various paddle designs and woods used for different waters. 


9 may 2021 at 14:00 pm


About The Speaker


Steven is a primitive skills and Bushcraft instructor and craftsman, based in Sussex.  Steve and his wife Kirsty run Axe & Paddle Bushcraft, teaching a range of crafts such as Paddle Carving, Moccasin Making and Fur Tanning.

Primarily Steve enjoys making and recreating primitive artefacts – anything from primitive fishing hooks to sinew backed bows and he also makes a range of high quality ‘old-style’ camping bags and tents and carves solid wood canoe paddles.  He can turn his hand to any craft, with a fine eye for detail.  His passion for primitive skills and Bushcraft was born when his mother showed him a book about Native American Crafts, and he subsequently set about learning each of the skills he read about and making replicas of the crafts he saw. Read more >

Sessions by Steven Le Say

4 May 2021 – MASTERCLASS

5 May 2021 – MASTERCLASS

8 May 2021 – WORKSHOP