A little while ago, Astrid gave an interview on Fix Radio. She spoke as a guest on the Carpentry Show about the lack of female tradespeople, the Register of Tradeswomen and what TouchWood South West is doing to challenge gender stereotypes. Listen to the episode from the 19th October 2021 here:
For the past two years, we have been working in various primary schools with young children focusing on ‘The House’. During our first year, we made a mini timber frame house with the children and objects are needed in our daily lives were made – stools, rugs, pots, baskets and shoes. During our second year,
Before Women Build – Prior to joining ‘Women Build!’ Ellie was unemployed and in receipt of Universal Credit due to long-term health problems. In previous years, she had been successfully self employed. Ellie was keen to learn something new and expand her capabilities in a safe and controlled way through her participation on ‘Women Build!’.
We are so excited to be offering a brand new project – the chance to create an aesthetically pleasing dovetailed breakfast tray whilst learning some fundamental joinery and carpentry skills! This course will be suitable for you if you’re a confident beginner or if you already have some experience with a chisel – If you
Here is an article written by Astrid about her time spent with the ‘Charpentiers Sans Frontiers’ rebuilding the apse part of the roof of the Chapel St. Hubert at the Chateau of Amboise in the Loire valley in France – As I write this, I am on a ferry on my way back from the
Hey I am featured Tradeswoman of the month!!Fame at last!🤣 Check out the Register of Tradeswomen. The register has only been launched last month and already has loads of tradeswomen signed up. It’s the place to go if you want to support women working in the trades or want to employ someone female. We are