TouchWood South West

Sharing traditional craft & practical skills

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TouchWood South West is on BBC Spotlight!

Here is a short report on our Project ‘Women Build’ which we are currently running in Torquay. The report highlights how the project is helping women who are unemployed or on probation gain confidence and make positive changes in their lives. To watch click the link below:

To find out more and to apply for a free place on the course contact us here

Please spread the word and let other women know about this unique opportunity to take part!

To support the women taking part in this project please donate to our Crowd Funding Campaign here

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Women Build!

Skills for Life

TouchWood South West has received funding to work with 6 Primary Schools to pilot a programme to bring back practical Skills at Primary Level. This is what we have made so far!

TouchWood South West team up with Proper Job

We are excited to be collaborating with Proper Job for our first workshop for children where they can bring an adult along!

Go to Courses for details!

Here is an interview with Astrid Arnold of TouchWood South West on BBC Radio 4’s “Open Country” programme:

Helen Mark travels to south-east Devon, to the Dartington Estate. This 14th century estate was reinvented by an off-shoot of the Bloomsbury set in the mid-1920s as a …

The interview is 15 min into the programme. Astrid is talking about women and carpentry. Check it out!

Natalie Fenwick of Carpenter Oak blogs about the peg (with Astrid Arnold)

To read about ‘The Humble’ Peg click here.