SIEVES & RIDDLES :: Monday 14th & Tuesday 15th September 2020



With Steve Overthrow of

Make an 8″ potting sieve and a 18″ garden riddle with England’s only traditional sieve and riddle maker, some of the most ancient tools dating back thousands of years, just as useful today as ever before.

You will steam bend the riddle rims around a form and learn age old methods, tacking together riddle rims, drilling, weaving and tensioning the individual wires. In addition you will make a small potting sieve learning how to cut and fit a pre-woven mesh. You will take home some robust and useful hand crafted tools that will last a lifetime.

£145 (plus approximately £30 materials for galvanised or £45 if using copper wire)



Other useful details ...

Courses run 10am – 4pm, we will be glad to welcome you for coffee from 9.45am.

A selection of teas, coffee and soft drinks are inclusive and served throughout the day.

Lunch is served as a ‘bring and share’ sit down buffet, please bring a small plate of food to share, or lunch can be provided by pre-booking at a cost of £5.

Each course has a detailed requirements list so you know if there is anything in particular you will need to bring or wear. We try and keep this minimal and supply most of what you need, but we know that people also like to bring their own ‘kit’ if they have it. Please ensure you read your list carefully and do ask if there is anything that isn’t clear!

We also offer 4* B&B accommodation please enquire or see our course accommodation page full details – it is worth noting that during course times we only have attendees staying here so our accommodation is not available through the usual online system.

Printable directions and Google Map links to help you find The Old Kennels can be found on our  ‘How to Find Us’ page (sat nav will not bring you to the door as being rural the postcode area is quite large).

For answers to some frequently asked questions about courses please see our FAQs’ page.