Join boatbuilder Gail McGarva for a two-day workshop that brings to life the craft of traditional wooden boat building and the stories of endangered boats.

Wednesday 19 & Thursday 20 October, 10am – 4pm.

The two-day Disappearing Lines workshop will give participants the opportunity to try their hand at two key processes in traditional wooden boatbuilding – steam bending using oak and copper-rivet fastening. Through Gail’s demonstrations and tutoring, you will create your own miniature oak ribcage of a boat in steam bent oak, a ghost ship symbolising the endangered boats that are disappearing from our shores.

The workshop is a combination of practical hands-on activities interwoven with capturing the stories of craft in danger of extinction. There is a maximum of 8 participants and you do not need to be skilled in woodwork and all equipment is provided.

Book your place

£120 per person for the two-day workshop.

For more information or to book your place on the 2022 Disappearing Lines workshop please email Gail on