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'Disappearing Lines' Boat Building Workshop with Gail McGarva

12 October 2022


Working with master boat builder and story teller Gail McGarva.

Learn traditional boat building techniques and try your hand at steam bending oak and create your own miniature ‘ghost ship’

'Disappearing Lines' shines a light on endangered boats and their communities by inspiring people through a programme of two-day workshops in traditional wooden boat building and talks on craft facing extinction.

12 + 13 October (2 day workshop)

10am - 4pm.

£120 for 2 days. Refreshments provided, please bring a packed lunch. Booking essential. 

Gail McGarva is a specialist in the building of replicas, or as she prefers to call them ‘daughterboats’, breathing life into a new generation of traditional boats, not static museum pieces but expressions of living history. Gail integrates being as a boatbuilder with her work as a performer and facilitator, bringing to life the stories all boats have to tell about their communities and their shores. In 2014, Gail was awarded a British Empire Medal for her services to traditional clinker boatbuilding and heritage craft.