yle Mill has a long history as a working mill and throughout its life has been the home for craftsmen and women skilled in working with textiles and wood. Today we carry on this tradition through our expert guides and craftsmen who share this knowledge and skills with our visitors.
Below are some of our current workshops which are run throughout the year and are a fantastic way to both stay in touch with Gayle Mill and its important work, but also a way to learn some of these heritage crafts for yourself.
Hands-on Heritage Wheelwrighting. Saturday 8th October 10am.
You can join us, as did Guy Martin in Channel 4’s ‘How Britain Worked’ to have a real hands-on experience in making a traditional steel-hooped hot bonded cartwheel from scratch. All participants work as a team of six and together help to make the hub, two spokes each and a felly and work together to hot bond a steel hooped rim onto the wooden wheel. All tuition, lunch and other refreshments are included and we end the day with a Bring and Share barbecue over the fire.
All tuition and lunch included. Minimum age 16