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Mon, 15 Nov


Zoom Workshop

Charcoal Pencil Making

Join Lizzy from Pippin & Gile as she guides you though the science of fire and the steps to creating your own willow charcoal pencils, perfect for drawing.

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Charcoal Pencil Making
Charcoal Pencil Making

Time & Location

15 Nov 2021, 17:00

Zoom Workshop

About the Event

Lizzy owner of Pippin & Gile will guide you though the processes needed to create your own willow charcoal pencils. Alongside the physical steps she will use the science of fire to explain the changes that the willow is undergoing as it turns from wood to charcoal.

The workshops will take place over zoom, and will give you lots of time for instruction, to try it out yourself, to ask questions and to talk to others in the group too.

The kits will include a supply of dried willow and sawdust to pack your willow in whist you heat it.

Other materials needed.

A small metal tin with a tight fitting lid – a biscuit tin or Golden syrup tin is ideal - with a nail punched though the lid to make a hole.

Secateurs to cut the sticks to fit inside the tin

A hammer and nail – to put a hole in the lid of your tin if you haven’t already.

A sharp knife – to trim a stick to fit in the hole.

Oven gloves or tongs.

A source of heat – Fire or Camping gas stove (don’t do this inside it makes smoke)

The first 6 kits are paid for by The Big Skill. you can order a kit by clicking here. use the promo code "CharcoalPencils" to claim a free kit. 


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