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Autumn 2024: Craft Your Own Carry Case

Venue: Building Crafts College, London

Deadline to apply: 12/09/2024

Dates: This workshop will run on Saturdays for six weeks from Saturday 14th September 2024 until Saturday 19th October 2024. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early.

Workshop Information

Course Details

In the workshop you will design and construct your own wooden carry case – you will be able to use this as a tool box, or a crafting case, or even as a holdall for your toiletries.

The workshops will enable you to learn how to:

  • Measure, mark and cut out accurately;
  • Gain control of hand tools;
  • Understand workshop drawings;
  • Learn accurate jointing and wood preparation;
  • Cut and craft dovetail joints;
  • Assembly and glueing up techniques;
  • Sanding and finishing.


Meet the Tutor

Your tutor for this event is Alex Worsfold who is a Furniture Making tutor at the Building Crafts College. Alex trained at The Bartlett School of Architecture and The Building Crafts College (BCC) where he also served as maker in residence. He has been course leader at The New School of Furniture, designing and running courses that teach craft techniques and making. Most recently Alex has been Lead Maker for Emma Leslie Furniture and workshop manager at the London based charity Goldfinch. Alex is a Designer and Maker he has frequently worked with architects, artists, designers, institutions, and private clients.


About the Venue

The Building Crafts College is a small specialist college that is dedicated to training people in craft and construction skills. We place emphasis on the development of high-quality hand skills that support the maintenance of heritage crafts. The Building Crafts College is conveniently located 5mins walk from Stratford train and bus station.



This workshop will start daily at 10am and finish at approximately 3:30pm with a half hour break for lunch. Please bring your own packed lunch with you.


Transferable Skills and Future Careers

TCDT workshops give a chance to develop a range of transferable skills and valuable insight to possible career paths. Some of the career choices our alumni have pursued include; Architecture, Engineering, Fine Art, Jewellery Making, Art Conservation, Glass Working, Theatre Design, Fashion Design, Costume Design – the list is growing!


Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 14 – 19 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have good hand-eye co-ordination. In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.


Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


There are only 10 spaces available on this workshop. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. 


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