Traditional Wooden Longbow Making in Melbourne

Traditional Wooden Longbow Making in Melbourne, you will come away from the workshop with the knowledge and skills to make your own longbow.

Unusual location in the heart of Melbourne.

You will learn how to make a bowstring that perfectly complements your own bow and understand the art of tillering, the process of carefully removing wood to cause the bows to bend in optimal arcs.

Students will learn how to tiller their bows to precise measurements of draw length and draw weight depending on the archer. After the bow is functionally finished, it comes time to bring the bow to an aesthetically pleasing finish with fine sanding and oiling.

During the second day afternoon, the bows are ready for students to take to the shooting range to learn how to shoot. You will get your introduction to the instinctive shooting method. A powerful tool you can also utilise in many daily life situations.

This workshop offers much more than making a longbow. It shows you ways to reconnect, to ground with the Earth, to get in touch with your true self by exploring the art of making a longbow and learning the skills to use it; to play with your conscious awareness to allow essential aspects of your being to be/unfold/shine or hide.


Start: Saturday, November 15th 2023 10:00 am
End: Sunday, November 16th 2023 5:00 pm

COST $495

Available places: 15


  • Weather-appropriate clothing, sun hat
  • Packed lunch and snacks (up to you)
  • Water bottle
  • A clamp and a workhorse. (not required for 1-day workshops)
  • Optional: your working gloves and your own tools (rasps & files)
  • An adult – if you’re under 14 years old (no extra charge for helpers)
  • A curious and open mind 😉


“Thanks for a great weekend with the longbow-making workshop. I appreciated the mix of longbow expertise with the more meditative elements and advice that could be applied to other areas of life. To paraphrase: Don’t get too hung up on the final product without enjoying the journey. You need to enjoy the journey. If you don’t enjoy the journey, you’re missing the point. It was a relaxing time and I’m proud of the work I completed. I would definitely recommend the longbow workshop to others.”


“Just wanted to thank you again for such an awesome bow-making weekend the other weekend. I’ve taken my bow out shooting since and I’m still so impressed with her. It’s an awesome feeling to know that I’m shooting with something I created myself and could make again too.”


“The longbow workshop in Trentham a couple of weeks ago was the best! My son and I enjoyed bonding time in the company of a friendly group of like-minded souls. Best of all, we made something together that we will cherish and look after for a lifetime…reminiscent of the toys and tools of my own childhood. A bonus is the time my son spends daily (!) honing his newly discovered archery skills 🙂 The longbow workshop was a beautiful and enduring experience for us both.

Thanks, Lars!”

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Included are all materials and one arrow, tools are provided and an archery session is inclusive.


25 - 26 Nov 2023


10:00 - 17:00

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 24 - 26 Nov 2023
  • Time: 18:00 - 01:00



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Thornbury 3071 Victoria
Thornbury 3071 Victoria


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