Bow Making Courses

Make a laminate bow over two days or an ash bow over one day. Learn to tiller your bow to full compass and take it home after. Don’t forget to check out our bundles to save on multiple courses

Bow Making Workshop

Create the perfect laminate bow for you with our 3 day Bow Making Workshop.



Now Strike Archery is proud to offer this exciting course where, over two days and under full tuition, you craft your own longbow.

Starting out with a blank tri-laminate stave you learn to shape the bow using traditional hand tools before tillering to learn what to look for in the bend as you work it to “full compass”.

You then go on to shape and fit the horn nocks before adding an arrow pass and making your own string.

Our experienced bowyers guide you at every step and can cater for all abilities. Lunch is included on both days as well as all the tea/coffee you can drink.

A fantastic must do experience making a long bow and it’s arrows then a masterclass learning to use the bow you’ve made. Lots of other experiences available with this fantastic company. Learnt so much it’s been simply fantastic will definitely be getting involved in the other experiences they offer


I had an amazing week with Adam and Now Strike Archery. I’d wanted a longbow for sometime and decided to take the plunge and make one myself under expert tuition. I spent two days making my laminate longbow, another day making arrows and finally a morning learning to shoot in a masterclass. The ‘journeyman’ package was excellent value for money, especially given the price of buying a longbow alone.

I now have a bespoke bow I a really proud of, fantastic memories, the skills to go on and make more arrows and a sense of achievement.

I started with a very low skill set – if I can do it anyone can!


Have you ever wanted to have a bow that you can really have true ownership over?

Now Strike Archery now offers a 1 day introduction to bow making. During warmer months you will be in the woods crafting your own longbow out of ash where you learn to shape the bow, make a string from scratch and tiller the bow to “full compass”. Ideal for a beginner!

Our experienced bowyers guide you at every step and can cater for all abilities. Lunch is included.

1 Day Bow Making

Create the perfect ash bow for you with our 1 day Bow Making Workshops.



You might also be interested in the following courses:

Make a Bow

1 – 3 Day Workshops

Make Your Arrows

1 – 3 Day Workshops

Forge Your Arrow Heads

1 – 3 Day Workshops

Learn to Shoot

Half – Full Day Experiences


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