Women&Nonbinary Makers OPEN WORKSHOP @LEITH 23.05.2024

Thursday, 23 May

Women&Nonbinary Makers OPEN WORKSHOP @LEITH 23.05.2024

Practice your woodworking skills on a project of your own in a friendly session run by our volunteers. Membership + prior induction REQUIRED

Date and time: Thu, 23 May 2024 19:00 – 21:00 BST

Location: ETL Leith Workshop at Custom Lane1 Customs Wharf Via Dock Place Entrance Edinburgh EH6 6ALShow map

About this event: 2 hours

What to expect?

The Women’s Woodshop is like our regular open workshop sessions but specifically for women and non-binary makers.

During the workshop session you will have access to a wide range of large-format tools and your individual workbench. You will be joined by other members in a friendly space of learning and practicing. You will work on a project of your own choosing. If you’re looking for some ideas to get started, we have a few examples that volunteers will be happy to guide you on.

  • We have a lot of random pieces of recycled wood available for small projects.
  • We also have a small range of consumables (sanding papers or screws, nails) available for you to use in exchange for a small donation.
  • We have PPE (mask, ear defenders, safety glasses) for all attendants but we recommend you to bring your own if you have them.
  • If you need any help or guidance, please ask our volunteers, they are eager to help!


Important info


  • Attending an induction prior to your first open workshop is compulsory. Inductions can be booked here.
  • Having an active membership at the Edinburgh Tool Library is also required. Sign up or renew your membership here.

Booking etiquette

Out of courtesy to other members we ask you not to book two weeks in a row. There is no waitlist for open sessions. If there is still an open spot 24 hours before the session, feel free to book.

These sessions depend on the availability of our workshop volunteers. We publish new dates every week on Thursday 8pm.

Cancelling and £5 no-show fee

Out of courtesy to volunteers please cancel your booking 48 hours in advance. This will give us the opportunity to offer the workbench to another member and make the most of the time our volunteers are offering.

If you fail to attend the session, we have the right to deduct a no-show fee donation of £5 from your registered card on myTurn. If there is any issues with cancelling online, contact us on hello@edinburghtoollibrary.org.uk.


The session will take place in the ETL Custom Lane workshop, at 1 Customs Wharf, Edinburgh, EH6 6AL. The workshop is best accessed via the western entrance to Custom Lane, off Dock Place. The eastern entrance from Customs Wharf is often locked after 5pm. The WhatThreeWords link for the western entrance is https://what3words.com/handle.rises.hiking