Join us for a 8-week course introducing you to the basics of DIY, power tools and making at home.

What you’ll learn

If you’ve never used a drill, this workshop will introduce you to the basic functions of a drill. You’ll learn to make a pilot hole and how to choose the right screw for the job. Over the course of 8 weeks, you’ll learn how to complete a project from design to finishing touches.

In the first week, you’ll meet the other womxn on the course and decide as a group what your project will be.

You could design and build seating for a public space or create a stool with storage to take home. We’re letting you decide together with our help.

During this series of workshops, you will learn these techniques and skills:

  • The basics of using a drill
  • Installing hardware such as hinges or legs
  • Using a handsaw
  • Upholstery (dependent on the group choice)
  • Making pocket holes with the Kreg Jig System


What’s included:

  • All tools and material will be provided
  • Safe working practices
  • Introduction to tools and techniques
  • Personal protective equipment plus apron to wear
  • Unlimited answers to your questions
  • Teas and Coffees


ISRAAC Somali Community Association
54 Cemetery Road
Sheffield S11 8FP


Course Leader

Nicola Rudge


Brown Girls With Drills

Booking Information

Who’s it for:
Self-identifying women aged 16+ plus are welcome.

When is it:
Thursdays, 5 May – 30 June, 10 am-12 pm. The workshop will begin prompt so please aim to arrive a few minutes before.

What you need to bring:
Please wear closed-toe, comfortable shoes. Long hair, scarves, necklaces and other loose objects that could hang in the way need to be tucked away or tied up.

Free, this course is funded by En:able.

If you have any questions about the workshop please get in touch via email