top of page


Georjie d Ai, co-directors of In Her Hands, outside the workshop space near Steyning, West Sussex

We are a passionate team committed to delivering an inclusive and empowering building space to those historically excluded from it. With lived experiences of misogyny in building environments, we bring insight and empathy from our own encounters to the project. We recognise women and gender marginalised people face many different forms of discrimination and aspire to promote intersectionality in our goal. We are made up of a core team, and a wide (and beautifully evolving) group of volunteers and community members who are helping us guide the project. Read about our aims and values here.

The Core Team

Georjie Adams

Director, facilitator, project manager,

Georjie founded In Her Hands after witnessing and experiencing the need for safe and empowering spaces for women and gender diverse people to learn everyday DIY and building skills. Georjie facilitates and teaches woodwork at our workshop space, and co-runs the project development.

Ali Peel

Director, facilitator, spreadsheet wizzard

Ali helps facilitate our workshop days, co-runs project development and leads the green wellbeing space at our workshop.

Elbie Owens

Facilitator, green wood-worker

Elbie is a transmasc queer craftsperson and horticulturist working throughout Sussex. They joined the team this year as our spoon carving tutor and share the joy of heritage craft and greenwood carving. Elbie is passionate about spoon carving and the empowerment it brings, and they are amazing at guiding people through the day with thoughtful, considerate and relaxed facilitation.

Nat Staples

Facilitator, team trades-person

Nat teaches our DIY workshop on putting up shelves and using electric drills. She is a calm and considerate tutor, and also a full-time tradesperson working in and around Brighton with her own business NTS Property Maintenance!

Beatrix Bray


Beatrix is a designer/maker whose work revolves around timber and other natural, fibre based materials. During formal training in furniture design, her love for materials, tools and critical problem solving began to gain clarity and momentum - as did her awareness of the gendered perceptions of ability and belonging present in workshop and construction environments.

Community And Volunteers

In Her Hands is a community driven project, with volunteers and participants having a clear voice in how we shape the project. We have now made this process formal and hold group participatory meetings to consult our community on our aims, outcomes and processes. We have a range of options for involvement, and different sections of the workload to be engaged with depending on the individuals interests. See here for more information on our community and volunteer roles.

community day garden.jpg

meetings and governance

Where to find us

Our workshop is located just outside Steyning, West Sussex at Buncton Manor Farm. There are transport links from Brighton, Shoreham, Worthing and Horsham, and we’re 1-2 hours drive from London.

bottom of page