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Hurdle making courses and workshops across the UK. Learn how to use riven ash and hazel, along with other native timbers, to create hurdles, which are traditional woven fences and gates, and achieve that beautiful rustic look.
Make a Chestnut Garden Gate - one day course
Platinum AWARD
(4)
Make a Chestnut Garden Gate - one day course
Shropshire
£80
Make a Chestnut Gate Hurdle at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. Spend a satisfying day developing your woodworking skills crafting a rustic garden gate from sweet chestnut. First you will cleft and peel the wood, then shave the rails and staves with a draw knife. Then you will mortise the staves by hand and carve tenons, before fitting it all together, clenching over the nails in the traditional way. The finished hurdle will be approximately three feet wide so please ensure you have a way of getting it home where...
Making riven ash hurdles in Court Wood, Llanvihangel Court
Silver AWARD
(2)
Making riven ash hurdles in Court Wood, Llanvihangel Court
Gwent - Next course on 3rd November 2019
£75
This course will teach you the traditional art of hurdle-making using riven ash, harvested direct from Court Wood, in the grounds of the historic and beautiful Llanvihangel Court. Court Wood is an 11 acre ancient woodland in the shadow of the magical Skirrid Mountain, managed entirely by the volunteers of the Crucorney Environmental Group. Your tutor for the day will be Mick Petts, a woodland sculptor and architect with over 40 years experience, who combines the creative with the practical craft skills to produce traditional products which are both beautiful...
Framed Hurdles
Framed Hurdles
Shropshire - Next course on 18th April 2020
£85
Learn how to make a simple framed hurdle using ash or chestnut frame and hazel weavers. Framed hurdles make attractive screens for wheelie bins and compost areas. These hurdles can use lower grade but more easily available materials. You will learn: - Selecting suitable wood - Split and cleave wood suitable for a frame - Mortise and Tenon joint - Weaving with hazel using round and split wood
Hazel Hurdle Making - a one day fence making course
Platinum AWARD
Hazel Hurdle Making - a one day fence making course
Yorkshire
£100
Hazel Hurdle Making - a one day fence making course Hurdles are traditional fence panels that have been used for a variety of different functions over the years, from animal enclosures to walls of houses. This course will give you a chance to learn with Alistair Hayhurst who is a master of this craft. Based in Wirksworth, Derbyshire Alistair sources his materials from sustainably managed woodlands, coppicing and harvesting the materials he uses during the winter months. Aims: To learn the art of hurdle making, by making your own. This...
Hurdle Making (Split Hazel)
Silver AWARD
Hurdle Making (Split Hazel)
Kent - Next course on 7th March 2020
£80
Learn how to split long, thin rods in half, then use them to weave a strong traditional wattle panel to take home. Hazel will be available to buy at the end of the session so that you can carry on making your hurdles at home.
Hurdle making course
Bronze AWARD
Hurdle making course
Suffolk
£190
Use the green woodworking skills of riving (controlled splitting), hewing (shaping with an axe), shaving (with a drawknife) and greenwood joinery to make the parts of a modified Suffolk gate hurdle and fit them together. Once used for making temporary enclosures for sheep, these traditional hurdles have now been slimmed down and simplified, morphing into attractive trellises, plant supports and instant fences for the modern garden. Your tutor is master bodger Will Wall. He has decades of experience of green woodwork and enjoys sharing these rural skills with both complete...
Making a Sweet Chestnut Gate Hurdle Course
Silver AWARD
Making a Sweet Chestnut Gate Hurdle Course
East Sussex
£148
A practical, hands-on day of learning some fundamental skills of greenwood working and coppice crafts to make your own sweet chestnut gate hurdle. This will include cleaving, shaving, axing and cutting out mortises. All participants will go home with a traditional gate hurdle approximately 3ft x 2ft (so fits in your car!) Course Programme: One Day, 9.30am - 4.30pm 1. Introduction: A brief introduction to gate hurdles and their uses and a look at the tools you will be using. 2. Step by step hurdle making: Step-by-step you will produce...
Traditional Fencing - Hurdle Making
Traditional Fencing - Hurdle Making
Shropshire - Next course on 28th March 2020
£180
This is a 2 day course based at the Green Wood Centre. Participants will learn how to make a traditional woven hazel hurdle working alongside a professional hurdle maker Brian Williamson. You will learn: - How to select and prepare suitable hazel rods for the different parts of a hurdle - Locate and set a hurdle brace and prepare the tools of the trade. - How to cleave (split) hazel rods using a bill hook or riving post. - Setting the zales - Weaving using a selection of material to...
Willow Hurdles
Willow Hurdles
Shropshire - Next course on 19th April 2020
£85
Using a traditional Somerset pattern you will how to make a woven willow panel to take home. The woven panels make attractive garden screens and the skills learnt will allow you to continue with future garden projects. You will learn: - Siting a hurdle clamp - Selecting suitable hazel zales (uprights) and setting within the clamp - Selecting and grading willow withies - Building the bottom, infill and finishing weave - Installation and maintenance techniques - When constructed and maintained correctly willow hurdles are durable and long lasting and can...

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