Bark containers are one of, if not the oldest way to contain foodstuffs, liquids & other goods. In this workshop we will be using methods and materials that span back thousands of years into pre-history to create a beautiful, strong & sustainable container from Birch Bark This style of container is possibly my favourite. No glue, no nails, no modern materials. An ingenuous method of making which involves clever finger tab joints and friction. An immensely satisfying experience. A history of the use of bark, roots & wood, plus examples of harvesting, storing and working with these materials will lead us up to the main task of the day, creating your very own natural tupperware. The gathering and harvesting of materials for projects such as this is completely dependent on the seasons. Spring is the time to gather materials, as the sap is running and the bark peels off the tree easily. Every spring I gather, dry and store materials in preparation for courses. The one exception to this is Birch bark. Due to our relatively mild winters, Birchbark in the UK is unsuitable for making into containers. Thankfully, there are many craftspeople, still active in Northern Europe, harvesting and supplying Birch Bark for the uses mentioned above. -- Please read the information below carefully before booking -- Location - Most of my workshops are running in and around Wimborne, Dorset BH21. However, I sometimes run them further afield. Please check the location list below to ensure you know where each workshop on each date will be held The exact location of your workshop will be emailed to you nearer the date. Courses run from 10am - Around 4pm All tools & wood provided COVID-19 - If a workshop has to be rescheduled due to a change in Covid circumstances, a rebooking voucher will be offered to all students. Excluding the above, all bookings are non-refundable. These workshops are for adults only, however, children from age 16+ may attend if joined by a participating adult. This date particular course date is held at a different location: March 19th 2022 - Romsey SO51
What's included in the price?
PLEASE NOTE - Course Locations Vary - Most are in Wimborne, BH21. Some are further afield... Please message to confirm prior to booking All tools, materials, knowledge and hopefully a few laughs. Please Bring Your Own Lunch.
1 day (10:00am to 4:30pm)
Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts
Following an apprenticeship with the renowned woodsman Ben Law in 2012, Jack began a life of teaching & crafting things the old fashioned way. Bushcraft, Swedish carving techniques, green woodworking & ancient crafts. Jack's passion for these subjects is limitless & he enjoys nothing more than passing the knowledge and skills he has gained over years of learning onto others. Join Fazey Woodcraft for a workshop. You won't be disappointed.
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