This is a practical one-day course which will leave you with the skills to weave a variety of stick materials for hurdle making. We will work primarily with one and two year old willow but for those interested in weaving hazel you can be assured that the techniques are closely similar so you will find all you need to know. The course will include: the growing properties of willow, simple cultivation and a look at the history ; material selection in two styles of weaving; safe effective use of a Bill Hook; weaving technique and weaving a finished panel approximately 3 ft square which you can take home to decorate your garden.
Course tutor: Richard King
Richard King trained as a biologist specialising in environmental science and this led him to understand the importance of eco-sustainable industries. He has spent over 10 years as a professional green wood worker and furniture maker with his work being in high demand across East Anglia.
What to Bring
Good outdoor wear, leather work gloves and boots strongly advised.
Packed lunch – refreshments will be provided throughout the day
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Hot and cold drinks
In course transport
Personal and travel insurance
Field Studies Council, Flatford Mill
Flatford Mill Field Centre East Bergholt Suffolk CO7 6UL