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Hurdle making at Flatford Mill

Hurdle making at Flatford Mill

Duration: 1 day

Price: £60

Contact: Field Studies Council, Flatford Mill

Flatford Mill Field Centre
East Bergholt
Suffolk
CO7 6UL
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Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Saturday 2nd May 2020

About the Course

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

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What's included in the price?

Expert tuition
Free Wi-Fi
Hot and cold drinks
In course transport
Personal and travel insurance



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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Weekends
  • Wheelchair friendly

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