The aim of the course is to teach you the techniques to make your own hurdles. • Approximately the first hour of the course will be a demonstration by Erik of how to start the weave on a full sized ‘mole board’ (jig) incorporating double and single twists. • This course will show how a hurdle is constructed and the techniques used. • It will explain what materials are used and their properties. • You will learn how to split, twist and weave the wood. • Have a brief overview of the history of the hurdle and its uses. • Duration of the course will be six hours including one hour for lunch. You will be able to take home your practice work that will be a small version of a hurdle NOTE - you will be asked on the day to sign the usual disclaimer for this type of workshop Instructors: • Erik Phipps has been a hurdle maker for the twenty-five years and has completed in that time many commissions. He has done a lot of creative bespoke work from gates to archways. • Graham Hardy is current chairperson of the Isle of Wight Coppice Group and has made hurdles over the last 5 years or so. Graham has focused on pole-lathe turning and general green woodworking for over 25 years and owns his own woodland. Residential option also available - message for details. Accommodation would be in one of our beautiful onsite Tiny Home eco cabins.

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Requirements: For this course you will need :- • Old clothes • Gloves Refreshments and lunch are provided


6 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



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Tiny Homes Holidays – a boutique retreat of architect designed offgrid eco cabins set in a meadow. Come to relax & unwind in comfort knowing that you are having a low impact on the environment. In keeping with the sustainable ethos, courses have been curated to be an inspirational and unique experience. Tutors selected offer a valuable insight into their craft, passing on expertise gained from experience. Our Studio is a calm,homely space with a kitchen area and a lovely woodburning stove.

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Tiny Homes Holidays, Hillis Gate Road, Northwood, Isle of Wight, PO30 5UB