Hurdle Making Day Course - Flatford Mill

Hurdle Making Day Course - Flatford Mill

Duration: One day

Price: £86

Run by: Field Studies Council, Flatford Mill

01206 297110

Flatford Mill Field Centre
East Bergholt
Suffolk
CO7 6UL

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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.

Course will include:
• Discussion of 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.
• Wcleaving technique
• Weaving a finished panel approximately 3 ft square which you can take home to decorate your garden.

Good outdoor wear, leather work gloves and boots strongly advised.

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.

Flatford Mill lies at the heart of the Dedham Vale, on the banks of the River Stour near the Suffolk-Essex border. The Centre buildings, particularly the Mill and Willy Lott’s House, are instantly recognisable since they feature in many paintings by John Constable. The rich mosaic of lowland landscapes, wildlife habitats and places of historic interest are all reflected in our extensive programme of courses.

The Centre is located between Colchester and Ipswich and is about 10 miles from each, approximately 2 miles from the A12.

Please click through to our website via the button above to book your place, or get in touch for more details.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day, please bring a packed lunch.



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Course Start Dates

Sunday 6th May 2018

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