Natural fibre course ‘Threads of the Wild’ at TRIBE



Join us at our beautiful woodland centre for a day, using bushcraft techniques to find, harvest, process and use natural materials on our natural fibre course ‘Threads of the Wild’. Recent evidence suggests that the earliest fibre was created by Neanderthals as long as 50,000 years ago. This ancient technology gave rise to cordage used to make string, rope, fishing lines and nets, containers and baskets, and importantly clothes. Join us on a journey of rediscovery as we show you the techniques of fibre preparation, which opened up the world to modern civilisation and exploration on our natural fibre course.

This course will include:

Identifying tree and plant species which can be used to make fibre
Handling nettles
Harvesting natural fibres
Processing the fibres to be suitable for making cordage and thread
Learning how to twist the fibres to make cordage
Advanced cordage making – including making tools intended to speed up the process
Learning how to make rope
Processing wool for turning into yarn
Making and using a ‘drop spindle’
Further information on progression following the course

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All tuition, materials and tools.
Light refreshments.


Alison Ball at Discover Tribe Ltd

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Holmesfield Park Wood, Park Avenue
S18 7XA

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday


6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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