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Weaving a bark foraging basket at Greenwood Days

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Description

Nadine from Greenfox Wild Crafts will be teaching this course. During the two days you’ll learn how to harvest, process and weave yourself a beautiful and practical foraging bag from sustainably coppiced willow bark. Bark is a fantastic material, harvested in the spring and summer time when the sap is running it can be processed and made into many beautiful, functional objects. On this course you will look at a selection of different barks and their uses, how to process the bark into usable material and how to store bark for later use. Nadine will then show you a range of items that can be made using this bark. You will use the bark that you have processed to weave a small foraging bag with a shoulder strap. While weaving your foraging bag you will also learn how to process other materials such as nettles, horseradish and various leaves for cordage. Greenwood Days have been running woodland craft courses since 1998. The course centre is set in a beautiful 90 acre wood in the National Forest on the Leicestershire/Derbyshire border.  Our tutors are all highly skilled professional craft workers and teachers who share our passion for preserving, promoting and passing on these crafts and techniques. Come and enjoy the beauty of the woodland, be inspired, be creative, learn a new craft.

What's included in the price?

Copious amounts of tea, coffee and biscuits. A lovely lunch with fresh home-made bread, soup of the day followed by fresh fruit. All meals are vegetarian but do let us know if you have any other dietary requirements. The course fee includes all materials required to complete the projects and use of tools and specialist equipment associated with each course. Instruction will be given for the safe use of tools.  The minimum age for standard courses is 18.

Duration

1 day (9:31am to 4:31pm)

Cancellation policy

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

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Greenwood Days

with Craft Courses since 2014

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Greenwood Days have been running woodland craft courses since 1998, from a beautiful 90 acre wood in the National Forest on the Leicestershire/Derbyshire border. We offer day, weekend, midweek and week-long courses ranging from traditional Windsor chair-making to contemporary willow sculpture, longbow making to spoon carving. Our tutors are all highly skilled professional craft workers who share our passion for preserving, promoting and passing on these crafts and techniques.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • UK Holiday
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Parking provided
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Weekends
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Venue

Ferrers Centre, Melbourne Road, Staunton Harold, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 1RU