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Flemish Bow String Making
at Field Farm Project
Saturday 18 November 2017, 9am - 4pm

This day long course will take you through the construction, history and materials used for a traditional Flemish bow string with Chris Boyton, one of the country’s top Bowyers.

The Flemish string design has a fixed loop at the top end, and is open at the lower end to allow a Bowyers knot to be tied at the required length for the bow to be strung to the correct bracing height. Traditionally made from hemp fibres or flax thread, and used to great effect on the legendry English livery bow, it is a design that has stood the test of time.

Students on the course will be guided through the process and technicalities of making their own string using Dacron which can be made to fit the students own bow. Students will leave the course with their own string and enough hemp thread to make another string to practice their new found knowledge on.

With over forty years’ experience, Chris Boyton has a wealth of technical and historical knowledge that reaches back into centuries ensuring a memorable day for anyone with an interest in traditional archery.
Please note that this course is self-catering, although we offer home-made cakes, biscuits and drinks throughout the day.

Price: £95 per person
Instructors: Chris Boyton and Nick McMillen
Please call 07979 321369

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