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Weekend Cedar Bark Course
at Alice Holt Forest, Farnham, GU10 4LS
Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 May 2016 10am – 5pm

This unique course allows you to spend 2 days in the forest, submerging yourself in the whole process of harvesting tree bark and creating woven utensils.

The first day will involve harvesting the bark from the tree source, discussing traditional methods and modern restraints and choosing the best material. Once we have harvested and processed the bark we will make a simple canoe bailer using folding techniques.

The second day we will prepare the bark by cutting into strips and then move onto the weaving. The pattern for the basket is a traditional Native American square based design and a folded woven technique for the border.

Also covered will be the essential skill of cordage making, using the fibres of the bark to make rope and string.

Skills Content:
Safe tool use
Woodland management
Sourcing materials
Preparing and storing bark
Basket history and design
Weaving techniques
Square bottomed baskets
Cordage from plant and tree fibres

Please bring a packed lunch, refreshments provided throughout the course. Come prepared for any weather!

Max group size: 12
Price: £140 per person
Instructors: Mollie Butters & Nick McMillen
Please call 07979 321369

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