Anglo-Saxon Craft Courses at the Sylva Wood Centre

Saxon Building Woodwork, or ‘Treewrighting’ – with Damian Goodburn

Learn about Anglo-Saxon building woodwork, based mainly on the study of surviving wooden remains, including a review of relatively new evidence, with live demonstrations of tools and techniques, and opportunities to watch treewrighting in action. Led by leading archaeological woodwork specialist Damian Goodburn BA PhD.

Saturday 23rd March 2019, 10.00am-4.00pm Cost £75.

Treewighting and Timber-framing – with the Carpenters Fellowship

A series of unique one-day courses learning & developing skills and knowledge in the making & raising of a timber-frame using traditional tools and techniques. March courses will focus on treewrighting, while July courses focus on raising the building. Multiple days can be booked. Hot drinks and food included.

20th,21st,22nd, 23rd & 24th March 2019, and

3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, & 7th July 2019

9.00am-5.00pm. Cost £100 per day.

Hurdle Making – with coppice worker and craftsman Simon Farndon

Students will be taught hazel splitting and how to make hurdles on the Saturday and then will practise making hurdles on the Sunday.

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March 2019, 10.00am-4.00pm. Cost £200.

Traditional Thatching – with master thatcher Alan Jones

A series of one-day courses during which you will learn traditional and sustainable early thatching methods, including those to be used on the reconstruction of the House of Wessex. There will be an opportunity to mill grain into flour and taste bread made from the wheat straw from the roof. Multiple day bookings possible.

Available on 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, & 14th August, 9.30am-4.30pm. Cost £75 per day.

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Posted on February 12, 2019 in Events in and around Dorchester

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