Coracle making course

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Thursday 24 September 2020 - 16:00 to Sunday 27 September 2020 - 17:00

This course includes introductory membership of The Coracle Society. For more information, click here

Bringing wood and water together, this is a lovely hands on course to make something beautiful, useful, playful and skillful. It’s a perfect way to work with wood using simple hand tools and techniques. It’s also an opportunity to think about a craft and a process where the destination is less important than the getting there. It is a craft that connects earth with water, present with our past.

This is a three day traditional coracle building course led by Daisy Martinez, a professional boat builder and coracle maker, with Tim Hutton, a woodsman, yurtmaker and green wood worker. It will take place in the old Yurtworks workshop at Sunnybank, St Breward.

The course starts in the valley by the river talking about the history of coracles and their design and looking at the trees and the part they play in the making of coracles. Using Cornish ash grown in the valley, we will spend time with the trees, working the wood, practicing the skills and making some wonderful round coracles to float down the the river.

Course cost: from £340, see organiser's website for details

Contact details

The Wild Circle - www.thewildcircle.co.uk/coracle-building
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 07974 633320

Location

St Breward, Bodmin, PL30 4LP