Tutor: Alistair Hayhurst
This is a 1 day course based at the Green Wood Centre. Participants will be taught how to make a traditional woven hazel hurdle working alongside a professional hurdle maker.
You will learn:
How to select and prepare suitable hazel rods for the different parts of a hurdle
Locate and set a hurdle brace and prepare the tools of the trade.
How to cleave (split) hazel rods using a bill hook or riving post.
Setting the zales
Weaving using a selection of material to build the hurdle
Finishing weave and snedding
The different traditional hurdle patterns
Each participant will make a hurdle to return home along with the knowledge to continue to practice and hone their skills.