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Hazel Hurdle Making

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: 25 Mar 2023 - 25 Mar 2023

: The Green Wood Centre


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.