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On this course you will learn how to create a small to medium sized birch bark box or container. At the end of the day you’ll be able to take home your finished work.The course also covers a number of other crafts from birch bark together with other traditional uses for this wonderful material.
The timeless craft of working with birch bark stems back thousands of years through human history and can seem complicated and fiddly to the untrained eyes and hands. This course has been designed to guide total beginners step by step through all stages of the making process making it easier to understand.
Students will be shown a series of practical demonstrations throughout the day and will receive individual guidance whenever needed. No previous experience necessary as you will learn various techniques including pattern making, processing and gathering materials. You will gain the knowledge/confidence needed to continue and further your skills in this craft.
£75 per person
We are based on the beautiful Rame Peninsula in South East Cornwall. You can choose from hedgerow walks with stunning sea views, coastal walks that finish on the wonderful Cornish shoreline, woodland walks and even discover what's hidden in the wild urban landscapes of our nearest city, just across the water - Plymouth. We range in price from our popular monthly wild food walks (with a cookery class using the wild produce we've collected at the end also included!) for just £25 an adult and children go free. Bespoke private walks can be arranged at any time (and location of your choosing) - and we also offer exciting packages tailored for honeymooners and corporate team building days etc (please see the relevant pages on this site!). We also run courses in traditional countryside crafts - such as bee keeping, willow weaving and working with wild game.
01752 823424 / 07900 792 033