Straw Skep Weaving
Date: 10 July, 2021
Creating with Natural Straw
Sheviock, SE Cornwall
Come and learn the traditional craft of skep-making on the beautiful Horsepool Apiary on the Antony Estate in SE Cornwall.
A skep is a traditional straw or reed bee-hive, one traditionally made with local grown straw and rushes. Our expert skep-maker, Robbie, will talk you through the history of this beautiful traditional craft, while teaching you everything you need to know to begin making your own.
You will be provided with enough straw and bindings to complete your own skep, and, if you don't complete it on the day, you can take enough home with you to finish the job. You'll also get to meet the bees we keep on our apiary, growing your understanding of the important role they play in sustaining our environment, as well as learning the rich history of this skilled, traditional craft.
This course takes place at our Horsepool Apiary between 10am and 3pm. All essential equipment will be supplied and we simply advise that you dress appropriately for the weather. Logistics for the event, including meeting points and parking information, will be emailed soon after your booking is made.