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String from Sticks Workshop

String From Sticks 

with Tamara Wilder

Saturday, November 9, 2019

10:00 AM -  4:00 PM

an Herbal & Folk Class at
West County Herb Company in Occidental, CA

Immerse yourself in the world of plant fibers!
Extract high quality fiber from Dogbane (Apocynum cannabinum) and other local native & naturalized fiber plants and explore several different cordage methods including leg rolling, mouth rolling, triangle twisting & splicing. Includes an in-depth-discussion of fiber plants used for string, ropes, nets, cloth, etc... and basic overview of harvesting and common processing methods. As a group, we will also make a rope using a basic ropewalk system. Lots of fun.

Participants should bring a small sharp knife and wear clothes that are compatible with using their thigh to “leg-roll” cordage. The best surfaces for this are bare legs or jeans.

$80, includes all materials

More Info

Register at West County Herb Company during business hours
(Thursday through Monday from 11am to 5pm) or by calling (707) 874-9567

Earlier Event: November 2
Animal Processing Workshop