Really intereseting opportunity here for you guys Iceland 10th -17th June 2012 CHIST ( Cultural Heritage Interpretation and Sustainable Tourism) This hands on programme is based in the town of Skagafjörður in the north of Iceland. Bryndis Zoega the project manager at Fornverkaskólinn Heritage Craft School will be our host and guide during the week. Participants will see examples of how Fornverkaskólinn supports and promotes historic building skills as well as recording and preserving the vernacular names and terminology associated with traditional Icelandic building methods, which are in danger of being lost. Here's the website link http://www.archnetwork.eu/pages/
Keith, Dave, Eoin and Belen were out on a balmy January day cutting Hazel at Wooplaw for the Hazel stick courses coming off later in the year. Some amazing growth since keith last coppiced them four years ago. Sign up for either the Hazek Stick Chair or Hedge Chair days on the booking form.
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Just some beautiful chair shots that we've found and wanted to share with you.
The Big Tree Society supports this one http://www.saharaforestproject.com/#/
Keith, Dave & Eoin down in Gullet Wood at Wooplaw on Saturday. A basketmaking client wanted 2000 cuttings to plant up in her own willow beds. So we were out there. It's about the only free Saturday we've got for a good few weeks as the 2012 courses are about to really start. Had to be done .... frozen ! But good craic !
the big tree society