Sat, 11 Jun

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Dolgellau

Willowbark Pouches

Learn how to strip willow bark and sew it into a useful storage pouch or bag using spruce roots we will gather ourselves!

Willowbark Pouches

Time & Location

11 Jun, 10:00 – 16:00

Dolgellau, Coed-y-Brenin, Dolgellau LL40, UK

About the event

In early summer, as the sap rises through the tree, it is possible to easily peel away the once tight fibres of the bark from the inner wood. This provides a supple, almost leather like material it is possible to fold and sew into useful containers.

On this one day course we will learn how and when to peel willow bark, store it and prepare it. We will also forage for spruce roots, which will provide our stitching material to sew our bark into beautiful wearable bags to take home. We will also make cordage handles for our bags.

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