Course Tutors: Patch Tucker and Ed Shaw will be at Monkton Wyld Court for the weekend to guide us through the skills and art of hedge laying.
Course Detail: This course will be a practical introduction to the ancient craft of Hedge-laying. We will work together in small groups, with mentoring from experienced Hedge-Layers. We will be maintaining a mature hedge in traditional west-country style, laying branches to regenerate, whilst harvesting firewood and poles for craft.
The aim is that the hands on experience of this course will enable participants to Lay Hedges independently, by learning the tools and skills required, including: choosing which branches to lay; cutting a hinge; laying the branch; weaving a hedge; pegging down the hedge. There will be a brief introduction before we start Laying, including tool use, sharpening and maintenance.