Look out for Special Events for 2023, previous years have been Bow Making & Wilderness First Aid Courses and a Woodland Wild Forage & Feast Experience.
THE TRADITIONAL ARROW MAKING WORKSHOP
SPECIAL EVENT 2022: MEDIEVAL ARROWS, PRIM TECH ARROWS AND TARGET ARROWS.
This course is run by Phil, a Traditional Bowyer who runs Phil Brooke Longbows and is head instructor at Woodcraft School.
This exciting workshop runs over four days and aims to gives you the knowledge and skills to make a Range of Arrows from modern target style arrows, primitve hunter gather arrows and also medieval war arrows that youll make using traditional medieval methods. Over the three days youll work with sawn out timber you'll prepare yourselves and self arrows made from stems of shrubs with excellent qualites for arrow making. Tracing back the designs to the earliest arrows of Europe’s mesolithic hunter gathers, through to the those great Arrows of war. On this workshop we make and discover how our ansestors made Arrows to suit there needs of warfare or hunter gather lifestyles. Self Arrow designs using round wood timber we prepare and fell ourselves in Sussex and Bushman style arrows.
The Coyotes will be run by Wild Woodcraft, they bring their enthusiasm to share with the young bushcrafters that choose to join them over the weekend.
- Material Selection
- Species Selection
- Carpentry Techniques
- Deflection and Spinning arrows
- Horn Nock inserts - feathers
- Cutting and preparing feathers
- Self Nocks
- Primitate Glues
- Medieval Glues
- Whipping and Binding
- Modern Points/Piles
- Medieval Bodkins and Primitive Arrow Heads