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String From Sticks

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.

Saturday, November 9th, 2019
$80, includes all materials
Register at West County Herb Company during business hours (Thursday through Sunday from 11am to 5pm) or by coming in or calling (707) 874-9567

Teacher Bio:
Tamara Wilder became fascinated by ancient living skills in 1989 when she attended the Glass Buttes Knap In and Rabbitstick Skills Gathering. She has dedicated much of her life to enjoying, learning, researching, experimenting with, writing about and teaching ancient technologies through a variety of programs, workshops & demonstrations on a range of skill topics. She is based out of Mendocino County but spends offers the majority of her school programs in Sonoma County schools.
More info can be found at her website

Earlier Event: November 4
Free Herbal Lecture Series
Later Event: November 16
Basket Weaving with Maralee Wisewoman