Wattle hurdles

Saturday was our annual wattle hurdle course at the South Devon Steiner School. Under the cover of the green woodwork area we assembled to cleave and weave and twist the hazel, creating our self contained fence panels. 

Hurdles are very cleverly fitted together bottom and top to ensure they don’t unravel. The result is a strong yet flexible and beautiful panel, traditionally used to fold sheep, now as garden screens. 

The next course is this Saturday, 11th of February, coppicing at Parke, Bovey Tracey, with Mick Jones. 

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