Gareth and I have been booked to provide a two day Traditional Skills workshop at Renew in mid Wales on the 7 & 8 July 2012http://renew.midwales.org.uk/events
The sessions are loosely inspired by a series of early historical skills and materials, but the idea is to look at using wider bushcraft skills and low-technology methods to bring these up to date to offer an introduction to a wide range of skills and methods that may well be useful and adaptable to re-enactors doing a wide range of historic periods. We are happy to update the information in the course to suit specific datelines if we know in advance what people's areas of interest are. There are still spaces on this, its only £60 for the whole weekend,
and we will be covering a wide range of skills over two fun and varied days. Natural dyes (particularly woad, weld and madder- three classics from right across most of the periods of interest on this forum), making soap from woodash lye, how to build an earth oven and cook on an open fire, plus metalworking (mostly Iron Age style repousse techniques) and drop spinning, cord making and fibre sorting. Feltmaking could also be covered if desired.
This weekend has been subsidised by the organisers to keep the cost down and it would be fab to get a few more people attending, please feel free to mention it anywhere else you may think might attract some attention.