Thatching Workshop January 14 & 15, 2017

Thatching Workshop

A portrait of Deanne demonstrating thatching technique with a model piece of thatched roof at a natural building colloquium.


An exterior shot of the North facade of the strawbale studio.

The North side of the Strawbale Studio

thatching wood shelter 2011 group

January 14 & 15, 2017   THATCHIN– An Introduction.

Saturday.  Arrive 9:30a.  Class  10a – 5p.
Sunday       Arrive 9:30a.  Class  10a – 4p.  Taught by Deanne Bednar



Learn about the basics of thatching a roof.  Explore this beautiful, ecological & long-lasting roof system. Tour several thatched roof buildings, see a demo of thatching and try your hand at it, harvest  & bundle/store reed. 12 student limit. A unique weekend. One of the few classes offered in North America on Thatching !  

Group discounts.  $95 1 week in advance or $110  thereafter. Some scholarships.   Registration  



Bring a BAG LUNCH for each day and extra food if you’re staying overnight. Anything will do.

Optional: Bring a water bottle and perhaps a thermos for a warm drink. Camera, notebook, print our the Thatching Google doc to bring with you if you wish.

Dress WARMLY : loose boots, wool or insulated sox if you have them, ski pants or a few layers of sweat pants (jeans are COLD).  Hats, some work gloves.  We will be both indoors & outdoors.

If staying overnight, bring bedding if you can.. There are some beds and cots, and the floor.  Bring a mattress if you can. If you can’t – we will work it out !  Bring some extra food to share for supper and Sunday if you can. We can cook together.



Check out this  Blog from last years’ Thatching Workshop !.

Thatched Roof in the rain        Tara & Tylers pics of Thatching 2012