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October 2017


Explore this beautiful, ecological and long-lasting roof system. Tour several thatched roof buildings, see a demo of thatching, and try your hand at it, see a video on thatching. Deanne received basic training from a Danish Master Thatcher. Join in reed collecting on Sunday at a local field. Bring bag lunches. Strawbale Studio Saturday. January 9, 2016 Arrive 9:30a. Class 10a – 5p. Sunday, January 10 - join in on reed harvesting in a local field ! 10-4p.     $55 prepaid…

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January 2018

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THATCHED ROOF Workshop ~ An Introduction to the Basics

January 13, 2017 Saturday. Tour, Class, Demo & Hands-on thatching, demo of reed collecting. January 14, 2017 Sunday.  Optional practice reed collection in local field. Explore this beautiful, ecological, insulative & long-lasting roof system. *Tour the 3 thatched buildings on site, learn the principles of design and construction, *participate in a thatching demo on an indoor frame, & *watch a British & Danish thatching video. On Sunday – come learn how to  harvest Phragmite reed for thatching... in a nearby…

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Round Pole Framing ~ the Basics

Learn principles & hands-on basics of round pole framing for small structures. Tour thatched roofs & round pole structures on site, harvest wood, use hand tools ~ making a mallet to take home plus a small team project using several types of notching. Bring a bag lunch. Includes on-line handouts.  Instructor: Deanne Bednar has designed and co-built small round-wood structures on site using both notching & lashing techniques. Support from Brita Anderson, carpenter from Ontario.  January 20 & 21, 2018 Sat…

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