Fri, 28 May|
Orchard View Farm
Make nettle bracelets and nettle soup
Make your own string from stinging nettles and thread it with beads made from elder
Time & Location
28 May 2021, 13:30 – 16:00 BST
Orchard View Farm, Aylesbury HP17 9UG, UK
About the Event
We'll talk about how our ancestors used plants to make string, then gather some nettles (with gloves) and I'll show you how to prepare them.
You’ll get some pre-prepared fibres to start you off and we’ll learn the traditional technique for twisting them into a strong cord.
Finally, we can add a decorative bead that we’ll make from the Elder tree. You can relax and take your time making a bracelet whilst I use some of the nettle leaves to make nettle soup we can all try. No prior knowledge or skills needed.
Suitable for adults and children 9 years or older (the technique requires some dexterity). Children must be supervised
Supervising adult free of charge - please buy 1 ticket per child who will take part (no need to buy tickets for supervising adults).
Orchard View have an excellent cafe on site if you would like to visit beforehand (open 9:30-3pm).
Participating adult or child
If you are supervising a child but not taking part