Monday, March 30, 2009

CELT - Centre for Environmental Living and Training

CELT is a community group and registered charity involved in:- Ecology, Nature conservation, Traditional skills, Environmental education, Training, to name but a few...

Each year, they organise 'A Weekend in the Woods', up to 16 courses in traditional skills/ecology run over one weekend - May 2009 Weekend

Dates for 2009 are 9th & 10th May, 11th & 12th July and 19th & 20th September.

Below are a list of courses being run over the weekend, but naturally our favourite is

Spinning and Weaving
Introduction to the age-old craft of spinning and weaving wool to make a small bag, hat or similar.
Weaving: Make your own easy to use weaving loom. Design and weave your own handbag.
Spinning: Learn how to spin wool on a spinning wheel and with drop-spindle. Learn how to use a wool-carder.
Making natural dyes: Learn how to make natural dyes from plants and tree barks. Dye a scarf with natural dyes.
Worksheets on Spinning wool and making natural dyes plus a drop-spindle and carded wool fleece to take home included in course fee.
Course tutor : Susanna Anker

Course fee's are 150 euro, (some courses you pay a little bit more for materials)
(Concessions for students / unwaged 100 euro - on request)

You need to be a member of CELT, so if you are not already a member, add on 15 euro - individual/25 euro - family rate

For more info contact:
Centre for Environmental Living and Training,

c/o East Clare Community Co-op,
Main Street,
Co Clare,

Phone : +353 (0)61-640765
+353 (0)87-632 4644

List of Courses for May Weekend in the Woods

Fishing for Beginners
Tool Restoration
Herblore - The Magic of Plants
Sean Walshe
Basket Weaving
Greenwood Furniture
Dry Stone & Lime Mortar Walling
Natural Building
Wood Carving
Spinning and Weaving
Stone Carving/Clay Sculpture

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