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Fiber Arts: String, Net, & Rope Making

Point Reyes National Seashore Association
Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 - Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012
9:00 AM  - 4:00 PM

With Tamara Wilder

Includes $20 per person materials fee.

The knowledge of how to ply fibers into usable lengths is one of the most basic, essential, and important of human life skills, and yet most modern people find this requisite art strangely absent from their personal skill set. Cordage (string) and rope have long been utilized and treasured by humans from every part of the world as tools in fishing and hunting, for carrying burdens, constructing shelters, in textiles, and for tying bundles of possessions together. Join this class to immerse yourself in the world of plant fibers! Learn how to extract high quality fiber from local native and naturalized plants, discuss the processing of fibers in general, and ply those fibers into string, rope, and nets. Participants will have plenty of time to perfect a variety of different cordage methods, make a netting shuttle from oak shoots, use that shuttle to make a knotted net, make a small knotless netted bag, and help make a rope using a basic ropewalk system.

Rustic cabins provide dormitory-style accommodations at the Clem Miller Environmental Education Center, included for all participants.

Also open to youth (age 12-17) with parent attending.

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Point Reyes National Seashore Association Purchase/refund policy: Membership Refund Policy: Notification must be received within one week from transaction date (minus a $10 processing fee for each membership). Field Seminar Refund Policy: Notification must be received at least 14 days before the first day of the class if you cancel and wish to receive a refund (minus a $10 processing fee for each person registered) or a full credit toward another seminar (good for one year). No refunds, transfers or credits will be issued on cancellations made less than 14 days in advance. We regret that NO EXCEPTIONS to this cancellation policy can be made, even for medical reasons. In the rare event that Point Reyes Field Seminars cancels a program, we will issue a full refund or credit.

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