If you’re interested at all in coppicing, its history and its current relevance then you HAVE to go visit Working Woodlands: The Story of Coppice, an exhibition at Farfield Mill, Sedburgh running from 31st March to Sunday 29th April.
It is a month-long celebration of coppicing, its heritage, benefits and crafts. Included are interactive displays, children’s activities, adult workshops, a major exhibition of art by well-known local artists inspired by woodland, demonstrations of coppice crafts and hand-crafted items for sale.
One of the items being made for the exhibition is a curach – a traditional skin-on-frame boat from western Ireland similar in construction to a coracle. Steve Tomlin has a blog about the construction process: stevetomlincrafts.wordpress.com/tag/curach
For more information see the Coppice Association North West website.