Lime Bark Container Day
5th June 2021
Using lime bark to create remarkable containers
On this special course, we will be looking at the fascinating process of turning coppiced bark into delightful containers.
Lime bark is a fascinating natural material. When the sap is at its highest, the bark can be removed from the wood with specialist tools and know-how. This then allows us to produce some quite unique lime bark containers of various sizes.
During the day you will:
- You will learn the art of making containers from lime bark
- Use coppiced poles and specialist tools and techniques to remove the bark
- Start small to learn and hone the skills – then go as big as you like
- Make a base and lid for your containers – producing truly unique and useful containers.
About the instructor
Dave Watson has devoted his life to using his bushcraft skills to help develop, train or mentor people from all walks of life. He spent ten years working for outdoor activity centres, before setting up Woodland Survival Crafts in 1995.
Dave’s passion for ancient survival skills, or ‘bushcraft’ as it has become known, stems from his teenage years when he spent much of his time wandering around Britain in semi-wild places trying to live off the land. His passion is infectious and his knowledge is endless.