Thatching Workshops

ECO ART DB ECOARTDB at aol.com
Mon Jan 5 12:46:55 EST 1998


Please post this information on your Forum. We would appreciate any help in
promoting this workshop, especially in the Midwest and North Eastern U.S.
Thanks!

Thatching Workshop
April 17-28, 1998
taught by Danish Master Thatcher, 
Flemming Abrahamsson

                   This unique 12-day experiential workshop will include:     

                    *Learning basic skills of the traditional craft of
thatching
                    * How to: Select and prepare thatched material
                                   Design a thatched roof
                                   Apply the material to ground-level frame 
                   * Supervised thatching on the roof
                   * Evening programs with slides and videos on 
                        historical and current thatching, 
                        natural building and sustainable living
 
     The THATCHING SITE is on lovely wooded rural land in Northern Oakland
County, one hour above Detroit, Michgan.  Thatching will take place on what
will be one of Michigan's first Strawbale/Cob structures.   This solar-
oriented studio is "in progress" and currently has a beautiful log frame Dutch
roof with a sculptual fieldstone knee wall.  Strawbale walls, cob interior
elements and an earthen floor will be added in the late spring through summer.
  
   The INSTRUCTOR, Flemming Abrahamsson, coming from Denmark for this
workshop,  is not only a delightful and skilled teacher, but brings a wealth
of experience in such areas as design and construction, masonry fireplaces and
composting toilets .  An assistant thatcher from Denmark  will also be
helping.

                                     There is a limit of 10 openings. 
             Send in your non-refundable $150 deposit to hold your place. 
       
                                           
                                                                 FEE OPTIONS:
                    A balance of $900 is due by the final deadline of April 1,
1998
                   10% DISCOUNT:  The balance due is $800 if paid by March 1,
1998 
                   15% DISCOUNT:   The balance due is $750 if paid by February
1, l998

                   All prices include workshop, printed materials,  plus two
meals per day. 
        On-site camping space available.  Average April temperature: high 58,
low 38.

                   Lodging in nearby home @ $10/day.  Please add $120 to
total.

         For information contact:  Deanne Bednar at 248-363-1756 or
ecoartdb at aol.com
Send deposit /balance to Fran Lee at 2691 Noble Road, Oxford, MI  48370    
248-628-5283


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    Our workshop information is being sent to you because of your interest in
sustainablle living
          Please promote it as you can.
Sincerely, Deanne Bednar
     






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               Cob Cottage Company THATCHING WORKSHOP,  in OREGON,  
              the first two weeks of SEPTEMBER, 1998.  Led by Danish Thatcher,
                   Flemming Abrahamsson. call 541/942-2005 for information.

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  Our workshop information is being sent to you because of your interest in
sustainablle living
          Please promote it as you can.
Sincerely, Deanne Bednar
     









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