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Making Elderflower Cordial

by WoodlandsTV ~ 5 July, 2015 ~ 9 comments

Here we see Kate Harden enthusiastically taking us through the various stages of making elderflower cordial, following a favourite recipe from childhood. She also carefully decorates an elderflower cake - delicious! Dissolve 3lbs/1.4kg sugar in 1¾ pints/1 litre of boiling water. Add 2oz/55g citric acid crystals, juice of 1 lemon, 20 elderflower heads. Leave 24 hours. Strain and bottle.
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Making Willow Baskets

by WoodlandsTV ~ 3 March, 2014 ~ 117 comments

Expert basket maker Jackie Sweet shares her passion for this craft whilst weaving a small basket with two different colours of willow here at Special Branch Tree Nursery in East Sussex. Jackie speaks of the historical, practical and artistic significance of weaving and tells us that, through her work, she can enjoy being part of an important creative tradition.

How to Make Trugs

by WoodlandsTV ~ 22 February, 2014 ~ 13 comments

Dominic Parrette deftly demonstrates how to make trugs using sweet chestnut and white willow. There are only a handful of professional trug makers working in the UK - Dominic and fellow expert Pete Marden use traditional trug making techniques here at the Hermonceux Truggery in East Sussex.

Shakespeare in the Woodlands

by WoodlandsTV ~ 15 February, 2014 ~ one comment

Inter generational community based Theatre Group "The King's Troupe" rehearse in the Woodlands for the Shakespeare Outdoor Festival in Stratford upon Avon. Mary Coaten directs embracing disorganized chaos...

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Carved Wooden Games

by WoodlandsTV ~ 4 February, 2014 ~ one comment

Sculptor Johnny Woodford shows us the traditional outdoor wooden games he has carved himself on his private woodland using a chainsaw. He explains the process of making the giant bowl, balls and skittles from a range of wood - elm, chestnut and Scots pine, made smooth with an angle-grinder. And so the games begin!

Leaf Printing in the Woodlands

by WoodlandsTV ~ 20 January, 2014 ~ comments welcome

Artist Stef Mitchell explains the process of leaf printing.

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Making a Bentwood Chair

by WoodlandsTV ~ 6 January, 2014 ~ 8 comments

Here at Wilderness Wood, East Sussex, expert weaver Dominic Parrette teaches a group the craft of making bentwood chairs from coppiced willow. He shows us the materials, tools and techniques needed to bend and fix the wood to produce grand armchairs.

Fire Sculpture

by WoodlandsTV ~ 9 December, 2013 ~ 5 comments

Sculptor Johnny Woodford decides he needs a creative tidy-up on his woodland and, using a chainsaw, creates wonderful wooden sculptures using storm timber and discarded bark ready to burn on a carefully constructed community bonfire. Whilst designing and building, Johnny shares his quiet passion for working with wood.
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Making and Sailing Coracles

by WoodlandsTV ~ 27 November, 2013 ~ 13 comments

Dave Purvis, with the help of Ian Welford, describes how to make, carry and sail a coracle here at the `Wild About Wood` fair at Yorkshire Arboretum. Dave describes a coracle as, "Just a basket to hold water out..." and believes practicality not aesthetics to be the key. He loves the feeling of being close to nature and speaks knowledgeably about the history behind the craft and its geographical spread, from Scandinavia to Vietnam to Wales.
www.coraclesociety.org.uk; www.worldofcoracles.co.uk

Long Ago in the Woodlands

by WoodlandsTV ~ 16 November, 2013 ~ one comment

6 things for kids to do in the Woodlands...
Bug hunting, leaf printing, story telling and more things to do for free in the woodlands for your kids. The day in the woods was organized by Scarborough Woods Action Group. For more info please visit http://scarboroughwoods.weebly.com/


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