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Arrow and Quiver Making

  • Arbutus Folk School 610 4th Avenue East Olympia, WA, 98501 United States (map)

Instructor: Peter Yenken

Dates: September 8, 9, 10
Times: Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-5pm
Cost: $196, plus $20 to pay instructor directly on 1st day of class.
Registration Closes: August 25
No. of Students: 3 min., 10 max
Skill level: Beginner and beyond

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Notes about allowing youth under 18: Youth okay! Parents need to be sure the youth is able to do the work and be prepared to stay during class. Legal guardian must accompany youth under 14. Separate registrations required if you both wish to do your own project, one registration is fine if you plan on working on one project together.

Class Description: On the first day of the class, students will make arrows in the traditional British method using hand-tied feathers and a variety of shaft materials ranging from a $1 poplar dowel from Lowe’s to $4 Port Orford cedar shaft.  We will use both purchased archery feathers which students will cut by hand and full turkey feathers which students will strip and cut. Students can make up to 5 arrows in the day.
On the second day students will make a traditional leather back quiver (just like the one Robin Hood uses). Using cow leather you will learn basic leather working skills needed to craft the arrow quiver.

Please bring $20 at the start of class to pay instructor for materials. Bring a notebook for note taking.

Earlier Event: September 9
Leather Backpack Making
Later Event: September 10
Arrow and Quiver Making