WATTLE AND DAUB
- 1 hr1 hour
WATTLE What’s a wattle you may ask? Wattle hurdles are thin branches, usually of flexible hazel, woven into a lattice hurdle or fence. The technique of weaving wattle hurdles dates back to Neolithic times and our ancestors used them for building shelters and holding livestock. Learn the art of coppicing and weaving these traditional wattle hurdles within the beautiful woodland setting. Daub is the sticky mixture of mud, animal dung, lime and straw which was applied to the wattle in a ball (daub) and spread to reinforce the wattle and create stability.