Cordage Workshop at Jamestown Audubon

Date(s) - Saturday, Sep 20, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Audubon Center & Sanctuary


Join Master Naturalist and living historian Chris Collins from 1 – 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 to make natural fiber cordage using native plants at the Natural Fiber Cordage Workshop at Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown.

Using simple but time-honored techniques, Collins will demonstrate using dogbane (Apocynum cannabinum L.), also called Indian Hemp. He will walk participants through the steps to identify the plant in the field, learn to extract the fibers from the stalk, and use those fibers to create cordage. Each participant will make approximately two feet of natural cordage.

This workshop has both an inside and outside component, with a short walk of about a half mile. Participants are reminded to dress for the weather and asked to bring a small, sharp non-serrated pocket knife.

Fee is $12 for the public or $9 for Friends of the Nature Center.

Class size is limited. Paid reservations are required by Tuesday, September 16. Call (716) 569-2345 or click through to the online form from the workshop information page.