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Cordage & Pine Sap Glue

Regular price $85.00
Regular price Sale price $85.00

Cordage & Pine Sap Glue

Instructor: Andrew Lee

Day & Date: Saturday, July 27

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuition: $85.00

Ages: Adults (18 and up)

All levels are welcome. No experience required.

Students Please Bring:

  • Note taking materials.
  • Clothes that can get dirty.
  • (Optional) A snack and/or water bottle. Filtered water is available in the classroom.

In the morning we’ll talk about how to process various plant fibers including leaves and stalks to make cordage. We’ll learn a reverse-twist method to create the actual cordage. After our lunch break, we’ll learn how to combine natural elements to create pine-pitch glue. Students will be provided three ingredients: charcoal, dried plant matter and pine sap.  When the correct consistency is achieved, students will learn how to attach liquified glue to the end of a small piece of wood for storage. Each student will take home several of these ‘pitch sticks’.

There will be a 1-hour lunch break. Bring a sack lunch or explore local dining options.

Instructor provided materials are included with an estimated $10 FEE PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop. Material fees may change depending on the number of participants and price of materials at the workshop. *Payment by cash or check is required for materials fees. 

* Workshops are subject to low enrollment cancellation if the minimum number of students is not reached. You can call Olive’s Porch to check current enrollment for any of the workshops you’re interested in*

About Instructor: Andrew Lee is a certified educator with over two decades of teaching experience. His fascination with history began by finding Native American artifacts in Northwest Georgia as a young boy. He credits this time in his life as crucial in developing a deep interest in understanding past cultures. While at the University of Georgia, Andrew met master primitive skills instructor Scott Jones. After taking Jones' flintknapping class, the fuse was officially lit. More than twenty years later, through teaching in elementary and middle schools as well as in the correctional setting, the constant passion in Andrew's educational life has been pursuing history, including learning more about primitive skills. The bark baskets and stone bladed knives that he creates are ways that he expresses this love of history and nature.