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Leaf Trading Post

Plying and Cordage course, Leaf Trading PostPlying and Cordage course, Leaf Trading Post


 Plying, Cordage, String

and Useful Twists

Learn the basics of plying, using natural and modern materials; learn hints and tips, and make projects using all of the above. By the end of the course you'll have the confidence to make a whole range of things using your new skills.




 Earth Pigments, prehistoric

and modern uses

Learn all about earth pigments and how they can be used with a range of different mediums, for projects small and large.



These are my Ancestral Skills workshops, which I love teaching!



Braid weaving 

Learn how to weave braids, both simple and patterned. It's a great skill,
and uses a small kit of simple and portable equipment. 

Patterned braids, Helen LeafPatterned braids, Helen Leaf



Woven braids by Helen Leaf, Leaf Trading PostWoven braids by Helen Leaf, Leaf Trading Post









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I'm happy to be part of the Low-impact network, which you can find out more about here