Master Fletching with Verdigris

Master Fletching with Verdigris in Essex

When is this experience?

This experience occurs at different dates throughout the year. Please check the booking form below

Where is this experience happening?

All our craft courses happen at our HQ in Essex: Essex Barn at Rook Hall Farm, Chigborough Road, Heybridge, Essex, CM9 4RB. 

About the Experience

Arrows don’t just grow on trees you know? They need to be carefully produced to set standards in a time before modern power tools. With a nation of archers and the best being conscripted to the King’s armies, an arrow can be the difference between life or death, a successful hunt or a hungry night. With three million being ordered for a campaign, it was a long task for the Fletchers of London, lead by the Guild it was a production line of Apprentices through to Masters working to produce the the highest standards.

Journey with us to that simpler time and Master the skills of the Medieval Fletcher. With an experienced teacher you will start with a square piece of carefully selected wood and by hand you will plane and shape the shaft learning the different tapers used by archers on the Mary Rose.

Using a natural piece of cow horn to reinforce the nock you’ll move onto the art of fletching with a traditional compound, carefully binding feathers with find silk into the mixture before reheating and cutting to shape.

At the end of the course you will have 2 different historically correct arrows!

This course is excellent when combined with arrow smithing!


What to expect

A full day immersing yourself in historic fletching
Smaller group sizes to get the very best from this course
Learning how to Hand Plane arrow shafts
Fletching with traditional verdigris
Working with natural products such as cow horn
Arrow made with traditional methods, hand planing the arrow shaft, fletching with verdigris compound

Pricing & Booking

£199 per person

Who is this experience for?

Bushcrafters and Outdoors Enthusiasts

History Nerds

Learners & Adventurers

Longbow Enthusiasts

Fanatics and history buffs

The geekiest of archers

Good to know

Wear clothes you don't mind getting dusty
This is a workshop environment so please wear closed toe shoes or boots
Tea & Coffee is available on site
Please bring lunch and any other refreshments you might need
Warm clothes are recommeded
Suitable for those who have some fletching experience already but not essential

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