Nettles from sting to string

Saturday 19 May 2018


To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected].

The course

Explore the humble nettle and learn about the common folklore surrounding this unloved weed! You will spend the day dyeing with nettles, learn how to spin its fibre, making a simple medicine and  a crude form of string! We will even make a hot lunch to share!

The tutor

Catherine (Flower) Guilder RGN, BA (Hons) MPhil. Publications include: Hampshire Studies Archeological Journal 2009 ” Religious Observance on board the Mary Rose: Some Observations

Catherine has worked with the Weald & Downland Museum as a historical Interpreter for many years and appeared in historical television programs such as BBC four’s Christina of Codicote, The Mud men, The History of the Home and BBC2 Ready Steady Cook. She also appears in primary schools ‘Cook It’ project in the historic cookbook series. Web site: and for more information

Participant information

Please bring warm clothing as part of the course is in a historic building. You will also spend time outside foraging, so please wear clothing suitable for the weather and sturdy footwear.
Please bring gloves, secateurs and plastic containers with lids.

Fee and refreshments

£60 per person, to include tuition, materials, teas and coffees.  You will make a hot lunch to share during the course. The Museum café will also be open or can bring a packed lunch. Please let the Museum know in advance about any special dietary requirements.