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Events and Items of Interest, August 7

A Building Conservation Resource

In her capacity as board member, Judy Rand brought an article entitled, “Dry Stone Walling in the 21st Century,” written by Richard Love, Chairman of the DSWA-GB Craft Skills Group. We thought you might be interested to read about the craft as Love depicts its origins and development, as well as the ways the DSWA-GB works to preserve and advance the dry stone walling tradition. See for other resources related to conservation, restoration and repairs.

Wall Builders Workshop

Saturday and Sunday, September 28 & 29, Stonewall Farm, Killingworth, Connecticut. Presented by professional member Andrew Pighills.

Upcoming Workshops

If you’re registered to test your skills during this year’s Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain (DSWA-GB) certification test days on September 17 and 18, consider a pre-test and or join our Test Prep workshop on September 12.

Join our second set of New Hampshire workshops in 2020 on August 28 & 29 in Mont Vernon:

  • 2-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walls — Learn and apply the 5 basics and get a start on basic stone shaping, splitting stones with feathers and wedges, and practice setting up batter frames and stringlines. Build 35 feet of wall at your own pace. Talk with instructors about the projects you have in mind. (6 available spots)
  • Cheek Rebuild — As wallers say, every wall comes to an end, a cheek end! Why not apply what you’ve learned in an intro workshop while learning to build a wall end? If you have accomplished Level 1 Initial certification and are looking towards Level 2 Intermediate, this is a must-take workshop for you. (3 available spots)

See our complete inventory of  books. Feel free to suggest titles to add to our inventory. We’re building a list!

dry stone walling gift certificate

Good for workshops, tools, books, apparel — any gift you’d like to give for any amount.