3.70 Walling Day (4-26-20)
April 1, 2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This course is being rescheduled.
Walling days are your chance to practice walling. Come join some skilled DSWA-GB wallers and Certified Master Craftsmen at The Stone Trust Center on Scott Farm. Walling day instructors present the concepts, provide focused instruction as needed, and allow participants to practice. All participants need to be DSWA-GB certified Level 1 or higher.
Come practice walling, learn new styles, and network with fellow wallers. Informal and fun, participants will build some wall, along with basic features like cheek ends, in a well-staged environment. At least one instructor will be on site to present concepts, provide support, and answer questions.
During 2020’s Walling Day we focus on Irish and Scottish styles. These types of walling are tremendously fast to build, incredibly durable, and known for their rugged appearance. Because of the fast build rate, and use of larger and less refined stone shapes, they are often a less expensive for option for wall construction. Participants choose to build one style or to work shorter sections of both.
This is a great opportunity for professionals to expand their repertoire and gain portfolio pictures of the sections they build. Homeowners with historic walls learn how to make use of the larger stones common in New England Stone Walls.
Professional Members of The Stone Trust attend for free. Select the professional member ticket above when registering.
Basic members may take the usual 10% membership discount using the member discount code at checkout.
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DSWA-GB Certification (any level) is required for attendance at this walling day event.
This walling day will work on two two types of wall: Scottish ‘Galloway’ Style and one in the Irish ‘Family’ or ‘Feidin’ wall style.
About Irish Feiden Walls:
Irish Family walling is a style that involve a mix of vertically and horizontally placed stones in a variety of sizes to create a distinctive pattern with stones referred to as “children, mothers, fathers” based on their size and location in the wall, suggesting who might have placed them. This type of wall is common in the Aran Islands and places in Western Ireland, but little known elsewhere. Traditionally built with the limestone of that region which is roughly level bedded, we will be adding A Vermont twist to this style of wall, using a mix of our locally available round glacial till and level bedded schist.
About Scottish Galloway Walls:
Galloway walls feature a single stack of large stones on top of a double stack of small stones. While it may seem counter intuitive, it is very strong and fast to build. Galloway walls are very applicable when there is a wide variety of stone sizes to build with and a lot large stones. Many of the historic pasture walls in Northern New England were Galloway or Single Stack walls. This walling day will give you an opportunity experience this type of walling. If you do work rebuilding historic field walls this is workshop you won’t want to miss.
Learn a new way of building and expand your knowledge, skills, and services!
About the Instructors:
Venue: The Stone Trust Center
Venue Phone: (802) 952-8600
Venue Website: thestonetrust.orgAddress:
Located on Scott Farm, The Stone Trust Center is home to North America’s only indoor dry stone walling training and certification facility. Outside is the Master Feature Park with all the features that can be used in the Advanced and Master Craftsman tests. There is also a mini walling park where visitors can practice stacking small stones at table height.
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The Landmark Trust USA has 3 restored historic homes available as places to stay. The Sugarhouse sleeps 2, the Kipling Carriage House sleeps 4, and the Dutton Farm House sleeps 8 people. All of these places to stay are with in a mile and a half of the The Stone Trust Center. If coming with a group please check for availability.