Hooden Horse Making

27 & 28 April 2019 / Weekend / £110 / MAKING

A traditional Kentish tradition, hoodening entails the use of a wooden hobby horse mounted on a pole and carried by an individual hidden under a sackcloth. The Hooden Horse is a regional variation of a ‘hooded animal’ tradition that appears in various guises throughout the British Isles.

In this workshop you will make a hooden horse puppet complete with snapping jaws and cloth ‘hood’, using modroc, wood, fabric and paint. You will leave the course with a fully functioning Hooden Horse ready to take to the streets, we have scheduled the workshop before Hastings’ Jack in the Green Festival where your horse will be totally at home!

Led by Isobel Smith

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