Robin Hood Is That You?

Calling all archers, hunters, and wannabe fletchers!

Have you ever seen or used an English Longbow? This powerful weapon was used in medieval times by the English and Welsh for hunting and as a weapon. And a longbow is just that, long. In fact a longbow is only considered such when it’s longer than 1.2 m or 3.9 ft. Although many woods can be used the favorites were Elm, Ash and Yew and it could take a couple of years to fully dry out the wood and make the bow.

You may wonder why we’re talking about medieval weapons, but if your keiki are reading or if you’re reading this to them I bet they’re interested! Kids are fascinated by bows, many of us recall trying to make our own clumsy attempts with crude sticks, string and scotch tape! But here’s a fun thing, from February 3rd to the 4th there will be a Longbow Workshop here on Kauai! And we know many keiki and adults who will love this.
In this workshop you will make a fully functional bow with your own hands, and all materials are included – no waiting for your Yew to dry out! The course costs $220 and is suitable for all ages. If this sounds like fun and you’d like to find out more, call Peter Yencken the instructor on 822-1828 or email him at

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