Felt Linings now available

Felted Linings:

We now offer Felt linings for yurts. The 10mm x 1.5 mtre width pure woollen felt, originates from Kyrgyzstan and is ideal for maintaining warmth in your yurt.The cost for preparing the felt Liner for your yurt is £45 per running metre

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Red Kite Yurts Workshop

Dates for the next Workshop to take place at the Red Kite Yurts Workshop in Callander FK17 8LJ

           Early Spring 2015

Dates to be confirmed 

Look forward to seeing you there

Did you know that the Turkic nomads of Kyrgyzstan steam bent the components of their trellised tents, using fermented sheep dung?

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What to Expect

• An illustrated introduction to the nomadic culture and traditions of Central Asia
• An insight into the different ways of coppicing wood
• Steam bending the trellising, rafters and crown of a yurt
• Preparing a crown
• Assembling and dismantle the finished product
• Have a look inside our in house sewing workshop where we sew all of our own canvas

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Details

The course will be run by Paul Millard. Paul has over 15 years of experience researching and experimenting with yurts and has made several visits to Khirgyzstan to work with traditional yurt masters.

Red Kite Yurts Workshop, Cambusbeg Farm, Callander, FK17 8LJ

Cost: £75 per person

Please contact us at paul@redkiteyurts.com

The Story of Marco the Silk Road Monkey

Coming once again this year to schools and festivals. A delightful story for young and old, told in the Yurt. The story tells the tale of Marco the Monkey who accompanies a merchant along the Silk Routes back to Venice. From the Palaces of Kublai Khan to the Bazaars of Persia this story is one of adventure and hidden dangers.