Friday, January 15, 2016

Three Style Walling

Lyngso Events

2016 Thinking With Your Hands
Our infamous Thinking With Your Hands workshop is back! Mark your calendars for our upcoming workshop dates: Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th of 2016. 

It's not as easy as people may think to build a proper dry stone wall, one that looks good and will stay up for a lifetime! Students wishing to learn about this kind of construction and then building a garden wall feature with real stone are encouraged to attend John Shaw-Rimmington’s workshop. John is a professional waller and a landscape design consultant. John has instructed courses in walling and created stunning art with his students. Garden features including arches and follies such as ha-has and faux ruins from California and British Columbia to Vermont and Newfoundland. He also writes a lively daily instructional blog in walls without mortar called Thinking with My Hands,

This year at LYNGSO, John plans to build a triangular three sided wall with different and unique styles of walling on each of the sides: coursed, herringbone and vertical. The dry stack stones for the workshop will be provided by LYNGSO. Students will learn the basics first, with the opportunity to get creative. The students will become familiar with the three basic principles of dry stone wall construction - batter, hearting and bonding. Students should come prepared for one hour of indoor class time both days as well as six hours of hands on professional instruction working with various kinds of stone. Please, wear proper clothing. Safety glasses and gloves are required. Workshop will continue rain or shine. Lunches will be provided on both days.

Cost: $350.00 (non-refundable)
Saturday February 13, 2016 - 09:00 AM to 04:00:PM 
Sunday February 14, 2016 - 09:00:AM to 04:00:PM 

Click here to register.


Lyngso Garden Materials, Inc.
345 Shoreway Road
San Carlos, CA 94070

Our workshops have become very popular. To ensure a more pleasant experience for everyone please read the following:
  • On-time start: 
    Please plan on arriving a least 10 minutes early. We will hold your place until starting time. If you have not arrived by the published start time for the clinic we will begin seating our waiting list. We are sorry we cannot hold a spot for late-comers. 
  • If you can’t make it: 
    Please do let us know by calling Sales at 650-364-1730 or email
  • Extra folks: 
    Please make sure everyone in your party registers. Many of our clinics fill up fast and we often have a waiting list, so please understand if we canÕt add a spouse or friend at the last minute.
  • Children: 
    The content of our classes is for adults. Due to attention span, we discourage children from attending our classes, unless the class is specifically for children. If your child is a serious garden enthusiast and would enjoy sitting through a 1 1/2-2 hour lecture, please let us know when you register and we will gladly consider them for the class.

1 comment:

  1. Does this price include air fare and accommodations, lol. Love to be able to attend