Yew Longbow Crafting Workshops

Summer 2014



Dates for 2014!

This Session is Full Weekend Yew Session #1 - June 27th, 28st & 29th 2014 - Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 8 am - 6pm daily

Weekend Yew Session #2 - July 18th, 19th & 20th 2014 - Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 8 am - 6pm daily

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Traditional Self Yew Longbow crafting Instructional Workshops offered by Pacific Yew, Inc. at our shop and classroom site, 31604 SE Redmond-Fall City Rd., Fall City, Washington and conducted by Jay St. Charles, bowyer.

Mr. St. Charles, a full time working yew bowyer for over 25 years, has been conducting yew longbow workshops since 1995 - with over 1000 successful students in participation. A second generation yew bowyer and longtime student of the art, Jay is able translate his knowledge of the past into an enjoyable high content workshop experience.

Self-backed Yew longbow in English Style "D" with horn nocks or in North American semi-flat style with horn tip overlays are crafted over three very full days - Friday, Saturday, Sunday, according to schedule. In the course of this all hands-on workshop, learn how optimize billet layout, effective splicing and gluing, bow layout, teaching your yewstave to bend, fine tillering with hand tools, reaching fine tiller in the irregular limb. Intended as a "jump-start" to crafting your own fine longbows. All materials supplied.

$795.00 per individual

Maximum 4 participants per session


Workshop fees covers yew bow stave, the use of all tools, sandpaper, finish, adhesives and other materials. No prior bowcrafting experience is required, only a strong interest in the fundamentals of building the Self Yew Longbows is requested. A deposit of $150.00 is required to confirm workshop registration. Space is limited, so register early by mail or phone. Checks for your deposit should be made to "Pacific Yew, Inc." and mailed to Pacific Yew, Inc., P.O. Box 721, Fall City WA 98024.


For information or to register contact Jay St. Charles at:

(425) 761-3696

or e-mail to:

Pacific Yew, Inc.

P.O. Box 721

Fall City WA 98024

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