Fire by Friction Day

Sat 9/4/22 - 10:00 am

Practitioner: Helpers Mentoring Society – Feathers
Venue: The Round House

Helpers Mentoring Society

Saturday, April 9th or October 1st 2022 - friday 10am  start - sunday finish 4:30pm - Bedfordshire, UK

Join us for either of these days of fun to learn this ancient skill for yourself and your community. We will take you step by step through the process of how to bring fire into being with friction.

Bringing fire to life by friction is one of those skills that develops connection on such a deep level, far greater than any other method of fire ignition.

You will not only develop connection to fire itself, but also to nature, community, weather, the ancestors - and yourself. This day will be full of practical experience to learn all the ways fire can teach us.

Our main focus will be the method of the Bow Drill Friction Fire, but there will also be opportunities to use the hand drill, bamboo fire saw and pump drill.

Our aim is for you to be a keeper of this ancient method of working with fire.

This is a great stand alone day, but is also highly recommended in conjunction with the fire tender day if you are seeking to quest with Fire. There will be an opportunity to quest in this way in September 2022.

Here is what we will cover on the day:

  • Guided mentoring on how to make a friction fire
  • Tinder bundles and ignition principles
  • From nothing to fire 
  • Different fire lays from cultures around the world 
  • Uses of fire - ceremony
  • Working with intention to develop connection 
  • The wisdom of the ancestors 
  • Tricks and tips for mastering the skill

With over 20 years of experience we love helping people develop their own profound relationship with this ancient ancestral skill.

Upon purchase we will send you joining instructions for the day including what to bring and where to go.

A full practical day of making fire the old way.  All equipment provided

investment - $90.00 USD (approx £69.00)

To register and pay for April or October day -

Note: If you would also like information about other workshops and events at the Centre please contact Richard Diss on

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