Create your own woven Rush Basket with Rachel Frost
An opportunity to make your own plaited basket approximately 25cm long using the wonderfully supple native common bulrush (Scirpus Lacustris) and traditional techniques. Rush basketry has been used for centuries as table ware and in the home and garden.
These are lovely 'hands on and very tactile' courses using natural rush which is harvested by hand from the various special waterways of England such as the Fenns that are slow moving and perfect as a rush habitat. Each is carefully cut and gathered to bolts that are dried in the sunshine and air alongside hedges by the river. The process is an entirely natural one and there are no chemicals used in the rush harvesting process.
9.30am – 4.30pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges from approx £15
Wed 29th May 2019
Kindly note there will be a materials charge payable directly to the tutor on the day of £15 . Typically this course runs with 8 students. This course is suitable for all abilities including beginners.
Please bring: Your materials money, yourself and a smile!
About the Artist
Rachel works in a variety of mediums and disciplines, focusing on the reproduction of historic and traditional crafts. She specialises in the making of traditionally felted hats and the weaving of baskets. Her work can be found in museums and private collections worldwide. In 2009 she received the Janet Arnold Award for costume study and has twice received the South of Scotland VACMA award for her hat business. She is a member of the Incorporation of hat makers and dyers in Edinburgh.
|Workshop Date||Wed 29th May 2019 9:30 am|