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Rush Bag workshop

Weave yourself a Rush Bag with Rachel Frost

Weave yourself a Rush Bag with Rachel Frost

9.30 - 5pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges from approx £15

Weave your very own bespoke rush bag with Rachel Frost

This is a wonderful opportunity to make your own personal woven rush bag in a day, using the native common bulrush (Scirpus Lacustris). working on wooden blocks, you will learn how to weave this wonderfully supple material using techniques common to basketry, to create a unique bag to use and treasure.

Please note that this workshop will take place in a first floor studio up a flight of stairs. 


Dates for this course - see the table below to book:

Wed 23rd  June 2021  (this is a Covid rescheduled date & already with 2020 students)   or  Thur 24th June 2021 - a brand new date

Kindly note there will be a materials charge payable directly to the tutor on the day, from approx £15 upwards depending on the item made... Typically this course runs with 8 students. Suitable for beginners / Ints.

Please bring: Your materials money and an apron to protect your clothesR

R.About the Artist. aRachel 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 Individual Price Available places Book
Wed 23rd June 2021 9:30 am £75.00 0
Thu 24th June 2021 9:30 am £75 3
Quirky Workshops, Cumbria