Weave a unique Garlic Basket in rush with Rachel Frost
A really useful basket for your kitchen!
Breathable and beautiful in its own right, and perfect for storing garlic, keeping it both fresh and dry. Your rush basket will be woven by hand, using the native English common bulrush (Scirpus Lacustris). You will learn how to weave this pliable supple material using techniques common to basketry, to create a unique basket to use and treasure.
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.
9.30 - 4.00pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges from approx £10
Dates for this course - see the table below to book:
Wed 8th June 2022
Please note there will be a materials charge payable directly to the tutor on the day, from approx £10 upwards depending on the item made... Typically this course runs with 8 students. Suitable for beginners / Ints. Please note that this workshop will take place in a first floor studio up a flight of stairs.
Please bring: Your materials money and an apron to protect your clothes.
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