Rush Hat Workshop

Weave a Rush Hat

Weave a  Rush Hat

9.30 -4.30pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges from approx £15

Weave your very own bespoke rush hat with Rachel Frost

An opportunity to make your own woven rush hat using the indigenous common bulrush, Scirpus Lacustris, collected from the river Thames. Starting with your own custom-made hat block, you will be using this wonderfully supple material and techniques common to basketry to create a unique hat to wear and treasure.


If you are planning to make a hat for someone else, it would be useful to obtain their head size. Using a soft tape measure, measure the head across the forehead / above the ears i.e. the widest part.


Other dates for this course - see the table below to book:

Tues 28 May  ~  Wed 26 June 2019


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 -10 students. Suitable for Beginners and intermediates.

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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 Arward 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 Details

Workshop Date Wed 26th June 2019
Available places 5
Individual Price £75.00
Quirky Workshops, Cumbria