Rush Woven Basket – 10th & 11th June 2021 -CWN – Rachel Frost

£85.00£190.00

During the course, participants will have an opportunity to make their own woven rush storage basket using the indigenous common bulrush (Scirpus Lacustris) harvested from the river Thames. Working on wooden formers, you will be using this wonderfully supple material and techniques common to basketry to create a beautiful and useful container

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During the course, participants will have an opportunity to make their own woven rush storage basket using the indigenous common bulrush (Scirpus Lacustris) harvested from the river Thames. Working on wooden formers, you will be using this wonderfully supple material and techniques common to basketry to create a beautiful and useful container

£190 per person
“I had the opportunity to learn from Rachel a couple of years ago and was totally blown away by this new material, it’s so lovely to use and smells incredible. totally different to my willow! And another traditional English craft. I particularly like the fact that the material is still hand harvested from the Thames, just like it has been for thousands of years…” Joe Gregory owner Creative with Nature
Rachel Frost is a member of the Basket Makers Association and winner of 2019 Basket of the year award for her stunning Reed Top Hat based on a traditional hat. She has a fascinating page on Instagram @Thecrafty_beggers where you can see her historical hats and other crafts.