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Countryside crafts

Events

Corn dolly workshop The aim of this workshop is to impart the history and development of this ancient craft, as well as the practical skills involved in weaving corn dollies. During the day...

The aim of this workshop is to impart the history and development of this ancient craft, as well as the practical skills involved in weaving corn dollies.
During the day participants will learn about the materials used and how to prepare the materials. And a range of weaving techniques and several different designs.

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Weave a rush bag An opportunity to weave your own rush bag using indigenous common bulrush, scirpus lacustris. Working on wooden blocks and using techniques common to basketry, each participant wil

An opportunity to weave your own rush bag using indigenous common bulrush, scirpus lacustris. Working on wooden blocks and using techniques common to basketry, each participant will complete a medium sized bag with optional handles.

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Weave a rush mat An opportunity to make your own woven rush hat using the indigenous common bulrush, Scirpus Lacustris, collected from the river Thames.

An opportunity to make your own woven rush mat using the indigenous common bulrush, Scirpus Lacustris, collected from the river Thames. You will be using this wonderfully supple material and techniques common to basketry to create a unique mat to treasure.

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weave a rush hat An opportunity to make your own woven rush hat using the indigenous common bulrush, Scirpus Lacustris, collected from the river Thames.

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.

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weave a rush basket An opportunity to make your own woven rush mat using the indigenous common bulrush, Scirpus Lacustris, collected from the river Thames.

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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Grass baskets Spend a day making a small coiled basket from grass. Learn about the types of grasses that can be harvested and how to process these. You will make a basket that is sturdy and...

Spend a day making a small coiled basket from grass. Learn about the types of grasses that can be harvested and how to process these. You will make a basket that is sturdy and perfect for storing eggs or other similarsized objects. After the day you will be looking at verges and lawns in a whole new light.

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Reed mace baskets Spend a day making a basketry item of your choice, using foraged wild reed mace, Typha latifolia (often known as bulrush). It is a lovely material to work with and you will learn...

Spend a day making a basketry item of your choice, using foraged wild reed mace, Typha latifolia (often known as bulrush). It is a lovely material to work with and you will learn how to store and process this useful basketry plant. You will be guided through all stages of the making process to help you develop a good understanding of the techniques.

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