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Basket Weaving with Native Hands

Friday 9th June


Join us for a day weaving a beautiful rush foraging basket using true English rush (Schoenoplectus lacustris). These tactile foraging baskets are designed to hang across the body and are perfect for gathering berries, nuts, small mushrooms… and other treasures you might find on your wanderings. English rush is a lovely material to work with, a native plant with a long and rich history of use in basket making.

Suitable for all levels including beginners. The group will be small to allow for individual attention.

“Ruby, thank you for such a wonderful baskets workshop. I thought it would be something special I could share with my sister, and it was even lovelier than I had hoped.”

About Ruby

Usually found in the woods of Sussex, Ruby (founder of Native Hands) joins us this year to offer seasonal basket-weaving.

“ I enjoy providing a supportive space for people to develop their skills and creativity, as well as their connection with the natural world. Witnessing the sense of achievement and satisfaction that people experience from making a basket or pot from foraged materials is inspiring. People can feel deeply nourished and uplifted by taking time out of an often busy and stressful daily life to be creative together with like-minded people.”

I’m a trained educator and maker with over 30 years’ experience, appreciated for my ability to teach the techniques of basketry and pottery with clarity and patience. My courses have a relaxed and inclusive atmosphere.”

See this short film about Ruby’s approach.

– Friday 9th June, 10.30am — 4.30pm
– Workshop price £130 per person
– All materials are provided
– A delicious seasonal lunch and refreshments are provided by Field Food.
– Please read our workshop FAQs and access page before booking.
– At the Field Food Barn near Southease (exact location will be emailed to you one week before the workshop).

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