A Rush Garlic Basket with Rachel Frost

A Rush Garlic Basket with Rachel Frost


Organizer: Quirky Workshops Art, Craft and Heritage Skill Courses

Name: Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns

Phone: 017684 83984

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.quirkyworkshops.co.uk


CA11 0UT

Price Notes


Just 8 mins west of M6 J40, off the A66 towards Keswick.


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. 

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
29/06/2024 29/06/2024 9.30am