Weave a Rush Basket

Weave a Rush Basket


Organizer: Quirky Workshops Art, Craft and Heritage Skill Courses

Name: Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns

Phone: 01768 483984

Email: [email protected]

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


CA11 0UT

Price Notes

9.30 - 5pm £82 Lunch included Material Charges from approx £20


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


Weave your very own bespoke beauitful Rush Bag with Rachel Frost

This is a wonderful opportunity to make your own personal woven rush bag in a day, using the native common bulrush (Scirpus Lacustris). Working on wooden blocks, you will learn how to weave this pliable supple material using techniques common to basketry, to create a unique bag 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
22/06/2023 22/06/2023 9.30-5