Intro to Rush Basket weaving


Organizer: Quirky Workshops

Name: Greystoke Cycle Cafe

Phone: 01768 483984




Penrith, Cumbria,
CA11 0UT

Price Notes

£75 incl lovely 2 course Aga lunch and all refreshments. Materials are £5 to £10 tbc.


On the C2C Cycle route 200 yds north of Greystoke village green, direction Blencowe. We welcome all cyclists and walkers and ask all those with cars to walk the 350yds from the village car park around the Greystoke Castle walls. We can offer parking in our driveway to cycle support vehicles and those attending our workshop days, Bus links to Penrith and Keswick. Penrith railway station 5 miles


Soft basketry techniques: Rush has a long history as a versatile basket making material and provides a good introduction to the craft of basketry. It is easy on the hands and a joy to work with. With a lifelong interest in the natural world Averil studied botany at university before teaching Biology in the both America and at home. She attended an inspiring workshop some 20 years ago which sparked a passion for textiles and the finer intricacies of weaving, which she then extended to her garden. Particularly keen on the tapestries created from weaving plants harvested at home; she now holds workshops showing others how to make soft baskets and pouches using natural materials. Particularly satisfying is being intimately involved with every stage of the process from harvesting, to drying and sometimes using natural dyes before transforming the soft dried fronds into something special and useful.

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
06/06/2018 06/06/2018 9.30-4