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Reed Mace ('bulrush') (2/3 Sept 2017)


Sep 2,2017 - Sep 3,2017Time: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
\"reedSpend two days in the woods making a basketry item of your choice, using foraged wild reed mace (known as \'bulrush\'). The course has been expanded this year to allow time for you to make your own specialist tool (to take away with you), which you\'ll be using to thread your reed mace. You\'ll use flint and stone tools to make this out of bone, just as our ancient ancestors may have done. We\'ll be using Typha latifolia, a lovely material to work with, some of which we\'ll gather on the day from the site. You\'ll learn how to harvest, store and process this very useful basketry plant. We\'ll look at different weaving patterns, twining, cordage and plaiting. We\'ll also consider a variety of things you might make- a berry basket, belt pouch, phone/camera case, shoulder bag, lidded container, mat... You\'ll be guided through all stages of the making process to help you have a good understanding of the techniques. Time will be set aside for connecting to the beautiful surroundings, making the course a nourishing as well as a learning experience. Suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience who wish to expand their knowledge. Places are limited to a maximum of 10 participants. Info about camping and accommodation options will be sent to you when you book. Full course description here    

Location

Dernwood Farm
Waldron
Heathfield, Sussex TN21 0PN

Event Fees:

£ 160.00


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
ruby@nativehands.co.uk

Rush & Wild Rose (17 Sept 2017)


Sep 17,2017 - Time: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
\"bulrusSpend a day in the woods, round a roaring camp fire, making a frame basket using wild rose and English rush. Perfect as bread or fruit platters. We’ll harvest some wild rose for making frames, looking at how, when and where to cut it sustainably, and how to set it into a frame for the weaving. English rush is a beautiful material to work with. We\'ll also have time set aside for connecting to the woodland surroundings, making the day a nourishing as well as a learning experience. Suitable for all levels, including beginners. Places limited to 10 participants. You\'ll find the full course description here

Location

Dernwood Farm
Waldron
Heathfield, Sussex TN21 0PN

Event Fees:

£ 80.00


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
ruby@nativehands.co.uk

Grass Baskets (23 Sept 2017)


Sep 23,2017 - Time: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
\"grassSpend  a day in the woods making a small stitched coiled basket from grass, some of which we’ll gather on the day. This is one of our most popular courses. People love the mellow atmosphere that grass basket-making creates. Learn about which grasses and leaves you can harvest and use, how to harvest sustainably, when to do the harvesting and how to process your harvest. We\'ll stitch with twined hemp, to make a basket that\'s sturdy and perfect for storing eggs or other similar-sized objects. You’ll leave with all the knowledge you need to make another yourself after the course. We’ll also have time set aside for connecting to the woodland surroundings, making the day a nourishing as well as a learning experience. Suitable for all levels, including beginners. Places limited to just 10 participants. You\'ll find the full course description here.  

Location

Dernwood Farm
Waldron
Heathfield, East Sussex TN21 0PN

Event Fees:

£ 80.00


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
ruby@nativehands.co.uk

Rush Foraging Baskets Eve Class (Sept 27 & Oct 4, 2017)


Sep 27,2017 - Oct 4,2017Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
\"rushRush Foraging Baskets Eve Class A course of two evening sessions on consecutive Wednesdays: Sept 27, Oct 4 2017 Time: 7-9.30pm both evenings Cost: £80 for the course (incl. materials & refreshments) Venue: One The Square, Lewes Rd, Forest Row, East Sussex. RH18 5HA To Book: contact Magda at One The Square on 07973 289907, or email her info@onethesquare.co.uk Please note: bookings for this course are not being taken through the Native Hands booking system.
Come and make a foraging basket using true English rush (Schoenoplectus lacustris). These beautiful, tactile baskets hang across the body and are perfect for foraging berries, nuts, small  mushrooms etc... or just for carrying things in. English rush is a delightful material to work with, a native plant with a long history of use in basket making. Rush is a great to weave with as it\'s easy on the hands and quite forgiving. And it\'s amazingly versatile- you can make so many different basketry items with it. If you\'re a beginner, this is a particularly good plant to weave with. The course is made up of two sessions which will give you time to get stuck into the weaving and enjoy the rhythm of it (and gain some proficiency if you\'re new). Those with previous experience will be able to develop and consolidate existing skills.
Spaces are limited to 10 participants, so advance booking is essential. Suitable for all levels, including beginners. To Book: contact Magda at One The Square on 07973 289907, or email her info@onethesquare.co.uk Please note: bookings for this course are not being taken through the Native Hands booking system.

Location

One The Square
Lower Road
Forest Row, Sussex RH18 5HE

Event Fees:

£ 80.00 To Book: contact Magda 07973 289907, or email info@onethesquare.co.uk

Bramble & Wild Rose (7/8 Oct 2017)


Oct 7,2017 - Oct 8,2017Time: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
\"\"Spend two days in the woods making a non-prickly bramble basket. Learn how, when and where to cut wild rose and how to set it into a frame and ribs.  You will make your own frame, learning how to set, slype, bind and size your hoops and ribs correctly. We’ll consider where, when and how to harvest brambles, how to do it sustainably and how to safely remove the prickles. At the end of this in-depth course you\'ll leave with all the knowledge you need to make a frame basket from start to finish with foraged materials. We’ll also have time set aside for connecting to the woodland surroundings, making the course a nourishing as well as a learning experience. Suitable for all levels, including beginners. Places limited to 10 participants. You\'ll find the full course description here

Location

Dernwood Farm
Waldron
Heathfield, East Sussex TN21 0PN

Event Fees:

£ 160.00

Wild Pottery - Level 1 (14/15 Oct 2017)


Oct 14,2017 - Oct 15,2017Time: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
\"WildThe original Wild Pottery course Spend two days in the woods making hand built pottery using clay that we\'ll dig on the day. Make an item or two of your choice: a small pot, a figurine or an oil lamp. Suitable for all levels, including beginners, and instructions for making a pot will be on hand if needed. The first day is all about earth and water: digging the clay and prepping it fully, making your pots. The second day is all about fire and wood: putting our pots into an open fire and watching them transform into ceramics. There\'ll also be an introduction to fire-making without matches (using ancient percussive methods). Time will be set aside for connecting to the woodland surroundings, making the weekend a nourishing as well as a learning experience. Places limited to a maximum of 10 people. This course is suitable for adults. For Family Wild Pottery please follow this link. Full course description here    

Location

Dernwood Farm
Waldron
Heathfield, Sussex TN21 0PN

Event Fees:

£ 160.00

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