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A Song for all Foraging

It’s a busy time for foraging plant materials right now. The plants have made all the vegetative growth they’re going to make this year. And now they’re setting seed. Over the past months I’ve logged key spots in my mental map of the neighbourhood, spots where certain useful plants are …

neolithic style willow baskets

Stonehenge: Neolithic Basketry

During the Neolithic time at Stonehenge, there would have been willows growing on the banks of the river Avon, which ran right …

Joy of Clay

Ankle-deep and barefoot in the cold stream  (or thigh-deep as we were one April after a long rainy period), grubbing away at …

Ancient Crafts Festival

An annual favourite, this. It’s held every May Day bank holiday weekend in the beautiful grounds of Michelham Priory. I’ll be demonstrating …

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