Coiled Grass Baskets
Not currently scheduled for 2017
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*This activity requires a degree of dexterity, so it’s suitable for children aged 8-16 who are used to using their hands and making things (please note that you’ll be responsible at all times on the day for the child/young person you bring with you).
This is one of our most popular wild basketry courses. People love the mellow atmosphere that grass basket-making creates. Spend a day in the woods making a small stitched coiled basket from grass, some of which we’ll gather on the day. This day is part of our summer holiday family crafts courses programme.
Learn about which grasses 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.
This is a wonderful opportunity to share a creative outdoors activity, and have some quality time together away from the demands of daily life. The day is designed to support you both in developing new skills and a love and appreciation of the natural world.
The whole family had a fantastic weekend in the woods! I love the way you structured it. We all loved playing the games as well as of course creating! You clearly have a lot of knowledge and experience and I am so glad that we had the chance to learn some of that. Cara H, Bristol
Limited to 10 people in total, no previous basket-making experience is needed, but the day is suitable only for age 8 and up.
The course leader is Ruby Taylor. A qualified, experienced teacher and maker, she is DBS checked.