Rush Basketry Evening Class
A course of three evening classes on consecutive Thursdays: October 13th, 20th, 27th, 2016
Time: 7-9.30pm each evening
Cost: £120 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Please note: bookings for this course are not being taken through the Native Hands booking system.
Using English rush you’ll learn how to weave it into a basketry item of your choice. Loads of samples will be available to inspire you. Suitable for beginners, tuition will be on hand to guide you through the practicals at every stage. If you already have some weaving skills, this is a great opportunity to develop them with new techniques and forms.
Rush is a gorgeous material to work 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. It has a long tradition in this country as a valued basketry material, especially well known for being used for rush matting.
The course is made up of three 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). You’ll produce at least one item take home with you, but you may well be able to make a couple of things over the three evenings.
Spaces are limited to 10 participants, so advance booking is essential. Suitable for all levels, including beginners.
The venue, One The Square, is a creative and community space for artisans and makers. It serves great coffee and fantastic raw juices, and is a thriving hub in the community.
You’ll be welcomed with a hot drink and a piece of cake, which are included in the price of the course. So we’ll have a mellow and enjoyable time.