Bramble Frame Baskets
19/20 Oct 2019
10.30am-4.30pm both days
Venue: we’ll be based in 70 acres of ancient coppiced woodland, on a family-run working farm. A peaceful and beautiful setting. Dernwood Farm, Waldron, Nr Heathfield, Sussex, TN21 0PN
Bramble basketry is our most popular wild basket-making course. At the end of this course you’ll leave with all the knowledge you need to make a frame basket from start to finish with foraged materials.
Spend two days in the woods making a (non-prickly) bramble and wild rose frame basket to take home, made from materials you’ve foraged.
A perfect basket for taking on a foraging jaunt for berries, mushrooms, etc as it hangs comfortably on your forearm. Also great for storing eggs, garlic and that kind of thing in your kitchen. You’ll start seeing those pesky brambles in a whole new light.
We’ll also have time set aside for connecting to the natural surroundings, making the weekend a nourishing as well as a learning experience. Suitable for all levels, including beginners. Groups are kept small to allow for individual attention and a satisfying learning experience.
Accommodation: make a weekend of it
Camping is available at the farm venue and full details about this will be sent to you when you book on the course. The farm also has glamping options, including cosy bell tents and cabins with wood-burners.
Picking the bramble prior to making the basket made me feel really connected to the finished product. I also felt the achievement of mastering the skill of turning an unwanted plant into something of beauty and use. Meike W, Croydon