Willow Bark (evening class)

willow bark container & cordageWillow Bark

A course of two evening classes

Time: 7-9.30pm

Cost includes materials and refreshments both evenings)

Not currently scheduled for 2018

Venue: One The Square, Lewes Rd, Forest Row, East Sussex. RH18 5HA

The willow is an amazing tree, giving us all kinds of resources. It’s much-loved by basketmakers throughout history. In this course of two classes you’ll get a hands-on insight into why that is, by making a bark pouch and cordage from locally foraged wild willow.

These pouches have beautiful textures and interesting natural features. They’re also great for storing small items in… or for simply enjoying as a beautiful object.

Cordage Course with Native Hands in Sussex

Cordage is arguably one of humankind’s most important inventions and underpins many other crafts and technologies. Willow bark is an ideal material for this. Once you’ve made some of your own, you’ll never look at a humble ball of twine in the same way again.



This course is an ideal introduction to working with bark and making cordage. For more in-depth learning of these crafts, have a look at the one-day woodland Wild Cordage (string) course, and the woodland Bark Containers course.

Loved both the Bark Containers course and the Wild Cordage one. Ruby makes ancient techniques simple and achievable, and imparted a vast amount of knowledge in bite-sized chunks. Totally inspired and can’t wait to make more! Matthew & Julie Bruton-Seal, authors of ‘Hedgerow Medicine’

One The Squarebasketry evening classes in Sussex  is a vibrant hub for showcasing regional crafts. It’s also a great cafe, and Magda will be providing us with delicious refreshments of cake and a hot drink both evenings.

Spaces are limited to 10 participants, so advance booking is essential. Suitable for all levels, including beginners. Designed for adults, anyone over the age of 16 is welcome.