A Rush Garlic Basket with Rachel Frost nr Ullswater & the Lake District
A really useful basket for your kitchen! Breathable and beautiful in its own right, and perfect for storing garlic, keeping it both fresh and dry. Your rush basket will be woven by hand, using the native English common bulrush (Scirpus Lacustris). You will learn how to weave this pliable supple material using techniques common to basketry, to create a unique basket to use and treasure. This is a lovely 'hands on and very tactile' course using natural rush which is harvested by hand from the various special waterways of England such as the Fenns that are slow moving and perfect as a rush habitat. Each is carefully cut and gathered to bolts that are dried in the sunshine and air alongside hedges by the river. The process is an entirely natural one and there are no chemicals used in the rush harvesting process. Material Charges from approx £15
What's included in the price?
Welcome drinks; fresh coffees & home-made biscuits; a lovely home made lunch and a freshly made Cream Tea of Aga -baked scones, cream and jam! Welcome drinks: fresh coffee & home-made biscuits; a tasty lunch served individually at your desks or outside on the Tea Lawn if it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam). Kindly note that there will be a materials charge of £18 to be paid to the tutor directly on the day. We host over 140 different art and craft ‘Quirky Workshops’ each year here in Greystoke and have been operating since 2005. All our tutors are carefully hand selected professional experts and many are considered as national leaders in their field. We look forward to welcoming you to the Lake District and Cumbria. Additional spaces may be available- please ask! :) If you wish to be added to our database, please use the 'Stay in Touch' icon at the top of each webpage on our website (link above).
Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts
with Craft Courses since 2013Message the tutor
Situated in a tranquil location on the fringes of the Lake District, we have been hosting a Quirky range of workshops since 2005. We are now proud to offer over 140 Arts, Craft and Heritage Skills Workshops each year, led by an incredible and talented range of local and national tutors, all experts in their field. We have two teaching studios, the 'Squirrel Barn' and the newly renovated, spacious and airy 'Swallow Barn', the latter of which, at 60m2 was very popular in the months post Covid, allowing 2m distancing, hand washing and two staircases. We have several garden teaching spaces too. Lunch (included) can be taken outside on the Tea Lawn in warmer months and teas/coffee with Aga home-baking is served at your desk. Our days are considered real treats.
- Suitable for beginners
- Mother's Day