Coiled Grass Baskets
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About the Course
We will collect wild grasses to coil and create unique and delicate baskets.
The course will be held at Bwlch Corog, Wales Wild Land Foundation's pioneering rewilding site. Here they are allowing native woodland habitat to restore naturally. Simon Ayres from the charity will lead a walk and talk as part of the weekend.
The Saturday night will also include magical tales from local storyteller Milly Jackdaw.
Please arrive by 4pm on the Friday of the course but no earlier than 2.30pm.
4pm Participant arrival
5pm Short walk and gathering grasses
10am Introduction to coiling
4pm Walk around Bwlch Corog site with talk by Simon Ayres from Cambrian Wildwood
On Saturday evening there will be storytelling from local storyteller Milly Jackdaw. If weather is good we will have an evening fire outdoors.
Students who are taking part non-residentially are welcome to stay for the evening meal and storytelling/fire.
10am On Sunday students will have the opportunity to either continue with their original basket, or begin a new one exploring alternative stitches
4pm Pack up and goodbyes
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
The weekend will include shared accommodation in our holiday cottages. Camping is also available, or a non residential option for those living locally. Breakfast and dinner will be provided but students are asked to bring packed lunches.
Ffully accommodated: £220 single/£200 shared
The weekend was fabulous, with wonderful food, gorgeous scenery, interesting people, and best of all, expert tuition and encouragement from Jeanette, who delivered an outstanding course, and made us all extremely welcome. We were based at holiday cottages at Bwlch Corog nature reserve, and I brought my tent and camped at a delightful spot beside a stream close by. An added bonus was the singing which emerged so gracefully as the gathered participants settled into weaving in the landscape, and Milly Jackdaw's storytelling by the camp fire on Saturday night made it all seam very timeless. I came home with a beautiful basket, as well as a very special, immersive experience of a magical landscape. Highly recommended.
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Anna Ricketts - - #15802
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Course Start DatesFriday 21st September 2018
- Child friendly
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for events & groups
- Teen friendly
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