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Crafting with Rushes: Taster workshop learning basketry skills

Crafting with Rushes: Taster workshop learning basketry skills

Duration: 10am-1pm

Price: £35

Run by: Louise Arthur
at Eastleigh Borough Council Countryside Service

023 8068 3790

Lakeside Country Park
Wide Lane
SO50 5PD

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About the Course

Spend a few hours learning how to make several small items from English Rush including a coaster and a mini basket. Fresh water rushes (Scirpus Lacustris) have been used for centuries to make floor matting, chair seating, hats, bags and baskets.

It is a renewable and sustainable material found growing in the fens, marshes, lakes and slow river banks of England.

Your tutor Louise Arthur from ‘Rough Around the Hedges’ will bring rush which was harvested last summer 2018 to weave into items during this relaxed and enjoyable session.

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?

All materials are included plus tea & coffee.

Bring sharp secateurs and wear old trousers. If you have an injury please check with tutor first.

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Course Start Dates

Friday 15th March 2019

  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners