In-person course

Wild grass baskets with Ruby Taylor



Learn how to make a small coiled basket from grass, learning what grasses you can harvest and how to process them. The basketry technique of coiling is an ancient one and as an option there’ll be bone needles available to make your basket the way our Stone Age ancestors may have. The sturdy basket that you will make is perfect for storing eggs and other similar sized objects. You will also leave the course with all the knowledge you need to make another yourself at home. Suitable for all levels, including beginners, this course has a mellow atmosphere. Groups are kept small to allow for individual attention. Suitable for all levels, including beginners, groups are kept small to allow for individual attention. Ruby Taylor, founder of Native Hands, is inspired by working with natural materials foraged from woods, hedgerows and the land where a dialogue emerges between her hands and the materials. Immersed in the whole cycle of production: harvesting in a sustainable way and processing the raw materials to create functional and sculptural pieces. Usually teaching groups in the woodlands of East Sussex, Ruby brings her popular courses indoors with Atelier Beside the Sea during the winter months to continue sharing her unique approach to this craft. Ruby is passionate about helping people develop their skills and creativity whilst developing their connection to the natural world. With over 30 years’ experience, her teaching method comes with clarity, patience and humour

What's included in the price?

Refreshments will be available during the class. A delicious lunch will be served supplied by one of our neighbouring independent businesses. You will be contacted ahead of the course date with menu options. All materials are provided by Atelier Beside the Sea.


1 day (10:00am to 5:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Atelier Beside the Sea

with Craft Courses since 2021

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165 Kings Road Arches, , BRIGHTON, East Sussex, BN1 1NB

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Suitable for beginners
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