Take time out from the hustle of life to learn how to make simple baskets, floor mats and bags.
Learn to create your own woven designs made from using natural British grown rushes on this one day course with basket maker Angela Groombridge.
- Duration: 1 day
- Date: Saturday 13th July
- Start and finish times: starts at 10am and ends at 5pm
- Fees: £65
- Includes: tuition, all materials, buffet lunch
What you will learn
You will learn how to make a mat or the base for a basket in the morning. In the afternoon, continue to create your basket using a mold to form the work, and create a border to finish your unique design.
In addition to learning to use rush, Angela will show you how to prepare the material and how it is harvested.
This workshop does not require previous experience of basketry, and is taught in small groups to ensure the best learning experience.
Meet your tutor
Angela Groombridge (BA PGSE) has been teaching willow and rush basketry for six years in Bristol and Aberystwyth. A qualified artist and teacher, she loves explaining how local sustainably grown rushes can easily be harvested and fashioned into beautiful and practical items.
To learn more about Angela’s work click here to visit her website