Date(s) - 26 Sep 2020 until 27 Sep 2020
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Explore this beautiful, soft, aromatic material by making a Little Rush Bag.
A two- day workshop making a Little Rush Bag to take home. The bag will have two round plaited handles and the base and border will have a ‘core’ edge, to add resilience. Suitable for beginners as well as those with experience as the tutor will adjust the style of weave accordingly.
Rush is soft and smells of the meadow and river.
All the rush (Bulrush, Scriptus Lacustris) used in this workshop is harvested by hand as a co-operative effort from the river Ilse in Somerset. It has not been treated with any chemicals- a truly sustainable material.
Rush is a wonderful, rewarding material to weave with as it is softer and much gentler on the hands than willow. Ideal for anyone suffering with Arthritis or other hand issues.
Angela Groombridge – Artist and Maker. A relative newcomer to this area, Angela is now based just up the road in Aberystwyth. She is currently working out of one the pods at Aberystwyth Arts centre, where she has a basket making workshop and studio. Angela has been making baskets for over 10 years and has run creative workshops for adults in the educational sector across Bristol city for a number of years.
NB. This workshop will take place outdoors with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. There will be a small number of participants split between two undercover areas. Please come prepared to work outdoors with warm clothing etc. Please also bring all of your own drinks, food and cups etc. There will be access to a compost toilet with plenty of hand sanitiser available.
Fee: £90 (plus £5 for materials payable to the tutor on the day)
Places are limited to six participants per event and must be booked in advance.
All proceeds from our events and holidays are ploughed directly back into managing our 40 acre nature reserve. Thank you for your support and please do come to visit soon.