Weave a Rush Hat

Date(s) - 23 Oct 2020 until 24 Oct 2020
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Come and weave your own beautiful sun hat out of rush, a soft and aromatic material.

weave rush hatWe will start by weaving a small mat to get into the feel of working with rush and then progress to making the hat for which we will use check weave, pairing, waling and rod bordering. Previous experience of basketry is definitely recommended. 
Those that book will need to let us know at least one week prior to the course whether they’d like to make a flat topped or round topped hat and provide a head measurement, so that the tutor can prepare the blocks.
Jane will gently guide you through the process and you will be able to weave your own beautiful and bespoke rush hat to wear home.

Rush is a wonderful 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.

All tools and materials provided. Please wear warm old clothing.

Tutor: Jane Welsh

Jane is an experienced basket maker and attentive teacher. Her knowledge and love of willow and rush is inspiring. She will also have a range of her own baskets for sale at extremely reasonable prices.


“I had forgotten pretty much everything about basket weaving and I took part in this workshop to remind myself so that I can continue at home. I now can continue! The teaching was very good, Jane was observant, informative and careful to ensure reasonably high quality results. Denmark Farm is a top venue with great facilities”. Blue Morgan 

“Thank you so much for arranging the basket making course. Jane is an amazing and thoughtful teacher. She gives everyone her undivided attention and responds to what they want to do and their level. It is relaxing just to be with her and I learn so much. A big thank you! It was like a mini-holiday.” Jane Johns 

Fee: £90 (includes tuition and hot drinks throughout the day)

There is an additional fee of £7.50 for the materials. Please bring this in cash and pay to the tutor on the day.

Click here to read our terms and conditions of booking

Places are limited to eight participants per event and must be booked in advance.

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You may also be interested in other creative craft workshops at Denmark Farm including; Little Rush Bag, Willow Weaving ~ Little Waste Paper Basket, Willow Weaving – Garden Obelisk, Willow Weaving ~ Creel Basket, Building with Cob ~ A Cob Oven in Two Days, Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom and Beltane Mandala Retreat. Please see our events calendar for our full list. 

If you’d like to make a weekend of it and stay at Denmark Farm, please enquire about availability in our self-contained Eco Lodge, Shared Dormitory. or Eco Campsite.
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.


Weave a Rush Hat


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