Stitched Bark Containers
Two dates in 2021:
14 May (Friday) and 15 May (Sat)
Venue: 70 acre ancient coppiced woodland on a family-run working farm: peaceful and beautiful Dernwood Farm Nr Heathfield, East Sussex.
From tree to basket: come to the woods for a day and learn how to make a long-lasting stitched willow bark container. Designed to hang on the wall, perfect for storing your spoon collection, paint brushes etc.
You’ll forage all your materials, cutting and then processing the bark. You’ll learn where, when and how to harvest willow bark in a sustainable way, and you’ll make your basket using nothing but the bark. Guidance and tuition will be on hand to support you through all the stages of the making process. You’ll leave knowing all you need to make a willow bark container from start to finish.
Suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience. Groups are kept small to allow for individual attention and the currently required physical distancing.
A light vegetarian lunch is provided, we’ll have have a kettle on the camp fire, plus a huge tarp on hand for cover in case we need it. I aim to offer you a satisfying learning experience as well as an enjoyable time away from it all. To support you in getting the most from the day, we’ll connect to the woodland surroundings through a short and simple, guided mindfulness-based practice.
Just fabulous. Fun, creative, incredibly informative (Ruby’s hugely inspiring teaching) and in a place of such simple beauty. Way beyond all hopes, a treat of an experience that I shall never forget – shared with lovely people. Rebecca, Brighton
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