Bramble Wall Baskets
18/19 April 2020
10.30am-4.30pm both days (Sat & Sun)
This course is fully booked now. But there are spaces on Bramble & Wild Rose Baskets
Venue: 70 acre ancient coppiced woodland on a family-run working farm: peaceful and beautiful Dernwood Farm Nr Heathfield, Sussex, TN21 0PN
Bramble baskets are our most popular basketry courses. People love turning a (generally) unliked plant into something really useful and beautiful…which isn’t prickly. On this in-depth course you’ll make a good sized basket (those in the photo are approx 25cm high, incl handle) for hanging on a peg/nail, and perfect for storing spoons, utensils, brushes etc. You’ll see those pesky brambles in a whole new light.
We’ll be welcoming in the spring with this weekend course, it’s a beautiful time to be out in the woods together.
Over the two days, you’ll learn how to select, forage and process bramble, cutting all your own material. You’ll learn a range of basketry techniques including how to start the basket, weave a strong structure, make the border and make the handle. You’ll be guided through all stages of the making process to help you have a good understanding of the techniques involved. You’ll leave with all the knowledge you need to make a bramble basket from start to finish.
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 days, we’ll connect to the woodland surroundings through a short and simple, guided mindfulness-based practice. Suitable for all levels, including beginners. Groups are kept small to allow for individual attention.
Totally fantastic. I made my first ever basket and feel confident about my ability to make another. I’m really inspired and feel enabled get my next basket project together! Ruby is so full of grace and knowledge and she imparts it in a such a super fun way. It really was a joy to attend this Bramble Basketmaking course. The camping at the venue was great too. Happy days. Thanks Ruby. Martin
Accommodation: camping is available at the farm venue and full details about this will be sent to you when you book on the course. Please note that the cost of staying at the farm isn’t included in the cost of the course
See you in the woods!