Grass

grass baskets, coiledCoiled Grass Baskets

Two courses in 2020:

Sunday 12 July & Sunday 9 August 

10.30am-4.30pm

Cost £95 Both dates now fully booked but it may be possible to open more spaces if govt. guidelines on social distancing relax in the coming weeks. If you’d like to go on the waiting list for either date please get in touch

Venue: 70 acre ancient coppiced  woodland on a family-run working  farm: peaceful and beautiful Dernwood Farm Nr Heathfield, Sussex, TN21 0PN

This is one of our most popular courses. People love the mellow atmosphere that grass basket-making creates. Spend a day in the woods making a small coiled basket from grass, some of which we’ll gather on the day. Learn about which grasses you can harvest and how to process your harvest. You’ll make a basket that’s sturdy and perfect for storing eggs or other similar-sized objects.

grass basket course sussexYou’ll leave with all the knowledge you need to make another yourself after the course. It’ll get you looking at verges and lawns in a whole new light.

Suitable for all levels, including beginners. Groups are kept small to allow for individual attention (and the required social distancing).

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.

Ruby – I wanted to thank you again  for the lovely basket workshop. It was so relaxed yet focused, clear modelling with space to crack on and explore with your supportive skills and knowledge on tap.  Richard S, London.

Accommodation: make a weekend of it
Camping is available at the farm venue and full details about this will be sent to you when you book on the course. The farm also has glamping options, including cosy bell tents and cabins with wood-burners. Please note that the cost of accommodation is not included in the course.

grass basketYou can read what previous attendees say about our courses here and read FAQs here.

See you in the woods! 

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