Looped Rush Bags
A course on 2 Thursday evenings:
17 & 24 September 2020
Cost £85 for the course (includes all materials, tea & cake)
Venue: One The Square, Lewes Rd, Forest Row, East Sussex. RH18 5HA
To Book: contact Magda at One The Square on 07973 289907, or email her firstname.lastname@example.org Please note: bookings for this course are not being taken through the Native Hands booking system
Make a cross-body bag from English rush over a couple of evenings.
Perfect for carrying your phone/wallet with you, or to hang on your kitchen wall as storage for garlic, lemons etc. You’ll learn how to make the rush into cordage and then loop it into a strong and semi-pliable structure. There’s archaeological evidence of this looping technique from Mesolithic times. It’s remained unchanged since then and is a technique loved by contemporary basketmakers and fibre artists.
Rush is a beautiful native plant that has a long tradition of basketmaking; it’s soft, lovely to work with, and has beautiful hues from green through to gold.
The course is made up of two sessions which will give you time to get stuck into the making and enjoy the rhythm of it.
Spaces are limited to 10 participants, so advance booking is essential. Suitable for all levels, including beginners
The evening class venue, One The Square, is a creative space for artisans and makers, and is a thriving hub in the community. You’ll be welcomed with a hot drink and a piece of cake, which are included in the price of the course. So we’ll have a cosy, mellow and enjoyable time.