Weave a rush basket

Saturday 11 August 2018


The course

During the course, participants will have an opportunity to make their own woven rush storage basket using the indigenous common bulrush (Scirpus Lacustris) harvested from the river Thames. Working on wooden formers, you will be using this wonderfully supple material and techniques common to basketry to create a beautiful and useful container.

The tutor

Rachel Frost has been a professional historic milliner for the past 10 years, making hats in a variety of materials for museums and private collections worldwide.
She has recently received the Janet Arnold award for costume research and is currently making a study of early hats in Britain.

Participant information

All materials will be provided.

Fee and refreshments

£65 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees.  Please let the Museum know in advance any special dietary requirements.  The Museum café will be open or you can bring a packed lunch.