Weave a rush hat

Friday 10th August 2018

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9.30am-5pm

The course

An opportunity to make your own woven rush hat using the indigenous common bulrush, Scirpus Lacustris, collected from the river Thames.
Starting with your own custom-made hat block, you will be using this wonderfully supple material and techniques common to basketry to create a unique hat to wear and treasure.

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 she is currently making a study of early hats in Britain.

Participant information

If you are planning to make a hat for someone else, it would be useful to obtain their head size. Using a soft tape measure, measure the head across the forehead / above the ears I.e. the widest part.

Fee and refreshments

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

Booking

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