Weave a rush hat
Friday 10th August 2018
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected].
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.
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.
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.
Please read our terms and conditions before booking.