Weave a rush hat
Friday 10th August 2018
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.
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