Weave a rush mat course

Weave a Rush Basket

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 works in a variety of mediums and disciplines, focusing on the reproduction of historic and traditional crafts. She specialises in the making of traditionally felted hats and the weaving of baskets. Her work can be found in museums and private collections worldwide.

Participant Information

All materials will be provided.

Fee & Refreshments

£75 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees. Please let the Museum know in advance if you have any dietary requirements. The Museum café will be open or you can bring a packed lunch.


Fri 25 September 2020






Countryside Crafts & Skills