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Rush Basket

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Sun 12May

Weave a foraging basket with rush

Facilitator: Amy Cox

On this one-day course we will be working with English rush, schoenoplectus lacustris, a beautifully soft material to weave with, as well as some locally foraged fibres, such as dandelion. We will learn some ancient techniques of cordage and plaiting and how to make a small rush foraging bag or handbag with a strap. You will leave with a finished bag and the skills to make another.

Event time: Sun 12th May 2024 at 9:30am - Sun 12th May 2024 at 4:00pm

At a Glance

  • Learn traditional craft skills
  • Enjoy the tactility of working with natural materials
  • Create an object that is uniquely yours
  • Enjoy a delicious freshly cooked 2-course lunch + 2 breaks with baked goods and refreshments
Rush Basketry Main

What You Will Gain

  • Sense of pride in your new found skill
  • Experience the meditative benefits of weaving
  • The ability to continue making at home

"Craft skills and knowledge should be at the heart of the debate about our relationship to the planet" - Katie Treggiden, Sustainability Champion


Hawkwood is a stunning Grade II listed 19th Century country house, surrounded by 42 acres of sustainably managed woodland, farmland, and gardens. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – it is a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. With a diverse selection of nearly 150 courses, there’s plenty to choose from, including courses in transformative leadership, future thinking, inner life, music and the arts. Our programme of courses is led by experienced tutors and leaders in their fields.

What Is Included

During your day workshop, you will get to enjoy fresh, delicious home-cooked lunches and all refreshments!  Our food is prepared daily with love and care by our experienced in-house kitchen team here at Hawkwood.

Price Options

£115 Day Course + Two-Course Lunch


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Practical Information

The course starts at 9:30am, you are welcome to arrive from 9:15am. The course will finish with tea and cake at 4pm.

Amy Cox

Amy is a land based educator and basket maker interested in the therapeutics of working with plants. Primarily, she makes foraging baskets, inspired by and made of plants including willow, rush and bark. She is also co-founder of The Birch Collective, a CIC offering nature based wellbeing and practical skills to 16-25 yr olds to support mental health.

In her practice and her teaching, she is deeply inspired by the natural world and exploring this relationship through foraging, working with natural materials and creative expression. She hopes her work inspires others to take notice, to see the beauty, and to care for the land around them.

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