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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: Sat 2nd Sep 2023 at 9:30am - Sat 2nd Sep 2023 at 4:00pm
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.
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.
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 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.Visit Tutor's Website