WEAVING WILD COURSES

I run private courses and one to ones in both Wales and Scotland, and work with various charities and community groups. You are welcome to get in touch to discuss how I might be able to help you or your organisation.

 

WEAVING WITH MOSS

August 22nd 2020

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/weaving-with-moss-tickets-96552975549

Join us for a day weaving moss into unique and beautiful baskets.

The day will begin with sensitively wild harvesting our materials. We will then transform the moss using the traditional basketry technique of coiled plaiting. There will also be the opportunity to learn cordage making.

Ticket price includes lunch, teas and coffees.


The course will be held at Bwlch Corog, Wales Wild Land Foundation's pioneering rewilding site. Here they are allowing native woodland habitat to restore naturally. 


CORDAGE EXPLORATION

11th July 2020

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cordage-exploration-day-tickets-96548187227

We will use a variety of plants (including moss, nettle and bramble) to explore the ancient technology of string production! In this workshop, we will cover suitable materials, harvesting, fibre extraction, drying and processing. We will also begin to look at ways to turn our string into looped bags.

The workshop is suitable for beginners age 8+. Ticket price includes lunch, teas and coffees.



The course will be held at Bwlch Corog, Wales Wild Land Foundation's pioneering rewilding site. Here they are allowing native woodland habitat to restore naturally.

https://www.cambrianwildwood.org/our-land-bwlch-corog

WEAVING WITH BRAMBES

December 20th and 21st 2019

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/weaving-with-brambles-edinburgh-tickets-72077510775#

Everyone loves picking blackberries in the autumn, but not many people know you can also turn the bramble vines into useful and beautiful baskets all year round! Brambles are a freely available and abundant plant often seen as a weed, come learn how to see them with new eyes (don't worry, we dethorn them first!)


Friday (optional)

We will spend the day out in the woods gathering brambles and preparing them ready for Saturday. We will learn:

  • how and when to harvest vines

  • material selection

  • removing thorns

  • coiling, drying and storing

Saturday

Day 2 we will spend in the workshop. We will learn:

  • how to prepare dried vines

  • how to create a traditional basket base

  • twining the sides

  • shaping

  • borders

  • trimming off


The course will be held at Bridgend Farmhouse (https://www.bridgendfarmhouse.org.uk/), a community owned learning centre in South Edinburgh. The cafe will be open and available for teas, coffees and lunches, or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.

Please bring warm waterproof clothes, and if you have them, thick gardening gloves and secateurs.

You are welcome to come for both days, or for Saturday only, please just select from the ticket options.

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WEAVING WITH MOSS

July 21st 2019

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/weaving-with-moss-tickets-56214302492#

Join us for a day weaving moss into unique and beautiful baskets.

The day will begin with wild harvesting our materials. We will then transform the moss using the traditional basketry technique of coiled plaiting. There will also be the opportunity to learn cordage making.

Ticket price includes lunch, teas and coffees.

COILED GRASS BASKETS

September 21st- 23rd 2018

We will collect wild grasses to coil and create unique and delicate baskets.


The course will be held at Bwlch Corog, Wales Wild Land Foundation's pioneering rewilding site. Here they are allowing native woodland habitat to restore naturally. Simon Ayres from the charity will lead a walk and talk as part of the weekend. https://www.cambrianwildwood.org/our-land-bwlch-corog

The Saturday night will also include magical tales from local storyteller Milly Jackdaw.


The weekend will include shared accommodation in our holiday cottages. Camping is also available, or a non residential option for those living locally. Breakfast and dinner will be provided but students are asked to bring packed lunches.

Cost:

fully accommodated: £220 single/£200 shared

camping: £150

non-residential: £130

For more information or to book contact weavingwild@gmail.com

WILD WEAVING IMMERSION

August 12th-19th 2018

An exciting opportunity to spend a week living wild in the Welsh hills, gathering materials from the land and learning several ancient basketry techniques including:

frame baskets

coiled grass baskets

moss plaiting

stake and strand basketsry


This is an immersion course and will involve wild camping and campcraft. Facilities will be basic and our time will be spent entirely in the beauty of the outdoors. The course will include a midweek walk with a local folklorist and storyteller.

This is a collaboration with Jane and Jessie from Nettleseed. To see their work visit https://nettleseed.co.uk

Price £380-450 sliding scale

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