West Moss-side Organic Farm and Centre nr Stirling Scotland

Course Details - Introduction to Rush Work

Susie returns to West Moss-side to tutor rush craft. This workshop introduces the techniques of weaving and plaiting to produce a useful and decorative piece.


ABOUT THE COURSE
 
Title Introduction to Rush Work with Susie Bishop
Description

Susie has been working in rush for many years - she uses rush for chair seating but also makes all kinds of useful and decorative pieces - from pouches and baskets, to mats and hats.   River rush is a beautiful silky natural material and has been used for 1000s of years throughout northern Europe. 

In this workshop you will learn the techniques of working with rush. It is just a one day course so you will be  learning fast but you will create a beautiful piece to take home and you will be able to continue enjoying the craft for ever more - warning - it is very addictive!

About the tutor
Susie's work is wonderful.  The patterns are beautifully intricate yet with simple elegance and symmetry.   Just imagine sitting on a chair that you have restored to its original glory!  She is also teaching Rushwork in 2012.  Don't miss this new course. (Kate Sankey)


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Prerequisite knowledge/skills
This workshop is suitable for beginners or people with just a little experience. It is light weight material as so is easy to work with though quite intricate.
Course format

The day will start with an introduction to the day over a coffee/tea and  home baking around the wood burning stove. You will then get to know the rush and its preparation ready to use. Starting with basics you will learn the techniques  of weaving and the way to make different shapes in 2D and 3D. By lunch time you will be well into your work - but you must stop for a delicious home fare lunch.  The afternoon will flee past and by 4.30 you will be truly hooked!  

After completing this course...
You will take home a beautiful piece of rush work to admire and inspire.

INFORMATION
 
Cost
£75.00
Duration This is a one-day course, starting at 10:00 and finishing at 16:30
Dates There are no current scheduled dates for this course, please click here to send us a message indicating your interest in receiving details when they become available
Meals All refreshments and lunch is provided in the fee. All diets can be catered for - please just let Kate know
Accomodation The Trossachs Yurts are available if you wish to stay for the weekend and so make it a thoroughly relaxing time. Booking is per yurt per night - they sleep max 4 /5 people - so perhaps you might come with a few friends.
Disabled facilities

QUESTIONS
 
More information
How do I book a place? There are no current scheduled dates for this course, please click here to send us a message indicating your interest in receiving details when they become available
What should I bring with me?

You don't need to bring anything as all tools and materials will be provided.  But you should have a note book and camera to aid the memory when you get back home!

Are there any other related courses I can attend?