Fleece to Felt
Join us on our fleece to felt course. Covering everything you need to know to convert a fleece into naturally dyed felt.
Starting with the fleece, you will process it ready to be dyed. Alongside this, we will take a walk around the woods and neighbouring fields and harvest a range of traditional and modern plant materials to create our dye baths.
Join us on our fleece to felt course. Covering everything you need to know ...
Basket Weaving Course
Create your very own willow basket. We take you through the entire basket weaving process, from how to harvest your willow to how to care for your basket.
Join us to learn how to make a traditional willow basket. On our basket weaving course we will teach you all the steps to making your very own stake and stand wicker basket, as well as discuss willow harvesting, basket after care, and look at alternative materials that can be used in basket making.
As well as expert tuition from our instructors, and all the necessary equipment, we will provide a warm and friendly atmosphere to delve into this wonderful ancient craft.
During this course, we will guide you how to make a small waste paper style basket. The skills you learn on our course will enable you to scale this up or down and change the base materials, giving you countless possibilities for the future. To whet your appetite for future projects we will have a display of willow baskets and ones made from other materials covering a range of traditional, modern contemporary, artistic and functional baskets. Some of these are made by our instructor team and others by local crafts people.
Wicker Basketry and basket weaving is an age-old practice, used in a range of contexts across a huge time span. Its careful craft is being lost, so join us, to learn this ancient craft and keep the knowledge alive.
This course is either run out of Gilestone Woods, in the Heart of the Brecon Beacons, or our South London Woodland, just 15 minutes off junction 8 of the M25 and easily accessible by train too.
Create your very own willow basket. We take you through the entire basket weaving ...
Autumn Foraging and Preserving Weekend
On our Autumn Foraging and Preserving Weekend Course, you’ll learn to identify correctly and forage for a range of wild foods found in our native woodlands and hedgerows. We will focus on the range of berries and fruits plentiful at this time of year, and how to preserve these for a later date.
4-5th Sept 2021 – Gilestone Woods – Brecon Beacons
11-12th Sept 2021 – South London Woods – On the outskirts of the Surrey Hills
On our Autumn Foraging and Preserving Weekend Course, you’ll learn to identify correctly ...