Focus On Fibres course, 17th – 20th July, 9.30am – 4pm £270.00, Venue – Trill Farm, Dorset
Over these three days we will explore, experiment and delve into utilising the wonderful range of plants growing at Trill Farm. As much as possible we will harvest from source and discover the variety of ways in which different plants need to be gathered, stored, processed and prepared for weaving.
We will harvest willow bark, cattails, soft rushes and sedges from the waterways. Nettles and other trees barks will be explored and we will keep our eyes open for any other plants we can utilise as we gather.
We will cover a number of different weaving and basketry skills, such as coiling, plaiting and braiding, cordage making, twinning and finally weaving a small round bottomed split spoke basket with the materials we have gathered and prepared over the course.