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Make A Soft Basket with Rushes

  • 2PM-5:30PM
  • May 20th

Make a soft basket by twining using rushes collected in Cork.

The long common rush that grows by the side of lakes and large rivers used to be gathered annually for what was once a busy basket industry. These rushes are still available but the business of this type of basketry is not currently being done in Ireland. We will learn the basic techniques and leave with a finished basket and learn also how to adapt it for other materials. Workshop facilitator Sonia from Kilcoe Studios will also bring examples of pre-made baskets to see.