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Make Your Own Rush Hat with Owen Jones and Jane Bradley

Saturday 14 August, 09.00am – 5.00pm
£65.00, includes refreshments and lunch

About this Workshop


Join local oak swill and rush basket makers, Owen Jones and Jane Bradley and make your own bespoke rush hat under their experienced guidance.

The perfect accessory for warm summer months, you’ll  make your hat using English rush harvested from the river by Owen. A natural, strong and sustainable material, you can choose to make a boater style or round top (which can be made into a trilby style) using a made-to-measure block crafted by Owen to ensure your finished hat is a snug fit. 
You don’t need any previous experience to take part and all of the  tools and materials needed will be provided. 

The school costs £65.00 per person and includes all materials, refreshments and lunch. Advanced booking is essential by Wednesday 11 August. Book Here.

About the Tutors:

Oak swill basket maker Owen Jones lives and works in the village of Nibthwaite in the Crake Valley. Taught by retired ‘Swiller’ John Barker in 1988, Owen learn his craft from within the tradition and is now the only full-time oak swill basket maker in Britain.
Jane Bradley has been basket making for over 20 years, having first learnt  to weave  in New Zealand with flax. Her main materials are willow and rush all of which she grows or harvests. Jane divides her time between basket making and gardening and has her studio at her home in Witherslack.  

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