Fabric, plants, weaving and healing

Learn Something Old

Plants for food, for fabric, healing and weaving.

Nettle, flax, weaving, medicine, herbs.

As spring blossoms into summer, this foraging workshop will introduce you to the wild abundance of this special season, as well as the beautiful flowers of May time.

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Spring Foraging Workshop with Tamara Colchester. Saturday 11 May. £60

We will identify around 15 of the wild edible plants and flowers that have long provided us with both food and medicine. Packed with vitamins and minerals they are a true superfood, and a magical addition to the stew pot or salad bowl. You will also be shown a number of the poisonous plants, making sure they are recognized and understood so that they can safely be avoided.

A mindful foraging walk, strengthening wild soup, and plenty of time to revise the plants we’ve learnt over fresh herbal tea, will ensure that everyone feels confident in naming and identifying each of the plants, along with how best to prepare them.

This herbal knowledge has long been our heritage, and reconnecting with the landscape in this way is both very simple and often quite profound. It is a lesson that will last a lifetime.

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Nettle workshop. Sunday 19 May, £65

Harvest some fresh nettles and learn about their folklore. You’ll learn how to make nettle fibre, turn it into string and how to spin it on a drop spindle. You’ll also have a chance to dye using nettles and make simple medicine. A nettle-based lunch cooked over an open fire is included. Tutor, Catherine Guilder.

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Funky Felt Fox. Sunday 9 June, £90

Felting with Alison Hemmings. Create a super, needle-felted fox, created over a wire armature. All day workshop.

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Flax and simple weaving. Sunday 30 June, £65

Tutor Catherine Guilder. We will learn to process flax fibre, spin into yarn and then weave with flax linen thread. It will be simple weaving and we will use Heddles and Lucets. It’s a full day with lots to learn.A lunch flavoured with flax seed and cooked over an open fire is included.

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Autumn Foraging Workshop with Tamara Colchester. Saturday 28 September. £60

As the wheel of the year turns towards autumn, this foraging workshop will take you deeper into the rich abundance of the berries, nuts and roots that nourish all those living close to the earth.

This foraging workshop will reveal how best to prepare the riches of the autumnal hedgerow. From processing acorns for coffee, digging up roots for cough syrups and nourishing stews, and finding berries for delicious drinks, we will immerse ourselves in the joyous business of preparing our larders for the winter to come.

A mindful foraging walk, strengthening wild soup, and plenty of time to revise all we’ve gathered over fresh herbal tea, this workshop ensures that everyone feels confident with how best to prepare all we’ve learnt as both food and medicine.

This herbal knowledge has long been our heritage, and reconnecting with the landscape in this way is both very simple and often quite profound. It is a lesson that will last a lifetime.

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