13th
Sep

Rush Workshop Testimonials - September 2016

Bags, Baskets, Cushions, Hats, Plaiting, Sewing, Tablemats

"Hi Felicity, absolutely brilliant, another great weekend, just not long enough, absolute heaven, to be able to immerse myself in something without any interruptions, sheer bliss. Not only did I feel as though I made some progress with the weaving, it enforced my determination to continue at home, already got it organised in barn. But it was also great therapy, with inspiring surroundings and an opportunity to meet an interesting group of people, I left feeling so uplifted and calm... Thanks Felicity for making all this possible. As I said, if only I lived closer I would offer my services for mundane general duties, or even a week internship! Thanks again, now considering November date. Very best wishes, Suzanne." - From Norfolk

"Hello Felicity, a slightly belated thank-you for a wonderful workshop last weekend - once again I'm amazed at your patience and the generosity with which you share your expertise (I'm sure a sense of humour helps too!). Nice people, great food, lovely rushes - what more could anyone ask for? - oh, and a delightful little dog too!

Attached are photos of my finished tray/basket, with which I'm very pleased (one of them includes my cat Smudge having a good sniff at this unfamiliar object).  I was particularly encouraged when I compared my table mat from this workshop with those I'd made on previous occasions - it was definitely much neater and with a more consistent tension.  So I feel I am improving!

Thanks again, and all good wishes, Clare" - From Bristol (Returning students)

rush tray workshop

smudge with rush tray

september workshop 2016

september workshop 2016

september workshop 2016

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1st
Apr

Workshop Testimonials

Bags, Baskets, Cushions, Flooring, Hats, Plaiting, Sewing, Tablemats

Some lovely letters and emails I recieved from students who came to my March workshop last month.

 

"Dear Felicity,

It was lovely to spend the weekend before last with you and everyone involved in making it such an enjoyable experience.

I learnt so much from your excellent tuition and my basket is on the windowsill for regular sightings, with the rush flowers in an old glass bottle. It was great to learn too from what everyone else was making, and to be in such good company. Thank you too for catering for us so well - a real treat! I enjoye seeing all the lovely things you make and being in such a creative environment. Thankyou so much. With best wishes to you, your mum, Ivor and your friend Lynn who helped with the catering, and a pat to Molly!

Liz" 

 

"Dear Felicity,

Just a quick note to say thank you so much for a fantastic workshop. It

was great working with a new material, and I was interested to see how

the rush worked, it is a wonderful thing! Andrew and I really enjoyed

the two days, your workshop is really comfortable to work in, and the

lovely lunches with cider were amazing! Many thanks to all who catered,

it was an added bonus to be so well fed and kept going with tea, coffee,

and cake too.

It was great to meet you, and a real privilege to see your work! I

certainly won't forget it, you're a super teacher and your work is

beautiful. 

Well, I hope you had a good Easter weekend, Andrew is following you on

Instagram, and I may well join too. We haven't yet started on our floor

mat, we got home and found we had totally overestimated the space in the

bathroom, so we are now going for a hanging for the wall over the

stairs! I am now thinking that an half-oval mat would be good for the

bathroom, so I'll be trying that out and will let you know what happens.

 Many many thanks, Felicity, for such an inspiring weekend! Jane"

 

Our next workshop is in September, there are currently two places left. Please see the workshop page for more details and booking forms! 

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24th
Mar

March Workshop 2016

Bags, Baskets, Cushions, Flooring, Hats, Plaiting, Sewing, Tablemats

Viviana took loads of photos during the workshop and kindly forwarded them to me. There are various shots of my rush barn and students busy at it.

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march workshop '16

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march workshop '16

march workshop '16

march workshop '16

Our next workshop is in September, only two places left currently. Please see our workshop page for booking forms and details. 

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21st
Mar

March Workshop 2016

Bags, Baskets, Cushions, Flooring, Footwear, Hats, Plaiting, Sewing, Tablemats

My weekend workshop last weekend 19th and 20th was a great success. There were 8 students here from all over the country. Several people made some plaiting on the Saturday so we were able to sew it on Sunday as it had time to dry over night.

march workshop '16

Viviana started making her beach bag from her plait. She is moving to LA and will definitely be using it on the beach.

march workshop '16

march workshop '16

Richard and Jane are determined to continue their plaiting at home and want to make a runner for their bathroom- brilliant work.

march workshop '16

Several bread baskets, sets of table mats, garlic baskets and bags were finished by the students. Lots of concentration and lots of laughs throughout the weekend.

My next course in 3rd and 4th September 2016. At the moment there are 2 places left.

Please see our workshop page for more details and booking forms. 

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7th
Jan

Fibs & Fibulae

Bags, Baskets, Cushions, Surprises, Tablemats

Jane is one of my regular students at my workshops. She makes wonderful rush creations. She has a upcoming touring exhibition. 

fibs & fibulae

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22nd
Dec

Workshop dates for 2016

Bags, Baskets, Cushions, Flooring, Footwear, Hats, Plaiting, Sewing, Tablemats

Our workshop dates for 2016 are;

19th and 20th March

3rd and 4th September 

19th and 20th November 

Click here for more details and booking forms. 

rush tablemats

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15th
Oct

New born baby Alexandra

Baskets, Cushions, Surprises

We recieved this photo this weekend from a client who we made a moses basket for. Lovely. 

"Hi Felicity, just a quick email to say thank you again! It's a beautiful basket and the smell is just lovely! Olivia - Dorset"

baby alexandra

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7th
Sep

Rush Pouffes Finished!

Cushions, Furniture, Plaiting, Sewing, Surprises

These were a recent commission. Rush pouffes, two at 1.5 metre diameter and two at 2 metre diameter. They are entirely filled with rush. Made to measure. Please ring for a quotation. 

rush pouffe

rush pouffe

Boss dog. 

rush pouffe

Molly and Boss dog.

rush pouffe

Molly and Boss dog. 

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2nd
Jun

May 2015 workshop testimonials

Bags, Baskets, Cushions, Flooring, Hats, Plaiting, Sewing, Tablemats

"Dear Felicity & fellow rush weavers. Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the weekend in my attempts in rush weaving; I enjoyed every minute & was very grateful for your patience with me & my basket Felicity! The food at Pasquale's was simply delicious & very well found, your energetic teaching and wonderful enthusiasm for working with rush and disseminating the information in your teaching was just great Felicity. Very good to meet you all & hope that you came safely home. With every good wish, Nicky"

"I also had a fabulous time and am very pleased with my efforts!  Thank you. Fenella"

"I too really enjoyed the weekend it was fun meeting you all. I feel confident and inspired with Felicity's teaching to complete the rush mat I started at the weekend. Happy rushing. Alice"

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1st
Jun

May Workshop 2015

Bags, Baskets, Cushions, Flooring, Hats, Plaiting, Sewing, Tablemats

Last weekend I ran a workshop here with seven students from all over the country and one gentleman came over from New York. They made a fantastic variety of pieces and we all had a great time. 

Nicky threading her stakes away on her twill weave rectangular basket.

students basket

Steven, from New York made a tiny, tiny little basket for his garlic. Quite sweet.

workshop garlic basket

Julian working on his third piece of the weekend. A windmill knot cushion. 

student knotting

Agatha sewing her five-end plait into a small bathmat. 

workshop sewing

Nicky's completed basket with her own spun wool. 

students finished basket

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