Working with Straw

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Straw Plaiting Workshops at COAM

Workshops available: Beginners workshop and hat plait Workshop

Length of each workshop: 10:30am-3:30pm

Minimum age: 16
Number of participants: 6

There will be a short lunch break, please bring a packed lunch or you can purchase a light lunch from our Village Kitchen.

Included in all working with straw experience days:

    • Tuition from our friendly and experienced course leader
    • All equipment and materials
    • Tea and coffee

Working with Straw – Beginners Workshop

A course designed for beginners as an introduction to the art of decorative straw work.

During the course there will be the opportunity to learn a little of the history of straw craft from it’s role in pagan times, the hat trade, through to the decorative uses of today. You will learn how to prepare the old variety of wheat straw that will be used during the day, and a variety of different plaits and techniques, using them to create different designs, for example: a Countryman’s Favour, heart and Glory Braid, together with ideas of how to decorate them. No previous experience is necessary.

£45 per person>

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Please email or call 01494 871 117 with any enquiries.

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