Heritage Skills: Swill Basket Making

Local expert Owen Jones will show you how to start with a coppiced oak tree and a bundle of hazel rods and go through the whole process to complete your own swill basket.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn the rare craft of swill basket making, once so common in this area but now just practised by a handful of people. Owen Jones is known nationally for his dedication to the beautiful and practical skill of swill making.

We have six subsidised places on offer so we ask you to tell us in less than 250 words why you want to learn to make swills. We will select the six that impress us the most.

Please send your submissions to Rebecca Oaks by 1 December 2017.
Email: rebecca.oaks@btinternet.com
Post: Rebecca Oaks, Heritage Skills Programme Coordinator, Rusland Horizons, Lake District National Park Southern Office, Saunderpot, Haverthwaite, LA12 8AB

We will confirm the allocated places by the 8 December 2017.

Location: Spout Meadow, High Nibthwaite

Caption:  Owen Jones's students show off their creation
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