Heritage Skills 2019: Swill Basket Making

Location: Spout Meadow, High Nibthwaite. Postcode: LA12 8DF

Swills are very traditional baskets from the Furness area. During the three day course local expert Owen Jones will show you how to start with a coppiced oak tree, 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.

Meal breaks: Lunch provided each day and all tea/coffee etc.

Directions: Please drive to Spout Meadow in High Nibthwaite (at southern end of Consiton Lake), where you will be directed where to park.

What to wear: Either outside or in an unheated workshop so dress according to the weather.

Age Limit: courses are designed for 18years and over. If you are under 18, please contact us on rusland.horizons@lakedistrict.gov.uk to discuss other opportunities.

Please contact Rebecca at rebecca.oaks@btinternet.com or your instructor if you have any questions.

Concession: Course Fees – Concessions we are not offering concessions this year but if you would like to attend and the cost is prohibitive please do contact us via email to rusland.horizons@lakedistrict.gov.uk to see if we can help.

Cancellation: In order to receive a full refund, you must notify us 30 days of the course start date that you are unable to attend.

We are unable to offer refunds for any part of a course altered at short notice because of the weather.

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Rusland Horizons was a Landscape Partnership funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund until July 2019. It is now being delivered by The Rusland Horizons Trust Limited. Company No. 2133450; Charity No. 519410; Registered Office: Bleacott Farm, Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6RZ.