Wild Grass Baskets with Ruby Taylor
Wild Grass Baskets with Ruby Taylor
Wild Grass Baskets with Ruby Taylor

Wild Grass Baskets with Ruby Taylor

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Course summary:

Learn how to make a small coiled basket from grass, learning what grasses you can harvest and how to process them.

The basketry technique of coiling is an ancient one and as an option there’ll be bone needles available to make your basket the way our Stone Age ancestors may have.

The sturdy basket that you will make is perfect for storing eggs and other similar sized objects.  You will also leave the course with all the knowledge you need to make another yourself at home.

Suitable for all levels, including beginners, this course has a mellow atmosphere. Groups are kept small to allow for individual attention.

Tutor Biography:

Ruby Taylor, founder of Native Hands, is inspired by working with natural materials foraged from woods, hedgerows and the land where a dialogue emerges between her hands and the materials.  Immersed in the whole cycle of production: harvesting in a sustainable way and processing the raw materials to create functional and sculptural pieces.

Usually teaching groups in the woodlands of East Sussex, Ruby brings her popular courses indoors with Atelier Beside the Sea during the winter months to continue sharing her unique approach to this craft.

Ruby is passionate about helping people develop their skills and creativity whilst developing their connection to the natural world.  With over 30 years’ experience, her teaching method comes with clarity, patience and humour.

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Refreshments provided:

Refreshments will be available during the class. A delicious lunch will be served supplied by one of our neighbouring independent businesses. You will be contacted ahead of the course date with menu options.

What to bring with you:

All materials are provided by Atelier Beside the Sea, although you may wish to collect some visual reference materials and a sketchbook and pencil to make notes and sketch out ideas.


If you would like to develop your skills in this area this course is perfect to attend time and time again as you will be supported to advance your techniques in each session.

Atelier Beside the Sea also has a range of 3D & Craft courses.

You may wish to also take a look at Ruby's upcoming Looped Rush Bag and Cordage courses.

Specific advanced courses will be added as we develop our range of courses throughout the year.  Please check the MAKE section of our website for course details or alternatively sign up to our mailing list at the bottom of this page to receive regular updates.

Booking terms & conditions:

You can view the MAKE booking terms & conditions here.

As we send information to you ahead of your course start date please ensure you provide full contact information when booking, including a contact number and email address.

Contact us:

If you have any questions about this course, please feel free to contact us at make@atelierbrighton.co.uk