Native Hands workshop – crafts, foraging & nature connection
I spent a wonderful day in the Sussex countryside near Lewes at a workshop run by Ruby Taylor. We made stitched bark containers and started with gathering the bark and went through the whole making process and brought home a finished container.
Here’s my stitched bark container in progress
Not only did we learn new skills and knowledge about trees and woodlands but we spent a peaceful day in beautiful surroundings around an open fire, with dappled sun, and in good company. Ruby passed on her enthusiasm for making things from natural materials, respecting our environment and enriching our experiences by enjoying and appreciating our surroundings.
Here are some of the things that you can make on one of Ruby’s workshops.
You can find out more on her website: http//:www.nativehands.co.uk
It was a fantastic birthday present and one of the best I’ve ever had!