Straw and Rush Craft Workshop

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Have you ever wanted to learn the traditional skills of Irish rush and straw work?

As part of the LELP Heritage Skills project we invite you to come along to our Straw and Rush Craft Workshop with expert coach Steffi Otto, Heritage Crafts Alive on Saturday 21st May 2022 to Fermanagh House, Enniskillen 12:30pm – 4:30pm.

Expert Steffi will take you through the traditional art of straw and rush craft, an art common in years gone by to make items such asharvest bows, corn dollies, and toys.   You will have the opportunity also to learn about the straw making process from oat to craft and the importance of straw and rushes to families and industry throughout the years.

We are also delighted to be able to offer you the opportunity to grow your own straw, working in partnership with Edwina McGuckian from Sowing the Seed project (a Creative Ireland funded project in Co.Leitrim), Oat seed will be available on the day for you to take home and grow your own.  We also have some oats available for those that are unable to attend the training if this is something that you wish to avail of please contact Hazel on the email below and she will ensure that she will be able

To register please email Hazel Long at hazel.long@rspb.org.uk by Friday 13th May 2022 and specify any special dietary requirements.  As places are limited please book early to avoid disappointment.

Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

If you have any questions or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact myself or Hazel.

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