A Wednesday afternoon with a difference: Mandy Coates' rush basket workshop, postponed from an evening earlier in the year. As usual, Mandy gave excellent tuition: using rushes gathered from the waterways of Bedfordshire and with a baked bean tin as a template, we all came away with a little basket (although not all of us have quite finished the handle!).
Many thanks to Mandy, and to JM for the delicious flapjacks and shortbread.
The raw materials, wrapped in a damp cloth to keep them flexible.