Basket-making with Felicity Irons of Rushmatters

Rushmatters is one of the last remaining English rush weavers and the makers of baskets, rush placemats, weave furniture etc that supply Heckfield Place, Highgrove and more. Especially for London Craft Week, founder Felicity Irons will be holding a traditional basket making workshop in collaboration with British Standard at the brand’s newly refurbished Hoxton Showroom this May.

Photography by Alexis Hamilton for British Standard Cupboards

Learn how to make your own basket using crops that Irons harvests herself and a range of techniques including twining, coiling, plaiting, knotting, sewing and roping. Over the course of a freshly prepared lunch, Irons will be in conversation with Katie Fontana, founder of British Standard, discussing the history and traditions of a craft that remains unchanged since Anglo Saxon times. There will also be a range of rush table top accessories for sale at the British Standard Hoxton Showroom for the duration of London Craft Week (8 – 12 May 2019).

Basket-making with Felicity Irons of Rushmatters
Friday 10 May 2019, 10am - 5pm
British Standard Cupboards 41 Hoxton Square, N1 6PB
£60 (booking essential)
— Daisy Allsup
24th April 2019