Sweet Chestnut Bark Basketry

Come and join me in a beautiful ancient woodland in East Sussex for a day of harvesting, processing and weaving sweet chestnut bark.

Enjoy the whole process of making a beautiful basket or container from scratch, i.e. from tree to basket in one day. You will learn about the best time for harvesting, how to dry and prepare the materials and what other types of bark and other materials you can use as well. This course is aimed at beginners so no special skills are required however it is a very hands on practical course so may prove difficult for anyone struggling with using their hands. More experienced weavers that want to learn more about the material may want be more creative in their basketry!

All tools and equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own bushcraft type knife if you want. Tea and coffee provided.





Sweet Chestnut Bark Basketry

About the facilitator, Mark Lloyd

Mark Lloyd

Mark originally trained as a Bushcraft Instructor 16 years ago and has been a forest school leader for the past 15 years. In this role, he has worked extensively with a wide range of people and abilities.

HIs love for nature led him to want to immerse himself in the land more and for the past 13 years he has had the privilege of tending, working, sharing and playing in his own woodland. He produces charcoal for barbeques, firewood and does a lot of green woodworking.

Next available dates

Date: Saturday 8th June 2024

Please note places are limited

Time: 09.30am – 4.00pm

Cost: £75.00

Location: West Wartling Woods Near Herstmonceux. 

What to bring: Please bring your lunch and drinks. Tea and coffee will be provided.

forest location

Why choose Circle of Life Rediscovery?

Circle of Life Rediscovery CIC has over 25 years of experience in training professionals and inspiring thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds into the outdoors in both the UK, Ireland, Portugal and SE Asia.

We are a leading organisation in nature connection and personal development. As such,we’ve received many grants and awards for our work with groups across different ages and backgrounds.

Our team also offers bespoke training. Get in touch to discuss your requirements.