Introduction to Traditional Oat Straw Weaving:
From Growing and Harvesting to Weaving – Sat Oct 8th – 10am – 4:30pm

Learn the traditional craft of weaving with oat straw as has been practiced in rural Ireland for centuries. Participants will learn the foundations of weaving with oat straw including some history, examples and guidance on how to begin learning this craft. All participants will make a stray boy hat to begin with and examples of how to create fruit bowls and hens nests will also be demonstrated.

Material cost: €5

Bookings & Information

Our Big workshop weekend offers a range of full-day courses to choose from. You can take a single course or two courses over the weekend. Our courses always get positive feedback from participants and you will benefit from on hand expert tutors with years of experience in their field. The weekend format also offers you the opportunity to meet like-minded people and to spend some time in our gardens, orchards and woodlands in beautiful East Clare.

You can book courses online or you can telephone us on 061 921866 or 921856.

  • Workshop prices: €80 per course.
  • 10% discount for supporters.
  • Workshops suitable for adults only children under 18 years are not permitted to attend.
  • Cafe serving lunch & refreshments.

The Seed Savers Cafe will be open on each course day for lunch, serving soup, tea and coffee, and homemade cakes. The Cafe is vegetarian and uses organic ingredients from the gardens and orchards whenever possible.