Fire and Fibre: Kindling and Weaving the threads of community
A collaborative cozy weekend among the trees hosted by Lucy O’Hagan, forager, rewilder, and beloved songstress, and Rosemary Kavanagh, traditional craftsperson, basket maker and lover of all things heritage.
Join us for a nourishing weekend of warmth and re-connection, welcoming in the gentle transition to autumn through celebrating the harvests of the land. Rekindle your inner fire, gather around the warmth of the community hearth and learn some ancient slow skills and nourishing craft of the land.
With the help of fire, fibre, foraging, song, and stories we will gather among the trees and aside the river. Creating a temporary community in rich connection to the land for the weekend.
We will be camping together, cooking over fire, sharing the days learning ancient skills and making new friends. Tuition includes nourishing breakfasts and wholesome dinners.* Participants are asked to provide their own lunches for Saturday and Sunday.
*Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions, i.e. gluten-free, wheat-free, cow-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, etc
The beautiful fertile fields and curvy forests of West Limerick, 45 minutes west of Limerick city along the Shannon River. This class will take place entirely outdoors. Our set up is rustic and simple, allowing for a more immersive experience with nature and direct connection with the land and ourselves.
The weekend of 11th – 13th September, 2020
Arrival from 5pm on Friday. Departure at 6pm on Sunday.
Friday: Arrival from 5pm, settling in, introductions, nourishing dinner by the fire, songs and stories.
Saturday: 8 – 9.30 Breakfast around the fire
10 – 1: Fire by friction (making our own kits and learning how to use them)- Lucy O’Hagan
2-3 Foraging wild foods taster for pizza toppings
3 – 5 / 6 : Fibre arts- Bull rush basketry – Rosemary Kavanagh
7-9: Wild Pizza making in the outdoor pizza oven
8 – 9.30 Breakfast around the fire
10-1 Wild harvested tinders – learning how to select and process fibres and fluff from nature to blow your friction embers into flame.
1-2 Lunch & Pack down tents
2-5 Continuing Bull Rush basketry. Meeting Rosemary’s beautiful willow coppice.
Who’s it for?
Anyone and everyone with a love for the wild and a wish to connect in a nature-based community. Outdoor educators, Forest School practitioners, Heritage craftsfolk- those wishing to learn or enhance their skills in ancestral fibre, fire and foraging crafts. And anyone who likes a good song and story around the fire!
€260 Early Bird price if booked before August 16th / €290 thereafter (Includes booking fee).
These days are inclusive for people of all abilities and backgrounds to learn and share together. We are queer-friendly, straight-friendly, race-friendly, gender-friendly, age-friendly—just plain friendly! If anyone makes you feel uncomfortable, please talk to us. We encourage open-mindedness, respect and a willingness to learn from each other. Let’s unlearn and rewild together.