• Fletcher

    Maker of Arrows. Read More
  • Cord or Point Maker

    Ties that bind.   Read More
  • Scrivener

    Skills with Quills. Read More
  • Rush Weaver

    Weaving rushes. Read More
  • Rushlight Maker

    The earliest form of medieval lighting. Read More
  • Seamstress

    Making and repairing our clothes. Read More
  • Leather Worker

    Trader of hides and maker of goods. Read More
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  • Cook

    Authentic medieval recipes. Read More
  • Tavern Keeper

    Refreshment anyone? Read More
  • Medieval Children

    Our youngest members. Read More
  • Friar

    Medieval pastoral care. Read More
  • The Hound

    Woody is our Rat Catcher and Truffle tracker. Read More
  • Man at Arms

    Ready for a fight? Read More
  • Archer

    Skilled English longbowman. Read More
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Weaving rushes.

An essential skill, creating a variety of practical items out of rushes - tall slender plants which grow alongside rivers.

Harvested in the summer whilst still green they are dried in a cool place and kept until needed. Easier to work with than willow, they are damped down before use and wrapped in a cloth to 'mellow'. Using wooden formers our rush weaver created a variety of baskets, pots and containers for household use as well as the occasional sunhat, a necessary item keeping the Company members safe in the sun.