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Workshop/Course, from 13 Feb 2020, £60-£70

Weaving rush plaited mats

Weaving rush plaited mats


Derek Upton Centre,
NP26 3DD


Magor Marsh


Part of our series of discovering traditional Gwent Levels skills, learn how to plait Scirpus lacustris (bulrush) and Typha rushes into nine strand flat plaits to be sewn up into traditional door and bath mats on this 2-day course subsidised by the Living Levels Programme: Day 1 on the 13th February and Day 2 on the 27th February.

You will be taught a variety of plaiting techniques on Day 1 to produce a length of plait which will then be sewn up using jute into durable, attractive mats on Day 2. (February 27th).

This is an age old technique which has been used throughout the ages to produce durable, functional floor coverings

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Dates Times
Thu 27 Feb 2020


£60 GWT members £70 non-members for both days



See location of Magor Marsh on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: ST 430864  Lat: 51.57428 Long: -2.82383


Exit the M4 at Junction 23A and follow signs into Magor village on the B4245. On entering Magor continue through the village and then take a turning on the right signposted Redwick. Follow the road round to the right soon afterwards (also signed Redwick), and then follow the road past the ruins of the Priory on your left and over a narrow railway bridge. Turn left immediately after the railway bridge and follow this road for about 400 metres, and the reserve entrance is on the right. Park in the small car park beside the Trust’s Derek Upton Centre (grid ref: ST 428 866). This education centre is used by school groups during term time, but it is not open to the general public except for special events.

From Newport there is a local bus service (Number 61) which stops directly outside the reserve. Other bus services run to Magor village.

Parking: free