Aug
26
2020
Ruby Taylor

September forage of the month: elderberry elixir

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Posted Aug 26 2020 by Ruby Taylor of Native Hands
Elderberries for an elderberry elixir

With autumn approaching, Ruby Taylor of Native Hands shares one of her all-time favourite recipes for an elderberry elixir. Read more …

Jun
10
2020
Ruby Taylor

May – June forage of the month with Ruby Taylor

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Posted Jun 10 2020 by Ruby Taylor of Native Hands
Elderflower by Tony Hisgett

Elderflower fritters, anyone? Ruby Taylor of Native Hands shows us how to make a delicious early summer delicacy in her May – June forage of the month. Read more …

Apr
28
2020
Ruby Taylor

April forage of the month with Ruby Taylor

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Posted Apr 28 2020 by Ruby Taylor of Native Hands
April forage of the month : nettle soup

In her April forage of the month, Ruby Taylor of Native Hands takes the sting out of nettles with a delicious soup recipe. Read more …

Apr
8
2020
Ruby Taylor

March – April forage of the month with Ruby Taylor

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Posted Apr 8 2020 by Ruby Taylor of Native Hands
April forage of the month : cleaver and nettle tonic

Ruby Taylor of Native Hands shares her March – April forage of the month, starring cleavers and nettles in a springtime tonic we can appreciate all the more in these challenging times. Read more …

Feb
5
2020
Ruby Taylor

February forage of the month with Ruby Taylor

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Posted Feb 5 2020 by Ruby Taylor of Native Hands
Bramble tips as February forage of the month

Bramble tips are on the menu with spring approaching, as Ruby Taylor of Native Hands shares her February forage of the month. Read more …

Dec
29
2019
Ruby Taylor

December forage of the month with Ruby Taylor

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Posted Dec 29 2019 by Ruby Taylor of Native Hands
December forage of the month: so-called King Alfred's cakes

With edible pickings thin on the ground for her December forage of the month, Ruby Taylor of Native Hands instead collects inedible fungi for fire making, commonly known as King Alfred’s cakes. Read more …

Nov
20
2019
Ruby Taylor

November forage of the month with Ruby Taylor

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Posted Nov 20 2019 by Ruby Taylor of Native Hands
November forage of the month: rose hips

Learn how you can soothe your sore throat sugar-free with rosehip vinegar, as Ruby Taylor of Native Hands shares her November forage of the month. Read more …

Oct
10
2019
Ruby Taylor

October forage of the month with Ruby Taylor

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Posted Oct 10 2019 by Ruby Taylor of Native Hands
October forage of the month : blackberries

Ruby Taylor of Native Hands shares her forage of the month for October with a delicious fruit leather recipe we can’t wait to try… Read more …

Sep
10
2019
Ruby Taylor

September forage of the month with Ruby Taylor

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Posted Sep 10 2019 by Ruby Taylor of Native Hands
Nettles make a great forage of the month for September

Ruby Taylor of Native Hands shares her forage of the month for September, with stress-busting nettle seeds the star of the show as autumn approaches. Read more …

Jul
31
2019
Ruby Taylor

Making an oak swill with basket maker Owen Jones

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Posted Jul 31 2019 by Ruby Taylor of Native Hands
Ruby and Owen making an oak swill basket

We hear from Ruby Taylor of Native Hands about her recent trip to the Lake District, learning how to craft an oak swill with basket maker Owen Jones. Read more …

Sep
20
2018
Ruby Taylor

Pottery on the wild side: digging your own clay

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Posted Sep 20 2018 by Ruby Taylor of Native Hands
Digging your own clay is possible if you know where to look (and don't mind getting wet!)

Digging your own clay – too much hassle or a whole lot of fun? We hear from Ruby Taylor of Native Hands about how to source your own clay, as she does for her wild pottery courses in Sussex. Over to her from here…  Read more …

May
3
2018
Ruby Taylor

Making a netted bag using looped cordage with Ruby Taylor

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Posted May 3 2018 by Ruby Taylor of Native Hands
A selection of looped cordage netted bags

Ruby Taylor of Native Hands shares how to make a netted bag using looped cordage and explores the history of using natural fibres to produce wild cordage. Read more …

Nov
21
2017
Ruby Taylor

Making an ash pack basket

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Posted Nov 21 2017 by Ruby Taylor of Native Hands
Ruby's finished ash pack basket

In a post kindly shared from the Native Hands blog, our basketry specialist Ruby Taylor recounts a recent trip to the woods to make a beautiful ash pack basket. Read more …

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