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Willow Weaving – ‘Alibaba’ Linen Basket – 1 place left

Willow Weaving - 'Alibaba' Linen Basket - 1 place left

On this two day course you will be weaving a beautiful and practical ‘alibaba’ shaped linen basket, using a variety of naturally coloured willows.

linen laundry basketDoing the washing will never again feel like a chore!

This is the first course in a run of five days of laundry themed basket weaving.

We will make a traditional base with a German wale foot, and the sides can either be slewed or French randed, and finished with a rod border.
linen laundry basketThis is a big project, so you will only manage the main body of the linen basket in the two days. If you would like to make a lid, then it is recommended to book onto the following one day round/peg basket course on Sunday 18th Feb 2024. On that day you can make either a lid (or a peg basket if you prefer!).

This course is ideally for people who have had some previous basketry experience.

All tools and materials provided. Please wear warm old clothing.

Tutor: Jane Welsh

Jane is an experienced basket maker and attentive teacher. Her knowledge and love of willow is inspiring. She will also have a range of her own baskets for sale at extremely reasonable prices.

“I had forgotten pretty much everything about basket weaving and I took part in this workshop to remind myself so that I can continue at home. I now can continue! The teaching was very good, Jane was observant, informative and careful to ensure reasonably high quality results. Denmark Farm is a top venue with great facilities”. Blue Morgan

“Thank you so much for arranging the basket making course. Jane is an amazing and thoughtful teacher. She gives everyone her undivided attention and responds to what they want to do and their level. It is relaxing just to be with her and I learn so much. A big thank you! It was like a mini-holiday.” Jane Johns

Fee: £130 (includes tuition and hot drinks throughout the day)

There is an additional fee of £25 for the materials. Please bring this in cash and pay to the tutor on the day.

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Places are limited to seven participants per event and must be booked in advance.

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You may also be interested in other creative workshops at Denmark Farm. Please see our events calendar for our full list.

For accommodation during this workshop in our self-catering Eco Lodge or shared Dormitory please do get in touch to check availability.

Mae’r holl enillion o’n digwyddiadau a gwyliau’n cael eu hailfuddsoddi’n uniongyrchol i reoli ein gwarchodfa natur 40 erw. Diolch i chi am eich cefnogaeth a chofiwch ddod i ymweld â ni’n fuan.

All proceeds from our events and holidays are ploughed directly back into managing our 40 acre nature reserve. Thank you for your support and please do come to visit soon.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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