Date(s) - 17 Aug 2019 until 18 Aug 2019
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
A two day workshop exploring square basket making. You will make a strong willow basket which can be used as a useful storage or log basket.
You will learn to make a basket with a square base, waled and randed sides and a rod border. The handles can either be of roped willow or incorporated in the sides as finger holes. We will be using prepared basketry willow plus some grown at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre on the wetland system to add colour and texture.
For this course it would be good to have previous basketry experience or a very practically experienced approach.
All tools and materials provided. If you have your own sharp secateurs and a knife, please bring them along. Please wear warm old clothing.
Jane is a very experienced basket maker and attentive teacher. Her knowledge and love of willow is inspiring. She lives and works in Devon and we are grateful that she makes a bi-annual trip to Denmark Farm to share her skills. Jane will have a small selection of her own baskets for sale at very 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: £90 (includes tuition, all materials and hot drinks throughout the day)
Additional willow grown at Denmark Farm will be available for you to purchase for future makes.
Places are limited to eight participants per event and must be booked in advance.
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.