Willow Weaving ~ Make a Welsh Cyntell Basket

Date(s) - 10 Feb 2018 until 11 Feb 2018
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

During this workshop you will make a traditional Welsh framed basket, called the Cyntell, which was an agricultural basket used for crop harvesting and carrying animal feed. 

Willow Cyntell BasketA pre-formed and dried willow hoop for the basket rim and some pre-formed ribs will be provided to get you started. You will have the chance to whittle additional ribs from split fresh willow as well as weave the basket with prepared willow.  

Suitable for all levels – some knife work is involved.  

All tools and equipment will be provided.  

Workshop Tutor: Justine Burgess of West Wales Willows.
Justine originally trained as an engineer, and worked in the charity and education sectors, before becoming a partner in West Wales Willows with her husband, Alan.  On their smallholding in Carmarthenshire, they grow around 250 varieties of willow and sell it as cuttings and rods during the winter for others to grow, as well as selling their own willow products and sharing her expertise through workshops. 

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

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Workshop Fee: £75 per person

NB. There is an additional £20 per workshop for materials, to be paid in cash on the day.

Additional willow will be available for you to purchase for future makes.


You may also be interested in other creative  workshops at Denmark Farm including Willow weaving ~ Beginners, Make a Top Hat Basket and Willow Weaving ~ Plant Supports / Obilisks. Please see our events calendar for our full list.
If you’d like to make a weekend of it and stay at Denmark Farm, please enquire about availability in our self-contained Eco Lodge or Shared Dormitory.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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