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Willow Basket Weaving – Exploring Round Work ~ 3 Places left

Willow Basket Weaving - Exploring Round Work ~ 3 Places left


22/02/2019 - 23/02/2019    
10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Bookings closed

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Two day traditional willow basket weaving workshop in which we will explore different possibilities for round basket making.

Potential projects could be:-

willow basket weavingwillow basket weavingTop Hat Basket: An all time favourite! Make this small comfortable round shopper with concave sides and a rod border, ideal for a quick trip into town! Alternatively a larger straight or curved sided shopper can be made.

Waste Paper Basket: An essential and often overlooked household item. Incorporating different patterns in the side weaves and finished with a plaited border. There is no reason why your bin can’t be a work of art!

Harvesting Basket: A shallow, curved sided basket with rope handles or finger holes. Using rings of natural coloured willow to add texture and interest. A beautiful and practical basket for flinging your onions, broad beans and peas into whilst out in the vegetable garden or harvesting apples in the autumn.

You will make your chosen willow basket (Top Hat, Waste Paper or Harvester) during this two day workshop. You will learn traditional ‘stake and strand’ basket making, using prepared basketry willow plus some grown at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre on the wetland system to add colour and texture. 

This workshop is most suitable for those who have previously done some willow weaving. Beginners are also welcome but should plan to make a smaller basket and concentrate less on shape and fancier weaves.  If you’d like to attend our Beginner’s Willow Basket Weaving workshop this will be running on the day before on Thursday 21st February 2019.
All tools and materials provided. If you have your own sharp secateurs and a knife, please bring them along.  Please wear warm old clothing.

Tutor: Justine Burgess

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. 


Fee: £90 (includes tuition, all materials and hot drinks throughout the day)


Private rooms in our Self catering Eco Lodge and  shared dormitories are available at Denmark Farm

You may also be interested in other creative  workshops at Denmark Farm including; Willow Weaving ~ Rope Coil Basket and Willow Weaving ~ Garden Trug.  Please see our events calendar for our full list.



Bookings are closed for this event.

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