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Willow Basket Weaving – Square Work

Willow Basket Weaving - Square Work


09/08/2017 - 10/08/2017    
10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Bookings closed

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A two day basket weaving workshop in traditional ‘stake and strand’ basket making, using prepared willow and some willow grown at Denmark Farm on the wetland system to add colour and texture.
Over these 2 days we will be working with different traditional basketry techniques, starting with a square base made in a clamp. Choose your own proportions to create a square basket either with finger holds for carrying, willow roped handles or a bow handle for a square shopping basket. 
Most suitable for people with some previous basket making experience, however if you are a beginner you are very welcome to join us so long as you are not too ambitious with the overall size of your basket. You can also join our Beginner’s event on Tuesday 8th August 2017.
All tools and materials provided. If you have your own sharp secateurs and a knife, please bring them along.  

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 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 2015


P1010410 (2)IMG_8704Fee: £90 per person for two days (includes tuition, all materials and hot drinks throughout the workshop)

Accommodation available on site: £18 (shared dormitory) or from £30 (private ensuite Eco Lodge room) prices per person per night.

All accommodation subject to availability. Call us on 01570 493358 or send us an e-mail to check dates.

Minimum of 2 nights stay in Eco Lodge.

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Bookings are closed for this event.

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