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Willow Weaving ~ Creel Weave Basket (COVID SAFE EVENT)

Willow Weaving ~ Creel Weave Basket (COVID SAFE EVENT)


01/08/2020 - 02/08/2020    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Bookings closed

Event Type

This light-weight oval basket uses the Irish “fishing creel” weave to create open, beautiful sides. 

willow creel weave basketDuring this two day workshop you will learn how to weave a Catalan base, set the stakes and begin the sides.  The sides will then be completed with the creel weave and you will also learn how to add shape to the top and weave the border.

Because there are more complex techniques involved than some other baskets, this creel weave basket workshop is more suitable if you have some experience of willow weaving (or attended any of our other willow workshops).

**This workshop does not include the straps.  You can source your own or purchase leather straps from the tutor on the day**

Take home your own unique and beautiful willow creel weave basket.

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. 

NB. This workshop will take place outdoors with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. There will be a small number of participants split between two undercover areas. Please come prepared to work outdoors with warm clothing etc. Please also bring all of your own drinks, food and cups etc. There will be access to a compost toilet with plenty of hand sanitiser available.

Places must be booked in advance.

Click for Terms and Conditions of Booking

Workshop Fee: £110 per person

NB. There is an additional £15 per person for materials, to be paid in cash on the day (straps are additional to this or bring your own).

You may also be interested in other creative craft workshops at Denmark Farm including; Creative Peg Loom WeavingFestive Rag Rug Wreaths. Please see our events calendar for our full list. 

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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