Willow Weaving – Posie Basket

Date/Time
Date(s) - 11 Jul 2022
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM


A one day traditional willow weaving workshop in which we will be using a variety of natural willows to make a little posie basket.

This is a little round basket with bow handle, incorporating a traditional base, waled and randed sides and a simple rod border. Suitable for beginners to start learning the basics of basket making. A nice size for collecting a flower posie or eggs or for children to play with.

You will be learning traditional willow ‘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 suitable for complete beginners but if you’ve made a basket before and would like a refresher day this is a good opportunity. 
 
Children aged 12+ are welcome, with an accompanying adult.
 
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: Jane Welsh

Jane is our guest tutor from Devon, usually visiting West Wales to teach at Denmark Farm twice a year. Jane is a very skilled 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.

See Jane’s website here.

willow weekend“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 

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

Workshop Fee: £55 per person

NB. There is an additional £10 per person for materials, to be paid in cash on the day.

Click here to read our terms and conditions of booking

NB. COVID-19: This workshop will take place according to COVID safety regulations at the time of running.

  • Please do a lateral flow test just before leaving home. 
  • Do not attend if you should be self-isolating for any reason.
  • Come prepared to work in a well ventilated room or outside undercover (with plenty of warm clothes).
  • Please bring a packed lunch and cup.
  • A selection of teas and coffee will be provided.

You may also be interested in other creative workshops at Denmark Farm including Construct a Pole Lathe, Bushcraft, Willow Weaving ~ Backpack Basket, Repair & Rewear, Roundwood Timber Framing, ecology, conservation and countryside crafts. See our events page for the full list.

For accommodation during this workshop in our self-catering Eco Lodge, shared Dormitory or Eco Campsite please do get in touch to check availability.
 

Mae’r holl enillion o’n digwyddiadau a gwyliau’n cael eu hailfuddsoddi’n uniongyrchol i reoli ein gwarchodfa natur 40 erw. Diolch i chi am eich cefnogaeth a chofiwch ddod i ymweld â ni’n fuan.

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

Willow Weaving - Posie Basket

£55.00


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