Date(s) - 14 Aug 2019
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 posy 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 posy’s or eggs or for children to play with.
You will be learning 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.
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
“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
Fee: £45 (includes tuition, all materials and hot drinks throughout the day)
Additional willow will be available for you to purchase for future makes.
Places are limited to eight participants per event and must be booked in advance.
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.