Willow Weaving – Round Shopper – 3 Places Left

Date/Time
Date(s) - 11 Oct 2022 until 12 Oct 2022
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM


On this two day course you will make a round willow shopping basket with a traditional round base, waled and randed sides, rod border and a bow handle.

 
willow round shopperThis course is ideal for beginners or those wanting to develop their weaving techniques. Over the two days there will be time to go over the processes of making a round basket in detail and, depending on speed, there may be the opportunity to make another smaller basket to reinforce your new skills.
 

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. You can choose from a variety of naturally coloured willow to make your own unique and beautiful basket.

All tools and materials provided. If you have your own sharp secateurs and a knife, please bring them along. Please wear warm old clothing.

Willow basket weavingTutor: 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.

“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: £110 per person

NB. There is an additional £20 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 not attend if you should be self-isolating for any reason.
  • Please come prepared to work in a well ventilated room.
  • 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: Willow Weaving ~ Backpack BasketRepair & 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 or shared Dormitory 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.

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Willow weaving ~ Round Shopper
£110.00

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