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Willow Weaving – Top Hat Basket

Willow Weaving - Top Hat Basket


16/02/2018 - 17/02/2018    
10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Bookings closed

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During this workshop you will make a small comfortable basket, with concave sides and a rod border, ideal for a quick trip into town!

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. A choice of natural coloured willows will be available.

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 Thursday 15th February 2018. For more experienced basket makers it may be possible to make another small basket during the two days.
All tools and materials provided. If you have your own sharp secateurs and a knife, please bring them along.  

Tutor: Jane Welsh

Willow basket weavingJane 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

Fee: £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 £35 (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.

NB. Minimum of 2 nights stay in Eco Lodge.

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Bookings are closed for this event.

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