Round Willow Basket Making –
Progressive Skills Course
Feb 1st & 29th, Mar 28th, Apr 18th, May 16th & 17th
If you have always wanted to take your basket making a step further, study in more depth and really practice your skills this is the perfect opportunity.
Join us for this enjoyable progressive course in traditional round willow basketry, where you will receive six days of weaving instruction building up to a round willow basket with handle. These are full day workshops where will learn how to store, prepare and work with Buff willow (no bark) and Brown willow (various colours with bark). Techniques will include round bases, upsetting, waling, pairing, randing, slewing, trac and rod borders and two handle styles. Handouts on tools, design, cultural and historical context and suppliers will be included.
With the careful and detailed instruction from Louise Arthur of ‘Rough Around the Hedges’ you will benefit from the ongoing tuition and prolonged input to enable you to produce baskets of quality which you are proud of!
1 February -Workshop 1: Willow flowers & Bird feeders.
29th February -Workshop 2: Wide Shallow tray or fruit bowl
28th March -Workshop 3: Storage basket with finger handles.
18th April -Workshop 4: Sweet pea basket in brown willow.
16 & 17th May -Workshop 5 & 6: Round shopper with handle.
Cost £450 for the 6 sessions including all materials
Please bring a packed lunch. Delicious cakes and biscuits together with hot and cold drinks will be available throughout the day to keep you fueled up!