Venue Chicken Shed (Craft Studio)
£150 for the two-day course
Next date 26th October 9:30 am
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About this course
October 26 and 27 (two day course), 9.30-5pm each day
Using willow from the Somerset levels, this is a great beginners’ introduction to basket weaving.
You will make a small shopping basket, working through the techniques and stages of stake and strand round basketry in the English tradition (base, sides, border, handle). The focus will be developing a feel for the materials, learning good practices and hand positions and mastering the tools.
Materials for the work will have been prepared in advance by grading, soaking and mellowing so that they are ready for you to use, but Hilary will show you the process using dry willow, so that you learn how to do this for yourself.
Information for participants
Please arrive in time to collect a parking permit if you are travelling by car (you can collect this from the course tutor).
All materials are prepared and the tools you will need will be provided by the tutor.
You may like to bring an apron and a notebook.
Please wear comfortable clothes and let the tutor know of any problems you may have with your back or hands as basketmaking is a fairly physical activity.
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Course details subject to change
Please note: 25% of your course fee is non-refundable should you need to cancel your place
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