The perfect introduction to basketry & you will go home with an elegant basket made from beautiful willow & incorporating interesting traditional/contemporary weaves.
Working from a log section bottom the difficult job of ‘upsetting’ (putting in the upright stakes evenly spaced) the basket is already done for you. You will spend the day learning weaves & finish off with a chunky border. Handle holes or hazel handle may be attached if you wish. An easy start to learning the traditional craft of basketry. Please note for those who work at a slower pace there will be a simpler version of the weave/border.
Please note that this workshops assumes that you are able to move around the room/stand for periods of time & have good mobility in your hands/fingers. Should you need any assistance with this or need adaptations before the workshop please make us aware.
About the Tutor
Rachel is a professionally qualified teacher, willow basket, stained glass & natural cosmetics maker. She specialises in producing practical items from plants & willows foraged, coppiced, or grown for their specific properties. A lover of all things natural she also works as a woodland ranger in Sheffield. Rachel regularly exhibits/demonstrates at large events nationally & teaches for a number of organisations including the RHS & Musgrove Willows.
Timetable of the day
09:30 A warm welcome to @:Toolerstone with refreshments
10:00 Introduction to willow weaving
11:00 Coffee will be served
13:00. Delicious homemade, lunch in the refectory
14:00 Continue making your basket
16:30 Workshop ends but, you can take your creations home!
What is included?
- All materials & tools
- Aprons are provided for the day if required
- Refreshments & a delicious lunch
- Free onsite car parking
- The most important bit, your very own creations to take home
What do I need to bring?
- Glasses (if you need them for close-up work)
- Notebook & pen if you wish to make notes but e-notes & links will be sent after the workshop
We welcome all levels of experience from beginners to enthusiastic professionals.