An introduction to exposed core, stitched coil basketry. Discover how to identify, process and use common plant fibres from the garden. Your tutor will bring along a selection of plants like daffodil, day lily, montbretia and iris leaves for you to use. You will learn at least one of the stitches that can be used in coil basketry and make a coiled mat or a small coiled basket.
Sat 26th January
SQUARE RUSH BASKETS
Discover the joy of working with bulrush. It is soft, malleable and lightweight making it gentle to work with. Learn how to handle and prepare the rush and then, by using traditional basic techniques including check weave and pairing, make a square basket on a mould.
Wed 30th January
These beautiful living structures enhance any garden or community space. Come along and learn how to site, plan, lay out and construct a living willow arch. You will also learn how to weave a living willow harlequin tree to take home. Students will need to bring a large pot to plant their tree into (minimum 10 litres).