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An exciting workshop looking at plastic materials that have been collected from beaches and how to repurpose these using coil basketry techniques. You will learn the basic process of coil basketry and at least one of the stitches that can be used in this process. Using these new skills, you will combine old fishing line and netting materials to make a small coil basket or place mat.

Date Tues 28th May
Tutor Colette Davies  
Time 9.30am to 4.30pm  
Ref 2446  
Fees £75  


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Learn the principles of frame basketmaking to make a beautiful and functional garden trug. The frame of the basket will be made from willow but you will have additional softer materials from the Westhope garden such as bulrush, day lily and iris to incorporate if you wish.

Date Tues 11th June
Tutor Clare Revera  
Time 10.00am to 4.30pm  
Ref 2447  
Fees £75  


Enjoy making a variety of willow structures for your garden. Learning a variety of weaving techniques, produce a horizontally woven perennial grow through or obelisk, or a beautiful decorative willow dragonfly. A fun, productive and relaxing day!

Date Tues 2nd July
Tutor Sophie Francis  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2394  
Fees £75  


A fun, one day workshop learning the principles of willow sculpture. You will learn how to weave willow to make a 3D shape which can be adapted to make a variety of sculptural forms. In this workshop, you will use your new skills to create a large willow orb for your garden.

Date Wed 7th August
Tutor Clare Revera  
Time 10.00am to 4.30pm  
Ref 2448  
Fees £75  


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, using the traditional techniques of pairing, doubled checkweave and twill weave, make a small, round fruit bowl sized basket over a mold. Previous experience of rush work is required for this workshop.

Date Tues 3rd September
Tutor Rosie Farey  
Time 9.30am to 4.30pm  
Ref 2396  
Fees £75  


Come along and learn this unique basketry technique. Be inspired, design and create both traditional and contemporary sculptural shapes for either practical or ornamental use. Let your imagination flow!

Date Tues 24th September and Wed 25th September
Tutor Eddie Glew  
Time 9.30am to 4.30pm  
Ref 2395  
Fees £155