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Garden Trug
COURSE FULL

Learn how to make this super, and very useful, garden trug frame basket. You will attach the frame to the ribs, learn the weave and how to adapt it for this style of the basket. You can make your basket with an over handle or side handles, the choice is yours. Each basket can be made in a variety of willows and foraged materials that are available at the time. Once woven, it’s ready for foraging adventures and collecting eggs, vegetables, berries or whatever you fancy!

Tutor will provide all materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee. 

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Thursday 20th June 2024
Tutor Alisha Davidson
Time 9.30am – 4.30pm
Ref 3475
Fees £90
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Berry Basket

This workshop is a wonderful introduction to basketmaking. You will make one traditional stake and strand basket using several varieties of coloured and stripped willow. Learn the principles of stake and strand basketmaking, making bases, inserting side stakes, 3 rod whale, a trac border and inserting a handle. Your lovely little basket will be perfect for berry or egg collecting.

Tutor will provide materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your course fee.

Suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience using willow.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Tuesday 2nd July 2024
Tutor Alisha Davidson
Time 9.30am – 4.30pm
Ref 3401
Fees £90
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Weaving Wild - Cordage Exploration
COURSE FULL

As plants reach their peak growth and strength we can utilise their natural properties to make durable and versatile string. We will experiment with a variety of plants to extract fibres for natural cordage. A forage in the Westhope grounds is also planned to harvest a few plants and weeds, maybe brambles and nettles etc. which can be used for further experimentation.

We will also experiment with a basketry technique called 'looping'- using cordage to make knotless netted baskets.

Cordage not only allows you to make beautiful string baskets and bags, it also opens up new possibilities for creating fixtures, fastenings and handles for other baskets you may make.

Tutor will provide some materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Wednesday 10th July  2024
Tutor Jeanette Gray
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3316
Fees £95
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Zarzo Basket

The Zarzo basket is a design based on a Spanish tray used to drain cheese.

Danish basketmaker Ulla Misser took the basic design and experimented with making deeper baskets which are extremely striking and popular. During this workshop, you will be taught this special technique and create a round Zarzo basket.

Tutor will provide materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your course fee.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A picnic lunch will be provided.

Date Tuesday 6th August  2024
Tutor Alisha Davidson
Time 9.30am – 4.30pm
Ref 3476
Fees £95
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Weaving Wild – Stitched Braid Baskets
COURSE FULL

Stitched braid baskets are found all over the world, with archaeological evidence of their creation dating back to the Paleolithic Period. On this one day workshop you will learn how to harvest and prepare various materials suitable for this simple yet versatile basketry technique, focusing on locally gathered grasses which we will plait and sew into one or two small pots to take home.

This workshop is suitable for beginners, and will open up a world of basketry possibilities!

Tutor will provide some materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Thursday 10th October 2024
Tutor Jeanette Gray
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3341
Fees £95
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