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Rush and other natural fibres

Suitable for everyone, this course will explore baskets that can be made from rush and materials collected from the garden or further afield. Some garden and wild materials will be supplied, but bring your own too.

Leaves such as iris, crocosmia, daffodil, daylily, gladiolus, are all suitable – cut them long and hang them up in bunches by the tip ends somewhere airy to dry.

A great course for everyone interested in gardening and wild fibres or the cross over between textile and basketry.

You should take home at least one basket.

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

Suitable for complete beginners and improvers.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Wednesday 28th February 2024
Tutor Clair Murphy
Time 10.00am – 5.00pm
Ref 3406
Fees £110
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Berry Basket
COURSE FULL

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 Thursday 7th March 2024
Tutor Clare Shilvock
Time 9.30am – 4.30pm
Ref 3459
Fees £90
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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 Tuesday 19th March 2024
Tutor Alisha Davidson
Time 9.30am – 4.30pm
Ref 3398
Fees £90
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Rush Hats – Two Day Workshop

A fabulous two day workshop with Clair Murphy making rush sun hats.

Made over a hat block mould, this sun hat is woven using a pairing weave, or other weaves for those more experienced, and can have a variety of brims to suit your taste. Students will be asked to supply their chosen hat size ahead of the class so that a suitable hat block is available.

This course is suitable for beginners but requires perseverance!

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

A light lunch will be provided on both days of the workshop.

Date Tuesday 9th  & Wednesday 10th April 2024
Tutor Clair Murphy
Time 9.30am – 5.00pm
Ref 3407
Fees £220
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Woven Willow Chickens and Ducks

Spend a fun and creative day weaving a willow chicken or duck sculpture for your garden … or home!

You will learn how to sculpt different body shapes, use a random weave and how to add interesting details to make your sculpture lifelike.

You can choose on the day which one you would like to make.

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

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

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Tuesday 7th May 2024
Tutor Alisha Davidson
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3399
Fees £90
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Willow Asymmetric Basket

Come and make a small simple stake and strand basket to use for collecting berries, eggs or whatever you fancy! Use various willow varieties and foraged materials to make it unique. Your basket will have a distinctive asymmetric border and wooden handle which will make it stand out from more traditional baskets.

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

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

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Tuesday 28th May 2024
Tutor Alisha Davidson
Time 9.30am – 4.30pm
Ref 3400
Fees £90
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Weaving Wild - Willow Bark Pouches

In early summer, as the sap rises through the tree, it is possible to easily peel away the once tight fibres of the bark from the inner wood. This provides a supple, almost leather like material it is possible to fold and sew into useful containers.

On this one day course we will learn how and when to peel willow bark, store it and prepare it. We will also explore different wild fibres for stitching our baskets into beautiful little wearable bags to take home.

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 Wednesday 12th June  2024
Tutor Jeanette Gray
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3417
Fees £95
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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

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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Weaving Wild – Stitched Braid Baskets

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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