25th April to 20th June at Brogdale Collections
A full one day course introducing you to the traditional craft of working with willow & basket weaving Get hands on a practical and learn the skills you need to work with willow and make baskets. Perfect for those new to basket weaving as well as those wishing to rekindle their skills.
Our one day Working with Willow course is the perfect introduction to one of the oldest crafts known, basket weaving remains dating back to 8,000BC have been found in Egypt! During the 1 day course you will learn the traditional skills necessary to work with willow and wave baskets, once you have the skills base the possibilities are endless for what you can go on to make at home.
Start the day by learning about the different types of willow, handling the material and understanding why and how the particular willows are used. Spend the rest of the day learning the process of making a small basket suitable for fruit, bread and other small items. Use locally grown willow to make your basket and take your finished creation home at the end of the day.
“I thoroughly enjoyed the session on Willow Weaving with Pat. She presented the task clearly and was very helpful throughout the workshop. She is warm and friendly and approachable. I would certainly consider attending another session in the future to learn how to make more items”
Dates: April 25th, May 16th & 30th, June 6th & 20th
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: Brogdale Farm