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Willow Workshop at Blacksmiths Cottage - 2 day Stake and Strand Basket Workshop - 30 & 31/5/2024

SalixArts Willow Workshop

2 Day Stake and Strand Basket Workshop with Debbie Hall at Blacksmith Cottage  
Thursday 30th and Friday 31st May 2024, 10am - 5pm, £190

A two day basket course making baskets using locally grown organic willow

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This workshop is suitable for all - the shape of the basket you make will be determined by your level of experience. Beginners will make round baskets and those with a few baskets under their belts can choose round or oval. Numbers are limited to just 4 participants so that you receive lots of individual attention, and this in-depth 2 day workshop allows plenty of time to really absorb techniques effectively without rushing - the best way to learn!

Beginners can expect to complete a medium - large shopper with handle or a small log basket in the two days. More advanced students may get to make 2, though starting a second in class and finishing it at home is a more likely outcome. The majority of the techniques used are those of traditibas19update58onal stake and strand basketry. Handles can be traditional wrapped willow or wood. I can provide the former, but if you wish to use something a little more unusual, such as driftwood, contorted hazel, chunky vine or ivy then please bring your own material for a handle. Something with a pronounced curve tends to work best.

2 day basket workshop june 2013 1Simple, yummy vegetarian lunches and refreshments are included in the price of £190, but materials are charged for at the end of the workshop depending on how much you actually use - to give you some idea, the willow cost for a medium round or oval basket would be about £12, £14 -£16 for a small log basket.

Bed and breakfast at the cottage is now available. Please enquire if you're interested.

For more information or booking please contact Debbie on 07736952730, or [email protected]

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