Willow Workshop at Blacksmiths Cottage - 2 day Stake and Strand Basket Workshop - 2 & 3/3/2024
SalixArts Willow Workshop
2 Day Stake and Strand Basket Workshop
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd March 2024, 10am - 5pm, £210
A two day basket course making baskets using locally grown organic willow
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 traditional 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.
Simple, yummy vegetarian lunches and refreshments are included in the price of £210, 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 £10 - £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]