Learn to weave a basket using traditional techniques.
This is a practical course involving movement around the workshop and working willow with your hands. It is a good idea to wear old clothes and practical shoes. You will be handling damp willow and, whilst every attempt will be made to keep the venue safe, the floor may become wet and slippery.
All materials and tools will be provided but you may wish to provide your own Sharp bypass secateurs for your personal use.
About the Tutor
I have always enjoyed dabbling in different crafts but, having tried basketmaking several years ago, quickly became hooked. It is a hobby which complements my fascination in tradition and social history, two interests which happily collided when I discovered historic re-enacting. I now demonstrate this lovely ancient, and ageless, craft at events across East Anglia, appearing as a basketmaker from Mediaeval times through to WWII. My rustic baskets are made from English willow and provide a tangible connection with the natural world and the rural traditions of our ancestors.
My workshops developed in response to a demand from like-minded people who were interested in traditional ways and who just wanted to have a go, stepping back from the busy pace of modern life and using natural materials to create something truly unique.
Explore our range of craft courses and traditional skills courses hosted by our engaging tutors and learn from their expertise and skills. Our art courses are a chance to meet like-minded people and a chance to unwind from everyday life. They are a great opportunity to experience the UK’s glorious countryside surrounding our field centres.
Opportunities to attend this course
This course is not currently available to book. Dates will follow soon.
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