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Willow weaving and basketry are ancient traditional crafts practised across the world. Materials used are reeds, willow, pine straw, animal hair, hide or even baleen from the jaw of a whale. Basket and willow weaving produce decorating and useful items such as shopping baskets, ‘live’ fences, garden structures and firewood baskets. You can be as creative as you like with willow weaving and basketry once you have mastered the basic principles.
Willow weaving courses in the beautiful setting of Nantgarw China Works Museum
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Willow weaving courses in the beautiful setting of Nantgarw China Works Museum
Cardiff - Next course on 8th September 2019
£65
Our willow courses include different techniques of willow weaving and basket making. You will have a wonderful day in a beautiful setting learning an ancient craft. If you would like to attend please book through our website using the Book online button above. You will also find more courses on our website. Sarah Hatton, the course tutor, has been willow weaving since 2008. Sarah has recently passed a City and Guilds in basketry making her a qualified basketmaker. Sarah was awarded the Craft Showcase Award 2015 at Made by Hand,...
Ethical trophy stag head sculpture course at Creative with Nature Studio Yorkshire/Lancashire
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Ethical trophy stag head sculpture course at Creative with Nature Studio Yorkshire/Lancashire
Yorkshire - Next course on 9th November 2019
£75
I developed this course a few years ago. I teach a lot and enjoy creating sculptures that will be achievable over just a day for beginners. I'd seen much more intricate "heads" by a couple of other weavers and I had an idea I could simplify and make into a 1 day course. Suitable for beginners and intermediates, over the day you’ll learn basic sculpture techniques to create your own unique and ethical trophy stag head. They look fantastic on any wall and are one of my most popular sculpture...
Rustic garden reindeer making workshop
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Rustic garden reindeer making workshop
Yorkshire - Next course on 29th November 2019
£85
Large Reindeer Making Workshop Get into the Christmas spirit with your very own, hand-made rustic Rudolph! This course will provide you with all the materials, tools and know-how and guide you through the process of making an eco-friendly, rustic, wooden reindeer full of character, which can sit proudly in your garden or home. No two reindeer are the same and yours will be personal to you. The course will have a fun and laid back feel to it so why not come along and have a go! This course is...
Willow basket making in Suffolk
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Willow basket making in Suffolk
Suffolk - Next course on 26th August 2019
£75
Karen Lawrence has been weaving baskets for 10 years. She holds a level 3 City and Guilds weaving qualification from City Lit. She was made a Yeoman member of the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers' in 2018 and is a member of the Basketmakers' Association. Learn to weave a small round willow basket suitable for fruit, bread or whatever you can imagine! You will begin by splitting sticks and use a pairing weave to create a round base. Side stakes are then added and the sides woven. A simple border finishes...
Willow basket weaving (2 days) in the Peak District
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Willow basket weaving (2 days) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 17th October 2019
£190
Join expert, Eddie Glew for this all-absorbing workshop in basketry. On day one you will weave a small round basket using traditional English and French techniques. The second day offers the chance to make a round/oval basket with a handle or another item of your choice. Alternatively you may decide to construct a large log basket or similar over the 2 days. This course is designed for all abilities from the complete novice to experienced basket makers. Tutor: Eddie Glew Eddie is a hugely talented willow weaver and creative practitioner....
Esparto weaving, baskets made from grass
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Esparto weaving, baskets made from grass
Somerset
£140
Hi Everybody We are delighted to announce an exciting new 2 day course to learn the skills of working with Esparto grass to make a beautiful plaited basket.  The tutor is Dirk Driver who has many years of experience of working with this fantastic material. Date:  Sunday 4th February and Sunday 25th February 2017 (There will be some plaiting homework in between!) Esparto grass is a Mediterranean plant which has been used to make all kinds of objects since prehistoric times.  It's latin name Stipa Tenacissima means 'very resistant' and...
Split Hazel Basketry - two day course
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Split Hazel Basketry - two day course
Shropshire
£210
Make a beautiful basket from hazel in this two day course. You will employ very old techniques developed over generations to split the hazel into thin flexible strips that are used to weave the basket. This course is a masterclass in green hazel working that will leave you with a huge respect for the humble tree as well as a wonderful basket that will look like no other around. These baskets are rarely seen but there are many traditions of them being made across Wales and the boarders and through...
The Tiffin Basket and the Hip Handbag
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The Tiffin Basket and the Hip Handbag
Surrey - Next course on 7th September 2019
£80
Nestled in the Surrey Hills overlooking the fields is the Wotton Village Hall where we run the Tiffin course from 10am-4.30pm After teas, coffees and homemade cakes we talk you through the growing process of willow and how to prepare it for use. Then step by step we teach you how to weave the Tiffin or the Hip Handbag The Tiffin is a rectangular basket, with rounded corners created from an oak base, which we cut, drill, sand and oil for the bottom, whilst the handbag has a curvy wooden...
Willow animal sculpture day
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Willow animal sculpture day
Somerset - Next course on 6th September 2019
£95
Make a willow animal sculpture of your choice. Whilst learning sculpting techniques you will create a 3D interpretation of your chosen animal. It's great to come along with an idea of the animal you would like to create. Willow artist and experienced tutor Sarah Le Breton will teach you sculpting techniques and how to maintain your finished creations, enabling your work to add charm to your garden for years to come. All willow sculpture days are suitable for beginners and for those with existing willow weaving experience. Just bring along...
Willow sculptural forms (1 day) in the Peak District
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Willow sculptural forms (1 day) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 16th October 2019
£95
A taster day using willow to make simple sculptural forms. Practice random weave techniques to create spheres, hearts, fish and other organic shapes. Emma offers a choice of projects, encouraging individual style and creativity. The class may be studio or garden-based, depending on the weather. We back onto organically farmed land with views across the fields to Carsington Water making it a lovely place to work. Open to all – both beginners and those with experience. “We had a fantastic day!” “Emma offers the perfect balance of reassurance and positivity,...

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