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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.
Basketmaking for beginners and those with some experience
Basketmaking for beginners and those with some experience
Herefordshire
£155
Two day willow basket making course in Ledbury. Over the weekend beginners will learn a variety of techniques using unstripped willow to complete a round basket with a handle. Students with previous experience can contact Jenny to discuss a possible project.
Basketry
Bronze AWARD
Basketry
Dorset
£145
Whether you are just a beginner or you have done some willow basketry before, this course provides you with opportunity to make your own baskets and take them home. Over the ten week or five week course you will learn all the basic basket weaving techniques, and use them to make your own basket. This course is suitable for beginners and those who have previous experience. The course runs over a 10 week academic term , but there is an option to join at any time and to book the...
Beginners Willow Wreath making workshop at the Mick Jagger Centre in Dartford, Kent.
Beginners Willow Wreath making workshop at the Mick Jagger Centre in Dartford, Kent.
Kent
£45
Create a willow wreath from scratch using a minimum of two types of willow for contrast and decorate with a variety of flower and plant materials plus natural decorative objects according to the season. Examples: A. Scented culinary & flowering herbs. B. Living wreath on moss with a variety of pretty succulents which will continue to grow. C. Seasonal scented mixed greenery with flowers, berries & natural adornments. D. Contemporary willow with fresh seasonal flowers and trims. E. Many other themes available, just ask. We will make a willow wreath...
Celebrate Cedar
Celebrate Cedar
Hampshire
£295
Back by popular demand, this is a very special and unique course giving you a full experience of working with the generous delights of red cedar. Spend 3 days in the forest, submerging yourself in the whole process of harvesting tree bark, roots and creating woven utensils. The first day will involve harvesting the bark from the tree source, discussing traditional methods and modern restraints and choosing the best material. Time will also be spent harvesting the cedar roots with digging sticks and then stripping the bark off the roots...
Christmas decorations workshop
Gold AWARD
Christmas decorations workshop
Monmouthshire - Next course on 2nd December 2019
£40
Learn how to make these popular decorations beginning with a simple tree or two,an angel, some stars!
Christmas willow
Gold AWARD
Christmas willow
Surrey - Next course on 9th November 2019
£75
Come and visit us in the Surrey Hills where we run a variety of courses in a few different locations. Baskets and garden willow to name a few. This Christmas course covers wreaths, chains, stars and trees. We mainly use willow but also have other materials for you to work with including cane, twines, strings, sea grass, bark and wool's to incorporate in your creations. We begin with an introduction to the material, how it is grown and prepared for use we move on to basic structures of the decorations...
Craft / Relaxation Day in beautiful Ceredigion
Gold AWARD
Craft / Relaxation Day in beautiful Ceredigion
Ceredigion
£70
Make a willow bird feeder or Catalan Tray and relax with a lovely reflexology treatment A restorative and relaxing day combining willow weaving to make a willow bird feeder or Catalan tray, and relax with a lovely reflexology treatment. This workshop is an introduction to basket weaving using traditional methods. It includes all materials and instructions to create your own willow bird feeder or Catalan Tray and a relaxing reflexology treatment. Ideal for a small group of friends, corporate days and craft groups.
Creative Basketry - Morley College - 5/6 weeks on campus
Creative Basketry - Morley College - 5/6 weeks on campus
Greater London - Next course on 10th September 2019
£175
This course offers a creative, experimental approach to contemporary basketry through the exploration of different weaving techniques such as coiling, check-weave, twining and random weave, in order to create unique functional containers or sculptural forms. A variety of organic, processed and recycled materials (not including willow) will be available, enabling students to design with colour, pattern, texture and surface decoration. The tutor will provide inspirational imagery, books and samples of creative, contemporary basketry to stimulate openness to new ideas. Beginners are welcome, no previous experience is necessary, however those who...
Focus on Fibres
Focus on Fibres
Hampshire
£240
These three days of exploration and experimentation will delve into utilising the wonderful range of plants growing around Field Farm. As much as possible, plants will be harvested from source and you will discover the variety of ways in which different plants can be gathered, stored, processed and prepared for weaving. Guided by the relaxed and generous teaching of Mollie Butters you will harvest willow bark, nettles, brambles, and soft rush and keep a look out for any other plants which can be utilised. There will also be many other...
Framed Round Basket
Framed Round Basket
Shropshire - Next course on 9th November 2019
£140
Learn how how  to make a traditional framed basket with professional basket maker Rachel Evans. Framed baskets are strong and versatile, useful in the  garden or for shopping  and make great  presents. You will learn: - To  source and select suitable  material - Create a frame using hazel rods - Work with a selection of willow and different  weaving techniques The course will take place at the Green Wood Centre in the  woodland hall based within the amazing World Heritage Ironbridge Gorge. Your tutor will be Rachel Evans.

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