Course Start DatesMonday 13th July 2020
About the Course
Learn to weave a traditional Welsh framed basket - The Cyntell - whilst enjoying a holiday in the peaceful and picturesque surroundings of Ty Cefn Tregib, near Llandeilo in West Wales.
This course is designed to teach all the skills needed to weave a traditional framed basket, and is suitable for all levels, even if you have never woven with willow before.
You will stay onsite in comfortable B&B or in our unique and luxurious individually sited glamping.
Willow weaving is a relaxing and enjoyable craft and the process of turning a pile of willow sticks into beautiful and useful objects is very rewarding.
Justine Burgess from West Wales Willows will be your tutor and will provide a range of Carmarthenshire-grown willow in a variety of natural colours for you to complete your basket.
What you will learn:
Selecting the correct willow for hoop, ribs and weaving
How to form and dry the 18" hoop (If time allows, a mini cyntell of 10" diameter can also be completed)
How to split and shave the willow ribs - NB this will involve using a draw knife and shave horse, which will be provided
How to lash on the ribs
How to weave the body of the basket
How to plant and manage willow for basketry
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
3 full days and one half day of tuition in a group of no more than ten students.
4 nights onsite accommodation in comfortable B&B rooms or our unique luxury Glamping. Non painting partner/family welcome (various price options)
Continental breakfast and lunch with lots of wholesome home produce, and ad lib tea, coffee etc in the studio
All tools and materials supplied to make one large basket, materials available to purchase for more baskets or to take away.