About the Course
This two day course will take you on a journey into some of our most ancient basket making skills and techniques which are utilised the world over. In whichever region of the world you dwell, the local flora will provide you with an abundant supply of plant materials which can be used as a core and stitched together to make a coiled mat, container or basket.
We will take the opportunities which the landscape offers and forage for materials around the generous waterways of Trill Farm. As well as foraging for materials for coiled baskets we will process various plants to produce fibres suitable for making cordage, one of the most useful and versatile of craft skills.
This course is suitable for both beginners and experienced basket makers. The course will involve working outside and some foraging work for materials, as such please dress appropriately for the British countryside.
Course Leader - Mollie Butters
Mollie is a long standing educator of children, young people and adults. Through her work in outdoor education and creativity she likes to foster a work space which encourages personal development and offers meaningful experiences for all those she works with. She is a proficient basket maker, using many materials including traditional willow work, tree barks and an array of plant fibres. Creating practical and beautiful vessels from natural materials gathered by hand is fundamental to her life.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All tools and materials will be provided.
Organic lunches will be provided in the Old Dairy Kitchen each day.
Accommodation in our eco-guesthouse on the farm is available if required.