In-person course
in Malvern

Basket making for beginners using willow

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Description

You can make a multi-coloured round basket on this one day course weaving in our warm and comfortable craft studio. Learn ancient weaving techniques and take home your own creation. Jonny and Becky are both qualified teachers and have been teaching basket making for 25 years. Basketiers sit or stand to weave at table top height. We have regular workshops teaching people to make their own coloured willow baskets using locally grown and Somerset willows. If you are a beginner and you want to make a large, strong and durable basket in coloured willow, this is the workshop for you.

What's included in the price?

Tools and materials provided in our warm and comfortable craft studio Hot drinks and afternoon cake Learn about the cultivation and use of willow. Optional lunch £7, warm tart and a range of salads from our truly talented caterer Josephine. (Choose from Vegetarian, Vegan or Gluten Free).

Duration

1 day (9:45am to 5:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

Maker


Located next to the Malvern Hills Started making baskets with willow, learning from Hanz and Madelone Mattes in Ballingeary, Macroom, in County Cork and harvesting willow from Tallow, near Yougal, we all met at a Winter Solstice gathering at the Ashram 1991. 1992 weaving at the Malvern Arts Workshop, thanks to Janet Maguffy 1994 Forest Fair demonstrating 1994 demonstrating with Hobby Horse Craft Fairs throughout the Midlands. 1995 agent, Charles Cordell of Acorn Activities, classes begin

Venue

The Granary, 7 Half Key Court, Half key, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 1UP

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Stag dos
  • Hen dos
  • Weekends
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Tutor can travel
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Parking provided
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