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Crafty Basketry's basket weaving for beginners - Day course, Groombridge
This course is for absolute beginners and for people who've made a basket or two. Children as young as 14 can make a basket in a day. You get all the attention you need. What you make Examples of what you could make are a small fruit bowl, bread basket, or tray with two handles, just to give you an idea of size. It's a great day to spend with friends, but also really refreshing to share with like-minded people you've not met before. Basket weaving is very therapeutic, as you are using head, heart and hands, bringing body and mind back in sync. You will be able to completely reground and reconnect with nature. Is this something for me? Over the years, people with disabilities, or who were thought to be lesser abled were still able to weave a basket. Not quite sure about your abilities or whether your wrists will manage, then just get in touch and I will assess whether it's for you. Location I try to organise the workshops in rural locations, as then we have the full benefits of nature around us to fully reconnect and rewind. Please contact me for a more tailored experience. Please note: Courses will only take place with 4 or more participants a week in advance of the course.
What's included in the price?
All materials, use of tools (if you don't like using your own) and teas, coffees and cakes are included. I ask people to bring lunch. There will be fruit for when we get peckish.
8 hours (9:30am to 5:30pm)
Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts
Marianne has been a basketmaker since 2006 and teaches the age-old techniques now applied to contemporary baskets She teaches weaving with willow, hedgerow, rattan and rush. The locations are usually on smallholdings and forest school areas in Kent and East Sussex to fully experience the grounding power of nature. Classes are small, giving you all the guidance you need to create your very own design.
- Hearing impaired
- Limited mobility
- Learning difficulties (SEN)
- Accommodation offered
- Overseas Holiday
- Parking provided
- Stag dos
- Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
- Hen dos
- Father's Day
- School holiday workshops & activities
- UK Holiday
- Suitable for beginners