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Traditional Round Basket Making Workshop

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Description

Traditional Round Basket Making Workshop Explore the craft of basket weaving and learn the traditional basketry techniques, all in the relaxing surroundings of Hanwell Wine Estate. In this one day workshop you will be making a traditional round basket and covering the basic weaves needed to get started in basketry.  The baskets are suitable for foraging blackberries and sloes from the hedgerows, for picking leaves and flowers from the allotment or for small gardening tools - just a few ideas!  You will be using locally grown willows to weave and  will finish with a pegged ash or a twisted willow handle. All items can be made by both complete novices and people with experience of using willow. All materials and tools are provided along with refreshments throughout the day and a two-course lunch served with a glass of  local wine. We know some people like to use their own tool so if you would like to then bring any of the following - Secateurs, scissors, natural string/garden string, a sharp penknife or Stanley knife, a large damp towel or something of the sort to keep your work damp and a pinny too if you wish. Please note - over night camping and hard standing for motorhomes is available click here for details Your day will run from 10am to 4pm "The beauty of this once commonplace craft is now an increasingly rare craft" To ensure the quality of your personal experience, group size will be limited to 7.

What's included in the price?

All materials and tools are provided along with refreshments throughout the day and a two-course lunch served with a glass of wine.

Duration

6 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts

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Suitable for

  • Wheelchair users
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Stag dos
  • Hen dos
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FAQs

No prior knowledge is required, this course is designed for beginners or those wishing to learn the art of cyanotype.

Venue

Hanwell Wine Estate, Melton Road, Hickling Pastures, Melton Mowbray, Nottinghamshire, LE14 3QG