in St. Michael's, Tenterden
Crafty Basketry's Afternoon Beginners Course - Weaving an Autumn or Christmas Wreath at the Cowshed Workshop, Tenterden
Would you like to challenge yourself, making a different type of wreath this year? Or have you always wanted to make your own Christmas tree decorations? We start by making a wreath and if you're picking up the techniques quite easily, then you can make a decoration or two. These courses are for absolute beginners. Teenagers from the age of 12 can take part too. Groups are small - up to 8 participants - so you get all the attention you need. What we make In a step-by-step way, you will be shown how to make a wreath of 30cm, 40cm or 50cm, or a big angel, plus one or two decorations, if you're quick. It's a great half day to spend with friends, but also really refreshing to share with like-minded people you've not met before, with some festive nibbles for when we get peckish and a glass of mulled wine or juice. You're guaranteed to be in a festive spirit and delighted with your designs at the end of it. Weaving and creating is very therapeutic and immensely relaxing, 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.
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.
3 hours (2:00pm to 5:00pm)
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)
- School holiday workshops & activities
- Parking provided
- Suitable for beginners
- Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
- Stag dos
- Hen dos
- Accommodation offered
- UK Holiday