In-person course
in St. Michael's, Tenterden

Crafty Basketry's willow basket making for beginners - Day course at Cowshed Workshop, Tenterden, Kent

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Description

These courses are for absolute beginners and for people who've made a basket or two. Teenagers from the age of 12 are also able to take part. What do I 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. 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 to see whether it's for you. Locations 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. The Art Barn at the Cowshed Workshop is a large but cosy, open-fronted barn, where we are dry when it rains, yet to you hear all the birds sing and the wind blow. 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.

Duration

8 hours (9:30am to 5:30pm)

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts

Maker

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Crafty Basketry

with Craft Courses since 2021

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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.

Venue

Readers Bridge Farm Oast, Readers Bridge Road, St. Michaels, St. Michael's, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6TH

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Easter
  • Stag dos
  • Father's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Hen dos
  • UK Holiday
  • Accommodation offered
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Parking provided
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