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Creative Basketry Course with Jane Wilkinson in Alyth, Perthshire

Creative Basketry Course with Jane Wilkinson in Alyth, Perthshire

Course Provider: Alyth Craft Tourism

Contact Name: Marian Bruce

Telephone: 07917 430200

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Address:
Kirklandbank
Alyth
Blairgowrie
Perthshire
PH11 8LL

Course Length: Three days

Price: £330

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Description:

Hand craft your own traditional log basket or a more sculptural piece with one of Scotland’s leading willow artisans, Jane Wilkinson. Stay in the historic East Perthshire Town of Alyth with Craft Tourism hosts Kirklandbank Farm or Vanora’s Cottages.

Both basket making options can incorporate locally grown willow and hedgerow materials.  The latter add colour and texture to your work. You might also choose to add found objects or small personal treasures of special significance.  We will either tie these pieces in or drill them and slot them onto the uprights of the basket. This will result in interesting curves and forms within the basket giving it a "landscape look”.

What's included in the price?

Arrive: Thursday evening for welcome dinner
Depart: Monday morning

Day 1 Thur: Travel to Alyth, Perthshire, settle in, welcome supper and introductions
Day 2 Fri: 10.00am – 4.00pm, begin to weave your basket, foraging walk for hedgerow materials or found items to weave into your basket
Day 3 Sat: 10.00am – 4.00pm, continue your weaving with Jane
Day 4 Sun: 10.00am – 4.00pm, complete your willow basket
Day 5 Mon: Leave accommodation to travel home

Included in the price:
4 nights luxury accommodation
3 days tuition in willow weaving with completed basket to take home with you
All necessary craft materials
Welcome dinner on Thursday evening
Lunch on crafting days
Teas, coffees and home baking throughout the day


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