About the Course
Over three days we will explore, experiment and delve into utilising the wonderful range of plants growing at Trill Farm. As much as possible we will harvest from source and discover the variety of ways in which different plants need to be gathered, stored, processed and prepared for weaving.
We will harvest willow bark, cattails, soft rushes and sedges from the waterways. Nettles and other trees barks will be explored and we will keep our eyes open for any other plants we can utilise as we gather.
We will cover a number of different weaving and basketry skills, such as coiling, plaiting and braiding, cordage making, twinning and finally weaving a small round bottomed split spoke basket with the materials we have gathered and prepared over the course.
This course is suitable for both beginners and experienced basket makers. The course will involve working outside and some foraging work for materials, as such please dress appropriately for the British countryside.
Course Leader - Mollie Butters
Mollie is a long standing educator of children, young people and adults. Through her work in outdoor education and creativity she likes to foster a work space which encourages personal development and offers meaningful experiences for all those she works with. She is a proficient basket maker, using many materials including traditional willow work, tree barks and an array of plant fibres. Creating practical and beautiful vessels from natural materials gathered by hand is fundamental to her life.
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What's included in the price?
All tools and materials will be provided.
An organic lunch will be provided each day in the Old Dairy Kitchen.
Accommodation is available in our eco-guesthouse on the farm if required.
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