Make a Willow Basket - TRIBE Masterclass

Make a Willow Basket - TRIBE Masterclass
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Description

Join us at our beautiful woodland centre for a 2-day masterclass, learning how to make a willow basket. This is a very English tradition and one that previous generations would have known a great deal about. With the advent of plastic and cheap mass produced goods, the golden age of basket making may well have passed. However in society, we are now starting to really appreciate the value in both handmade items and using eco-friendly materials.

Willow is a wonderful resource which we use as it is able to grow very quickly and is a sustainable material. Being able to make a willow basket using your own hands, is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have in nature. Once you understand the process, and appreciate the natural resources available to us in our British countryside, you will then be able to step into the shoes of our ancestors and you too will become a basket maker.

Only £159 for this 2 day Masterclass, and limited to 6 people so follow the booking link for full details and to reserve your place. 🙂

This Masterclass will include:
🧺Demonstration of what the baskets being made will look like
🧺Learning how to safely use the tools to make the basket
🧺Learning how to handle the willow
🧺Design and implementation
🧺Learning how to choose the willow for the spokes and for weaving
🧺Troubleshooting
🧺Making the base of the basket
🧺Introducing the handle into the basket
🧺Making the sides and intricate border
🧺Wrapping the handle with willow
🧺Variations
🧺Q&As

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Low-ratio tuition with experienced and patient instructors.
All tools and materials.
Light refreshments.

Maker

Peter Sutherland at Discover Tribe Ltd

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Venue

Holmesfield Park Wood, Park Avenue
Holmesfield
Dronfield
Derbyshire
S18 7XA

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

Duration

12 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)


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