Course Provider: Hilary Burns
Contact Name: Hilary Burns
Telephone: 01803 553144
Coates Willow and Wetland Centre
Stoke St Gregory
Course Length: Two days
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A two-day course to make a small double-tiered pigeon basket, a replica of one held in the Imperial War Museum archive at Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Baskets of this type were used in World War One.
This course is suitable for those with some basketry experience, for example participants should be familiar with basic weaves and borders. This is an opportunity to improve on squarework under the guidance of Jonathan Coate. The course is part of a project that looks at the legacy of basketmaking from the First World War. It links to an event on Sunday at the Willow and Wetland centre that includes displays of baskets, films and a talk. More about the Then and Now basketry project may be found at Everyday Lives in War website run from Hertforshire University.
The course runs from 10 - 5 each day and includes materials, refreshments and a light lunch. If you have your own basketmaking tools then please bring them. Tools will also be available to use if you do not have them.
What's included in the price?
The course runs from 10 - 5 each day and includes materials,m refreshments and a light lunch in the on-site cafe. If you have your own basketmaking tools then please bring them. Tools will also be available to use if you do not have them.
Please contact Hilary Burns for a booking form if you are interested in the course.