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Split hazel basketry at Greenwood Days

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Description

A new weaving course for Greenwood Days. On this course you’ll be weaving with split hazel to produce a strong and durable traditional split-hazel frame basket, known as a “whisket” from the Welsh Marches. Over two days you will prepare all of the components, straight from rods of hazel, with a minimum of tools, before assembling them into a whisket of your own creating Lewis is an experienced basket weaver and has taught this style of basket around the country. The course can be more physically demanding than traditional basketry so please advise if you have a history back/neck/shoulder or knee problems. Greenwood Days have been running woodland craft courses since 1998. The course centre is set in a beautiful 90 acre wood in the National Forest on the Leicestershire/Derbyshire border.  Our tutors are all highly skilled professional craft workers and teachers who share our passion for preserving, promoting and passing on these crafts and techniques. Come and enjoy the beauty of the woodland, be inspired, be creative, learn a new craft.

What's included in the price?

Copious amounts of tea, coffee and biscuits. A lovely lunch with fresh home-made bread, soup of the day followed by fresh fruit. All meals are vegetarian but do let us know if you have any other dietary requirements. The course fee includes all materials required to complete the projects and use of tools and specialist equipment associated with each course. Instruction will be given for the safe use of tools.  The minimum age for standard courses is 18.

Duration

2 days (9:30am to 4:30pm)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts

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Greenwood Days

with Craft Courses since 2014

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Greenwood Days have been running woodland craft courses since 1998, from a beautiful 90 acre wood in the National Forest on the Leicestershire/Derbyshire border. We offer day, weekend, midweek and week-long courses ranging from traditional Windsor chair-making to contemporary willow sculpture, longbow making to spoon carving. Our tutors are all highly skilled professional craft workers who share our passion for preserving, promoting and passing on these crafts and techniques.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Weekends
  • UK Holiday
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for all abilities
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Venue

Ferrers Centre, Melbourne Road, Staunton Harold, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 1RU