About the Course
Wild Basketmaking is a 2 day course that takes place in Moreton Wood - a beautiful Herefordshire woodland managed for wildlife and conservation.
The course involves learning about the natural materials growing wild that can be used for basket weaving.
You will learn how to harvest and prepare a variety of materials and then makeyour own beautiful and unique basket with them.
There will also be opportunities to look around the woods and gain an understanding of traditional woodland management.
The day will start with hot drinks and cake around the campfire before we walk around the woods gathering materials to use for basketmaking.
We will then prepare the materials and begin making the basket base and stop for lunch in the campfire circle at about 1pm.
In the afternoon and the following day you will continue making your basket using different techniques and weaving strokes to suit the variety of materials gathered. You will be helped to make a pattern of your choice using the different colours and textures of the wild materials. Fast workers or more experienced basketmakers will be able to add a handle, if they would like, to their basket.
Jo is a basketmaker, artist and woodland worker. She and her husband own and live in Moreton Wood.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
The course takes place in a roundwood timber frame workshop in a beautiful working woodland.
All materials and tools will be provided,though please feel free to bring your own if you prefer.
Tools & equipment that you may find useful are: gardening gloves and secateurs.
Hot drinks and snacks will be provided but please bring your own packed lunch. All cooking will take place on an open fire.
There is a composting toilet in the woods.
Jo can give you a list of local B&Bs or self catering accommodation in the area, so please contact her using the form or phone number above if you would like more information.
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