Willow Basket Weaving (2 days) in the Peak District
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About the Course
Join expert, Eddie Glew for this all-absorbing workshop in basketry. On day one you will weave a small round basket using traditional English and French techniques. The second day offers the chance to make a round/oval basket with a handle or another item of your choice. Alternatively you may decide to construct a large log basket or similar over the 2 days.
This course is designed for all abilities from the complete novice to experienced basket makers.
Tutor: Eddie Glew
Eddie is a hugely talented willow weaver and creative practitioner. His portfolio boasts a raft of innovative work from traditional baskets to sculpture and interior design. He is an experienced tutor and has featured on Chanel 4’s ‘Kirsty’s Handmade Home’ and BBC’s ‘Garden Rescue’.
Start: Join us from 10.00am for tea/coffee and introductions. Tuition starts at 10.30am
End: Course finishes around 4.30pm
There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish.
• Purpose built studio in beautiful Peak District setting
• Relaxed, creative atmosphere
• 4 - 8 students per workshop
• Open to both beginners and those with experience
• Good fresh food, homemade cakes
• Accommodation on site and nearby if required
• Private groups welcome (minimum 4 people)
Please get in touch for bookings or further information.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Fee includes professional tuition, lunches and refreshments - an additional materials fee of approx £20 applies. Eddie uses both locally coppiced willow from Staffordshire along with willow from Somerset.
All tools are provided and a tasty light lunch is included in the course fee. Let us know of any special dietary needs. Drinks and biscuits are available all day to help yourself with home-made cake mid afternoon.
Accommodation available at extra charge:
'Godfrey Hole Cottage' - On site. 2 bedrooms. Sleeps 3 (+2 on sofa bed)
'The Counting House' - Georgian town house in Wirksworth, 1 mile away. 1 bedroom. Sleeps 2 (+1 on sofa bed)
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Course Start DatesThursday 18th October 2018
Saturday 8th June 2019
Thursday 17th October 2019
- Accessible by public transport
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for events & groups
- Suitable for stag and hen dos
- Teen friendly
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