In-person course
in Staunton Harold, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

Willow frame basket at Greenwood Days

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Description

Learn how to make a traditional framed basket with professional basket maker Rachel Evans. Framed baskets are strong and versatile, useful in the garden or for shopping and make great presents. You will learn: – To source and select suitable material – Create a frame using hazel rods – Work with a selection of willow and different weaving techniques Rachel Evans a very experienced weaver will guide you through the techniques of weaving the willow, while learning this skill you’ll create your own willow frame basket to proudly take home with you. 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

. Start dates may be amended on request.

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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.

Venue

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

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • UK Holiday
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
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