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Willow weaving workshop - Irish skib - Carmarthenshire

Willow weaving workshop - Irish skib - Carmarthenshire

Duration: 1 Day - 10.30am - 4.30pm

Price: £45

Run by: Justine/Alan Burgess
at West Wales Willows

SA20 0JD

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About the Course

Come and weave an Irish Skib basket, traditionally used to drain and serve potatoes and made from colourful bands of willow weaving. You will learn how to make a base using a “portcullis” centre, surrounded by a two-rod pairing weave. You will then add side stakes and weave a shallow side using a three-rod wale, completing the basket with an attractive border.

This flat tray-like basket is also ideal for use as a bread basket and perfect for beginners and above.

Different coloured willows will be available.

£45 including materials.

Booking essential.

All materials and use of tools is included.

Please bring your own lunch or there is a lovely café on site serving hot and cold food.

Venue is: Myddfai Communuty Hall & Visitor Centre, Myddfai, Carmarthenshire, SA20 0JD

This workshop is suitable for all levels. Please phone or e-mail to book your place. *Booking Essential*.

Justine started off life as an engineer and then moved into the charity sector, developing and delivering programmes that support young people and adults to gain skills and start their own businesses. She is now a full-time willow grower, weaver and tutor and lives on a smallholding in West Wales with her husband and business partner, Alan, and their son.

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?

All tools, materials and tuition are included - I always try and bring a selection of willow colours to use.

Lunch is not included, but tea, coffee and biscuits will be available.

The café at Myddfai serves a selection of delicious soups, sandwiches and hot meals.

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 14th July 2019

  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly