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Gathering Baskets – Thursday 11th July Whole Day, Church Lawford nr Rugby

£85.00

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Description

Gathering baskets are one of the oldest styles of baskets known… For centuries they have been used for gathering berries, fruits, mushrooms, and other edibles… Today they can have much the same use, in your garden or on nature walks…

In this workshop you will learn how to weave your very own basket (approx 25-30cm wide/high)to take home. This style is known as frame basketry, as you create your frame work before settling into the flow of weaving up the main of the basket. Your basket will be approximately 25-30cm wide and high (including handle). I will provide the willow hoops to start your basket.

We will be using sustainably grown Somerset willow (grown by those who have been growing and weaving for a few generations and grow wonderful basketry willow).

You will be part of a small group on this workshop. I will teach by demonstrating each step, as many times as needed, and each participant will receive continued support whilst weaving up their own unique basket. You will learn about willow preparation for weaving, basic tool use, and the skills for making a hoop framed basket. 

Date: Thursday 11th July 2024

Time: 10am-6pm

Place: Church Lawford Village Hall, near Rugby, CV23 9EE. Plenty parking is available.

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Booking essential – book soon to secure your place!

All materials, plus fruit flavour teas and biscuits provided. Suitable for adults 18 or over. Whilst refreshments are included please bring your own lunch. We will have a half hour break for lunch and I will encourage you to take breaks as you wish throughout the day also.

* Suitable for beginners but please note this is a whole day workshop and it does require some hand strength aswell as finger dexterity. Weaving these baskets can be pretty tiring so do take note, though your efforts are rewarded with your own basket! You will be sitting down for most of the duration – If you are unsure if weaving for a whole day may be a bit much most of my other workshops are half day sessions which may be a good place to start and get to know the material first. Do get in touch if you are unsure, I’m happy to help 🙂