Willow Basket Weaving Day
February 18, 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:30 pm£45
Willow Basket Weaving
Spend a fun, relaxing yet productive Sunday making your own beautiful willow basket on our one-day basket-weaving course suitable for absolute beginners. Learn to weave a beautiful round willow basket using two types of weave, topped off with a fancy border and optional handle. Di has been teaching basket weaving for over a decade now, initially being taught on cane she quickly switched to willow as a more sustainable local weaving material. She can also talk you through how to extend your basket weaving skills into making items for the garden, and even harvesting from the wild and planting your own willow at home. She will also tell you about the medicinal aspects of willow and how she uses it in remedies and beauty products.
Learn how to weave a willow basket
After learning about selecting and preparing materials for your basket you will spend the morning weaving the base using a pairing weave and inserting the uprights then after lunch you will learn a new weave – three rod wale to complete the sides of the basket. Finally learning how to create a beautiful three rod wale border to really finish your basket off. You can then add a handle or leave it without, the choice is yours. Please bring a packed lunch – refreshments and materials and tools are all provided.