Events

Willow Workshop at Blacksmith Cottage - Willow basketry - day projects for makers with some experience 31/05/2018

SalixArts Willow Workshop
Willow Basketry - day projects for makers with some experience - please ring to discuss what you want to make
Thursday 31st May 2018, 10am-5pm, £85

Willow basketry - day projects for makers with some experience

Fancy making a particular kind of basket but want a little help, guidance and some like-minded company to bounce ideas off? Do you like a particular design of mine, but I'm not offering a workshop making it? Maybe you're getting pretty confident about your making, but have not yet got facilities to prepare the materials, or maybe you've got your own ideas about a new shape of basket you want to make but would like input on the best techniques and materials to make your design work.

This workshop is ideal for those people with a bit of experience that have specific projects they'd like to take forward, and with a maximum of only 4 people on the course, there'll be plenty of time to ask all those basketry related questions you've been dying to know the answers to! It's also great if there's a new technique you want to learn or you want to work on something specific - like spending a day really understanding and getting to grips with borders.Gathering baskets workshop_5

As this workshop is for those with a bit of experience, you'll probably have no trouble finishing your basket in a day, but should you want to really take your time or you have a pretty ambitious project we will make sure you have all the advice and materials you need to finish your piece at home.

This day is also ideal for those who would like to work on sculptural projects, as now that I no longer have my ownwillow supply, I will not be offering specific workshops dedicated to sculpture.

As everyone will be working on different things, I need to prepare specific materials. Some of my willows take a while to soak, so I will need to talk to you about your project at least 2 weeks before the date.

Please note that I'm not particularly fond of making square or rectangular baskets (I don't like stopping the flow to do something different at the corners!) Therefore, I don't make them very often, so am no expert. Whilst you are still very welcome to make them during this class, if this is an area you are really looking to perfect, you might be better off with a different teacher! 6b0a4217

A simple, yummy vegetarian lunch and refreshments are included in the price of £85, but willow is charged for at the end of the workshop depending on how much you actually use - to give you some idea, the materials cost for a small basket would be £4-£5.

For more information or booking please contact Debbie on 07736952730, or debs@salixarts.co.uk

For a more speedy (and thorough) response it's best to give me a ring. If you don't get through immediately please do leave a message - I will get back to you when I can.