Events

Willow Workshop at Blacksmith Cottage - stake and strand willow basketry workshop 27 and 28/02/2019

SalixArts Willow Workshop
2 Day Basket Workshop
Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th February 2019, 10am - 5pm, £165
 
A two day basket course making stake and strand baskets
 
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rn how to make your own round stake and strand basket using  locally grown organic willow in a range of rich colours. This in-depth two day workshop is suitable for beginners and improvers, and allows plenty of timewrapping the handle to really absorb techniques properly without rushing, to produce a lovely, useful sized shopper type basket with rod border and wrapped handle.
 
handbag baskets - elke borderingThose who have already made a round basket may wish to extend their skills with different side weaves and borders, and those with more experience (4+round baskets) may wish to complete a project of their choice. (I will need to know what you would like to make well in advance in order to soak the right sized willow)
Small round basket with applesThere may be a limited no. of places to do just Saturday or Sunday (£85 per day).
The small round basket without a handle shown here is the kind of result acheivable for a beginner in a day. Please get in touch with me if you are interested in this option.

Simple, yummy vegetarian lunches and refreshments are included in the price of £165, 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 medium / large shopper would be £7-£8

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.