A classic craft with a contemporary flair.
Great Britain has a long tradition of basket making and techniques we use today were developed thousands of years ago.
We offer two distinct types of basket making. Both are easy to pick up, perfect for absolute beginners and both produce marvellous results.
Rush Baskets are made from natural ‘Bull’ rushes, harvested from the marshes and worked while green and damp- each new rush being woven into the path of the previous one. The shapes are moulded over forms and worked without tools. As each rush is unique, the basket has a beautiful individual quality and lasts for years as its fibres stay strong yet pliable.
Willow Baskets were what we used to carry our shopping home in before the invention of plastic bags. Over one day, experienced basket maker John Page will guide you through the stages of making a gorgeous traditional shallow basket in English Willow. This is an excellent beginners’ project in ‘stake and strand’ technique resulting in very durable and strong structure.
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|Sat||28/10/2017||10:00||17:00||RUSH BASKET MAKING||1 day||£115||Make a bread basket||Details||Register|
|Sun||05/11/2017||10:00||17:00||WILLOW BASKET MAKING||1 day||£115||Make a bread basket||Details||Register|
|Sat||11/11/2017||10:00||17:00||RUSH BASKET MAKING||1 day||£115||Make a bread basket||Details||Register|
|Sat||02/12/2017||10:00||17:00||WILLOW BASKET MAKING||1 day||£115||Make a bread basket||Details||Register|