Before the invention of the plastic bag most shopping was carried home in baskets, and in Britain willow was one of the main materials used to make them. If you have ever studied and admired work by a basket weaver, this is your chance to jump in and give your hands a treat.
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 an excellent beginner project in ‘stake and strand’ technique resulting in very durable and strong structure.
In this small workshop, there will be plenty of guidance and background information on this classic craft.
John also repairs harps and plays the organ. He is a patient and easy going tutor so come and join us for a creative, relaxing day.
Beginners welcome. The use of all tools and basic materials is included.