Join Jo Hammond for a useful and practical workshop where you will learn all the techniques required to weave your own willow basket, which you can then take home with you and use for years to come.
Woven from English willow, this neat little basket is ideal for picking nuts and berries, or collecting eggs. Beginning with two hoops, your basket will gradually take shape as you add a decorative willow tie, ribs and then weaving.
You’ll learn how to split willow, to shape the ribs, simple weaving techniques, and lots of other skills in selecting materials, finishing and trimming your work. This project is ideal for beginners, with all stages clearly demonstrated and plenty of individual help.
Please be aware that willow weaving is moderately hard work and requires a firm grip. All the materials you need are provided, attendees are just asked to bring secateurs. With limited spaces available, we advise you to book early on this workshop.
Please dress for a crisp winters day, wear sturdy shoes, and either bring along a packed lunch or provision to buy lunch in the onsite Tiptree Barns tearoom. Parking is free.
2 July 2017
10am to 4pm
£45 per person
Call 0333 013 2738
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