Woodland and Willow Basket Making (06 & 13/04/2019) Saturday, 6th April 2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Two Day Course
This practical 2 day course is aimed at creating weaved baskets utilising green/brown willow and natural materials gathered from forest and downland walks, hedgerows and your garden. Aimed at complete beginners with no experience there will be plenty of one to one support with the aim of completing a basket by the end of the day session. Also included in the course will be practical advice on the materials (normally classified as annual prunes) that are suitable to gather together with a possible short walk (weather permitting) to aid in identification.
We will also have the opportunity to explore a range of weaving processes including ‘French Randing’ and ‘3 Rod Whaling’ together with creating a border and handle for your basket in the second session.
If students complete a basket there will additional support to create a willow plant support (wigwam) and bird feeder.
The Pump Barn, Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat, nr Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 4AD
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