Willow Weaving – Exploration into Square Work

Summary information

A two day willow exploration into square work to weave a functional basket of your choice, whether it be for your tools, logs, square shopper or general storage.

On this course you will learn how to weave a square willow basket using the ‘WI’ method of construction. We will start by using a clamp to weave square bases. In the basket sides we will use waling, randing or slewing and finish with a rod border and a choice of handles.
You will have the option to choose between adding willow roped handles or finger holes onto the side.

You will be learning traditional ‘stake and strand’ basket making, using prepared basketry willow plus some grown at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre on the wetland system to add colour and texture. Choose from a variety of naturally coloured willow to make your own unique and beautiful basket.

This willow square basket workshop is suitable for people who have previously done some willow basket weaving and practical beginners are also welcome.
All tools and materials provided. If you have your own sharp secateurs and a knife, please bring them along. Please wear warm old clothing.

Booking and further information
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01570 493358
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Betws Bledrws
£110 per person plus £20 for materials, cash on the day
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Mara Morris
Dates and times
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Course commences at 10am and finishes at 4.30pm each day
14 October 2022 to 15 October 2022
Jane Welsh
Venue information
Betws Bledrws
SA48 8PB
United Kingdom
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