Sun 6th October 2024
One day 9.30am - 4.30pm
Following an introduction to the material, tools and some basketry terms, we will spend the morning making a ‘Tension Tray’ or ‘Catalan Platter’. Short demonstrations will be followed by the opportunity to have a go yourself. Skills covered will include making hoops, selecting appropriate material, cutting with secateurs, randing and pairing weave, binding.
What to Expect
A fun, enjoyable, practical day learning willow weaving skills.
You will be able to take home both woven items that you make.
Willow weaving requires some strength and dexterity in the hands and course participants should be aware that sharp tools will be used and some activities will require reasonable physical input.
What to Bring
Please bring a packed lunch. Refreshments will be provided, including a homemade cake.
Parking is available at the entrance to our farm and our training room is just a short walk down our track.
Bring yourself, confirmation of your booking, a notebook and any questions you may have.
It is helpful if you can bring your own secateurs and a sharp knife suitable for wood if you have one. Tools to share will be provided.
Please arrive 15 mins before the start of the course for a prompt start
To ensure all attendees get the best experience from their training we only run our courses in small groups.
We therefore must operate with a strict cancellation policy: Refunds (or booking transfers) are not given for cancellations made within 2 weeks of the course. If a cancellation is made with more than 2 weeks notice but within 6 weeks of the course date, then we will try to re-sell your tickets, if we are successful then a refund will be issued for the full amount less a £10 administration fee. If a cancellation is made with more than 6 weeks notice, then a full refund will be issued.