Advancing Your Willow Basketmaking Skills (Two Three-day Classes)

Held fortnightly every other Thursday these classes are suitable for people who have made at least two or three baskets with willow

10.00am - 4.30pm

Basketry Studio, Bosney Farm, Grove Lane, Iden, Nr Rye, TN31 7PY

These classes take place in my studio and with only five people in each class so are good for people who really want to know about basketry techniques, skills and materials. As well as being able to see first hand how the materials are prepared there is also a possibility of a trip to our willow growing beds if requested. I also now have a library of basketry books full of ideas and possibilities in my studio for you to peruse during breaks.

Learn to make Oval Baskets (26th April,10th May, and 24th May)

In the first session you will be getting to grips with the oval base including a chance to try making an underfoot base if desired. These bases will then be used to make at least two oval baskets in subsequent sessions. You will have a chance to learn new side weaves and learn about how to shape the basket as you weave. You will also be able to add a handle/handles.

Learn to make Square Baskets (7th June, 21st June, and 5th July)

Over the three sessions you will learn and then and be able to practise the techniques needed to make square baskets including making the base, scalloming rods to attach to the base and completing a square border. There is also the possibility of incorporating handles into the basket.
Cost: £190 for each three day course (Reduced rates for low incomes available). Materials are included.
Places are limited to five on each class so please book to ensure your place
To book on Oval Basketmaking please follow the link here https://ovalbasketmaking.bpt.me/
To book on Square Basketmaking please follow the link here  https://squarebasketmaking.bpt.me/
Contact Julie on 07973508382  Email juliebaskets@gmail.com