Held fortnightly every other Thursday both courses are suitable for beginners as well as those with a bit of experience.
10.00am - 4.30pm
Basketry Studio, Bosney Farm, Grove Lane, Iden, Nr Rye, TN31 7PY for June, July and August
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.
Creative Basketry 3rd May , 17th May, and 31st May
During the first two sessions of this series you will learn some basic weaving techniques and make several small functional item like birdfeeders, trays and simple baskets
and/or decorative items like random weave balls, stars etc. You will learn several techniques including randing, pairing , waling and random weaving. On the last day you will be able to make something of your choice using the techniques learnt. This will be discussed in class and there will be examples and ideas of what you can make available, or you can make something of your own design.
This class is a good introduction to the use of materials and some techniques before the traditional basketmaking classes that follows.
Stake and Strand Willow Basketmaking 14th June, 28th June and 12th July 2018
This will be a structured class by the end of which you will have made at least two round baskets learning techniques for making a base, weaving the sides and finishing the border. Handles or lids can be included on second basket.
This will be an opportunity to learn willow basketry techniques from scratch if you are a beginner, or improve your skills and experiment if you are more experienced.
The previous sessions are a good introduction to the use of willow and some of the techniques used but not necessary to do this course.
Cost: £180 for each three day course (Reduced rates for low incomes available)
materials are included unless something large is made for your final piece in which case a small extra charge will be made.
Places are limited to five on each class so please book to ensure your place
Contact Julie on 07973508382