Sat 1st Apr 2017
10:00 - 17:00
Tutor: Louise Arthur
ABOUT THE COURSE
On this training course in the Hampshire South Downs, you will be working with natural foraged materials such as willow, dog wood, ivy and hazel to weave a frame basket. Each material has its own unique properties, texture, smell and colour. You will go home with a beautiful woven basket that is perfect for eggs, small vegetables or decorating your home. Should you find that you have not finished your basket you will be given material to complete the job at home with your newly acquired skills. Techniques include: hoop joining with a 'god's eye' or diamond lashing, rib cutting and setting to shape the frame, basic randing weave, joining in and packing out.
The course will give participants:
Who is this course suitable for?
No previous experience is needed, but some manual dexterity and patience is required.
What to bring/wear:
About the Tutor:
Louise Arthur specialises in willow weaving and environmental education. She is highly skilled at making baskets from sustainable willow and foraged hedgerow materials. These natural, biodegradable, little gems reflect the biodiversity of our countryside hedges and range in colour, texture and form. Louise is an excellent teacher who has years of experience running outdoor education sessions with the Forestry Commission and at The Sustainability Centre. As an experienced workshop leader she enjoys sharing her love of willow crafts with adults and children.
"Louise was generous with her time and resources and was an excellent teacher. Wonderful day!."
"Louise is a brilliant teacher. She explains things very clearly and is very supportive. Thanks so much."