Workshops

Please don’t ask to make a basket with me in a day, if there is one thing I have learned it really isn’t possible to make an excellent basket following the English Basket Tradition in one day (or even the celtic frame come to that). I have, however, recently devised a one day frame basket course, so if that is really what you want have a look below for dates and venues.

Workshops 2020

In 2020 I will be scaling down operations to focus more closely on my own work and development, there are some workshops already booked, see below, but I will not be taking on any further bookings. If you want to join me for a workshop, these are your options for 2020.

What will you learn?
‘Getting to grips with willow’: A good beginners workshop, suitable also for those who want to produce a range of articles, can be half or full day. Through making some simple objects, shown below, participants will have hands on experience with willow and will learn some useful techniques Hearts, Fish, Birdfeeders

Hens: Full day: Hens and other bipeds use willow to craft your own hen or other two legged creation from fresh willow where possible or brown willow.

Obelisks: A full day making a plant support for the garden using basketry techniques. There will usually be time to make a dragonfly or two from the left overs. We will use fresh willow where possible.

Frame basket: Full day: A one day workshop in which participants can make a simple Hoop and Rib Frame basket without a handle.

 

 

‘Christmas Willow’
Will include a bevy of delights to get you in the Christmas mood, Angels, trees, stars, garlands and the occasional reindeer! More details to follow.

Dates for 2020
Rural Antics and Created by Hand have been regular venues with me during 2018/19 and return again in 2020. Summerwood Gardens is a community garden in Clifton who are

working with me to bring willow to local people and others, run by Audrey Leach, these workshops are to replace the ‘Willow Sunday’ workshops Audrey and I organised at Primary Gardens and will have a similar focus – a new venture, all are welcome to come and learn in a very lovely community garden.

How to Book – through weblinks for
Rural Antics

Created by Hand

Summerwood Gardens email: audreyleach@outlook.com

January
19th Hens using fresh willow at Rural Antics £89 includes lunch and refreshments

February
9th Obelisks using fresh willow at Rural Antics £85 includes lunch and refreshments28th Getting to grips with willow at Rural Antics £79 includes lunch and refreshments

March
14th Hens at Summerwood Community Gardens 10 – 3 £60 includes refreshments and a light lunch
15th Hens at Rural Antics POA includes lunch and refreshments

April

4th Getting to grips with willow at Created by Hand, based at Strelley Hall £50 includes refreshments and 10% off lunch at the Mulberry Tree Cafe
18th Obelisks Summerwood Community Gardens 10 – 3 £60 includes refreshments and a light lunch

May
30th Frame Basket at Created by Hand, based at Strelley Hall £50 includes refreshments and 10% off lunch at the Mulberry Tree Cafe

June

13th Getting to grips with willow at Summerwood Community Gardens 10 – 3 £60 includes refreshments and a light lunch

August
1st Frame Basket at Created by Hand, based at Strelley Hall £50 includes refreshments and 10% off lunch at the Mulberry Tree Cafe
2nd Getting to grips with willow at Created by Hand, based at Strelley Hall £50 includes refreshments and 10% off lunch at the Mulberry Tree Cafe

November
7th Christmas willow at Summerwood Community Gardens 10 – 3  £60 includes refreshments and a light lunch

29th Christmas willow at Created by Hand based at Strelley Hall £50 includes refreshments and 10% off lunch at the Mulberry Tree Cafe