An introduction into the wonderful world of willow: learn the basic techniques to create two beautiful items.
Week 1: Create a Catalan tension tray
Week 2 & 3: Weave a rustic berry basket
Maximum number of participants: 8
Deadline for enrolment: 1 week before the course takes place.
What can students expect?
To learn the creative potential of willow, how to source it, how to prepare it, the different types and what works best for what project.
This is a practical course where you will make a catalan tension tray in week 1 and a berry basket in weeks 2 & 3.
Aimed at beginners or improvers, you will learn the basic techniques for basket weaving
Late starters allowed?
Previous experience required?
What is the progression route?
Further willow workshops to develop skills in all aspects of willow weaving
Are there any extra costs?
Yes. Willow material costs payable to the tutor on the first session: £20 per student
What should students bring?
Materials Fee £20; secateurs, stanley knife, old clothing or an apron, as willow is bent and shaped against the body and this can sometimes be messy.
Practical, demonstration then guided step by step practical application.