West Moss-side Organic Farm and Centre nr Stirling Scotland

Course Details - Mini Irish Creels

A workshop weekend to make a mini Irish creel. All the same weaves, knots and techniques as the full size creel but the result is a small basket with lots of uses.


ABOUT THE COURSE
 
Title Mini Irish Creels with Geoff Forrest
Description

This is a great opportunity to make an Irish Creel - but one which will fit in your home and be really useful for storing all sorts - it's just right for an A4 file, magazines, telephone directories, books, vegetables, or kindling.   The simplicity, beauty and strength of the knotting techniques used to secure the top (yes it's actually the bottom of your basket) and the top knot - that's at the top of your work but is the bottom of the finished basket are truly brilliant !! Got it? Well it is Irish. This was the traditional method for making baskets for carrying on your back (all the pictures show women carrying them), or for putting across the back of a pony  as panniers.  The Traditional Irish Creel workshop with Catherine Davies and Pascal Carr make full size creels but this is smaller and so uses smaller material which you will find easier to start with.

About the tutor
Tutor information forthcoming...
 
 


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Prerequisite knowledge/skills
No previous skills are required to come on this workshop although some understanding of basic basket making techniques would be useful.
Course format

Geoff will take you through the stages of the Irish Creel with demonstrations and opportunities for practice. 

After completing this course...
You will have mastered all the techniques of the Irish creel and will have a practical but beautiful mini-creel completed and ready to be put to work. It will be extremely strong and long wearing - but you will know how to repair it if needs be! You will have had a great weekend with an excellent tutor and maybe you will think about jopining the Scottish Basket Maker's Circle! Geoff is our Chairman!

INFORMATION
 
Cost
£100.00
Duration This is a two-day course, starting at 10:00 and finishing at 16:30
Dates There are no current scheduled dates for this course, please click here to send us a message indicating your interest in receiving details when they become available
Meals Country farmhouse fare will be provided together with generous supplies of teas and coffee.
Disabled facilities

QUESTIONS
 
More information
How do I book a place? There are no current scheduled dates for this course, please click here to send us a message indicating your interest in receiving details when they become available
What should I bring with me?
You don't need to bring anything except a notebook and don't forget your camera too! There will be an additional charge for willow payable to Geoff (between 6-8)
Are there any other related courses I can attend?
Other workshops in willow are Catherine Davies' and Pascal Carr's  Traditional Basket Making, and traditional Irish Creel, Jane Wilkinson's Square basket and Anthea Naylor Random weave and sculptures and Georgis Crook's Creative Basketry all which run during the year some time.