West Moss-side Organic Farm and Centre nr Stirling Scotland

Course Details - Weaving a Willow Taska

A day to make this intricate 'Celtic Knot' platter with Catherine Davies.


ABOUT THE COURSE
 
Title Weaving a Willow Taska with Catherine Davies
Description This 1-day workshop will introduce you to the technique of making this intricate 'Celtic Knot' platter.
About the tutor
I've known Catherine since she began basket making - that was more than 10 years ago!  She used to live just up the road in Thornhill village before heading out to the Isle of Eigg with her partner Pascal Carr.  Basket making came naturally to her and her dedication to understanding the weaves and the structures of the traditional baskets of Scotland and Ireland can be seen in her own beautiful creations.  Catherine and Pascal are now working together with Pascal making larger structures including coffins. It is great to have them both here at West Moss-side. (Kate Sankey)


You can find a more comprehensive bio here.
Prerequisite knowledge/skills
No previous skills are required to come on this workshop. You may have some experience of working with willow before but the techniques are very different to those for weaving a basket or a creel.
Course format
Other the day you will have time to learn the knotting technique to create your very own Taska platter. Catherine will demonstrate and there will be time to practice and share problems under her expert guidance.
After completing this course...
As well as having your own beautiful Taska to take home, you will know how to go about making one for yourself and you can take some willow home to work on.

INFORMATION
 
Cost
£50.00
Duration This is a one-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 Disabled parking, access and toilet are provided.

QUESTIONS
 
More information Contact Catherine or Kate
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? A notebook and a camera! All tools will be provided. But bring a pair of secateurs and a Stanley knife or similar if you have them.
Are there any other related courses I can attend? This is one of a number of willow basket making courses which will be run at West Moss-side for beginners. Traditional Willow Baskets with Catherine Davies, Square work baskets with Jane Wilkinson , Creative baskets with Georgia Crooke,willow sculptures and structures with Anthea Naylor and more... coming soon ..
What have other attendess said about this course?

Life-time wish fulfilled

Great fun, and successful!

Really relaxed, great food.

Great place, lovely day