West Moss-side Organic Farm and Centre nr Stirling Scotland

Course Details - Traditional Willow Baskets

An introduction to the basic techniques for making traditional willow baskets from Georgia Crook, a professional basket maker and workshop tutor.


ABOUT THE COURSE
 
Title Traditional Willow Baskets with Georgia Crook
Description

This 2-day workshop will introduce you to the basic techniques for making traditional willow baskets. You will make one completed basket and there will be time to practice the different elements a basket; the base, weaving techniques and the border.

About the tutor
Georgia Crook
Georgia uses wild materials found around her home to make her inventive and unusual baskets. She has had work shown in galleries and exhibitions all over the British Isles and in Europe, and has a piece of work in the permanent collection of the National Museums of Scotland...
 
We're very lucky indeed to have her here. (Kate Sankey)


You can find a more comprehensive bio here.
Prerequisite knowledge/skills
This is an introduction for those who would like to learn the basic techniques of traditional basketry; no previous skills are required to come on this workshop.
Course format
Over the two days there will be sessions on the different techniques associated with each element of a basket. Georgia 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 baskets to take home, you will know how to go about making baskets yourself. You will probably have several bases made so you can take some willow home to work on. Follow up sessions can be arranged with Kate Sankey to re-inforce your learning.

INFORMATION
 
Cost
£175.00
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.
Accomodation There are two yurts available so why not make it a weekend event for family or friends! Contact Kate for details.
Disabled facilities

QUESTIONS
 
More information Contact  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. If you have something special you wish to weave into your basket bring it along and we will try to encorporate it.

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 and improvers.   Creative Willow Basketry weekend with Georgia Crook (10th/11th November 2012), Square work - shoppers and trugs with Jane Wilkinson (tba) , and Random weaving and Chicken and geese with Anthea Naylor (Oct 13th/14th 2012)  and others ... coming soon ..
What have other attendess said about this course?
Thanks for everything I got so much inspiration
The starting of an obsession 
Fantastic fun - thankyou 
Excellent weekend - really great workshop space and brilliant tuition - thanks
Fantastic - a new skill, good company and excellent course
Terrific
Just what I needed 

Hello Kate, just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help, organisation and excellent cooking on the willow weaving course this weekend. Inspired, I have already cut lengths of our willow and made a small basket which is holding together well. Despite being quite nervous of learning something new I left feeling quite relaxed and very happy with my lovely, only slightly wonky, basket. My very best wishes. Jan 2014