Basketmaking Courses with Hilary 2017
Weave Your Own Bread Basket
Chicken Shed Studio, Schumacher College, Dartington, Devon
28/29 October 2017
9.30 – 4.30. £150 bring your own packed lunch
Make your own lovely bread basket to adorn your kitchen table. The size and complexity you will achieve will depend on whether you are a complete beginner or have some previous experience of the craft.
Moving to Devon thirty years ago, Hilary became interested in using natural and sustainable materials – namely willow – and currently grows a collection of many different varieties on the Dartington estate. Between November and March, Hilary harvests the crops, drying the rods and re-soaking for weaving as required throughout the year.
Her basketwork is based on traditional techniques used in a contemporary way, using heavy willow to give her pieces a robust, chunky and natural looking style.
For more information and to book please visit the website: https://www.dartington.org/whats-on/classes-and-courses/craft-revolution/courses/
French Willow Basketry Techniques
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL, WAITING LIST ONLY
Yalberton Barn, Yalberton Road TQ4 7PE Devon
20th /21st October 2017
Cost: £150.00 per person, includes all materials, refreshments and a light lunch. 10 – 5pm each day, 9.30 for coffee. Make a round or oval basket on a hoop base. Techniques covered include scalloming, fitched openwork or solid bases and sides are possible, side handles or a single French roped handle are variations. The size and shape of the basket may be changed and you will be encouraged to make a basket that suits you – perhaps taller and suitable for kindling or logs, or a low basket for vegetables or for a cat basket. This course is not suitable for beginners, it will rather concentrate on adding to basketmaking skills that have already been acquired. A basic knowlege of weaves – paring, waling and simple border techniques are necessary. Improvers are welcome.