Date(s) - 23/06/2021
10:30 - 13:00
Sutton Ecology Centre
This workshop is ideal for anyone wanting to learn how to make a traditional English stake and strand basket. I will be showing you the basic techniques of how to construct a small fruit basket. Ideal for beginners, we will be using a range of colourful cane which is a great material to learn with as it’s easier on the hands than willow and allows you to focus on the technique and rhythm of weaving. You will be guided through the process of constructing a basket from base to border.
If anyone would like to try willow weaving I am running a Part 1 workshop which focuses just on the basket base construction using this english grown material and allows you to create a trivet or wall decoration. See my other listings if you’d like to attend.
Meet at the Ecology Centre entrance on Festival Walk by Carshalton Ponds
– The session will take place outdoors but will remain socially distanced and I will wear a mask if in close contact with you.
– Please bring a towel and your own pair of secateurs to minimise sharing of tools.
– There is a toilet on site but please bring your own sanitiser.
– There is no access to refreshments on site however we are near Honeywood Museum Cafe or you’re welcome to bring a flask.
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