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The Art of Basketry

The Art of Basketry

A three-day Willow Intensive: Beginners / Intermediate course in Willow Weaving with Annemarie O'Sullivan.

Who is this course suitable for?
This course is suitable for those who are new to willow basket making, or those who would like to refresh their basket making skills.
What you will learn:
Working with willow from Sussex and Somerset you will learn how to soak and mellow the willow ready to weave.

You will be guided through the fundamentals of round willow basketry. Starting from making a round base you will stake up the sides, learn French or English randing and complete your basket with a strong and beautiful border. 

You may have time to add a handle and possibly a lid. The focus of the workshop will be on developing a relationship with this beautiful material. This takes time and focus.
By the end of this 3 day course you will have made a beautiful round basket.