Ulster Potato Basket
Ulster Potato Basket
ABOUT THIS COURSE:
Over this three day weaving course you will use native willow to make a beautiful and practical Ulster Potato Basket. This is a great course for beginners or anyone wishing to improve their willow basketmaking skills.
DATES: 6, 7, & 8 March 2020
VENUE: Isfield, near Lewes
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN:
How to prepare and select willow for weaving
How to make a frame
How to use split willow to make the ribs
How to make a symmetrical, balanced weave
How to finish your basket by ‘sewing’ the final weavers
How to attach double rod twisted handles
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
A light vegetarian lunch each day
Tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day
All materials and tuition
WHO IS THIS SUITABLE FOR:
This is suitable for total beginners or anyone who has made some baskets but would like to improve their skills.
Travel and Accommodation:
If you are travelling from afar we can help you to find lovely overnight accommodation. Please ask.
If you are travelling from abroad we can pick up from Gatwick International Airport for a cost of £35 or from Lewes or Uckfield train stations at no charge.
Course Terms and Conditions:
Your place on a course is only secured by booking and paying in full in advance.
If you cancel having paid, I'll refund 90% of your fee if I'm able to fill your place. If I'm not able to fill your place you’ll forfeit your fee. I will make every reasonable effort to find someone to take your place. If you book and pay but do not attend the course, no refund will be given. No refunds can be given if you cancel or fail to attend. In the unlikely event that I need to cancel the course, you’ll receive a full refund. Bookings are not transferable.
A certain level of physical ability is required for these courses. My aim is to make my willow days accessible but if you do have mobility issues please contact me before you book. My courses are designed for adults, however, age 15 + olds are welcome if accompanied by a responsible, participating adult.