The Willow Project - Jan to May 2018

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The Willow Project - Jan to May 2018


The Willow Project is course than runs over 7 days across 5 months. After perfecting learnt techniques, you will plan and make a basket that you have designed.

My hope is that you will meet a group of people who will encourage each other in a supportive and collaborative environment, so you can continue making on your own, or with others, with greater confidence. It may work for some of you to meet to continue work between sessions.

This is a course for intermediate basketmakers who have completed other courses with Annemarie. Joining the course is by pre-arrangement directly with Annemarie first.

WHEN: Various dates between Jan and May 2018 (see below)
TIME: 10am-4.30pm
COST: £525.00
WHERE: Isfield, near Lewes, East Sussex

Day 1 (Thursday 18 January)

Back to basics. Make the best base you've made so far. Challenge yourself to make a large base - at least 30cm diameter, but bigger if you wish.

Day 2 (Friday 19 January)
Stake up your basket. 
Work with a new textured weave of your choice.
Complete a strong wide border.

Day 3 (Thursday 22 February)
Complete a new border. Learn how to add a simple twist to your rods to stabilise the border. A day to perfect your border without being under pressure to complete a basket.

Day 4 (Thursday 22 March)
Adding long low double rod twisted handles. 
Revision of other handles. Bring any baskets you would like to add a handle to.

Day 5 (Friday 20 April)
How to create shape and form by adding and taking away stakes. Making a simple twined/ paired form.

Planning your project.
Selecting weavers and stakes.

Day 6 (Friday 18 May)
Your first project day.
With plenty of support you will start a piece of work you have designed.

Day 7 ( Saturday 19 May)
Your second project day.
Finishing your piece.

Tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day.
All materials and tuition.

We enjoy lunchtimes together where all students bring something to share with the group.

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