Weaving a basket is enormously relaxing and grounding. You make a basket with your own hands, you’re in the moment, getting into the rhythm of it, almost in a meditative way. You’re amongst like-minded people from, often, different backgrounds to yours, which can be very refreshing.
It can be very beneficial for a healthy body and mind, especially when carried out in the open air, in a tranquil spot. The craft has been proven to have healing qualities and can assist people with stress, depression, or with a grieving process.
Although it is not for the faint-hearted and is quite strenuous and demands concentration, the wonderful thing about it is getting away into the countryside and designing and weaving your own basket, using age-old techniques that have not changed through the generations.
Now, with the new 2-day courses, you can weave a basket at your leisure. Get really stuck in. Time for yourself, away from the daily demands people make upon you. Have a read through the possibilities, but at your own risk; this craft can be addictive!