Introduction to Basketry - Vessels Old and New - Full Day Course | 27.08.2022

Course Date: Saturday 27th August 2022 10:00 – 16:30

Location: Cowshed Workshop, Reader’s Bridge Lane, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6TH

Get immersed in nature while weaving a basket learning age-old techniques. Go for a tailored experience and share with friends. Great for body and soul!

£110.00

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Course Date: Saturday 27th August 2022

Location: Cowshed Workshop, Tenterden

These courses are for absolute beginners and for people who’d like to experiment with different shapes. The materials are all carefully selected for what we’ll make; a traditional dish, showing you quite a structured, methodical way of working, and a contemporary vessel, which gives you an opportunity to create something that is more free flowing and playful. This will give you a good impression of what it can be like, weaving with willow or hedgerow and with different, ancient weaving techniques. Your course is held in a tranquil setting with nature all around us to fully reconnect and rewind. Full-day courses are £110, start at 10:00 and finish around 16:30.

 

What can I Expect?

  • A relaxed time, immersing yourself in being creative with natural materials in a tranquil setting;
  • A traditional dish and contemporary vessel made out of different varieties of basketry willow;
  • The step-by-step, easy to follow guidance from start to finish product;
  • You will learn ancient basketry techniques and explore other projects with the same use of techniques; the morning being a structured experience and the afternoon a playful, free-style one;
  • Find out about cultivation, preparation of willow and hedgerow materials and care for your item;
  • Learn how to use tools provided and what to use if you don’t have those tools at home;
  • Your lovely wreath is made from 100% sustainable materials, the ethical, eco-friendly way; and
  • All willow, use of tools (if you don’t like using your own), teas, coffees and fruit are included. I advise people to bring a packed lunch.

There is a maximum of six and a minimum of four participants per course. Should the minimum not have been reached, then you will be emailed.

It’s a fantastic time to spend with friends, but also really refreshing to share with like-minded people you’ve not met before.

Basket weaving is very therapeutic, as you are using head, heart and hands, bringing body and mind back in sync. Working in a group allows you to share experiences, bounce off ideas, so it’s also a great way to build new friendships. Truly refreshing for both mind and spirit.

 

Is this for me?

Over the years, people with disabilities, or who were thought to be lesser abled were still able to weave a basket. Not quite sure about your abilities, then just get in touch and I will assess to see whether it’s for you.

 

Locations

I try to organise the courses in rural locations; on farms for instance. This way, we have the benefits of nature around us to fully reconnect and rewild.

 

Please contact me for a more tailored experience.

Please note: A minimum of four delegates is required to run this course.  Should bookings not reach the minimum number this course may be rescheduled. Please book your course a week-and-a-half before the course date to allow for the preparation to take place.

Description

Course Date: Saturday 27th August 2022

Location: Cowshed Workshop, Tenterden

These courses are for absolute beginners and for people who’d like to experiment with different shapes. The materials are all carefully selected for what we’ll make; a traditional dish, showing you quite a structured, methodical way of working, and a contemporary vessel, which gives you an opportunity to create something that is more free flowing and playful. This will give you a good impression of what it can be like, weaving with willow or hedgerow and with different, ancient weaving techniques. Your course is held in a tranquil setting with nature all around us to fully reconnect and rewind. Full-day courses are £110, start at 10:00 and finish around 16:30.

 

What can I Expect?

  • A relaxed time, immersing yourself in being creative with natural materials in a tranquil setting;
  • A traditional dish and contemporary vessel made out of different varieties of basketry willow;
  • The step-by-step, easy to follow guidance from start to finish product;
  • You will learn ancient basketry techniques and explore other projects with the same use of techniques; the morning being a structured experience and the afternoon a playful, free-style one;
  • Find out about cultivation, preparation of willow and hedgerow materials and care for your item;
  • Learn how to use tools provided and what to use if you don’t have those tools at home;
  • Your lovely wreath is made from 100% sustainable materials, the ethical, eco-friendly way; and
  • All willow, use of tools (if you don’t like using your own), teas, coffees and fruit are included. I advise people to bring a packed lunch.

There is a maximum of six and a minimum of four participants per course. Should the minimum not have been reached, then you will be emailed.

It’s a fantastic time to spend with friends, but also really refreshing to share with like-minded people you’ve not met before.

Basket weaving is very therapeutic, as you are using head, heart and hands, bringing body and mind back in sync. Working in a group allows you to share experiences, bounce off ideas, so it’s also a great way to build new friendships. Truly refreshing for both mind and spirit.

 

Is this for me?

Over the years, people with disabilities, or who were thought to be lesser abled were still able to weave a basket. Not quite sure about your abilities, then just get in touch and I will assess to see whether it’s for you.

 

Locations

I try to organise the courses in rural locations; on farms for instance. This way, we have the benefits of nature around us to fully reconnect and rewild.

 

Please contact me for a more tailored experience.

Please note: A minimum of four delegates is required to run this course.  Should bookings not reach the minimum number this course may be rescheduled. Please book your course a week-and-a-half before the course date to allow for the preparation to take place.

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Event Details

Introduction Day Beginner's Course | 27.08.2022

Date: 27/08/2022

Start time: 10:00 BST

End time: 16:30 BST

Venue: Cowshed Workshop, Tenterden

Directions: Please note! The postcode is TN30 6TH, but this covers 6 dwellings, so I would advise you to discard your sat nav once on the lane and please look for the black sign that says Brook Farm Oast at the top of the drive as you come down the drive, take the fork to the left, which brings you to the barn and oast house behind the farmhouse. You park behind the oast house on the left hand side of the barn, which is the Art Barn, where we will be working. Do call, should you get lost, on 07775 944499.

Phone: 07775944499

Email: marianne@craftybasketry.website