Willow or Rattan Lampshade – Day Course in Robertsbridge | 06.04.24

Course Date: Saturday 6 April 2024 10:30 – 16:30

Location: The Robertsbridge Club, Station Road, Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5DA

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 6 April 2024

Location: The Robertsbridge Club, Station Road, Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5DA

These courses are for absolute beginners and for people who’ve made a basket or two. Teenagers from the age of 12 are also able to take part.

Weaving with natural materials is very therapeutic, as you are using head, heart and hands, bringing body and mind back in sync. You’re focused and in a tranquil setting, allowing your brain to use work in a different way.

 

What can I Expect?

  • A relaxed time, immersing yourself in being creative with natural materials;
  • Making a lampshade, using stripped willow or rattan and a number of basketry techniques to make your item rigid;
  • Step-by-step, easy to follow guidance from start to finish;
  • Learn ancient basketry techniques and explore other projects with the same use of techniques;
  • Your amazing lampshade(s) is/are made from 100% sustainable materials, the ethical, eco-friendly way; and
  • All willow, use of tools, teas, coffees and fruit are included. I advise people to bring a packed lunch. There will be fruit for when we get peckish.

There is a maximum of six participants per course.

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 with rattan or stripped willow, as it’s a light, slender and flexible material. 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 creative and / or rural locations; on farms and in art studios for instance. This way, we have the benefits of nature and inspiration around us to fully reconnect and rewild. The Robertsbridge Club is in the centre of Robertsbridge with plenty of (disabled) parking spaces. It’s a green location with lots of wildlife around us and a garden.

Please contact me for a more tailored experience, should you like to book a private course, or would need to have certain needs considered.

 

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 two weeks before the course date to allow for the preparation to take place.

Description

Course Date: Saturday 6 April 2024

Location: The Robertsbridge Club, Station Road, Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5DA

These courses are for absolute beginners and for people who’ve made a basket or two. Teenagers from the age of 12 are also able to take part.

Weaving with natural materials is very therapeutic, as you are using head, heart and hands, bringing body and mind back in sync. You’re focused and in a tranquil setting, allowing your brain to use work in a different way.

 

What can I Expect?

  • A relaxed time, immersing yourself in being creative with natural materials;
  • Making a lampshade, using stripped willow or rattan and a number of basketry techniques to make your item rigid;
  • Step-by-step, easy to follow guidance from start to finish;
  • Learn ancient basketry techniques and explore other projects with the same use of techniques;
  • Your amazing lampshade(s) is/are made from 100% sustainable materials, the ethical, eco-friendly way; and
  • All willow, use of tools, teas, coffees and fruit are included. I advise people to bring a packed lunch. There will be fruit for when we get peckish.

There is a maximum of six participants per course.

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 with rattan or stripped willow, as it’s a light, slender and flexible material. 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 creative and / or rural locations; on farms and in art studios for instance. This way, we have the benefits of nature and inspiration around us to fully reconnect and rewild. The Robertsbridge Club is in the centre of Robertsbridge with plenty of (disabled) parking spaces. It’s a green location with lots of wildlife around us and a garden.

Please contact me for a more tailored experience, should you like to book a private course, or would need to have certain needs considered.

 

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 two weeks before the course date to allow for the preparation to take place.

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Event Details

Lampshade Course at the Club, Robertsbridge | 12.11.23

Date: 12/11/2023

Start time: 10:00 GMT

End time: 16:30 GMT

Venue: The Robertsbridge Club Station Road Robertsbridge East Sussex TN32 5DA

Directions: This venue will come up on your sat nav. Once on Station Road and coming from the High Street in Robertsbridge, you will find the dark brown building immediately on your left. Please park in the car park right next to it. There are ample spaces for disabled and other. Do call, should you get lost, on 07775 944499. Do call, should you get lost, on 07775 944499.

Phone: 07775944499

Email: marianne@craftybasketry.website