Join expert, Eddie Glew, for this all-absorbing workshop in basketry. Use traditional English and French techniques to make one large basket or two smaller ones to take home.
On day one you will weave a small round basket using traditional English and French techniques. The second day offers the chance to make a round/oval basket with a handle or another item of your choice. Alternatively you may decide to construct a large log basket or similar over the two days.
All abilities welcome – from the complete novice to experienced basket makers.
“Great course, very informative and enjoyable.” J.B.
Tutor: Eddie Glew
Eddie is a hugely talented willow weaver and creative practitioner. His portfolio shows a raft of innovative work from traditional baskets to sculpture and interior design.
Previous clients include The National Trust, Windsor Castle, Alton Towers, Nando’s Restaurants and film production companies. He produces his own heritage collection and makes to commission for private customers.
He is an experienced tutor and has featured on Chanel 4’s ‘Kirsty’s Handmade Home’ and BBC’s ‘Garden Rescue’.
To view Eddie’s own website visit www.blithfieldwillowcrafts.co.uk
“Fantastic day spent with Eddie, so patient and helpful, will definitely be signing up for more” B.T.
Eddie uses locally coppiced willow from Staffordshire along with willow from Somerset. Tools are provided.
Materials fee: approx £20 – £30
Note: This is in addition to the course fee
Please bear in mind that basketmaking is hard on the hands. If you suffer from hand, wrist or shoulder problems it may not be the course for you.
Timings & Refreshments
Join us from 9.30am for tea/coffee & introductions
Tuition: 10.00am – 4.30pm
We take an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish
Lunch & refreshments are included in the course fee
Help yourself to drinks & biscuits. Home-made cake mid afternoon