Workshops

WORKSHOPS

Throughout the weekend there will be have-a-go workshops led by expert basketmakers, giving you a chance to enjoy the craft of basketry. Some workshops have limited numbers and you will be able to sign up on the day on a first come basis. Other workshops are continuous and on a drop in basis. The full festival programme is available here.

Basket Tree Room Studio 3

There will be workshops taking place which will focus on weaving costume items or accessories for the Light Fantastic Wearable Basketry Parade. Come and weave a willow leave, a fan or a head-dress.

FRIDAY 2pm – 5pm

In the Heritage Hall, Studio 6

 Learn how to make a:

 Catalan tray with Eddie Glew

 Conical bird feeder with Lise Bech

 Round basket with Dieter Deringer from Germany

 Table decoration with Pascall Carr from All About Willow

In the International Room, Studio 1

 Drop in origami workshops with Japanese Friends

SATURDAY 10am – 1pm

In the Heritage Hall, Studio 6

Learn the craft of:                                                                           

Catalan tray with Eddie Glew

Spranging with Lottie and Sarah Hinton (pictured)

Rush basket and hat making with Jacqui Wood

Ugandan tying with Jette Mellgren from Denmark

SATURDAY 1.30pm – 4.30pm

 In the Heritage Hall, Studio 6

Learn how to create a;                                                                                                              Conical bird feeder with Lise Bech (pictured)

Bracelet with rush rope with Prue Thimbleby

Very Simple Japanese Ways – Weaving, dyeing and folding with Japanese Friends

Outside – The Old Tennis Court                                                Have a go at green woodworking with Peter Lanyon. Come and make a spatula or butter knife. Learn the skills of cleaving green wood and shaving it on the shave horse. Drop in.

 In Studio 20

 Geometric structures with Jonathan Horning author of Simple Shelters

 

SUNDAY 10am – 1pm

 In the Heritage Hall, Studio 6

 Learn how to make a:

Forager’s basket – a small double hooped frame basket with Linda Lemieux

Pulled or drawn basket with Hansgert Butterweck from Germany

Making willow fish with Pascall Carr from All About Willow

 SUNDAY 1.30pm – 4.30pm

 In the Heritage Hall, Studio 6

 Learn how to make recycled baskets with Catherine Davies All About Willow

 Very Simple Japanese Ways – Weaving, dyeing and folding with Japanese Friends