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Plymouth College of Art - Weave your own Kindling Basket Masterclass with H...
Tue, 22 Aug 2017, 10:00 – Wed, 23 Aug 2017, 16:30 BST
Weave a kindling basket using English willows in natural bark-on colours. Learn traditional basketmaking techniques and make a sturdy round basket with a flowing border that incorporates handle holds. This design would also make an excellent storage container - for toys for instance.
Hilary will lead you through the stages of making: first the base, then staking up the sides, the various weaves and the border variations. All tools, and materials from Somerset and from Hilary's willow bed, will be provided ready prepared. Instructions given on how to prepare your own materials and where to purchase them if you decide to continue basket weaving.
Location: Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place
Time: 10:00 - 16:30 Both Days
Start Date: 22/08/17
End Date: 23/08/17
Day: Tuesday / Wednesday
Please wear comfortable clothes and bring an apron if you like to wear one to work in. Please let the tutor know if you have any problems with your back or hands as basketry is a physical activity.
Materials and Equipment
All materials will be provided and are included in the course fee.
Please note that all courses are subject to student numbers and will only run if sufficient numbers are achieved. Plymouth College of Art reserves the right to cancel a course if insufficient student numbers are recruited.