Willow workshops 2022

Here you will find details of all my upcoming one and two day courses happening this year, and where to book...

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Basket Making - One day course

Saturday 9th July

Saturday 15th October

Abbey Home Farm, Cirencester

Spend a day learning how to weave with different varieties of willow sustainably grown in Somerset. On this one day course Tess will introduce you to the ancient craft of basketry and guide you through the steps needed to complete a basket that will be functional as well as beautiful. You will follow the ‘stake and strand’ method and learn several different weave patterns, creating a round basket, if time with an added handle. Suitable for beginners or those with some experience.

10.30 - 4
£85pp incl lunch
**plus £15 on the day for materials

Bookings: https://www.theorganicfarmshop.co.uk/whats-on/willow-weaving/

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Weekend Immersion 

Friday 16th - Sunday 18th September 

Lower Shaw Farm, Swindon

An opportunity to spend the whole weekend being immersed in this ancient craft.

Tess will introduce you to basketry and guide you through the steps needed to complete several items that will be functional as well as beautiful. You will learn different weave patterns and techniques, with time to make at least two small baskets, or one larger one. If you have some experience of basket making, you can build on your skills and explore some of the many ways that texture and pattern can be woven into your structures.

Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

£192 (Veranda Room)
£210 (House Room)
(both prices include 2 nights’ accommodation, meals and refreshments and 2½ days tuition.
Non-resident price: £175
(includes lunches, snacks, and tuition.)

Bookings :

http://www.lowershawfarm.co.uk/sep-2022

Two Dried Leaves

'Tess was not only knowledgeable but an excellent teacher. It was one of my best Saturdays for a long time, I came away inspired to do another course.'  - Margaret

willow flower making
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willow basket with handle
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making garden structures
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basket base with tools
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finished baskets
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starting a pairing weave
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basket workshop outdoors
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basketry tools
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making a basket - staking up
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