11 January 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Make a log basket to sit next to your fireside in the winter months
To attend this two day course you need to have previously woven a stake and strand basket. This course will include different techniques of willow weaving and basket making. To start you will learn how to create a large round base with hidden joins. Sarah will talk you through different types of weave so you can design the sides of your basket. Finally you will turn the side stakes down to be a beautiful border and then add twisted handles.
Materials are priced on a per basket basis to a maximum of £15 which will be paid on the day of the course.
This course is £120 payable by Paypal, bank transfer or by cheque. The course will be held between 10:00am and 4:00pm in Nantgarw China Works Museum.
This course is booked direct with Hatton Willow through the following link
Tools are provided and you take home everything you make. Tea, coffee and cake are provided throughout the day but please bring a packed lunch.
Sarah Hatton, the course tutor, has been willow weaving since 2008. She has been involved in many large scale projects, most recently producing 70 gift baskets for the World Leaders attending the NATO Summit in Newport.
Sarah was awarded the Craft Showcase Award 2015 at Made by Hand, Cardiff. She grows her own willow in Caerphilly which gives her a yearlong sustainable source of willow.
Guided by your tutor Sarah she will take you through the course step by step and will make sure that you go home with something you are proud of.