Spring into Basket making – Places still available for March & April Workshops! 1/3/23
I do currently have a few places remaining available at my Willow Day Workshops in March and April. Why not give yourself, friends or family a treat and spend a day making a wonderful willow basket with me?
All workshops are held at my Devon venue, conveniently located just a couple of minutes from the M5 and only 30 minutes westwards of my previous teaching base. Not only will you be inspired, have fun and achieve creating a lovely willow basket, but we’ll also have lunch provided by the nearby Lost Kitchen restaurant.
Workshops are suitable for beginners and those with existing willow weaving experience and current availability us as follows:
2 Day Oval Basket – Thurs 9th & Fri 10th March – 2 places. £175.
Zarzo Basket – Thurs 23rd March – 4 places. £105.
Beginners Round Basket – Wed 26th April – 1 place. £105.
Garden Basket – Thurs 27th April – 3 places. £105.
Workshop price includes all materials and refreshments. For further details and to book please head to my website workshop page
Just in case you are still undecided, the following is a wonderful testimonial that I’ve just received from mother and daughter Barbara and Abi after teaching them at my Berry Basket workshop last Saturday 25th Feb.
“I want to thank you for leading our session, it was an amazing day. I am in awe of your enthusiasm and sheer energy for spreading the words about willow. You are a skilled weaver yourself and clearly have great admiration for the skill and hard work of the willow workers who carved out a living on the Levels in the past; their history is a rich one and deserves being told.
Abi and I both really enjoyed the day and although neither of us managed to create the perfect berry basket, we left feeling pleased with our own creations! We were also very tired! I love my basket and my husband couldn’t believe that I’d made it!
Your day was brimmed full of history, demonstration, upbeat encouragement and all to the background of your own skill. Altogether a terrific amazing value day with each one of us pleased to have come along. Well done and thank you.”
It’s just so lovely and truly humbling to receive in these unpredictable times such a wonderful testimonial. I’m so wanting to teach you about this wonderful craft form, the importance of us crafting together today and getting our heritage craft thriving into the future. Sarah X
PS. Feature photo is of the Berry Basket that a lovely student made at one of my workshops. Both beginners and those with willow weaving experience can create this basket with me on Thursday 4th May and Wednesday 28th June, ( sorry Friday 24th March already fully booked!)
Above photos taken by Berry Basket workshop participant Barbara, offering a flavour of our day. The far right photo shows Barbara’s lovely finished basket in it’s new home.