Mel and I have just come back from the most fantastic trip to North West Ireland where we spent 4 days basketmaking with Joe Hogan in Loch na Fooey in Galway. The location is unbelievably beautiful and the tuition superb. We made a selection of baskets between us – traditional Skibs, a Kisheen, a celtic knot basket, a rectangular small log basket and a hedgerow birch bowl. Joe not only skillfully teaches you anything you want to know, but also provides cosy accomodation, a delicious lunch and a visit to his willow bed (including cuttings).
It’s just got to be an annual trip!