PROGRESSIVE BASKETRY – BEGINNERS
A series of six basket making courses running every two months throughout the year designed to build your skills in basketmaking. Courses are suitable for complete beginners and can be booked individually. You will take home a completed basket at the end of each course.
1. Small round fruit or bread basket
Learn to weave a small round base using a pairing weave, then how to stake up a willow basket and learn a 3 rod wale weave.
2. Frame basket for the kitchen
Learn how to weave an oval basket on a frame and how to make frames and ribs for a completely individual kitchen basket.
3. Small fruit picking basket with handle
Small round base revised, new weave introduced – english randing, small handle inserted
4. Frame basket for the garden
Frame baskets revisited, weaving a larger basket with handle to make a lovely garden trug.
5 Bowl shaped round basket
Round bases revisited, controlling the shape of your basket while weaving.
6. Oval basket
Learn how to weave an oval base to make a small oval egg basket.
Course 1 – Wednesday 26th January 2011
Course 2 – Wednesday 30th March 2011
Course 3 – Wednesday 25th May 2011
Course 4 – Wednesday 27th July 2011
Course 5 – Wednesday 28th September 2011
Course 6 – Wednesday 30th November 2011
All courses are one day courses, 9.30am-4.30pm and cost £50 per course.
Courses will be held at All Saints Church, Southerndown, Vale of Glamorgan.
Courses can be booked independently, deposits required 28 days prior to course date
PROGRESSIVE BASKETRY – INTERMEDIATES
A series of six progressive basket making courses running every two months throughout the year. Courses are suitable for those who have some experience in basket making and want to further their skills.
1 Frame baskets with handles
Learn how to make hoops with interlocking handles for frame baskets and weave a small collecting basket.
2 Oval shopper with handle liners
Oval bases revisited, weave a larger oval basket with handle liners. Try one or two more baskets as homework and bring to the next course to learn how to insert and wrap handles into baskets.
3 Inserting and wrapping handles into previously made baskets
4 Welsh shopper
Learn how to make a traditional welsh frame basket using formas from basketmaker D J Davies. with a double handle.
Learn traditional French fitching on a round base
6 Square baskets – 2 days Day 1 – square bases
Day 2 weaving the body of the basket. Focus on practising control of weaves.
Course 1 – Thursday 27th January 2011
Course 2 – Thursday 24th March 2011
Course 3 – Thursday 26th May 2011
Course 4 – Thursday 28th July 2011
Course 5 – Thursday 29th September 2011
Course 6 – Thursday 1st December 2011 & Friday 2nd December
All courses are one day courses except for square baskets which is a two day course, 9.30am-4.30pm and cost £50 per course, squares, £100. Courses can be booked independently, deposits required 28 days prior to course date.
We really look forward to seeing you all again on some of these courses!