Fantastic basketry courses from Pop Up Maker Sarah Gardner…
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SATURDAY: Learn how to weave with willow to create a sculptural form in a boat-like shape as well as a platter that can be used for serving fruit or bread. You will learn how to make a basic curved vessel by manipulating soaked willow, and weaving and packing techniques to complete your form. You will learn how to make a willow hoop to form the structure and the size of your platter and weave your surface to form the base.
SUNDAY: Learn how to weave a frame basket using farmed willow, hedgerow hazel and dog wood. We will create a berry basket with a rounded shape at the bottom, perfect for picking berries or to be given as a gift.
All basketry materials will be provided. Please bring a notebook and pen.
Suitable for all levels including beginners.
Days: 1 weekend
Times: 10:00 – 16:00
Dates: Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 March
Sarah Gardner trained as textile designer, this sparked her interest in constructed textiles and led to her practicing basketry for the past 7 Years. She is interested in growing and foraging natural materials for making but also has a make-do-and-mend approach and is always on the look-out for man-made materials that can be adapted or useful in basket-making. This requires a lot of testing to work out the qualities of the materials and their suitability for different weaving techniques. As an advocate for the crafts Sarah also helps run a small leather accessories company and teaches and practices basketry in Brighton.