Basketmaking, Chair Seating and Willow Work
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Basketmaking, chair seating and willow work

All our tutors are leading practitioners in this area and exhibit widely across the country.

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Techniques include: Basket making and basketry, Willow baskets and containers, Cane and rush seating, Willow for use in the garden, Willow sculpture/sculptural willow work and Rush work.

The materials used are primarily willow, rush, cane and cord. Many of our tutors use of sustainable materials

Tutors include (click on their names for more information):
Mary Butcher, Felicity Irons, Tim Johnson, Joe Hogan and Dominic Parrette

Workshops and equipment

Courses take place in the Main Workshop, on the ground floor. All materials are available for purchase at the College.

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West Dean College and Gardens are situated in South East England, six miles north of the historic city of Chichester and 12 miles from the south coast.

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