Willow basketmaking – picnic hamper with partitions with Eddie Glew

Basketmaking, chair seating and willow work

Ref: S3D12420

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About this course

Learn the myriad of square work techniques used in basketmaking to create your own willow picnic hamper. For those with some willow basketmaking experience.

Course Description

On this workshop you will learn the traditional squarework techniques which Eddie uses in his own work. The picnic hamper has been chosen as a project for this course as it incorporates many skills you can use throughout your square work baskets. These include lids, hinges, partitions, borders, and end-posts, alongside top tips on making throughout the course from the tutor.

Timetable

Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above

Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.

6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).

8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.

Daily timetable

Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.

From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).

Evening working - students may have access to workshops until 9pm, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.

Last day

Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.

Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.

(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)

Course Materials

What students need to bring

  • Tools may be borrowed from the tutor but please bring as many as you have available on the following list (but do not buy anything especially before you come).
  • For willow basketmaking:
  • A tape measure and ruler
  • Pair of sharp secateurs and a good pen knife
  • Pair of side or wire cutters
  • A rapping iron
  • Basketmaker’s bodkin (can be borrowed from the tutor)
  • Essential – covered footwear must be worn in this workshop.

Available to buy

  • Available from tutor:
  • The tutor will supply the willow to make your basket, this will cost around £20-£25 and should be paid to him before the end of the course.
Please wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio, this includes stout covered footwear (no sandals or open toes).

Tutors

Accommodation

Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

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