Basketmaking, chair seating and willow work

Willow basketmaking or chair seating in cane and rush with Mary Butcher

Ref: SLW07825

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Experience three classic materials and learn a variety of basket weaving or chair seating techniques as you work on projects of your choice. Beginners are shown the basic skills while the more experienced build on their existing knowledge with help and support.


Mary Butcher

Mary Butcher is a basketmaker, exhibition curator, writer and teacher. She held a prestigious crafts residency at the V&A's Sackler Centre in 2009. Recent exhibitions include 'This Beloved Earth', The Barony, West Kilbride, Scotland, 'Basketry Making Human Nature' at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich 2012, Re-Making the Past from the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and tour, 2014 (a study in Bronze Age Creativity) and 'Dimensions' in Denmark, 2016. She received an MBE for services to basketmaking in 2012 and one of two Crafts Skills Champions Awards in 2013.


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