You can choose from a variety of projects, including a range of suggestions and examples that include a spiral wigwam, small hurdle, woven trellis, large willow sphere or domed plant support. Following a group discussion looking at samples of the tutor's work, you will work on individual projects with one-to-one supervision from the tutor. You are likely to complete your one project during the first day and be ready to make another.
Brown (unpeeled) willow will be used, some of which will be chosen for colour contrasts, e.g. purple willow. A variety of simple strong weaves will be taught and techniques to enable you to manipulate larger willow rods required to make strong willow work for a garden environment.
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.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
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)
"Brilliantly run course by our tutor, but also wonderful food and very helpful staff! What more can I say!"Carolyn, September 2020
Dominic is a basketmaker and coppice worker with over ten years
experience in teaching his craft.
He makes a woven willow structures, organic forms and frame baskets using a range of traditional and contemporary techniques.