Workshops and Courses
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Five Fridays: 31st January and 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th February 2020, 9am - 1.30pm.
Basketry for Beginners.
Learn a new skill for the new year. This five part course offers participants the opportunity to gain knowledge and confidence in the ancient skill of ‘stake and strand’ basketry, using multi-coloured willow, grown organically in the village and some willow from the nearby Somerset Levels.
By the end of the course participants will have completed at least three different types of basket and should feel confident in creating baskets in their own home. Use of tools, materials and liquid refreshments are included in the price.
Private bookings are currently available.
Content could include:
Willow animals such as owls, geese, cockerels, pigs, sheep, deer, horses and many others.
Basketry - for beginners or improvers.
Foraging hedgerow materials for basketry.
Growing and harvesting willow, maintaining living willow sculptures.
Garden items, including plant supports.
One day courses or longer craft camps.
Camping available from April onwards - more details upon request.
Workshops to be held at an 8 acre eco-friendly, off-grid small holding and nature reserve, surrounded by beautiful countryside near the historic town of Sherborne in Dorset, unless otherwise stated. If you would like more details of the above workshops or to hear of one-off events, get in touch by e-mail, email@example.com ,or telephone 07765 654771. Workshops and courses tend not to be advertised, instead there is a list of interested parties who are notified when dates are released. Please note; your contact details will not be shared with other organisations and you can unsubscribe upon request.
Advanced booking is essential due to willow preperation/ soaking time.
For further details and pricing structures please telephone or e-mail. Please note that e-mails may not be checked daily, if you would like a speedy response do telephone.
If you would like to book a place for a special gift, and would like a personalised card for the recipient, please let me know.
These willow weaving courses and rural craft workshops concentrate on using natural materials which are locally abundant and do not rely on the use of fossil fuels to use or produce. These courses are especially for people who love to submerge themselves in our natural world. Please scroll to the foot of this page to see some of my long standing experience as a tutor.
Accommodation: There is a good selection of 'B&B's', hotels and caravan sites in the Sherborne area and 'wild camping' is available close by - more details on request.
Booking and Cancellation policy: Full payment will be required in advance of the day in order to secure your booking. Please note that should a booking have to be cancelled a full refund will only be offered if more than three weeks notice (from start date of workshop) is given. Other cancellations will incur an administration charge. If the organiser has to cancel a full refund will be offered. Minimum and maximum numbers will apply to each workshop. NB - placement on the courses does not infer the right to intellectual property.
Dogs: If you have dogs with you they will not be allowed out at the venue, although car parking is close by to the work space and there are footpaths and bridleways right outside of the gate, so you will easily be able to walk them during the day.
All courses listed include refreshments, materials and use of tools. Please bring your own pic-nic lunch and ensure that you wear your work clothes.