Traditional Oval Basketmaking

18 TUTOR: Jane Welsh

On this course, you will start by looking at the difference between English and French oval bases. After learning to make a basket base, you will then have the opportunity to make an oval shopper, laundry basket or garden trug. There will be a variety of natural willow to choose from, all grown on the Somerset Levels to make this a truly sustainable project. If you are a beginner, a practical leaning is advisable to fully enjoy this course.

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On this course we will start by looking at the difference between English and French oval bases. After making a traditional English base, (or several if you want to practice!), you will then have the opportunityto make an oval shopper, laundry basketor garden trug. There will be a variety of natural willow to choose from, all grown on the Somerset Levels to make this a truly sustainable project! If you are a beginner, a practical leaning is advisable for this course.

All materials and tools will be provided.

 

Course Tutor

Jane Welsh

About Jane

 

Jane has been basket making for 23 years and has been working professionally and running courses for the last 14 years. She feels ardently about protecting the knowledge of our traditional rural crafts that are so much a part of our heritage she likes to get people enthused to work with willow and rush, these versatile, sustainable materials.

Her background is in arts and crafts. Having studied art, design and furniture making, worked in traditional timber framing and dabbled in stone masonry and stained glass, she then became hooked on basket making, mainly learning from the much respected Gloucestershire basket maker Sheila Wynter.

 

 

 

 

 

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