Traditional Square Basketmaking

54 TUTOR: Jane Welsh

Baskets are a traditional and sustainable solution to the age old need to carry and store. On this course you will learn the technique to make your own square or oblong shopper, trug, tool, storage or log basket. You will be using a clamp to weave the base and exploring different weaves in the sides of the basket, before finishing with a bow handle or side handles. The willow is from the Somerset Levels and there will be many natural colours, which you can choose from, to make your own beautiful basket.


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You can use this technique to make your own square or oblong shopper, trug, tool, storage or log basket. We will be using a clamp to weave the base and exploring different weaves in the sides of the basket, before finishing with a bow handle or side handles. Baskets are a traditional and sustainable solution to the age old need to carry and store!! The willow is from the Somerset Levels and there will be many natural colours, which you can choose from, to make your own beautiful basket.

This course is suitable for beginners and with those with previous basketry experience. 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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