Sarah Webb will guide you through the basics to make a round-base basket and write the recipe for that basket. More accomplished makers will be able to experiment with differing weaves to create pattern and texture, as well as borders, handles and lids (time permitting). The course offers a solid foundation for future learning including Oval and Square courses at Halsway later in the year, as well as being a fun and interesting first experience of basketry. Most people are able to complete one basket on this course.
“Excellent tutor with much patience.” Participant
Who’s is it For?
Suitable for all skill and experience levels. An introduction to basketry for complete beginners, or a useful and thorough refresher course for those with some experience.
Basketry is one of the most ancient crafts still practiced today and a key part of Somerset’s rich heritage. Sarah Webb is a highly skilled traditional and contemporary willow artist who was apprenticed to a traditional Somerset basket maker. She is an experienced tutor who enjoys passing on her skills, both technical and creative.