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Baskets for Beginners Weekend

Friday 20 May 4pm — Sunday 22 May 5pm, 2016

To make a booking enquiry please complete the form below. We will contact you to confirm availability and complete your booking.

Course Enquiry

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Pricing

Full board per person (all meals, accommodation, activities):

  • £220 – single ensuite room
  • £195 – sharing an ensuite room
  • £195 – single non-ensuite room
  • £150 – sharing non-ensuite room

Camping per person (all meals, and activities):

  • £140

Non Resident (all meals except breakfast, and activities:

  • £130

Basketry is one of the most ancient crafts still practiced today and a key part of Somerset’s rich heritage. 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, 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 refresher course for those with some prior experience.

The Team

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.

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