Learn how to make a simple square basket. During the course you will learn the skills and techniques needed for successfully making a square basket. Square work has always been considered the hardest to do well, but once you have learnt the skills needed, it is no harder than learning to make your first round basket. You may even discover that you have a flair for the square and never look back!
Starting with the base you will learn to adapt the skills you already have and add new ones so that you will be able to make a square basket with handles and possibly a lid. Several recipes will be available or if you prefer you can design your own using the guide lines provided.
“Great course, really appreciated the extra time on a three-day as opposed to a weekend course, allowed for much more in-depth learning.” Participant
Who’s it For?
Intermediates and up. This course is for students who can already make a round basket on their own and have a good understanding of basic basketry techniques.
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.