Round Frame Baskets
with Debbie Hall
Monday 7th June 2021 | 10.00 – 16.30 | £75
Learn how to make lovely round frame baskets from locally grown organic willow.
Using straightforward age-old basketry techniques, Debbie will guide you through the process of making these most rustic of baskets, which were traditionally made at home by the layman rather than professional basket makers.
Frame baskets are ideal for gathering and storing eggs, picking soft fruit, and can be used for all sorts of things!
During this day-long course, you will learn to make your own hoops and frame from sturdy willow, attach them together with the ‘God’s Eye’ technique, and infill with finer rods.
Most people can expect to complete a small round basket in a day, but if you tend towards the slow and careful be reassured that even if you don’t finish on the day, you will go home with all the skills and materials needed to complete your basket.
All materials and tools will be provided, but do feel free to bring your own secateurs or basketry tools if you have them. Please remember a packed lunch and refreshments.
Whilst basketmaking is not a particularly grubby activity, sometimes dirt can rub off the willow on to clothes. I recommend wearing clothes that are not too precious and do not have a loose weave (the tiny buds on the willow have a tendency to snag loose weave jumpers). Please also wear closed toe shoes. Layers would be good, as if the weather is good, we may be able to spend some of the day outside.
This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience; beginners or those who want to refresh their skills.
Read all about our tutor Debbie Hall on the Cambridge Art Makers’ course tutors page.
Please note that this course, the kitchen and toilets are on the first floor up 1 flight of stairs. If this is going to pose a problem for you please email us at [email protected]
Please note that we have strict guidelines in response to the covid-19 pandemic as outlined on our covid-19 guidelines page. You will have to agree to following these when you sign up to the course.