Strathblane and Blanefield Village Club

Join Max Johnson on 4 consecutive Tuesday evenings as we practice the ancient craft of basketry, gradually building skills and knowledge over the course of 4 weeks, during which time you’ll make (and take home) the following:

Week 1 (23/5/23): Tension trays (useful as a fruit platter or trivet) – get to know your materials, learn simple weaves like randing and pairing, and the glamorously named technique of ‘smearing’.

Week 2 (30/5/23): Fat ball Bird feeders – further developing pairing skills, and an introduction to waling, borders and simple handles.

Weeks 3 and 4 (6/6 and 13/6/23): A round basket – using and developing many of the skills listed above you’ll weave a round basket suitable for storing/presenting things such as bread, fruit or eggs.

All tools and materials will be provided. This is a fun, relaxed introduction to weaving, with no prior experience necessary. Please be aware that joint problems like arthritis can make weaving challenging, however it is still possible!

For more information and to book go to Seileach Basketry

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