Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore Friday 29th September – Sunday 1st October 2023

We have three amazing tutors lined up for the weekend; John Cowan, Caroline Dear and Judy Simmonds.

John Cowan’s course will focus on the English underfoot oval base, using it to make two traditional baskets, the shopping basket and the vegetable picker. Caroline Dear’s course will explore different techniques such as twining, coiling and stitching using soft materials. Judy Simmonds will lead you through the intricacies of the Perigord basket. You will find details of their courses attached. (Material costs will be £10-£15 for each course)

We have tried to keep the costs down as much as possible, however we should be able to make even more savings if we have some people willing to share rooms. Any savings we can make this way will be reimbursed to all the attendees, so something to consider.

Glenmore Lodge is set in the beautiful Cairngorms, and is a residential outdoor training facility. Although no overnight parking is allowed on site for non-residents there is a campsite less than a mile away for anyone wishing the option of being a day delegate. See the application form for more details.

The applications should be returned by Friday 19th May after which we will be allocating course places. It is not first-come first-served and we will do our best to make sure nobody is disappointed. Deposits will be returned if a member does not get his/her preferred course and would therefore prefer not to attend the Gathering.

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