Berry Basket Making

Sarah Gardner

Learn how to weave a frame basket using willow, hedgerow hazel and dog wood. You will create a basket with a rounded shape at the bottom traditionally used for collecting berries. It can be used for many different purposes and can also be given as a gift.

Crafts using your hands can be a therapeutic and an enjoyable experience. Make your very own handmade items to give as gifts or keep for your home.

Suitable for all levels including beginners.

White Room, Phoenix Art Space

All basketry materials and tools will be provided. Please bring a notebook and pen.

Sarah Gardner trained as textile designer, this sparked her interest in constructed textiles and led to her practicing basketry for the past 7 Years. She is interested in growing and foraging natural materials for making but also has a make-do-and-mend approach and is always on the look-out for man-made materials that can be adapted or useful in basket-making. This requires a lot of testing to work out the qualities of the materials and their suitability for different weaving techniques. As an advocate for the crafts Sarah also helps run a small leather accessories company and teaches and practices basketry in Brighton.

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