Willow Frame Basket

Sarah Gardner

Learn how to weave a willow frame basket using traditional basketry techniques. Different coloured farmed willow will be on offer for you to choose from. We will create a basket with a rounded shape at the bottom, perfect for using around the garden and home or giving as a present to a loved one.

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.

Red 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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