A Day of Willow Basket Weaving
with Norah Kennedy
Sunday 25th July
10.30 - 4
**plus £15 on the day to Norah for materials
On this enjoyable one day course you can expect to make a small round based basket with a handle. Using some old basketmaking techniques and different varieties and colours of willow you will produce your own unique basket suitable for fruit or vegetables and return home with a sense of achievement.
Tools and materials supplied by the tutor
Norah made her first basket nearly thirty years ago and then trained with Swindon based basketmaker Bryn Mathews and has travelled to study the work of basketmakers in Ireland and Poland.
Norah is now a full time basketmaker and tutor – teaching day and residential courses all year round She works to commission in addition to producing a range of baskets for sale and has expanded her range to include willow Christmas decorations, garden plant supports and living willow structures. The bulk of her willow comes from Musgrove Willows in Westonzoyland but she also incorporates more unusual coloured willows from Powys and Herefordshire