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Woven Bark and Fibre Basketry 2-day

Nadiine Fox Grundy

  • Starts 9 May
  • 210 British pounds
  • Own Tent in Field

Available spots

Service Description

Learn about the amazing versatility of tree bark and plant fibers on this two-day course and weave yourself a beautiful, functional basket that can be used for foraging, a plant pot, or anything else you would like to put in there! On this course, you will delve into the abundance of materials that are all around us. Nature has so many plants that can be woven such as horseradish, nettles, tree bark, bramble, iris leaves, dandelion stems and so many more. Nadine will show you how to identify, harvest, process, store, then how to prepare the fibers for weaving, You will use a base of willow bark, sweet chestnut, and lime for your basket and I will talk about how to grow and coppice willow poles and process the bark ready for weaving. The rim will be made from split hazel or bark and the handle will be plaited plant material or cordage. Suitable for beginners/intermediates, a physically undemanding course

Upcoming Sessions

Booking Policy

Thank you for booking onto your course. Please read the following notes carefully before arrival. 1. Please take time to familiarise yourself with the site, where you need to be for your course, and where the toilets & refreshments are well in advance of your course (there will be no course reception desk in the main marquee this year but there will be a BB HQ to the right of it should you need assistance) 2. Access into spaces will be from 9 am on the morning of your course, please do not come any earlier as tutors will be setting up 3. At the end of your course please depart in a timely fashion to allow for turnarounds. If you are fit & able & willing to do so please stay to help it would be very much appreciated 4. Free tea/coffee is situated at the bottom of the quiet marquee please help yourself at break times 5. Please do not disturb other courses or encroach on other spaces 6. Your tutor will explain to you the photography policy. Please adhere to this 7. Please make sure you come dressed for the occasion. Some of the courses are in marquees some in individual shelters. Have warm/waterproof clothing where applicable. For most of the courses, you need to ensure you have covered shoes & long trousers. Please refer to your individual courses for more info 8. Where you are asked to bring your own tools please ensure they are sharp & fit for purpose 9. All courses are for 18+. Should you be bringing a young person with you, who wishes to do a course please get in touch with before booking to discuss individual needs/ age so we can assist finding a suitable course where possible. 10. Please adhere to any specific health & safety request from your tutor on the day/beforehand 11. It is your responsibility to book onto a course which is appropriate for your level or physical capability there will be no option for a refund if you find it is not suited to your needs 12. Your tutor will request your emergency contacts at the start of the course- please ensure you have these handy 13. Please report & health & safety issues or first aid needs directly to your tutor as the first point of contact 14. Please note course tickets are non-refundable

Contact Details

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Association of Pole-lathe Turners
& Green Woodworkers
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