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Willow Frame Baskets

Louise Arthur AKA Rough Around the Hedges

July 29, 2023

10am - 5pm


About the Course

SOLD OUT! After a brief introduction to the sustainable credentials and unlimited design potential of willow, Louise will show you how to lash two hoops together to form a rim and handle. There are various styles and choices for your lashing. You will learn how to weave supple willow rods to create pockets for thicker ribs to be added. These ribs will shape your basket and form the frame for further weaving. A full day of weaving can be tiring so make sure you bring a hearty lunch. The afternoon will be spent in a more mindful and rhythmic process of filling in the basket bowl. Although this course is suitable for beginners you will need manual dexterity and stamina. If you suffer from arthritis or joint issues such as carpel tunnel please discuss this with Louise before booking.

There will be a maximum of 8 places available at a cost of £90 per person

All tools and materials will be provided on the day.

Bring your own lunch with you.

How to Book

Your Instructor

Louise Arthur AKA Rough Around the Hedges

Louise Arthur AKA Rough Around the Hedges

Louise Arthur is a basketmaker and teacher based in Hampshire, England, trading under the name Rough Around the Hedges. She combines contemporary design and heritage skills with her passion for the environment. Her baskets are hand woven from sustainably grown British willow and often incorporate hedgerow plants, foraged fibres and coppiced wood. Welcome to her life on the hedge, weaving people and nature together.

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