This intriguing shape is always a popular design to make as it is quite striking, and also very practical due to the easy access into the basket provided by the off-set opening. The handle is a 'found' piece of driftwood or branch that you bring along yourself (although I will have plenty of potential handles available if you cannot find your own!) and really adds to the uniqueness of the basket.
Asymmetric Basket Workshop: 10am - 5pm
£75 - The price of this workshop includes all materials, use of tools and refreshments
Handle: If you choose to do this workshop you will need to source your own 'found' handle which could be a piece of driftwood or a piece of fallen branch from the woodland floor: it must be a 'dead' piece of wood, ie not freshly cut (as that will shrink and become loose). Look for a piece that fits nicely in the hand, possibly with a slight curve to it. It should be about 30cm long and around 2-3 cm in diameter. If you are unable to find anything suitable, I will have a selection of handles from which you can choose.
This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners, but please bear in mind that a certain amount of manual strength and dexterity is required when working with willow. All projects covered on my workshops have been selected for their relative simplicity and suitability for beginners. Throughout the workshop participants may need to use specialist basketry tools (provided), many of which are either sharp or pointed, so a sensible approach to personal safety is essential!
A work apron is recommended.
Maximum class size is 10 at this venue.
Refreshments are provided - please bring a packed lunch - there are no nearby shops!