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Round Willow Handbasket Workshop (2-day course)

November 23, 2023 @ 9:00 am - November 24, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Large willow handbaskets are the focus for this workshop, but the techniques that will be taught are applicable to many styles of baskets. In this class we will be using cultivated basketry willows grown in Ontario, however the techniques can also be used with wild willow, dogwood, and other found woody materials that have the same long, flexible characteristics.

The round willow handbasket project will allow all participants the opportunity to get a feel for basketry willow in longer format, and to learn many techniques that are fundamental to making a strong and durable basket. We will be learning round bases, pairing, three rod wale, randing, and more advanced border techniques. Handling techniques will be demonstrated for participants to try on their own. Time permitting, we will be able to install foot borders on our baskets and get a second chance to practice our border technique, while adding a replaceable protective wear surface on the bottom of our work.


November 23, 2023 @ 9:00 am
November 24, 2023 @ 5:00 pm