Willow Fishing Creel, Backpack, or Bike Basket
The fishing creel is a classic willow project, but let’s be honest: not many of us are wandering down to the local river banks to try our luck with fishing creels anymore. Fear not: this project is really a bag that hangs from the shoulder, attractive and convenient for many uses. Or, students can weave a small backpack-style or bicycle basket in the class, as the techniques for these three projects are almost the same—it’s just a matter of size. Join internationally renowned instructor Steen Madsen, visiting from Denmark, to weave this functional and lovely project. The three day course will allow students to add leather straps, and, as time and interest allow, work on a small project using willow without the bark, a material that reaches back into ancient Rome. Weavers should be comfortable with basic border weaves.
This course is part of Basket Week 2020! Plan to stay for additional day for the Basket Gathering on Friday, September 25 for demonstrations, talks and community gatherings all day. A full schedule will be available in early summer 2020. Participation in this conference day is included with your tuition. See the Basket Week event page for more details.
You will need the following tools for this class:
- Sloyd knife (Mora 120, 6 cm blade preferred), must be sharp
- clipper (Felco no 6 or no9 is best)
Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.
- rapping iron
- grease horn
- shell bodkin
- bonsai side-cutter
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.