Willow Frame Basketry
Learn the basics of traditional Roma frame basketry. The travelling people of Europe would harvest willow, hazelnut and hawthorne whips from the hedgerows along the road and weave these ribbed baskets. There are endless opportunities to play with shape and size, and students will cover all the basic techniques needed to make frame baskets on their own. These will include learning a gods-eye fasten, making twisted hoops, inserting ribs, and learning the over-under weave, using only willow. Leave the class with a large frame basket or two small ones, and the knowledge to make another at home. This is a great introduction to this type of basketry.
You will need the following tools for this class:
- Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.
- Fixed blade knife
- note taking materials
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.