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Basket Weaving

with Annemarie O’Sullivan

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Annemarie O’Sullivan is an Irish basket maker who has studied basketmaking for over 15 years throughout Europe. Her work draws on the sturdiness of agricultural baskets, the curves of the landscape and a deep respect for ancient crafts.

Work with her over three days to make your own kindling basket in and amidst the flora and fauna of Worlds End Farm.

 

Description

Working with willow, you will learn to make a simple and beautiful kindling basket. This is a great course for beginners or anyone wishing to improve their willow basketmaking skills. This will stretch anyone who has made any willow basketry items before.

 
 

What you will learn ––

- How to prepare and select willow for weaving

- How to make a round base

- How to stake up a basket and weave the sides. The weave and techniques used for this basket are French Rand, with a strong focus on form and shaping.

- How to finish a basket by making a robust rod border

- How to attach a wooden handle

 
 

Logistics

Capacity: 8 students

There are two ticket tiers: One includes meals and lodging (private bedroom with shared bathroom) and the other includes meals but NOT lodging (students arrange themselves or are welcome to camp on the farm).

Classes take place at Worlds End Farm which is located in Esperance, NY 30 miles west of Albany. Transportation to and from the farm must be arranged by the student. Use of any/all of our onsite materials, lunch at the Coyote Cafe, snacks, and coffee are all included. The farm has excellent cell phone service for most networks but NO wifi.

Tickets are final sale and non-refundable. Price includes NY state sales tax.

 
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Kindling Basket – 3 Day Beginners Course

 
 
Basket Weaving – October 8-10
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