Basketry: Make a Bird Feeder in a Day
10 Aug 2021
10.30am - 1pm
Landmark Arts Centre
The Landmark Summer Art School offers you the opportunity to discover your creative potential. Enjoy a moment of uninterrupted time to develop your art skills with individual tuition and guidance.
All materials will be provided as will tools to be used during the workshop. There will be a maximum of 6 people in the workshop.
Eleanor is a local craftsperson working in green wood and willow. Originally trained as a fine artist, she was initially drawn to textiles, especially patchwork, embroidery and knitting with a particular interest to their historical context. However, after a 20 year career in social housing an interest in natural, sustainable materials developed. She started making baskets about eight years ago following a
weekend workshop and has been developing her technique since. She has a particular interest in traditional English basketmaking techniques. Carving spoons from greenwood came a few years later but developed really quickly.
Eleanor sources much of the wood she uses locally, including her allotment in Twickenham, where she also grows a small amount of willow she uses in her baskets. She sells her work at local markets and fairs as well as online. Take a look at Eleanor’s website for inspiration: www.woodwoolwillow
Course Fee: £70
For more information or to book a place visit www.landmarkartscentre.org or telephone 020 8977 7558.
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