Make a Breadbasket in a Day
25 Aug 2021
10.30am - 4.30pm
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.
Learn to make a traditional stake and strand breadbasket - great for proving bread, then once you have baked it use your basket to serve your hot bread. In this one-day class you will learn how to make a round base, weave the sides and turn down a border - if there's time we can make a handle too. We will use traditional grown Somerset willow and use age old basketmaking techniques.
There will be a maximum of 6 people in this workshop.
TUTOR: Eleanor Morgan 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 an interest in traditional English basketmaking techniques. Carving spoons from greenwood came a few years later but developed 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.com
Fee: £85 including materials
For more information or to book a place visit www.landmarkartscentre.org or telephone 020 8977 7558.
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