JENNY CRISP

  Basketmaker & Willowgrower

Courses run from 10am til 4pm  Tools, willow materials and lunch included.  

 

 

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Basket Making Courses for 2017 in Herefordshire

If you need any other information please contact:   basket@jennycrisp.co.uk

Plant Support Course                                         Sunday 9th April                                    £75 (£30 deposit required)    

 

You will be able to make at least 2 plant supports on this 1 day course. These are suitable for use in flower borders, supporting sweet peas and runner beans, all made with locally grown willow. Suitable for beginners

Natural Form Frame Basket Course     Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th August                                £180 (£50 deposit required)    

This basket is built in the same way as an Irish frame basket but with a found hoop. Its a way of building frame baskets without having to use a mould for the frame. You will be able to use a draw horse and knife in the preparation of the ribs. Please feel free to bring your own frame for the hoop if you already have a shape you would like to work with.  No experience necessary

Fitched Oval Arm Basket Course             Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd  April            £180 (£50 deposit required)    

 

A chance to have a go at this lovely French way of building an openwork arm basket on an oval hoop. The course will cover hoop making, scallom cutting, fitching and fitting a bow handle. It will also be possible to include different designs within the arm basket as there are a few different ways of building the openwork technique. We will work with unstripped willow. Some experience necessary.

Square Basket Course                                Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st May              £180 (£50 deposit required)    

 

You will be able to make an A4 letter tray or small picnic basket with handle holes. The base of this basket is made without a block, it is woven on a square frame. Using the scalloming technique we will concentrate on how to control willow to produce perfectly square corners in a way that is useful in many different types of square work. No experience necessary.

White Open Work Arm Top

Round Cooling Tray & Small Wall Basket Course      Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th June      £180 (£50 deposit required)    

 

This 2 day course will give you the opportunity to focus on cutting scalloms and fitching to make several items, for example a trivet and small wall basket. The trivet can be used as a hot plate for pots from the oven. The hoops will be provided. They both make fabulous gifts and are very useful in the kitchen. No experience necessary.

3 Cooling Trays - Version 2

Lidded Basket Course                                Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd July                          £180 (£50 deposit required)    

Another course suitable for beginners as the willow is lightweight. The lidded basket is also built using the scalloming technique. We will be able to make 1 basket the height of your choice using a variety of willows. In making the lid you will learn how to attach a lid with willow hinges and clasp. No experience necessary.

Lidded Baskets 2 Long Trays with Apples

Log Basket Course                    Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September                                   £200 (£50 deposit required)    

Just in time for winter this course covers how to make a small log basket using the French way of building a hoop and scalloms. There will be a wide choice of willows to use which creates an opportunity to become more familiar with the different characteristics of willow and it's range of colours. No experience necessary.

Log Baskets Plant Supports Rectangle Tray Side

Square Basket Course                                Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July              £180 (£50 deposit required)     FULL

 

You will be able to make an A4 letter tray or small picnic basket with handle holes. The base of this basket is made without a block, it is woven on a square frame. Using the scalloming technique we will concentrate on how to control willow to produce perfectly square corners in a way that is useful in many different types of square work. No experience necessary.

Rectangle Tray Side