April 22

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Course fee: £135 Tutor: Rachel Hutton

A one day course to create a sitting or moongazing hare. An intensive day not for the faint hearted.

You will learn practical tips and techniques on:

  • selection of different types  and  lengths of willow
  • preparation of willow
  • growing willow
  • creating willow armatures (frameworks)
  • creating a random weave (which is anything but random!)
  • weaving fine detail
  • use of basic basketry tools  and  techniques
  • PPE (personal protective equipment) selection  and  use
  • health  and  safety related to willow work

At Ecclesall Woods we pride ourselves on the high quality teaching from our tutors  and  our low class numbers (max 5 for most classes)  and  a number of our courses also have an assistant.

We have found that smaller class sizes are more productive, un-rushed  and  allow students to learn more.

You will need to wear suitable clothing  and  footwear for working outdoors in this season. Steel toe cap boots would be advantageous if you have them, but are not essential. Please note this course will require a good level of manual dexterity on your fingers.