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22 and 23 April 2017 - Arc baskets

Nadine started by giving us prepared frames of buff willow, & proceeded to show us how to attach a horizontal base with ear lashing.  This done, she went on to demonstrate attaching thick rush uprights with lark's head lashing .  After a few rows of pairing, a padded mould was inserted to create internal space.  Nadine encouraged us to experiment with weaving groups of stakes, reverse pairing, waling, & including other materials. The baskets were completed with a decorative trac border. All the group completed a successful piece.