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Frame basket making workshop

8 and 9 October 2011 - Frame basket making workshop with Alison Fitzgerald at Mill Green Museum, Welwyn.

Alison had premade the frames for the weekend, but we spent the first morning learning to make our own frame to take home and use later. Then we learnt how to make the first 3 ribs from split willow rods, and how to set the shape of the basket. After that it was weaving, more ribs, weaving, constant checking of the shape, more weaving until by Sunday afternoon we had all finally filled in the last gap. Alison demonstrated a twisted willow handle  but no-one had time to get these done. A lovely venue, and a very interesting workshop, it was just a pity we could only accommodate eight members.

teaching frame basketmaking  weaving the basket 

shaping the basket  finished baskets