During a one day workshop try your hands at a traditional skill making your very own willow basket in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere under the tuition of an experienced teacher. Small groups of no more than eight people will learn basic techniques. Everybody goes home with a finished basket.
The course takes place at our studio in Baurnafea, runs from 10am – 5pm and costs 85 euro per person. All materials, your morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea are included in the price.
At the moment we are really busy. New course dates for workshops happening at our studio will be published in late summer.
Tinahely, Co. Wicklow:
Feb 5th, April 2nd, June 18th, Sept 24th, Oct 22nd, Nov 19th
please contact Phillip Hadden on 087 816 8457 to book a place, www.tinahelyfarm.ie
River Orchard Project, Co. Kilkenny:
July 2nd, August 6th
If you want to organise a basket making course yourself, for instance with a group of friends or colleagues, and have a suitable venue, Heike will travel a reasonable distance to teach and she will bring all required materials and tools.
If you are a community group in Counties Carlow or Kilkenny, you can apply to the ETB Community Education Service for funding of tuition fees. Contacts are Siobhan O`Brien for Kilkenny and Fiona Dunne for Carlow.