Woven Willow Berry Basket with Jes Clark

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Date(s) - 06/02/2024
9:30 am - 5:00 pm


In this one day workshop, students will work to weave a beautiful handled basket, perfect for gathering summer berries. Students will learn to construct a traditional basket with a circular base and a simple pegged handle. We will cover basic willow weaving techniques: pairing, three rod wale, French randing and a simple trac border, and we’ll learn a fun central/eastern European stake up! Participants can expect to finish the class with a beautiful and sturdy basket measuring approximately 7″ dia x 6″ H without the handle.
This course is available to all participants, no prior basket or weaving experience necessary. Willow can be a challenge to work with, and physically engaging, this class may be difficult for a person with hand issues. This class includes a short lunch break.

Teacher:  Jes Clark

Workshop location- The Saltbox Crafters, 921 Thompsonville Road, Suffield, CT 06078

June 2, 2024 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

To register contact- Mary Jo Rushlow, thesaltboxcrafters@gmail.com 860-668-2453