And so it begins… I know we don’t want to think about Christmas too early but craft folk have no choice because lovely things take time to make. This lot is heading to @histonholly where Jane creates beautiful wreath making kits.
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I taught Karen and Suzi at a brand new studio on Saturday. Opened by Helen Nottage this month, the Waveney Arts and crafts centre is an oasis of tranquility. The workshop space is a converted cart lodge on Helen’s farm.
We had such a lovely day making hanging baskets and long frame baskets. The weather was beautiful and Helen made a stunning lunch which I forgot to take a photo of 😂.
Check out her website and Facebook page. Upcoming workshops include still life painting, clay sculpture, stained glass and upholstery.
Waveney Arts and Crafts centre, Nene Valley Farm, Seething, Norfolk, NR15 1EN
Back @star_wing_brewery yesterday for a one to one with Alison. A keen gardener, her great plant support attracted lots of attention from folk on their way to buy bread and cake from Mick the baker. 😊 #willow #willowplantsupport #willowweaving #willowtuition #sunnydays #weavingoutside #learnsomethingnew
Back in lovely Cley yesterday @nwtcleycentre with this amazing bunch. They worked really hard on these garden baskets. I was super impressed how focused they stayed all day. All of the square bases were impressively ‘square’ and they mastered the end borders and ties beautifully. Well done everyone 😊
Sister to yesterday’s basket/bowl collaboration with @themudslinger_pottery This one is made with willow bark. It’s an amazing material. Taking time to harvest the bark, cut it into strips, twist into cordage and then coil it invests you in the final piece on so many levels! I love the texture and smell of this lid probably a little too much 😂
Another piece from the exhibition. This was a collaboration with @themudslinger_pottery I made a lot of rush cordage and coiled the lid to fit onto Julia’s lovely bowl with waxed linen thread.
Finished with a willow toggle and leather pull at the front. Love the texture the cordage brings to the lid. #collaboration #mixingmedia #ceramicsandrush #coiling #cordage #rushcordage #rushcoiling #willowtoggles #leather #finishingtouches #madeinsuffolk #thebasketmakersassociation #theworshipfulcompanyofbasketmakers #yeomanbasketmaker