As part of this weeks theme from the Basketry Association I made a little video of my hands working a simple trac border on a rush basket.
I harvested the rush on the River Gipping this summer and am making some rush baskets to include at the craft fair at Star Wing Brewery on the 3rd and 4th December. So these baskets are Suffolk made from start to finish. 😊
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.
Swipe to see our resident photo bomber 😊 #willow #willowwreaths #willowwreathkit #homemade #doorwreath #personaldecorations #madeinsuffolk #thebasketmakersassociation #chickenphotobomber
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