Weaving from the Garden

No experience is needed for this fun weaving experience. Tutor Sally Blackwell will guide you through creating a twined basket/nest from natural and garden-gleaned materials. Along the way, you’ll also receive hints about harvesting and storing natural fibres.

Notes and all materials are provided.

“Wrestling with grape vines and wisteria vines is not something I imagined I'd enjoy, but at every stage of the basketweaving class, our tutor explained and demonstrated what to do very patiently and clearly. And she made it fun. It was a great day, and I had a lovely, very rustic basket to take home!”

Tutor: Sally Blackwell

Sally retired from teaching in 2008 and is a firm believer that everything has an inherent value and should not be wasted. She has been experimenting with natural fibres, grasses, vines and recycled materials found in her local environment to turn what might have been wasted into something useful and pleasing to the eye. She brings her environmental beliefs to her love of basketry in creative and sometimes unusual ways.