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Dalton-le-Dale

Willow Weaving - BEGINNERS Basket Weaving

Weaving with natural materials is a magical and very rewarding experience. Reconnect with your inner wild, and create a useful and beautiful item for your home or garden. No previous experience is necessary. All instructions, materials and tools are provided.

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Willow Weaving - BEGINNERS Basket Weaving
Willow Weaving - BEGINNERS Basket Weaving

Time & Location

18 Mar 2023, 09:30 – 17:30

Dalton-le-Dale, Dalton Moor Farm, Dalton Moor Lane, Off, Truro Ave, Murton, Dalton-le-Dale, Seaham SR7 9JY, UK

About the Event

Come along to our BEGINNERS basket weaving workshop for a special experience you will never forget.

Spend a day in our huge magical classroom learning how to weave a beautiful willow basket from scratch.

Jenny will guide you from start to finish.

Learn about willow as a material, then learn several different weaving techniques as you move through the various stages of creating your very own unique willow basket.

Finish the day with a very special and useful basket to take home and impress your family and friends.

All day you can chat and laugh along, with the small group of other people sharing the journey with you.

THIS WOKSHOP IS FOR BEGINNERS and will include learning techniques to form the base, to add and weave the sides, and form the rim of the basket.

It is so much more enjoyable, relaxing and rewarding to make your own willow basket than buying one already made.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ

Being a packed lunch with you.

We ask that you bring only plant-based foods and drinks for the day, to respect our values as a vegan farm.

Hot drinks and water will be available throughout the day and are included in the price.

Please avoid bringing single use plastic bottles, as we have signed the Dopper pledge to not have these on site.

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the farm environment.

The weather on the day may be variable, so it is advisable to wear clothing layers, so that you can add or remove to manage your body temperature. (there is no heating)

Willow is wet while weaving and can be mucky, so it is best not to wear clothes you do not wish to mark. A small towel may be useful to dry your hands.

Weaving is quite a physical activity so get lots of rest the night before your workshop Zzzz.

HOW TO FIND US – PLEASE NOTE

Access to the farm by vehicle is via Truro Avenue, Murton, SR7 9LG.

(this is NOT the farm postcode, which, in many satellite navigation systems, provides the wrong directions).

On foot or bicycle, the farm can be accessed by various surrounding footpaths from Murton, Seaton, or Dalton le Dale.

Number 61 bus stops in Truro Avenue, near the start of the farm lane, which is located between numbers 42 and 43 Truro Avenue.

There is free parking in the farmyard.

There is a compost loo and outdoor urinals.

Hand washing is available.

There is a small shop where you can purchase our products.

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