All Materials Included
This elegant basket is ideal for collecting eggs, fruit and vegetables, mushrooms, berries and herbs from the garden or whilst out and about on foraging trips. Alternatively, it can be used simply as a decorative addition to your home.
Working with Jo you will learn about the different types and characteristics of willow used for weaving as she takes you through all the stages to make your very own basket. You will be able to adapt the size, handle style and aspects of the weave to realize a unique basket that you can be truly proud of.
Willow weaving is a physical activity and requires reasonable hand strength.
Includes homemade lunch and refreshments
About your tutor
An East Anglian native, Jo Hammond grew up and continues to live in ‘Constable Country’ .
Her degree in Fine Art shows itself in her feel for simple rhythmic designs
Other qualifications include a City and Guilds 7307 Teacher’s Certificate and a Certificate in Countryside and Heritage Interpretation
She aims to use and promote locally-grown materials and make the most of the wonderful variety of colours to be found in willow.
Jo began basketmaking when living in the middle of a wood- the gift of a book opened her eyes to the weaving materials that were all around her home
Teaching and demonstrating for the last twenty years, Jo has worked with a variety of organisations including the Field Studies Council, National Trust, Suffolk College, Museum of East Anglian Life, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, and the Woodland Trust. Jo seeks constantly to learn about her craft and promote skills and enjoyment with her work.
Jo has had a book published which is currently available from many outlets.
In 2021 Jo constructed a life size willow elephant for the grounds of Colchester Castle.
What you will need to bring
Secateurs if you have a decent, sharp pair
All materials and tools are included on this workshop.