Willow Basket Making
11.00 - 17.30 Sunday 3rd June 2018

In this one-day class we will weave a colorful willow frame basket using traditional techniques. For this course we will have a few different styles and shapes to choose from, so you may make your own unique frame basket

Rose, our tutor, began her journey into ancient arts in 2010. At the age of eighteen an unexplainable longing led her to embark on a three year apprenticeship in heritage crafts with renowned weaver Margaret Matthewson in the Lobster Valley of Oregon. Rose primarily focused on Native American and European wicker basketry during this time; but, also studied fiber arts, traditional leather tanning and natural dying. Rose taught alongside Margaret for these years traveling around the west coast of America. In 2015 she came to Ireland to study basketry with professional basket makers who lived in every corner of Ireland. During this year, she was welcomed into the home of these weavers, shared in their family rhythms and wove alongside them. Rose loves teaching, sharing the wisdom of the willows and tending the life-giving flames of our ancient arts.