Ingleton, via Carnforth
I’ve now been weaving for 10 years starting in 2013 with sculptural forms then moving onto traditional basketry. I’m addicted to the lovely smell of willow, the way the rods bend and curve, finding out how it behaves and what will and won’t work, learning from basketry tutor Phil Bradley who teaches in our venue several times a year. I’ve also started growing willow here and the willow beds here do have amazing views, but at over 1000’ in the Yorkshire Dales and quite windy, the harvest is not so prolific!
I joined Northumbria Basketry Group in 2019 and enjoyed a workshop with Anna Turnbull.
Some folk who've been to willow workshops at Broadrake started to meet up informally to improve our weaving skills and now we are a self help group for Northumbria Basketry Group, offering a more southern venue at the NW edge of the Yorkshire Dales.
We normally meet on the 2nd Weds of each month, subject to venue availability. Autumn 2023/Winter '23-'24 dates are as follows:
Wed Dec 13th - focus on Swedish Stars, and other starry weaves, with a Jacobs Join lunch. 9.30ish - 3.30ish
Winter/Spring 2024 dates will have to flex around workshop dates and bunkbarn bookings
Jan 10th 2024
Feb 7th or 21st tbc,
Willow Tutors Phil Bradley,Anna Turnbull and Steve Tomlin are teaching the following willowy/basket workshops for 2024, more details are on our website at https://www.broadrake.co.uk/workshops.html
5th- 6th April – Garden Trug with Phil Bradley, working with new season willow
13th- 14th March – Hen Basket with Anna Turnbull, working with new season willow
19th April – Curlews with Phil Bradley
12tth-13th June – Lunch Bags with Anna Turnbull
11th- 12th September – Ash Splint Baskets with Steve Tomlin
If you might be interested in either formal workshops or coming along to simply weave together, sharing tips and knowledge along with chat in our self-help group, then please get in touch.
I am a member of The Basketmakers Association.